Pattern Design Showcase Part 2 – Module 2 (January 2015 Class)

We are excited to bring you part 2 of our 6-part showcase of the amazing work from our very talented Module 2 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in January 2015. Hope you enjoy this fantastic selection of students work they have created over the 5 weeks in class!

11.Kizzie Johnston - anemone floral

“The course as a whole was filled with so much information, and for me the variety of tasks was most useful to really get stuck into and create a solid portfolio of work from. I also loved the community aspect of the Facebook group where everybody could bounce ideas around, get valuable feedback and generally just support each other” – Kizzie Johnston | Website



“I really enjoyed module 2, I learnt so much and as I’m starting to get into pattern design and graphic design in general, it was all really valuable” – Emilie Pignon, London |


“I have really enjoyed the class, particularly hearing interviews from Rachael, designers and others in the industry. I also think the interaction online with designers from all over the world has been fantastic. Thanks so much for putting this together” – Ellen Morse | Website


“The most powerful element of the course was learning how to combine traditional and digital media, and also industry knowledge and how to create colour palettes. It was very enjoyable – thank you” – Catherine Charnock, UK| Website


“This module has pulled together a lot of very useful information to enable us to build a brand and take big steps towards becoming a professional designer.  It has been really great to be able to share the learning experience with other like-minded students.”– Pippa Shaw, France | Website


“Module 2 of ABSPD gave me a strong base of knowledge and direction in developing my artistic style.  The creative briefs challenged me to create designs for a variety of products” – Carol Lelivelt | Website

17.Lucy Keefe_Woody Foxy Bunny

“I have found the course inspiring, packed full of amazing information and creative exercises. I found the work regarding collections really helped me develop a more concise thought process; thinking through what elements I want the designs to share. This allowed me an element of consistency while I still experiment with finding my own style” – Lucy Keefe, Australia| Website


“Make It In Design has given me the confidence and skills to be true to myself as a designer. To experiment, have fun and draw with my left hand again! To not be afraid of mistakes because there aren’t any” – Tace Clifford, Australia|


“The most powerful element of the course for me was not only that I feel I was given technical skills but most importantly encouragement and inspiration to find my own voice and my own way” – Ella Elron-Breitman, Israel | Website


“I have loved the course so much.  It has inspired me to ‘stay me’ and has given me invaluable tools with which to continue my creative journey, wherever it may lead – infinity and beyond” – Joanna Fenlon, Dubai |



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 April 13, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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