Win a free place on The Ultimate Portfolio Builder worth $805

Take part in our fun typographic design challenge and you could win a free place on our advanced The Ultimate Portfolio Builder surface pattern design course worth £579 ($805) starting March 21, 2016.



This prize is for ONE place on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design ‘The Ultimate Portfolio Buildercourse starting March 21, 2016.

Described by previous students as a great investment / a fantastic course / wonderful in every way / an intense, highly focused course that will propel you to the next level / highly recommended for anyone serious about a career as a surface pattern designer / jam packed with opportunities / totally motivating, The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is a pattern design course like no other on the market today.

The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is packed to the rafters with opportunities, fun design challenges, tools and advice to grow your body of commercially viable work, refine and strengthen your professional design portfolio and push you to your design limit.

Brought to you in association with Printsource New York, one of the top surface and textile design shows in the world, you’ll receive exclusive insight to help you secure the right buyers for your work, deal effectively with clients, get trade show ready and discover the secrets to landing your dream work. Plus one lucky person on the course will win a free booth at Printsource Aug 2017 and $1,000 to get them to New York!

The course includes;

  • five weeks of exceptional in-depth teaching on various subject matter
  • a series of fun advanced design challenges to help you build a strong, rounded portfolio
  • live briefs from real companies such as DENY Designs, Really Good and Dashwood Studio looking to sign the next big talent. They’ve already signed up a number of our students, could you be next?
  • video based technical masterclasses from guest designers to hone your professional design skills in Illustrator and Photoshop
  • invaluable individual work reviews so you can understand where you are now and how to move forward
  • trade show planning advice direct from Printsource New York
  • a chance to win a free booth at Printsource Aug 2017 and $1,000 to get you to the show
  • opportunity to put questions to Rachael Taylor
  • free access for 90 days to the top trend forecasting site WGSN
  • access to a huge library of textures, exclusively styled room set and product images for you to create your own professional mock-ups on, and a selection of awesome colour palettes
  • one fab global community

Visit our main The Ultimate Portfolio Builder module page for more information, to watch a video from Rachael about the course, to read the brochure and check out all of the bonus material you get too!

Places on this course are strictly limited – but the lucky winner is guaranteed a spot!



Rachael absolutely loves designing cheerful, optimistic, motivational and inspiring quotes to share with the world.

  • BRIEF: To enter this competition, your challenge is turn a positive mantra or uplifting quote you live by into a beautiful typographic design
  • LIMIT: You may enter this competition with up to 3 different designs / quotes
  • SHARE & SEND: Share your creations on your social networks using TWO hashtags: #makeitindesign AND #upbcomp and send your entry to before the deadline for your chance to win.
  • FORMAT & DETAILS: Images are to be provided in SQUARE FORMAT as low res cropped to 550px wide & ‘save for web’ jpg.  Please provide your full name, country you’re from and one web link (i.e. your blog/website)
  • JUDGING: Rachael Taylor will select the grand prize winner!


Midnight (GMT) on Wednesday March 9, 2016



  • This competition is to win a place on The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course from Make it in Design starting March 21, 2016 worth £579 ($805)
  • Up to 3 different entries allowed per person
  • You must use both hashtags when posting on your social networks #makeitindesign AND #ubpcomp
  • The winning place is not transferable – either by date or to another individual and must not be sold on and no cash alternative will be offered in the event that the winner is unable to use the prize for any reason
  • If you have already registered for this course and you are chosen as the winner, you will be offered a refund
  • By entering this competition you agree for your typographic design to be promoted on Rachael Taylor’s and the Make it in Design website, e-newsletter and their associated social networks
  • The winner will be selected by Rachael Taylor and announced on Friday March 11, 2016. Rachael’s decision is final.









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