- Achieve more autonomy in your projects by knowing the main materials, production processes, and finishes used in industries;

- Know the main types of mood boards used and enrich your work even more;

- Understand why following a trend is not always the best way for a successful project;

- Understand your audience better and create a product capable of making it loyal;

- Know the stages of work of a CMF Designer.

The course consists of 20 classes in 5 modules:


Introduction to the design branch responsible for the analysis and selection of colors, materials, and finishes used in the projects.


CLASS 01. Introduction to CMF Design

What is CMF Design; Development stages; Professional profile, training and areas of expertise; The importance of CMF in product development; The difference between Color & Trim and CMF terms.

CLASS 02. Target audience, research, and background

The importance of research in the project; Understanding consumer generations; The main types of research used in CMF Design.

Bonus content: The 15 websites that CMF Design professionals most use.

CLASS 03. Mood boards, creation of inspiration panels

Tools for creating inspiration panels; Impact of the mood board in the development of the project; The main types of panels that are used; Where to look for references.


We will go through the theory, the use of colors by brands, and how it influences global culture.

CLASS 04. Theory and application of color 

The origin of color; Optical system; Color theory; Light color and pigment color; Color classification: primary, secondary and tertiary; Color properties: hue, saturation and brightness; Hexadecimal system; Color blindness; Systems: ColorAdd, Pantone, Coloro and Adobe Color.

CLASS 05. The influence of color in culture and brands

Meaning of colors in different countries; Color and its cultural aspects; The influence of colors on brands; Patented colors.

Bonus content: the colors of Christian Louboutin, Tiffany & Co, and Ferrari.


Presentation on the main materials that are used in the industries and the possible finishes in each one. 

CLASS 06. Plastic

Origin, evolution, and classification of materials;

Definition and categorization of polymers;

Characteristics and applications of polymers most used by industries: PP, PE, PS, PC, PVC, SAN. ASA, ABS, PET, PA, PMMA, TPE, PU, silicone, rubber, and resins.

CLASS 07. Metal

Definition and categorization of metals;

Characteristics and applications of the metals most used by the industries: steel, aluminum, magnesium, iron, titanium, zinc, copper, bronze, nickel, brass, silver, and gold.

CLASS 08. Glass

Definition and categorization of glasses;

Characteristics and applications of the glasses most used by the industries: vitreous silica, leaded silica, soda-lime, alkaline silicates, borosilicates, and high-performance glasses.

CLASS 09. Wood

Definition and categorization of woods;

Characteristics and applications of paper, pulp, cork, laminates, composites, hard and softwoods.

CLASS 10. Ceramic

Definition and categorization of ceramics;

Characteristics and applications of red and white ceramics, ceramic tiles, refractory materials, thermal insulators, abrasives, lime, cement, and high-tech ceramics.

CLASS 11. Fabric

Definition and categorization of fabrics and knits;

Characteristics and applications of the main natural animal, vegetable, and mineral fibers; and man-made and synthetic chemical fibers.

Most common titers, bindings, and patterns.

CLASS 12. Leather and vinyl

Definition and categorization of leather and vinyl;

Characteristics and applications of the main types of leather and vinyl used in the industries: natural leather, suede, ecologic, synthetic, Nappa, and suede.


Knowing which is the ideal production process for each project is as important as choosing the best material for it. 

CLASS 13. Plastic

Production processes most commonly used in forming plastic products: injection molding, extrusion, blow molding, thermoforming, rotational molding, calendering, compression, and rapid prototyping.

​CLASS 14. Metal

Production processes most commonly used in the production of metal items: forging, machining, sheet metal forming, extrusion, rolling, spinning, and wire weaving.

CLASS 15. Glass

The most common production processes used in glass production: lamination, pressing, blow molding, slumping glass, and blowtorch working.

CLASS 16. Wood

Production processes most commonly used in wood products: turning, machining, laminating, and processes for processing.

CLASS 17. Ceramic

Most commonly used processes in the production of ceramic items: turning, gluing or casting, pressing, firing, glazing.

CLASS 18. Fabric

Production processes most commonly used in the production of woven and knitted fabrics: spinning, folding, mercerization, cracking, cutting, and baling.

CLASS 19. Leather and vinyl

The most commonly used processes in the production of vinyl and leather: extraction, conservation, rimming, tanning, and processing.


Understanding the impact of choosing CMF on the environment is of vital importance for professionals. We will get to know the most used materials, their effects on nature, and how big companies have become more sustainable.


CLASS 20. The impact of choosing CMF on the product life cycle

What is a product life cycle; 

What factors should be taken into account in the CMF selection for a project to be sustainable.

BONUS CLASS. Sustainable materials, finishes, and processes

Which sustainability-driven solutions are being launched by the companies. 


- Our classes are all recorded, so feel free to start, pause and return the content whenever you want;

- All slides and support materials are in English and all classes are also subtitled in English;

- Please feel free to comment on the classes and contact me if you need any support or have any questions;

- You have 30 days to cancel the course if you are unhappy and get your money back.

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Hi, I am Priscila Loschi, CMF Designer

I have experience in companies such as PSA Peugeot Citroën, Fiat Chrysler and Electrolux.

I will guide the students through the universe of Color Material and Finish Design, bringing theoretical knowledge based on the literature, but also the daily practice in a professional life with a global point of view of the Design process.

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Theory, uses and the influence in brands and culture

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Materials and finishes

The characteristics, advantages and limitations

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Production processes

Which are the main production processes in the industry

Investment: $250 USD