Online Design School

Make It In Design is home to the longest running online design school in the world, and our award-winning expert team of trusted tutors, with decades of industry experience between them, will teach you everything you need to know to make it in the world of surface pattern design. Whatever stage you are at, they will show you how to design digitally in Adobe, hone your drawing skills, develop your portfolio, profit from your work and bring your creative dreams to life! Save up to 50% in our Sunshine Sale!


Learn from experts become the expert!


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Back in its live format for 2024! Taught by stellar designers and industry insiders, this online class will ignite your creativity, boost your confidence, help you push creative boundaries and reveal the vast array of possibilities out there for you. Up to 50% off! Begins Sep 29!


EVERY pattern design course you need

The Pattern Designer's Toolkit Bundle

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This thoughtfully curated collection of courses is designed to take you from novice to professional in the world of surface pattern design. 50% off!

What the design school courses offer

Make it in Design offers absolutely everything you need to become a surface pattern design professional. Our online design school is for YOU if you have ever dreamed of seeing your designs on all kinds of surfaces and products, from stationery and homewares to fabric and furniture. If you yearn to make a career out of your creativity the design school is the place to learn, thrive and grow. Whether you are just starting out on your design journey or are ready to step up to the next level of your career, whether you’re looking for a new creative hobby or skill, or you’re hoping to build your portfolio to pitch to a dream client, it is all here.

Whatever level or stage of your journey you are at, you will learn first-hand from our worldwide faculty of designers, artists, illustrators and more who draw on their many years of experience and will expertly guide you through various specialisms, disciplines, and areas of the marketplace. Get professional insight into pattern and textile design, Adobe software, Procreate, creative business, trends, branding and marketing, design skills, manufacturing, selling, freelancing and so much more. Feel invigorated as you learn how to create amazing designs, profit from your work and build the business of your dreams.

Along your journey, you will be fully supported by the Design School team and the new like-minded friends you find in our online community. Because with Make it in Design, not only will you master how to become the designer of your dreams, our team and tutors are here to help you to succeed and flourish for a long time to come.

Our alumni have gone on to win amazing awards, set up their own design studios and labels, landed major design gigs with household brand names and built thriving design careers. They have described our courses as “an amazing experience”, “a great investment” and “endlessly inspiring.”

Make it in Design has helped more than 30,000 designers in 100+ countries to develop their design skills, break into the industry and make life-changing moves.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a deep breath and take the leap for YOU. It’s your time.


If you are new to Make it in Design:

You will be sent an email confirming your class registration after purchase as well as an email containing information on how to set up your student account. Our online classrooms are accessed through this account, and once registered will be accessible through your dashboard. If you have not received emails from us, please check your junk mail and set [email protected] as a safe sender. Please email us if you have still not received anything.

If you already have an account with us:

The class will appear in your dashboard after purchase. If it is a live class this will be in your dashboard but will not be accessible until it goes live (please check dates on individual classes). If you cannot see your class, please check you have signed up with the same email address. If not, please email [email protected] and we can combine the accounts for you.