UPB5 Printsource Winner


The Ultimate Portfolio Builder 
is an advanced seven-week online professional surface pattern design course.

It is brought to you in association with Printsource, one of the top surface and textile design shows in the world, providing you with exclusive insight to help you secure the right buyers for your work, deal effectively with clients, get trade show ready and discover the secrets to landing your dream work.

As part of this course one lucky person wins a free booth at Printsource New York, August 2017!

Our September 2016 The Ultimate Portfolio Builder class had an incredible four-part creative brief from Printsource designed to help them attract the clients they dream of working with.

Earlier this week we brought you the shortlist of entries as selected by Rachael Taylor, Printsource Producer Massimo Iacoboni and the Make it in Design Team and today we are delighted to announce the winner of this AMAZING competition who will be heading to New York next summer!

Printsource logoWINNER!

Over to Massimo Iacoboni:

We were very impressed by the quality of the artwork submitted, and truly wished we could have named more than one winner! Our choice is based on several factors, including what we feel is the best fit for the U.S. market in general and Printsource buyers in particular. This year’s winner is Lynda Metcalf, who displayed a lovely illustrative style with great juvenile prints that are really commercial. We were very much taken with Lynda’s sense of storytelling and a fun narrative. Congratulations… and see you in New York!’



Lynda Metcalf | USA | Website


The standard of ALL entries was so extremely high and it was such an enjoyable challenge for the panel and we cannot thank you enough.

A HUGE congratulations to Lynda and we look forward to bringing you a special report from Lynda next year. In addition take a look at the report from 2016 winner Stephanie Davies who was at Printsource New York this August!

ABSPD_logoThe 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 class of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder begins February 13, 2017 and  Module 1: Designing your way February 20, 2017 – we hope to be able to welcome you to class!

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