Still hoping to join Summer School 2017? If so, you’re in luck! Due to popular demand we have decided to extend our Summer School registration date until Monday, 7th August 2017!

On Monday, 31st July we released the first creative trend briefs across all three tracks. Since then, Instagram and Twitter have been BOOMING with gorgeous design work. Here’s a look at each brief plus some amazing works in progress / designs from Instagram! If you’d like to see more, there’s tons of work to spot on the hashtag #makeitindesign!

BEGINNER TRACKERS are going digital and high-tech with this one – see where lines and texture working to the Patternbank trend: ABSTRACT THREAD

We might be getting somewhere #design #makeitindesign #summerschool2017 #abstractthread #pattern #illustration #lines #markmaking

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INTERMEDIATE TRACKERS – time to de-stress with design – they’ll be creating a calming, oriental inspired design to the Patternbank trend: PURE ZEN 

ADVANCED TRACKERS get connected with nature, the cosmos, and their magical side as they work to the Patternbank trend: MYSTICAL TRIBES

Not only is social media buzzing with excitement, new friendships are forming and others are re-connecting. Our new private Summer School 2017 Facebook community has been super active, inspiring, and very welcoming. With creatives from over 36 countries participating it’s amazing to see all the different cultural influences coming through already.

In terms of cost, Summer School is fantastic value for money at just £20 (approx $27) per track and we are offering some attractive discounts if you sign up for more than one (see codes below). Many people who signed up for one track are now asking to join the other tracks too as they’re having so much fun!

One track only £20

Two tracks only £35 using codes:

sschool17take2beg+int (for beginner and intermediate bundle)
sschool17take2int+adv (for intermediate and advanced bundle)

All three tracks only £45 using code:


 To use code, apply after adding each individual track to shopping cart.

Read our 10 amazing reasons to join Summer School 2017, how to be featured in our Surface Pattern Design Lookbook Volume 4 (check out Volume 3 published at the end of May!), and find out all you need to know about this year’s Summer School. We hope you can join us!

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