Pattern Design Showcase Part 2 – Module 3 (January 2015 Class)

Today we are thrilled to bring you part 2 of our 3-part showcase of the amazing work from our very talented Module 3 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 created over the 5 weeks in class!


“The course has totally inspired me and given me the confidence to pick up a paintbrush and design again” – Emma Wren |

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“The most valuable thing I have learned from the course is how important it is to keep developing your own style & I have loved how positive that message has been during the course” – Siobhan Watt | Website


“The ABSPD course has given me all the information i need to create my own brand as a professional Surface Pattern Designer, the most powerful element has to be the business advice once your collections have been created. The course has helped me work towards a drawing design style I didn’t know I had.” – Isabelle Deakin | Website

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“Without this course I would not have connected with so many supportive designers and now feel part of a global community.  The course helped me to define my style that truly reflects my personality.  My future plans are to continue to build my portfolio and work on my brand.  I would also love to have my designs licensed.” – Sarah Price| Website

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“The best thing I’m taking away from this course is the confidence that it is possible to turn my designs into a successful business. The huge amount of in-depth information and step-by-step guides make all the possibilities feel much more realistic and the community of designers offering inspiration and support is invaluable.” – Peta Hedemann | Website


“The course is a fantastic blueprint for Surface Pattern Design and has given my designs direction and focus for the varied markets.”- Fiona Cowell | Website


“With this course I know now where I’m going. I was a bit confused before. I have goals and tasks to get there. I am better organized. There is in this course a lot information about the real marketplace that I haven’t learned at design school” – Sandrine Monnier | Website


“This course has been very empowering! It has given me the tools and knowledge to march ahead with confidence! I have learnt a lot and am especially thankful to all the wonderful designers who are a part of this community” – Cheena Kaul| Website


“Module 3 has provided me with the knowledge on how to develop my own business and start to make a career out of surface pattern design. Taking part in the live briefs has also allowed me to use all the new technical skills I have learnt from the course.” – Sarah Bowskill | Website


“The Module 3 course gave me wonderful insight into the surface pattern design industry and helped me to think forward to how to launch and run my own business. While still inspiring me and encouraging my creativity it also got into the nuts and bolts of the business and got me really excited to take my next steps” – Katherine Lenius | 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 April 13, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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