Here at Make it in Design we are on the countdown to the start of a new term of classes which commence September 26, 2016 with Module 1: Designing Your Way and Module 3: Monetising your designs. Therefore we are really pleased to introduce part 1 of our 3-part showcase of the beautiful work from our very talented Module 1 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in February 2016. Here are some of our wonderful students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.
Cebine Nieuwenhuize | Website
“After working a couple of years as an illustrator I had the idea that it would be best to stick with grey pencil, very detailed and nature-oriented illustrations. This course let me experiment and try things and now I also work with color more and can offer different styles! I am very happy”.
Crissie Rodda | Website
“This module was so energising. I loved the way it got me away from the computer and back to art making basics. It refreshed me and reminded me to think outside the square, get playful, to push my comfort zones and really embrace the creative process. I feel like I’ve grown so much in the last 5 weeks and now have a new found confidence to really trust in my natural artistic style”.
Richard Baker | Website
“I loved how I could go to a place everyday and interact with individuals who not only had a love for surface pattern design but were learning right along with me. And the willingness of individuals to give positive critique and share resources was invaluable! If what I experience is what Module 1 had to offer, I can’t wait for Module 2,3 and 4!”
Debbie Kavanagh | Website
“The most powerful element of the course for me was being encouraged to mark make and experiment and to take our time doing this. I really did struggle to hone in on my own style until now but I now have a much clearer idea of how I’m going to develop this in the future”.
Kath Watmough | Facebook
“I have really enjoyed getting back to basics; mark making, experimenting and working in different ways. It has been inspiring and has given me a renewed sense of direction where anything is possible. Explore and have fun”.
Suzanne Allard | Instagram
Bianca Pozzi | Website
Claudia Cerantola | Website
Maja Ronnback | Website
“For me the most powerful element of Module 1 was the part about homing in on my signature style. The exercise to make a pattern love moodboard was a true eye opener that made me realize that I actually am homing in on my signature style”.
Louise Swanton |
“I enjoyed experimenting with different mark making activities in the course and looking into layering different images onto the same document to create texture”.
Rachel Sutherden |
“I learnt so much from module 1 but I think the most important lesson has been that I should concentrate on creating images I love, rather than worrying too much about what everyone else is doing or how to try and make a repeat pattern. The collaboration and support of the other students has also been an inspiring and humbling aspect of the course for me”.
Iffat Pugh | Website
“The most powerful element of Make it in Design Module 1 for me was colors and how it can create and/or affect a Design. I am more confident in my color choices and understanding how to use them to create a mood”.
Diane Margaret Hudson | Website
Unblink Studio by Jackie Tahara | Website
Ruth Hesse | Website
“As a newbie to Photoshop and Illustrator, I appreciate the straightforwardness of the technical workshops. The skills that I learned helped me to accomplish my goal of creating designs using motifs and textures that I have compiled over the past two decades as a monotype printmaker. I loved learning how to create custom palettes in particular”.
Ghazal Ali | Facebook
Ruth Ellen Parlour | Facebook
Charlotte Price | Instagram
“ABSPD M1 was such an exciting journey and gave me so much motivation and inspiration to start creating my own work again.
The practical exercises helped build my confidence and the technical workshops equipped me with the skills to bring my drawings to life”.
Manon Garritsen | Website
Christina Roos | Website
“This has been a refreshing and great course. Looking at pattern and working with its possibilities in different ways has been fun and educating”.
Lauri Baram | 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 classes begin September 26, 2016 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!