How Elizabeth Olwen Overcame Her Fear and Teaches Pattern Design to 17,000 Students on Skillshare

How Elizabeth Olwen Overcame Her Fear and Teaches Pattern Design to 17,000 Students on Skillshare

Before pursuing a career in surface design, Elizabeth Olwen was working full-time as a graphic designer. While it was great training, Elizabeth “really felt like something was missing, my work wasn’t very fulfilling. I had this burning in my belly like I wasn’t living up to my potential."

From Student to Teacher: Jon Brommet

From Student to Teacher: Jon Brommet

Earlier this week, the Community team at Skillshare caught up with one of our favorite teachers, Jon Brommet. Jon was an enthusiastic and talented Skillshare student for years before he finally decided to teach his first class, and we’re so glad he did! At Skillshare we believe that anyone can teach--including students--and Jon’s story is a great reminder of just how true this is.

Teacher Stories: Lotus Carroll

Teacher Stories: Lotus Carroll

Meet Lotus Carroll, a photographer, writer and artist based in Austin, Texas. Lotus teaches a two-part Lightroom class that's been highly rated on Skillshare: Fundamentals of Lightroom I: Organize Files and Boost Your Workflow and Fundamentals of Lightroom II: Editing and Post Processing. We had a chance to sit down with Lotus to learn more her background and her Skillshare classes!

 

Student Stories: Justin Carboneau

Student Stories: Justin Carboneau

Meet Justin Carboneau, who enrolled in Jenn Lim's The Building Block of Delivering Happiness at Work class to transform the company culture at Exygy. We had a chance to learn more about how he introduced the idea of building company culture to share value, personal growth, and happiness. We hope you're inspired to incorporate Exygy's happiness principles into your own company and work as well!

Teacher Stories: Faye Brown

Teacher Stories: Faye Brown

Meet Faye Brown, a graphic designer with over 14 years of experience in motion graphics, branding and illustration. Faye teaches a highly popular online Typography class called "The Art of Typography: Communicate Effectively Through the Power of Type." We had a chance to sit down with Faye to learn more about herself and her class!

Teacher Stories: Molly Jacques

Teacher Stories: Molly Jacques

Meet Molly Jacques, a typographical artist who emphasizes on calligraphy and hand lettering. She's worked on wedding calligraphy for clients such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Conde Nast publications, and Ford to name a few. Molly teaches a highly popular Introduction to Modern Calligraphy class and has enrolled over 5,000 students worldwide!

Student Stories: Carlo Powe-Crawford

Student Stories: Carlo Powe-Crawford

Meet Carlo Powe-Crawford, Class Challenge winner of Gary Vaynerchuk's Context is Key: Social Media Strategy in a Noisy Online World class. Carlo can now take her class project to the next level by discussing her social media plans in depth on a 1-on-1 Google Hangout with the social media expert himself - Gary Vaynerchuck! Read on to find out more about Carlo's awesome Social Media strategy.

Student Stories: Matej Jan

Student Stories: Matej Jan

Meet Matej Jan, a computer scientist by education and illustrator by choice. Matej recently completed his pencil portrait project for Gabrielle DeCesaris Start Drawing: Techniques for Pencil Portrails class and we couldn't be more impressed! We had a chance to sit down with Matej to learn a bit more about himself and his project.