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Design School

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the
definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer.

Take your surface pattern design career to new heights with our 2 module DOUBLE THE FUN deal and SAVE £129!

Signing up for modules 2 and 3 together is an easy and cost-effective way to join us. Here you’ll SAVE £129 (approx $160 USD) compared to when booking modules individually.

Modules 2 and 3 are both five week on-line courses. The classrooms are accessible 24/7 so you can join us from anywhere in the world and fit each course into your busy life. To read in-depth what each week of the modules bring, visit our main design school pages.

Here’s a brief summary of Modules 2 and 3:



In Module 2 ‘Creating your professional identity‘ you will learn how to develop your brand image, design advanced technical repeats in Photoshop and Illustrator, put a collection together and start your own label. You will also discover how to understand and predict trends, get noticed and attract the press, and protect your work.

This is for you if you have a basic understanding of surface pattern design and now want to get noticed and make a name for yourself. Here you’ll join a community of like-minded people on a fun and inspiring creative journey and learn how to create more complex repeat patterns, build them into a sellable collection and put the foundations in place to pave the way for licensing and other exciting ways of selling your work.



In Module 3 ‘Monetising your designs’ you will learn everything you need to know to monetise your designs. The course includes freelancing, licensing, selling outright, manufacturing and more! Here you’ll also get access to the leading trend forecasting site WGSN for 90 days, exciting live briefs from real companies and our invaluable little black book of industry contacts!

This is for you if you have a collection of work but do not know how to get it out in the world and want to make it as a professional surface pattern designer. Here you’ll learn more complex techniques for sophisticated and commercially-appealing surface pattern design, generate more income from your existing designs and find out how to secure that all important licensing deal. You’ll join a community of like-minded people on a fun and inspiring creative journey, learn from industry experts and build up a network of the right industry contacts to get you where you want to be.

This is an amazing opportunity to indulge the pattern designer in you and take charge of your career.

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