Last day to register for our February 2017 classes!


HURRY! Registration for our February 2017 classes closes TONIGHT!

Our acclaimed e-course ‘The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design’ has helped thousands of designers to discover their unique style, realise their dreams and opened many doors of opportunity.

New friendships are forming and others are re-connecting. Our private Facebook groups are active, inspiring and very welcoming with creatives from all over the world joining in the fun.

We are also enjoying having Rachael Taylor take her own class live in Module 1 too!

Registration for Module 1: Designing your way and Module 2: Creating your professional identity closes TONIGHT. Class started on Monday, but there’s still time to join us and catch up.

Module 1


Module 1: Designing your way – is a five week online course where you will learn everything you need to know to turn basic sketches into elements for pattern design. Find out more about colour and pattern, how to create mood boards and how to create repeat patterns in Adobe Illustrator.

Module 1 is a fantastic introduction to the surface pattern design industry and helps YOU to find your passion, personal style and place within it.

Whether you’re just starting out or are looking to refresh your skills, this is the start of a very exciting journey with new friends in preparation for a successful surface pattern career.

Read our 50 Reasons why this module is awesome!

Here’s what previous students have said about Module 1:

I have been interested in surface pattern design for a long time but never knew how to take the first step. The ABSPD Module 1 is an amazingly accessible way to spark the creativity and confidence to start that journey. – Adriana Portal

During my time on the course I have felt part of a wonderful creative hub. It has reignited my creative passion and given me the technical skills to move forward as a designer. – Alexandra Butcher

Although there have been a lot of elements of this course that I really loved, some of them were especially useful for a complete beginner like me. The course was well structured, so it didn’t feel overwhelming. It provided me with lots of new skills and techniques, which will be very helpful in finding my signature style. One of my favorite parts was the Facebook community – so inspiring and supportive and also a great place to share my designs! – Anna Putina

Module 2


Module 2: Creating your brand identity is a five week online course where you will learn how to develop your brand image, design advanced technical repeats in Photoshop and Illustrator, put a collection together and start your own label. You will also learn how to understand and predict trends, how to get noticed and get press, and how to protect your work.

Module 2 is a fantastic module containing important insight and business advice that will set you up for life, keep your work protected online and ideas to help get your work out into the world!

Read our 50 Reasons why this module is awesome!

Here’s what previous students have said about Module 2:

This course has been life changing. It has given me the wings and courage to fly. I’m now sure what I want to do! Plus the Facebook community is also amazingly supportive and makes this course very very addictive. – Tânia Griekspoor

Inspiring, fun, liberating and oozing with creativity! If you want to learn the skills to be a surface pattern designer in your own time with super supportive teachers, look no further, your mojo will be truly reignited! – Hazel Dickinson

Brilliant, don’t hesitate to hit that button to join! It has saved me a few years of wondering how to fathom out print design, it should be called FAST TRACK! The up-to-date industry videos are priceless. – Katie Carr

Our acclaimed courses offer Weekly Q&A’s with Rachael Taylor, fun creative activities, advice, industry insight, video masterclass tutorials, interviews with high profile designers and so much more!

Join us and see where The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design can take you.

We hope you can join us but you’ll need to get in quick.

Registration officially closes TONIGHT (midnight GMT), Thursday February 23, 2017.






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