2015 Print & Pattern Scholarship results!

Print & Pattern

It’s is time to unveil the winners of the 2015 Print & Pattern Scholarship for The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design (ABSPD). We were thrilled to receive some amazing entries from applicants in 27 different countries around the world and had a wonderful time reviewing all of the applications.

Entries were shortlisted by ABSPD co-founders Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton, with final judging by Marie Perkins at the Print & Pattern blog. There were so many fabulous designs that we couldn’t decide on just one winner, so we have decided to offer THREE full scholarships and SEVEN runner up prizes. Congratulations to all our winners, and thank you to everyone who entered. The three scholarship winners are:

Shannon Hays | Website – Chosen by Marie from Print & Pattern


“I loved the hand drawn sketchy lines of the cats. They have sweet and quirky
faces that draw you in and the colour palette is fun for juveniles yet sophisticated enough for all ages”

Mimi Hammill | Website – Chosen by Rachael Taylor


“I love the bold style of this design, combined with a striking colour palette. I particularly admire the innovative geometric twist and carefully balanced composition”

Nina Nott – Chosen by Beth Kempton


“I loved the bold use of contrast, the colour palette and the hand drawn elements. This piece really leapt out at me as original and intriguing – I can’t wait to see more from Nina.”

Congratulations Shannon, Mimi and Nina – you are our winners! Get ready to launch your surface pattern design career. You each win: A free place on Modules 1-3 of The Art & Business of Surface Design:

Module 1 – Designing your way,
Module 2 – Creating your professional identity
Module 3 – Monetising your designs

Plus 90 days free access to leading trend forecasting site WGSN and opportunities to feature on the Print & Pattern blog, MOYO magazine, and the Make it in Design website.

The Runners up The following seven designers were also so impressive that we decided to offer more prizes. All of you will receive a free place on the ABSPD Module 1 class that is starting on January 12 2015 They are below:

Anette Heiberg | Website


Anne Lehman | Website


Clare Loveday


Josephine Kibuka | Website


Kathleen Uno | Website


Metka Hiti

Metka-Hiti-Hummingbird garden

Tjarda Borsboom | Website


We hope you have enjoyed looking at all the designs as much as we have!


m1_designingyourway_200pxThank you to everyone who took the time to enter, we have loved looking through your wonderful designs! Even if you didn’t win a scholarship we hope you will join us for the course. Module 1 is a fantastic introduction to the exciting world of surface pattern design and is the perfect way to build your design skills. It is also a lot of fun! Class begins on January 12 – find out more and book your spot here

Our next classes begin January 12, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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