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Dreams come true for Stephanie at Printsource: Part 1

august 24, 2016

Stephanie Davies

Rewind 12 months and Stephanie Davies was about to embark on a life-changing surface pattern design course – The Ultimate Portfolio Builder.

The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is our most advanced surface pattern design course delivered in association with Printsource New York. Creatives taking this fantastic module get the chance to submit work to a live brief set by Printsource New York where one lucky person wins a FREE booth at the show.

Stephanie joined us for The Ultimate Portfolio Builder in September 2015 after completing Modules 1 – 3 of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.

She entered her designs to the Printsource live brief, won the competition and recently exhibited at Printsource New York! Her surface pattern career officially has lift-off!

Stephanie PrintsourceThe designs that won Stephanie Davies a free booth at Printsource New York, August 2016

Read the official competition winner announcement here

 Make it in Design meet Stephanie at Printsource!

Rachael Taylor and Make it in Design’s Sales and Marketing Manager, Lisa Moncrieff attended Printsource New York earlier this month to meet Stephanie, chat to her about her win and take her out for a well deserved cocktail!

We are thrilled to bring you a 3-part blog series about Stephanie’s experience of Printsource, her top tips for first timers thinking about exhibiting at a show and lots more besides!

Cocktails with StephanieStephanie’s booth at Printsource New York, August 2016

Stephanie braved the camera to explain how she felt when she realised she’d won the competition and how she was finding the show…

You can download the video transcript here.

We loved getting to meet Stephanie and we are so happy that the show was a great success for her. We’ll have more to bring you over the next couple of days from Stephanie, so stay tuned!

Make it in Design and StephanieFrom L-R: Lisa Moncrieff, Stephanie Davies and Rachael Taylor

We went out after the first day of the show and took Stephanie for a well deserved cocktail (or two!) at a local bar to celebrate her win and early success at the show!

Cocktails with StephanieFrom L-R: Rachael Taylor, Stephanie Davies and Lisa Moncrieff

A few days after we arrived back from New York, Stephanie sent us one of her own gorgeous thank you cards with the loveliest words inside which read:

I just wanted to say the biggest thank you for giving me one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I truly never dreamed that I would win such an amazing opportunity and see my business become a reality. I have everything to thank for the course from Make it in Design for making my dreams come true. Thanks so much for your support, encouragement and for being so kind and helpful.

Thank you card Stephanie DaviesStephanie’s Thank You card – image courtesy of notonthehighstreet.com

In part 2, Stephanie shares her experience and top tips for exhibiting at Printsource New York

Go to part 2!


MIID_UPB_150PX_LRCould you be joining Anette Heiberg, (winner of our March 2016 The Ultimate Portfolio Builder class) and follow in Stephanie’s footsteps by winning a FREE booth at the August 2017 Printsource New York show?

Join us for The Ultimate Portfolio Builder in association with Printsource New York starting this September 5, 2016.

Find out more about this advanced and powerful course and join us today. Places are strictly limited and are in high demand so GET IN QUICK!

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