Pattern design showcase part 2 – Module 2 (October 2014 class)

We are really pleased to introduce part 2 of our 3-part showcase of the beautiful work from our very talented Module 2 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in October 2014. Here are some of our fantastic students & the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.


“I enjoyed connecting with the other members in the group Facebook page and seeing their work. The course inspired me to think about design each day and produce my first small collection” – Keri Andrews

11.Renske de Kinkelder-gemstorm-lowres

“What I found really powerful in this inspiring course is that it taught me how to make patterns that stand out, are relevant to today’s market, but also truly me” – Renske de Kinkelder | Website

12.pippin schupbach-fruit punch

“The Module 2 class was a transformative experience for me, as the assignments pushed me out of my comfort zone. This class made me get comfortable being uncomfortable with my design progress” – Pippin Schupbach | Website


“The most powerful element for me out of this course was learning that designers can be very successful making art that isn’t necessarily a repeat. I had been fighting that part of the process. It was not a natural way for me to design. As a classically trained artist I believe my best work does not necessarily fit neatly in a box” – Christine Anderson | Website


“I am glad I joined the course and it has really helped me knit my patterns together. I feel empowered! Only wish I had started this much earlier!” – Cheena Kaul | Website


“The M2 course has been a great inspiration for me. I have learned how to develop my own style, how to put a collection together, all about trends and so much more. I feel like this is just the beginning and am very excited to have gained this vital experience and knowledge in the world of surface pattern design” – Aisling Griffin | Website


“Thanks to the  ABSPD mod 2  and the precious  advice of Rachael and Beth  I’ve increased  my skills in the surface pattern design’s world. Now I have a wider horizon in front of me and I’m supported by the help of a wonderful and supportive, great community, spread around the World!!!” – Sara Brezzi | Website


Nicola Collins

18.Amanda-Thompson---The-Midnight-Garden copy

“This course, has been truly amazing, so much useful information, so happy and confident and finally I am finding my style. Thank you team for an amazing course” – Amanda Thompson | Website


“This course allowed me to experiment another way to work and to find inspiration. I also loved Rachel shows us the way she work and develop her collections with the concept board. My style has grown up with this course” – Sandrine Monnier | Website



The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern design professional.If you have ever dreamt 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 January 12, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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