Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course – Last Stream for 2017 starts 21st & 24th October, 2017

Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course – Last Stream for 2017 starts 21st & 24th October, 2017


And now for the first of my marathon blogging sessions.  Yes yes!  And naturally, I would talk about our Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course because it comes first. ๐Ÿ˜€ Oh how I LOVE this flyer! Very striking illustration right?!  Yes it is! ๐Ÿ˜€

So we just concluded another Stream of our Design, Fashion Illustration & CAD Course. It was pretty hectic and it was a lot of work – BUT we aced it!  It was a pretty packed class and somehow we managed to get a lot of people in a somewhat small space. Lol.  And mega thanks to our participants who came in from Ibadan & Abuja!  Wow!  It is always a humbling experience for us when people come in from far for any of our trainings. And even those in Lagos who come from far and near, please know that we do NOT take it for granted at all!  God bless you all LOADS!

Okies… so about our next Stream coming up on the 21st & 24th of October, 2017.  It is literally 3 courses in 1 and it is ALL ABOUT CREATIVITY!!!


Fashion Illustration Classwork in Progress @ Martwayne 

Most times in Nigeria we focus just on learning how to sew!  And don’t get me wrong it is important to learn how to sew around here due to the constant issues we face with our tailors.  BUT of course you need to have a design you want to sew first right?!  And that is where this Course in?!  

The norm around here is for our customers to bring pictures of what they want to make rather than leave it to we the experts to dress them up!  SO the designer finds him/herself just copying people’s designs and rather than creating their own designs for their customers to wear!  And from conversations I have had with those stuck in this cycle, it can be quite depressing!  

To me, if customers bring their designs to you, it suggests they probably don’t trust your taste or your judgement. Why?! Because you probably don’t have a portfolio to show them.  All you show them are clothes you have sewn as against clothes you have designed. There is a difference between the 2. If you show them a portfolio of your work, chances are they will choose from your designs because it might even be better than theirs.

NOW – we have another set of people who… love to create clothes but in their minds.  The live, eat, breathe and dream designs but that’s where it ends!  In their minds!  They cannot put them down! So the designs cannot take shape because the tailor cannot visualize it!  Besides, if you can draw them down, chances are you might even want to make corrections.  Every individual is a visual person – especially when it comes to creativity.  You cannot tell customers what it will look like without showing them a picture – same way you need a forensic artist to draw a picture so the police have something to work with.

Your tailors also cannot ‘picture’ a description without you actually giving them a picture!  So if the V-Neck you conceptualized is different from the V-Neck they made, I would say you are he one to blame.  So really it is not by explaining it to them but by showing them!  

So if you find yourself constantly frustrated both as a designer and even as a customer who outsources production, you need this course!  So say, for example, you are a banker who wants to start a clothing line without resigning her job, you still need visuals even if you are producing abroad. 

I can keep going on and on with examples but I’d rather tell you about the Course ๐Ÿ˜€

Digital Fashion Illustration Class @ Martwayne

About the Course:

The Course is in 3 parts:

Part 1: Concept Development & Portfolio Presentation
Part 2: Manual Fashion Illustration
Part 3: Digital Fashion Illustration

Part 1 teaches you how to develop your designs from scratch, how to create a collection from an idea and how to put together a portfolio.

Part 2 teaches you how to draw from scratch!  Yes I know… you are probably thinking I cannot draw to save my life right?!  Yeah… neither could I.  But it can be learnt.  As long as you can draw straight lines and circles, then you can draw!  Trust me!

Part 3 teaches you how to edit your manual illustrations with an app or a software! Meaning now is the time to whip out our smartphones and/or tablets and turn our manual illustrations from not-so-fab to oh-so-fab!

Just like this: ๐Ÿ˜€



Duration & Fees:


The full Course lasts 8 weeks and costs N80,000 only.  Not bad for 3 courses in 1 right?!

You will need a tablet or a smartphone preferably with a large screen running an Android or IOS platform.  Everyone probably has a smart phone so this should not be a problem.

There are also other options available. For example, if you already draw very well but need to learn the CAD bit, you can just register for that.  Here are the other options.

Option 2: Fashion Illustration and CAD only – N65,000

Option 3: Fashion Illustration Only OR Cad Only – N50,000

Option 4: Design & Fashion Illustration only OR Design & CAD Only – N60,000

Option 5: Design Only – N35,000

How to Register:


This is really easy!  Simply pay the fees by cash or online transfer into 

Martwayne Limited, 023 710 3843, GTBank 

and show up on Day 1.  We meet most people on Day 1 anyway but if you want to visit ahead of time to be sure we are genuine, do let us know.  All classes take place at our training center in Surulere – Lagos; Off Alhaji Masha Road.

