Pattern design showcase part 4 – UPB (May 2015 class)

    Today we bring you the final part of our 4-part showcase of amazing work from our talented students from The Ultimate Portfolio Builder of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in May 2015. Here are some of our talented students and the work they have created in class.

    surface pattern design, floral pattern

    surface pattern design, floral pattern

     “Many thanks to all for this wonderful experience, very important for me, for my career in this profession“ – Serena Bellini | Website



    ”I loved the course because it has everything in it. Inside info, making art, master classes, so much” – Simone Hulsker | Website



    “ The most powerful element of the course has been the amount of work I have created.  I have so many drawings that I can turn into patterns now and I’ve learned to experiment with ideas, subject matter and techniques that I would probably never have considered before”- Stacy Ann Cole | Website



    “ The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course has been so insightful for me. The best part was getting to experience real live briefs and learning what to expect from new fields of the surface design industry” – Stephanie Csonka |Website



    “The most powerful element of the course for me has been the sense of community that has been present throughout the past eight weeks.  This sense of community has offered support, advice and inspiration, this valuable resource has really helped me develop my sense of identity as a designer” – Sue Deighton |Website



    “I think the best thing about the course has been the WGSN access…I’m obsessed! And definitely the live reviews, the were very thoughtful and valuable, insights into Printsource, Masterclasses (of which I still need to master…!) and the lovely community of the students and leaders ” – Susannah Garfit |Website

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    “The Ultimate Portfolio Builder was wonderful, it was filled with inspiration and extending the boundaries of subject matter with which to create pattern. The other aspect of the course invaluable to my future as a designer was the professional review, what an amazing opportunity ” – Suzy Naidoo |Website



    “I have learnt loads from the varied and interesting masterclass videos and I have hugely enjoyed the sharing community and encouraging feedback from the online group.  The live briefs have challenged me as a designer to work a little outside my comfort zone and I’m really happy with what I have produced through this ” – Tanya Paget |Website



    “The most powerful element of this course was the challenge of doing things outside your comfort zone.  I experienced drawing different subject matter which helped me explore more of what I like, and figure out what I do not like as much!  With that being said I felt that the whole course helped me develop as a designer, because I tried new things, and really expanded my portfolio.  I learned more about the industry and even new techniques!  It was fantastic and I am so glad I took the course” – Tracy Beagen | USA |Website



    “There were so many amazing features to this course the most powerful aspect was having the opportunity to have my work reviewed by a well-established and respected designer who provided great constructive advice. The course has definitely helped me to revaluate my working style and it has taught me how to approach potential clients in the future” – Victoria McTavish | South Wales, UK | Website



    “The course has a wonderfully positive and supportive atmosphere which is set by Rachael Taylor and her fantastic team and really continues to set the tone into the Facebook group and classes.

    Just having deadlines and the positive pressure and encouragement to share work really pushed me to create and complete projects. The Facebook group was so supportive, sharing work became far less intimidating which was a huge barrier for me to overcome!

    The ‘Ask Rachael’ element of the course was invaluable, I really enjoyed seeing the questions others had thought of and learned so much from the thoughtful and considered replies ” – Victoria Devenport | UK | Instagram


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    “The course offers a diversity of content and opportunity that is second to none but for me, the most powerful element was the designer review.  Janine’s feedback has given me both direction and confidence.  The perspective of a professional designer is something that I have longed for some time now!

    Thanks for yet another amazing experience ” – Victoria Price | UK |Website








    The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern design professional.If you have ever dreamed 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 September 21, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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  • Pattern design showcase part 3 – UPB (May 2015 class)

    Today we bring you part 3 of our 4-part showcase of amazing work from our talented students from The Ultimate Portfolio Builder of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in May 2015. Here are some of our talented students and the work they have created in class. “I found the course inspiring as it encouraged me to try […]

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