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. Today we bring you the final part in 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.
Veroinka Galindez ( Stella dsgn ) | Instagram
“Interviews, exercises, classes and community helped me push my creative side. I loved being part of it”.
Sam Elliott | Etsy
Rachael Reeves |
“I have really loved this course as it has enabled me to develop ideas, patterns and designs that were previously floating in my head without any structure or form. The most powerful element of the course for me was the creative exercises, which were great for developing ideas and inspiration, often taking me off on a creative journey I hadn’t expected. I am really excited about taking pattern design further, thank you for the fun and inspiration”.
Martine Ellis | Website
“Module 1 is a fab starting point for anyone interested in pattern and design. Because I had some technical skills already (Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop) I wanted something quite specific from this course – a back to basics exploration of creativity and illustration. I got this … and then some! It was great. Highlights for me included taking photos of shapes and patterns from daily life and then using them as inspiration, as well as participating in the student community. Thanks to this course I now feel like I am on the path to discovering my creative style. Incidentally, there are bonus technical workshops for those that don’t know Illustrator and Photoshop – these are extremely well done – I watched them anyway and definitely picked up a few helpful tips. I highly recommend this course and can’t wait to start module 2”.
Claire Barnard | Missycards | Website
Sonia Stojcevski | Instagram
Bee Watson | Instagram
“Being actively encouraged to take time away from the computer, to go out into the world and seek out our own inspiration, has connected me to my practice and introduced a new level of originality to my work”.
Louise Brainwood | Website
“I was so pleased that the course lived up to what I had hoped for. My technical skills have improved dramatically and I’ve been able to start incorporating my hand drawn work into my existing graphic style. I have a sketchbook with me at all times again and have really been able to breathe new life into my work. I have so much now I want to get done but not enough hours in my day, any solution to that”.
Lori Krout | Website
“I had many breakthroughs in the course as I worked through how to take my art and graphic design background and morph it into an entirely new way of working in the world of surface pattern design, but my biggest takeaway was developing some proficiency with Illustrator. The excellent instruction and supportive setting of the classroom and Facebook group helped me take the parts that were really hard for me and feel great satisfaction through finally being able to feel more confident working in Illustrator. It’s a great feeling”.
Alison Sloan | Facebook
Peta Galloway | Instagram
“This course has opened up a whole new world for me and made me see that surface pattern design is something I can pursue. I never felt that I had the skills but now I realise I had them all along and all I need to do is learn the tools and find my style”.
Ann Rebecca Hendriksen | Instagram
Leah Halliday | Instagram
“The course has given me the courage to experiment, draw and expand my way of designing. Its showed me I can think big and who knows where this adventure will lead me”.
Rita Martinez Ilarduya | Instagram
“Thank you ever so much for such an amazing learning experience, never in a million years could I have imagined having access to such wealth of information, talent, skill and a wonderful incredibly supportive community of talented designers”.
Dora Kovacs |
“I have always loved Art & Design, but has never actually done it – other than a few tries on drawing. Neither have I ever used any graphical design software. A proof of me being an absolute beginner is the fact that I don’t yet have a website or a blog. This module introduced me this wonderful world – it equipped me with the skills necessary to start a journey I’m very excited about”.
Montse Soto Guerrero | Instagram
Lindsey Slutz | Website
Gillian Lewis | Facebook
Veronique Van Crutchen | Instagram
“Loved the constructive structure of the course, the support from the other participants and especially the continuous stimulation to find my own style”.
Deryn Relph | Website
Ashely Peifer | Website
Victoria Jowett | Instagram
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!