Pattern design showcase part 2 – Module 3 (April 2016 class)


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 are excited to bring you part 2 of our 3-part showcase of the gorgeous work from our super talented Module 3 students of The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design who took the course in April 2016. Here are some of our wonderful students and the work they have created over the 5 weeks in class.



Erica IIene | Website

“ABSPD has opened the door to numerous possibilities I did not know were possible.  ABSPD has inspired to push myself and my designs to a new level”.



Fiona Meakin | UK | Website

“The most powerful elements of this course have been the treasure trove of information supplied alongside wonderful inspirational interviews, advice and tips. You feel nurtured and supported by a team who understands what it is like to have a creative ambition. It has helped me reach a new level of confidence where I feel equipped to take the next steps in my career”.


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Inge Van Bruggen | The Netherlands | Website

“Module 3 has really helped me get on track with the business side of my creative career. It has given me many valuable insights and references for the future”.



Janelle Coury | USA | Website

“This course gave me to tools to step into this design industry with confidence! The business side of design always intimidated me but I now feel more equipped and ready to put my work out there”.



Kate Aurelia Holloway | Website

“The most powerful part of ABSPD Module 3 was realizing that if you are willing to put in the work, there are many different ways we can make a living as a surface pattern designer. It helped me to develop as a designer by reminding me that our best work comes when we are true to our instincts and ourselves. I learned to relax and allow myself to create! Thank you for an amazing course and community. I am truly grateful for MIID”.



Kat Uno | USA | Website

“I’ve been working digitally for over a decade and I also have been creating repeat patterns so my main objective for taking Module 3 was to gain more knowledge about how to go about selling my designs and I was not disappointed! This course has been full to the brim of great information, much more than I was expecting! Although there seems a plethora of courses online on the technical side of surface design, this was the most comprehensive course I was able to find on the business side”.



Louisa Boyles | UK | Website

“Before I took Module 3 I felt a bit lost and uninspired, but the wealth of information within it has given me a much needed boost of confidence and has given me a clear idea of the path I want to take”.



Marisa Dolan | USA | Website

“The most powerful element of the course for me has been getting a clearer view at the surface pattern design world as a whole. It has helped clarify the different directions and opportunities that are available which is huge in helping me choose and focus on the areas that feel right for me”.


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!


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