Here at Make it in Design we are on the countdown to the start of a new term of classes which commence September 26, 2016 with Module 1: Designing Your Way and Module 3: Monetising your designs. Today we are excited to bring you part 2 of our 3-part showcase of the beautiful work from our very talented Module 1 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in February 2016. Here are some of our wonderful students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.
Kate McCarthy | Website
“This course has played a vital role in helping me understand the potential in surface pattern design. In particular the strong emphasis on where to find inspiration and ways to express it (getting back to your sketchbook where the magic really happens!) has been an invaluable and fun journey, setting me on the path to finding my own design style”.
Natalie Couto |
“There are so many incredible elements to this course and I find it quite difficult to pick just one to rave about! I think I would have to say the most powerful element of the course was the curriculum itself – I really appreciated the pace of how the material was presented each week, the balance of theory and creative exercises, all the interviews and brilliant bonus technical workshops! The way in which the curriculum was designed really helped me refine my own creative process and design work. It can be easy to get stuck doing things the same way but now I plan my week to include key elements of the curriculum and I dedicate time for mark-making/sketching, gathering inspiration, improving tech and business skills and networking”.
Rachel McIsaac |
“My New Years Resolution for 2016 was to have my own design studio/brand. Module 1 has put me right on track to achieve that goal”.
Shelley Schmidt | Website
“The ABSPD Module 1 course has been so beneficial to me because it has allowed me to go back to the basics that I had forgotten in addition to learning new skills that have strengthened my work. The Module 1 Facebook course community was also an amazing resource! Because of this course, I feel like I have finally found my own unique style as a designer”.
Janet Hild | Website
“I have been a textile designer for one niche market for a very long time. This class has helped to understand how I can be a part of a larger community by embracing the skills I have and directing them in different ways. The information is given in such a spirit of generosity. It is a pleasure to log in everyday to see what fun inspiration has been loaded into the posts”.
Julia Goddard |
“I have found the course to be incredibly inspiring and motivating and has encouraged me to follow my dreams”.
Jung In Wang | Website
Michelle Price | Website
Roxane Butterworth |Website
“I have found the course gave me the structure to help me focus my time, reminded me the importance of frequent sketching, painting and mark making to initiate designs and also the confidence to discover and follow my own style as a designer. I hope to continue to do this in the next module”.
Claire Elsworth |Instagram
Amanda Callcott |Instagram
Arwen Edsall | Website
Faye Johnson |Pinterest
Fiona Meakin |Website
Jacqueline Kok | Website
The most important thing I learned from ABSPD Module is to find ideas and inspiration in everything and in a lot of new ways. Rachael gave a lot of tips for this and that is very valuable to me as a designer”.
Joanne Paynter | Website
It reminded me of how much I loved to paint and the mark making exercise and free hand stitching were some of my favorites.
I chose this pattern as it includes art I created in the mark making exercise as well as free hand stitching using my sewing machine”.
Juliet James | Website
Keisha Okafor | Website
“This course had a lot of creative exercises that got me out of my comfort zone and gave me the confidence to fearlessly create in my own special way”.
Megan Carter | Instagram
“Module 1 has helped me to re-emerge and to re-discover my ability to study, draw and design. It has given me some fantastic tools to help me move forward in my career as a surface pattern designer. It has been a breath of fresh air”.
Miss Chiff Designs | Anne Schuster | Website
“I loved the whole course but really loved the interviews with real designers who were actually doing and living SPD. It was really helpful to hear their stories and learn of their paths into the field”.
Sunita Palam | Instagram
Susanne Kasielke | Website
The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern design professional.If you have ever dreamed of seeing your designs on stationery, homewares, fabric or other products, this series of interactive online courses is for you! Thriving surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor will guide you along this exciting path from developing your signature style, to putting a collection together, and from protecting your work to monetising your designs. With a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this is the go-to guide for anyone wanting to develop their design skills and break into the industry. Our next classes begin September 26, 2016 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!