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The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the
definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer.


Our acclaimed course, The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design, is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern designer. If you have ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, homewares, fabric or other products, this series of interactive modules is for you!

With a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this course provides everything needed to launch a career as a surface pattern designer.

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is a series of four modules that build on one another. While they can be taken individually, you can benefit from special discounts when purchasing more than one module at a time. Visit our shop for details.

Which module is for you?

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This module is a thorough introduction to surface pattern design and focuses on designing. Perfect for beginners or for a refresh.

Module 2 is about creating your own design brand, including your online presence. Perfect if you want to start your own business.

This is where you learn all about selling and licensing your designs, including trade shows. Perfect if you are ready to make money out of your work.

This course helps you massively expand your portfolio to attract more work. Perfect if you are an advanced designer wanting to grow your client list.

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