Last chance to join us for The Ultimate Portfolio Builder


Registration for The Ultimate Portfolio Builder officially closes at midnight (GMT) tonight!


The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is an advanced seven-week online professional surface pattern design course, consisting of an intense five-week class followed by two weeks of design reviews.

This powerful course will give you all the tools and advice you need to grow your body of commercially viable work, refine and strengthen your professional design portfolio and give you the fast-track to trade show success.

The personal reviews were so helpful and showed me how to improve each of my designs. The masterclasses were packed with hands on and step-by-step instructions that you can’t find anywhere else. And whenever I feel stuck, I can just pull out my prompt cards for ideas. I’m now light years ahead of where I would have been without this class.

– Shanna Craft, USA, Sept 2015 class

Brought to you in association with Printsource New York, one of the top surface and textile design shows in the world, this course will provide you with 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 work you dream of.

We have welcomed students onto our courses from over 60 countries around the world, and our classrooms are accessible on-line 24/7, so you can join us from any time zone and fit the course into your busy life. Plus, you can access the classroom for up to six months after the course finishes.

The Ultimate Portfolio Builder includes:

  • Five weeks of exceptional in-depth teaching on various subject matter (objects, characters, nature, geometrics, typography and abstract), colour and media, the power of recolouring, designing for occasions, genre and style, audience and market and so much more
  • A series of fun creative design challenges to help you grow as a designer and build a strong, rounded portfolio
  • LIVE briefs from real companies including DENY Designs, Cardmaking and Papercraft Magazine, Really Good, Card Crazy and others looking to sign the next big talent. They’ve already signed up a number of our students, could you be next?
  • A series of video based technical masterclasses from guest designers on typography, characters, photography, mixed media collages and more, to hone your professional design skills. Find out more on our Technical Workshops page
  • Invaluable individual work reviews from the fabulous Rachael Taylor, Khristian A. Howell and Janine Burrows so you can understand where you are now and how to move forward
  • Insight into the practicalities of managing a growing design studio
  • Trade show planning advice direct from Printsource New York
  • Opportunity to put questions to Rachael Taylor
  • Free access for 90 days to the top trend forecasting site WGSN



  • An incredible four-part creative brief from Printsource to help you attract the clients you want and the kind of work you dream of
  • Bonus material on managing your finances, how to be your own career strategist and thinking outside the box
  • Access to a huge library of textures to give your work depth and distinction
  • Access to exclusively styled room set and product images ready-made for you to render your designs on
  • A selection of colour palettes intended to help you push your colour choices
  • one awesome global design community
  • And a whole lot more – this course really is jam-packed full of goodness!

Thanks to this course I have drawn things I didn’t know I was capable of, I have made patterns I never thought I would be able to create and I feel I have truly grown as a person as well as an artist. The portfolio review was the highlight of the course for me, it was the confidence boost that I needed. I know now for certain that I am on the right path. I can’t thank Rachael and the MIID team enough, you have truly changed my life.

– Joanne de Pace, UK, Sept 2015 class

Join us for a course like no other in the world today.


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