Our contact details are: 

Tel: 0818 395 8856 |  0903  498 5877

WhatsApp: 0809 787 6075

Blackberry:  D8E9802C

E-Mail: twilliams@martwayne.com

Instagram: @martwayne

Great!  That’s it!  We look forward to meeting you on Day 1.  Trust us!  You will enjoy the Course!  
Facebook Webinar, Fashion Illustration Course, Business & Accounting Course – FAB courses this Q4 2017 at Martwayne

Facebook Webinar, Fashion Illustration Course, Business & Accounting Course – FAB courses this Q4 2017 at Martwayne

Hello, hello HELLO!!!  Apologies for my LONG silence.  I took a long but well-deserved break from a lot of things – including blogging but I have been really active on Instagram though.  Funny, I seem to prefer Instagram since there is a lot more engagement on my posts than on the blog but hey… keeping the website alive is also important right?!  I think I’ll write on what we have been discussing on Instagram later.  Right now, let’s get you up to speed on the next Courses we have this Q4 2017 at Martwayne!

I’ll leave the flyers here for now.  I will run a Course on each flyer in different posts. If you get our emails, this will drop right into your box!  Don’t be overwhelmed.  I plan to do some serious marathon blogging so watch this space! ๐Ÿ˜€

And we were live on Facebook :-D  Enjoy the live feed of Martwayne on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos on 7 July 2017

And we were live on Facebook :-D Enjoy the live feed of Martwayne on 98.9 Kiss FM Lagos on 7 July 2017


Yes we were!  Actually to be honest, this is the 2nd week we have been live on both Facebook and Instagram.  I haven’t posted the one that happened 2 weeks ago.  I’ll do that sometime this week.  

Why did we decide on live feeds?!  Well we realized people may not be able to tune into the show on 98.9 Kiss FM perhaps because of work or the fact that they may be outside Lagos so we brought the show to them through other means!  And I kid you not, the response has been great!  So soon enough, we will also be live on Youtube once I get the settings right!  ๐Ÿ˜€ 

SO what did we discuss last week?!

CREATIVITY!!!!

Work from @ms_ellysha, a student in the last stream…

So we were talking about the upcoming course this month at Martwayne – the Design, Fashion Illustration & Computer-Aided Design Course.   It is not news that we had some great courses coming up and this one has been one of our most popular Courses.  

Last week, we went live again on Facebook showcasing a student’s work as she was defending her project based on the theme “Back to the Future” and what she presented was incredible!  The picture above was part of her capsule collection  I was blown away!  The story behind the designs, the concept, the actual designs all from the theme “Back to the Future” was incredible.  And the best part is, she learnt everything FROM SCRATCH!  Here is the actual storyboard:


As I have said several times int he past, fashion goes beyond sewing.  There is nothing that gives a designer more joy than seeing his/her designs which they developed from scratch on a customer.  That really is what makes you a fashion designer and sets you apart from the rest!  And that is what this course teaches.    

About the Course:

It was developed to build your inner creativity.  If you love fashion – which we know you do… and you want to build on that talent, then this Course is for you!  It is literally 3 courses in 1 and it is packed full of what will definitely turn you into a pro!  We teach FROM SCRATCH so don’t worry if you can’t draw or anything like that.  That is what the Course is for!

The 3 parts to the Course are as follows:

Part 1:  Concept Development (Developing a Fashion Collection) & Portfolio Presentation
Part 2:  Manual Illustration
Part 3:  Digital Illustration using CAD

Options Available:

There is a weekend option for busy professionals which starts on the 15th of July (Saturdays only from 10am – 6pm) and a weekday option which starts on the 18th of July,  2017 (Tuesdays & Thursdays from 10am – 2pm).

There are also different variants to the course which you can opt for based on your time, finances and level of skill:

Option 1:  Full Course – N80,000
Option 2:  Parts 2 & 3 only – N65,000
Option 3:  a)  Part 2 OR b)  Part 3 only – N50,000
Option 4:  a)  Parts 1 & 2 only OR b)  Parts 1 & 3 only – N60,000
Option 5:  Part 1 only – N35,000

So if, for example, you draw very well but have difficulty coming up with your own designs and are fed up of copying people’s work, then you can choose Option 4b i.e. Parts 1 & 3 only.

All fees include your training materials and drawing kits where applicable but for the CAD options, you need your tablet. 

Duration is 8 weeks for the full course.  The other options have their own timetables as well but all fall within the 8 weeks depending on if you are running the weekday or the weekend option.

How to Register:

Registration is easy!  Simply pay the fees of your choice by bank or online transfer into Martwayne Limited, 023 710 3843 at any GTBank branch.

If you want to visit us ahead of time or if you have questions, please contact us on:

Tel: 0818 395 8856, WhatsApp: 0809 787 6075; Blackberry: D8E9802C or via email: twilliams@martwayne.com

Trust me when I say you will ENJOY this Course to the hilt!

Remember the Course starts this week so you need to register now!  Don’t procrastinate!  We need to prepare for you!

Okies…. now for the video.  Here is the one of the radio show.  If you can’t see the embedded video, simply click on this link.  It will take you straight to the page.   I’ll embed the one of @ms_ellysha defending her project in another post!

Have a great week everyone!  We can’t wait to have you on the Course! ๐Ÿ˜€  For more in-depth details about it, please click on this link.

Oh PS:

This is not a Sewing Course.  If you are interested in a Sewing Course, please click on this link.
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