Pattern design showcase part 4 – Module 3 (April 2015 class)

Today we bring you the final part of our 4-part showcase of the gorgeous work from our talented Module 3 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in April 2015. Here are some of our talented students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class – we hope that you’ve enjoyed this showcase!


“Module 3 has motivated me so much in pursuing my dream of starting my own label! I’ll be referring back to again and again”.– Michela DuPasquier | Instagram


“Module 3 has provided all the resources and information I need to begin my career as a professional surface pattern designer. This is fantastic, but also terrifying – no more putting anything off to do more research and planning”-Rebecca Sollom |Website


“This course has really given me a boost and all the valuable information about manufacturing products and trade shows has really opened my eyes to new ways of carrying my projects forward”- Carolina Abarca|Website


“I have found the whole course to be incredibly motivating and inspirational in progressing my personal design journey, and finding my unique design style. I have loved the variety of briefs and tasks, and the support from other members of the group. I can’t recommend it highly enough.”- Kizzie Johnston|Website|


“The most powerful element of this course: Module 3 brought everything together. All those hours of designing, drawing and dreaming are brought into the reality of how to make money from your dream. And that you CAN do it!”- Lucy Essex|Website|


“ Inspired by a walk up Latrigg, (in the Lake District) and the flowers along the way.”- Fiona Ashford|


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“The most powerful elements have been the tech and strong network.”- Elizabeth Kitching|

“ABSPD has been truly inspiring and has introduced me to new markets . The course has really encouraged me to expand my portfolio and dive into the world of creativity without fear” | Fizah Malik | 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 September 21, 2015 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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