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


The start of a new term of classes are just around the corner which commence September 26, 2016 with Module 1: Designing Your Way and Module 3: Monetising your designs. Today we are delighted to bring you the final part 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.



Louise Hargreaves | Australia

“This course has given me the confidence to explore my style, pushed me out of my comfort zone and into learning Adobe Illustrator (something I have been meaning to do for a while but found too overwhelming) It has also defined a clear path into how I can develop my brand and has really given my limited portfolio the boost it needed”.



May Leong | Malaysia | Website

“I learnt a lot from the course. The course is so content rich and full of relevant & useful information for a surface pattern designer. I have possessed the technical skills and now feel empowered & equipped with the relevant trade, business & industry knowledge to fully exploit the various options to fulfill my dream as a highly successful surface pattern designer”.



Peg Scharmen Lynch | USA | Website

“ABSPD has been a goldmine of inspiration not only for discovering the depths of my own creativity, but for providing professional and practical advice for what to do with it”.


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Rebecca Ashley | Australia | Website

“This course has a huge amount of invaluable information that I will refer to again and again! It has given me the confidence to follow my dream of designing and I can’t wait to reach my goals! The little black book of contacts is fantastic as well”.



Rita Martinez Ilarduya | UK | Instagram

“Module 3 is packed with so much useful information, I wouldn’t have had a clue where to start without it! I have learned lots of new skills, both in terms of software and the business side of things, but most importantly I feel so much more confident in my design work”.



Ruth Husain | UK | Website

“This module has been amazing. Rachael shared so much industry knowledge that would take years and many mistakes to learn for myself. A year ago I had a vision of what I wanted to do, but lacked the tools to do it, and now I feel equipped to make my dream a reality. Thank you so much to all the team”.



Shannon McNab | USA | Website

“I’ve always been comfortable designing patterns, but never felt I had the knowledge to break into the business. ABSPD helped me to better understand the industry and gain confidence that with my passion and dedication, I can be a successful surface designer”.



Shiori Naruse | UK | Website

“A powerful element of the course for me was the supportive words of ‘There is room for every pattern designer’. This has pushed me to be more experimental in order to find my true unique style. I have hope that once I fully established my design style, there will be a platform out there for me to start my own professional design business”.



Susana Fernandez Bucy | Spain | Website

“I consider that the course has made me develop as a designer thanks to being able to work on real briefs for design companies while learning the insights of the industry. It has also been of great help to learn new CAD skills and getting tips on how to stay motivated since most of us work on a freelance basis and it can end up being a bit tough”.


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Vineetha Naval | Denmark | 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!


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