Pattern design showcase part 1 – Module 2 (April 2015 class)

We are really pleased to introduce part 1 of our 3-part showcase of the beautiful and amazing work from our very talented Module 2 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in April 2015. Here are some of our fantastic students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class – hope you enjoy!


“The course has helped me to reach outside of my typical process to truly find my style. I have developed as a designer by loosening up through the various creative exercises; it has taught me to relax when I’m drawing and not worry about the end use/result. I am also looking around more, to see inspiration and pattern everywhere, and filling my sketchbooks! There is still so much information and knowledge that I have gained from the course to unpack and I am so grateful!” –

Kate Holloway| Website



“I had a wonderful time doing this course. Rachael Taylor has an amazing course and great support tem.  I feel that I have learned a lot with all of the exercises, videos and the connection with the FB group”.

Roberta Barros|



“The most valuable I learned in the course was how to create a professional collection, and how I could use trends in my designs. My design tool box is again filled with inspiring and useful tools”.

Anne-Margreet Niemeijer | Facebook



“For me the most powerful part of module 2 has been becoming more aware of the concept of collections and thinking of my work in terms of branding. Its been a lot of brain-work for me and there is still so much more to think about, I’ve loved it all though”.

Marion Lindsay | UK | Website


5.Gail Myerscough - Retro Floral 1 - Low res

“This module has been invaluable in helping me develop my style and use current trends in my work. I can’t believe how much my work has progressed since doing this course”.

Gail Myerscough | UK | Website



“The best thing about the course for me has been the varied briefs, I’ve worked on ideas which I would never have been pushed to do. I’ve been challenged to broaden my creativity and work in different ways and have surprised myself with what I have created.  I also loved having a sneak peek into the world of WGSN and taking inspiration from that”.

Emily Hammond | UK | Website



“I just want to take this opportunity to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed both modules 1&2 and I feel that through doing these courses my confidence and self belief have soared and my work has improved massively”.

Sarah Atkins | Website



“I am only scratching the surface as a pattern designer.  This course was the ultimate launching pad for giving me the tools to be able to succeed in Surface Pattern Design.  This course provided the solid foundation; now it is up to me to practice and perfect it”.

 Marybeth Barrett | USA | Website


9.Lexi Mackenzie - Big Blue low res

“During module 2 I discovered my style, which was a real breakthrough moment for me – I can now make consistent design collections that look much more professional. Finding my style has given me the confidence boost I needed to start up my own website and get the ball rolling with my design career and I am now so excited for the future”.

Lexi Mackenzie | UK | Website


10.TracyBeagen-Bali Stems-lowres

“The most powerful element in taking Module 2 is how it has helped me find my style and to become confident in my work.  It feels great to really do what I love to do, and know that I am one step closer to (hopefully) some success in the surface pattern design world.  It went by too fast”.

Tracy Beagen | USA | 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 Module 2 class begins April 4, 2016 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!


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