6 Days Until Modules 2 and 3 Begin – Take A Classroom Tour!

We’re on the OFFICIAL 10 DAY COUNTDOWN to the start of Module 2: Creating your professional identity and Module 3: Monetising your designs with just 6 days left!

On April 24, 2017, we’ll welcome students from around the globe for the start of 5 weeks of design fun, building a supportive community of new friends and showing what this industry can offer YOU.

These modules are ideal for anyone interested in a career as a surface pattern designer, those ready to build a brand, get noticed and start selling more designs.

Want to peek inside our Module 2 classroom?

Take a look inside our Module 2: Creating your professional identity classroom and get a sneak peek at all the delights: the ease of navigation, a week by week look at the class content and bonus technical workshops.

In module 2 we will teach you:

  • How to start your own label – you will do this by actually creating a sample collection, mini brand look book, press release, and trend report
  • How to develop your signature look
  • How to build your brand image and get people talking about you the way you want them to
  • How to understand and predict trends (and how to layout a professional Trend Report in Adobe Illustrator)
  • How to put a collection together
  • How to get noticed and get press
  • How to market yourself and build your online presence
  • How to protect your work


  • How to create technical repeats
  • How to create static and rotating blog ads
  • BONUS TECHNICAL WORKSHOP VIDEOS giving you a step-by-step guides to design using Photoshop and Illustrator. Find out more on our Technical Workshops page.

Our co-founder and successful surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor will also be completing Module 2 with the students this April. That’s right – you can get the chance to grow your portfolio, share inspiration, and ultimately grow as a designer alongside an industry professional. Don’t miss out – join today!

Want to peek inside our Module 3 classroom?

Take a look inside our Module 3: Monetising Your Designs classroom and get an inside look at all the fabulous things included in this course along with testimonials, success rates, and more!

In module 3 we will teach you:

  • How to identify multiple streams of income for your designs
  • How to sell and license your designs (what they don’t teach you at art school)
  • The ins and outs of freelancing
  • How to get into manufacturing your own product
  • How to choose the right distribution channel for you
  • How to negotiate a contract that is right for you
  • How not to get ripped off
  • How to manage your time and money
  • How to manage stock levels
  • How to get a job in design
  • How to stay motivated


  • How to create a pattern portfolio to show to potential clients
  • How to apply patterns to mock up product templates and room sets
  • How to turn a placement print into a technical repeat for wallpaper or fabric
  • Everything you need to know about getting in, getting ready and attracting customers at trade shows
  • How to design a Trade Show Brochure in Adobe Illustrator
  • Invaluable industry info such as colour print specifications for both paper goods & textiles

This year is your year! Take the leap.

Become a successful surface pattern designer with Make it in Design.


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