Meet your course instructor :)

Flávia Mayer is a Brazilian born Illustrator & designer, now residing in Bristol, UK. Having started her career working through various design agencies, Flávia went on to become head of design at Wholesome Culture. After working with their brand applying her intricate, yet varied illustration style to their products, Flávia now focuses on her own illustration work under her freelance brand; Flattering Design.

We couldn't be more excited to share with you our brand new illustration course, where Flavia will show you step-by-step how to tackle each brief all based on realistic projects you would receive in the commercial world.

On top of that, Flavia guides you with video process breakdowns, and includes all assets, resources, mock-ups and everything you'll need to complete with portfolio ready case studies to show potential clients.

What you get :)

  • 5 detailed illustration projects released over 5 weeks

  • Creative direction and video process breakdowns for each project by your mentor

  • Every project includes assets, resources and helpful mock-ups to speed up your process

  • Join the Briefbox community and get full access to all student project boards

→ See exactly how to present finished illustration projects

Take your illustration skills further :)


You'll receive 5 varied illustration projects released over 5 weeks, with guidance, inspiration and helpful resources included for each.

Course curriculum

  • 01

    Introduction

    • Getting started

    • Considerations

  • 02

    1. Illustration for branding

    • Overview

    • Brief 1 - Pack of illustrations and pattern for a Flower Shop

    • Deliverables and timescale

    • Creative direction

    • Our process and tips

    • Assets provided

    • Submit your artwork

  • 03

    2. Illustration for packaging

    • Overview

    • Brief 2 - Illustrated labels for a Candle Collection

    • Deliverables and timescale

    • Creative direction

    • Our process and tips

    • Assets provided

    • Submit your artwork

  • 04

    3. Illustration for editorials

    • Overview

    • Brief 3 - Illustration for an online article

    • Deliverables and timescale

    • Creative direction

    • Our process and tips

    • Assets provided

    • Submit your artwork

  • 05

    4. Illustration for websites

    • Overview

    • Brief 4 - Illustration for a pet adoption website

    • Deliverables and timescale

    • Creative direction

    • Our process and tips

    • Assets provided

    • Submit your artwork

  • 06

    5. Bonus exercise

    • Brief 5 - Illustration for a screen printed t-shirt

    • Deliverables and timescale

    • Creative direction

    • Our process and tips

    • Assets provided

    • Submit your artwork

  • Skill level: Intermediate

    An intermediate level of illustration is recommended to make the most out of this course.

  • Procreate

    This course uses examples created in the ipad app; Procreate. Knowledge of this software is beneficial but not essential.

  • Adobe Illustrator

    This course uses examples created in Adobe Illustrator. Knowledge of this software is beneficial but not essential.

What our awesome students say

Don't just take our word for it...

By working your way though this drip released course, you'll explore various different illustration styles and techniques, helping you to improve your all round illustration skills.

  • Who's this step-by-step course for?

    This course is aimed at those who have dabbled with illustration and a have basic understanding of some of the core design principles.

  • How much time should I commit?

    Projects within this course require on average 2-3 days to complete and you can fit this around your schedule to learn in your own time.

  • Why learn with Briefbox?

    Briefbox courses are lovingly created by friendly mentors who are practising industry professionals, experienced in teaching graphic design.

Frequently asked questions

  • How long will I have access to this course set?

    You will have unlimited access to this brief set if purchased individually. If purchased through one of our subscriptions you will have access for the time your account is active.

  • Ho will I stay motivated to complete the projects

    We'll send you motivational progress reminders and lesson completed updates so you'll know exactly how far to go!

  • Can I use work created on Briefbox in my portfolio?

    Absolutely! Running a design agency ourselves, we are always impressed by applicants who create conceptual work and use it in their portfolio.

  • How do I submit to briefs?

    Add the #briefbox to your instagram posts to get your work featured! You can also submit your work created to submissions@briefbox.me where we will feature and showcase students work over our social media channels.

  • Can I get feedback on my progress?

    You can purchase mentoring add-ons available here, or if you purchase Briefbox premium you get mentoring included.