Pattern design showcase part 2 – Module 3 (Sept 2015 class)

We are really pleased to bring you part 2 of our 3-part showcase of the beautiful work from our amazing Module 3 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design from September 2015. Here are some of our talented students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.


Swirling leaves pattern in retro colours by Katy Bloss.

“Module 3 has been the missing link in taking my design career to the next level. I have left the course with a huge bank of business knowledge to pair with my design skills. I can’t wait to start reaching towards my new goals”.

Katy Bloss | UK | Website



“The ABSPD “monetizing designs” course has opened my eyes to all the possibilities for marketing my designs and becoming successful in surface pattern design.  Rachael Taylor has a unique insight into the surface pattern design world and really gives the students insider info that CANNOT be found elsewhere on the internet.  The class is jam-packed with information, amazing inspiration throughout, while creating a supportive environment to meet like-minded designers! Highly Recommend”.

Leah Malmos | USA | Website



“Weekly ‘Bonus Technical Workshops’! What a relief! I no longer had to sift and weed through online tutorials that somewhat provided me with so-so instructions. These instructions were clear, precise and current, gifting me time and the tools to design.”

Lysa Flower | Canada | Website


14.Metka Hiti_Cut outs

“I loved all the information about freelance, licensing, selling, manufacturing, showing different kinds of portfolio and info on trade shows. Little black book of contacts is the best”.

Metka Hiti | Slovenia | Website



“Module 3 is rammed full of practical, bite-sized, real-life business guidance, specially tailored to those of us who instinctively prefer to spend our time dreaming and drawing. This module acknowledges that creatives frequently feel daunted by the bureaucratic side of things, and has given me the confidence, and the resources, to tackle this one task at a time”.

Mimi Hammill | Scotland | Website



“The most powerful elements for me in Module 3 were twofold; primarily it helped me to focus on designing as a collection – to envision a series ahead of time, rather than just creating individual, unrelated patterns. Secondly, the option of self-manufacturing as an entry level step into the “real world” of surface pattern design, and being in control of getting your designs onto products, is a complete eye opener and immediate short term goal”.

Nadine G. Messier | USA | Website



“The course has helped me stay focused, gain confidence and enriched my knowledge and understanding of what surface design is about and the opportunities that it can create”.

Nina Nott | Linkedin



“‘To be able to make a repeat pattern has been a revelation to me. Now everything I see has pattern potential”.

Rachael King | Australia | Website



“Learning about trends and thinking/designing in an abstract way have definitely been my highlights of the course”.

Rachel Johnston |


20.Rebecca Humphreys_Totemly-Awesome!

“Having just launched my first Greeting Cards, this course has taught me further how to develop my range and look at other platforms for my designs.  I have also gained vital Business advice in moving my Brand forward.  Thank You”.

Rebecca Humphreys | UK | Website


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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 Module 3 class begins April 4, 2016 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!


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