Summer School 2017: The Second Galleries Are Now Live!


The second galleries for Summer School 2017 are now live and they are AMAZING! The Make it in Design team are honoured to have been able to unite people across the globe, who signed up to participate in creating patterns. With 3 different categories of creative briefs, there was a track to suit everyone’s level of design ability and we are so proud to share the results with the world today!

Below is a sneak peak of some of the fabulous work submitted along with links for each track gallery. Prepare to be inspired by the incredible selection of work on show – so grab yourself a cuppa and dive in!


Beginner Brief 2: Drawn Botanicals

View the gallery – BEGINNER track CREATIVE BRIEF 2


Intermediate Brief 2: Stripe Form

View the gallery – INTERMEDIATE track CREATIVE BRIEF 2


Advanced Brief 2: Pale Garden

View the gallery – ADVANCED track CREATIVE BRIEF 2

 Missed our Creative Brief #1 galleries? View them here!


Fashion Formula

We have teamed up with Fashion Formula for this year’s Summer School. Along side the chance to win a free place on an upcoming module from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design per track, participants can also get the chance to see their designs come alive in print courtesy of Fashion Formula. Find out more about Fashion Formula here in our recent interview.

Fashion Formula have very kindly offered 3 lucky people on each track the chance to get their designs printed onto a fabric and gift wrap. Seeing your design printed onto an item for the first time is a magical experience and who knows, it could just be the start of things to come!

  • 1st prize: 3 meters of any fabric from their range and 4 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
  • 2nd prize: 1 meter of any fabric from their range and 2 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
  • 3rd prize: 2 fat quarters of any fabric ( 65 x 48 cm) and 1 sheet of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)

This is a fantastic opportunity to see your designs in physical form and we look forward to announcing the winners on Friday September 1, 2017.


Patternbank logoWe want to give a HUGE THANK YOU to Patternbank who provided us with all the SS18 Print Trends for this years Summer School. Want an insight into their world and read why they are such a fantastic resource for designers?  Check out this interview with Neil Elliott, Trends & Insight Expert from Patternbank!

Keep an eye out for their TOP PATTERN PICKS from Summer School 2017 over the next couple of weeks!

Winter School – coming soon!

MIID_WINTERSCHOOL2016_550X300PX_LRWant to be a part of our next awesome global design event? Join our waiting list to hear when registration opens for our 2018 Winter School!

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