The Make it in Design Live Hub

Welcome to The Live Hub! Learn from experts, access the hottest future design trends, gorgeous colour and design inspiration, industry insight and more in The Live Hub, our award-winning online community. As a cherished member you can also expect amazing video-based content, invaluable downloadable resources and LIVE design briefs, with a new theme each quarter from as little as £22 per month with our offers.

Scroll down to see more information about the current quarter’s content! Doors open Again July 2024.


The Make it in Design Live Hub is our thriving online members’ club with SO much to offer to help further your creative career. Whether you’re an alumni of our courses or new to us, you will love having access to a fountain of expertly curated design resources, tools and inspiration. Whatever stage of your creative journey, beginner or pro, The Live Hub has something for everyone. This thriving creative community is brought to you by the Make it in Design Team, as well as brilliant guest tutors from around the world, PLUS our Co-Founder Rachael Taylor and Porter & Brawn Trends Consultants. Our focus is on delivering exclusive trend reports, prompts and challenges to re-engage, focus and motivate your creative productivity. This is the place to be if you want to learn how to create future thinking, commercial and stand-out design work that will get you those dream clients and improve your income streams. Take your skills to new heights and learn to lead the way in the design industry!





The Live Hub runs in a quarterly content format:

The current quarter is: April to June where we are focusing on a much-requested topic from our members… websites! Websites are vital for artists and designers to showcase their work and attract new clients so this quarter we will deliver jam-packed content to help you shape this important tool. Whether it’s developing and building your site from scratch or overhauling or refreshing an existing website. We will be joined by guest expert Katherine Cory, a freelance graphic and website designer for like-minded indie businesses and non-profit organisations.

In April we will be helping you with creating adaptable branding, tips for an effective website, must-know website building knowledge, image optimisation, portfolio sites vs selling sites and more. PLUS guest tutor Katie’s tips for using Shopify and Squarespace.

In May we will be guiding you through how to plan and create content for your website, how to choose the best layout and theme and exploring visual and graphic design trends to inspire your choices. PLUS live Q&A with our guest tutor Katie!

In June we will be helping you build your website with our handy checklists and tips, PLUS we will have a live Q&A with our guest tutor Katie!

In July we will have one final feedback session from guest tutor Katie where she will be providing her insights to improve your site and what to work on next.




Each quarter in our virtual classroom you can expect to see:

  • 3 x JUICY trend reports with a focus on pattern, fashion, interiors and packaging design to help you build up your portfolio and creative income
  • COMMERCIAL flash trends to help get your work noticed now or EXCITING colour exploration in our Colour Spotlight to level up your confidence with different palettes
  • EXCLUSIVE creative assignments designed to get you professionally translating trends, boosting your portfolio of work and building your skills
  • PRACTICAL design prompts posted every week on Mojo Monday to get you inspired with new ideas

  • LIVE + INTERACTIVE work feedback streams with the Make it in Design team and guest experts
  • Access to a VAULT of invaluable creative resources and downloads
  • Access to 3 months of previous content
  • Each quarter we will also strive to bring you taught content or an interview from a GUEST EXPERT TUTOR, or a LIVE DESIGN BRIEF or COMPETITION with a company in industry




Of course, no Make it in Design offering is complete without our amazing community, and by signing up to The Live Hub, you’ll be welcomed into our buzzing private Facebook group where you can connect, share ideas, network, and build lasting relationships in the design industry. This is also where you’ll get lots of interaction with the Make it in Design team including our Course Leader Rachael Taylor, our guest tutors and our worldwide network of creatives.


Is The Live Hub just a Facebook group?

No, not at all! First and foremost, the members club is a beautiful and private online classroom featuring brand-new content and a theme every quarter. This can be accessed via your student account on our website and includes new video content and pdfs to download. As well as this juicy fresh content, you will also be invited to join our incredibly supportive private community Facebook group, which is the perfect place to share tips, ask for advice, network and build relationships with other creatives around the world. This is entirely optional and although you don’t have to join we do occasionally host live streams in the group. However if you are not on Facebook we do post these videos back in the classroom so that all can enjoy it.

Is it for me?

Wherever you are in your creative career, YES! From curated trend reports from industry experts to creative challenges to stretch and inspire you to our fabulous worldwide community of other creatives, The Live Hub has everything you need to support and boost your creative career.

Is it just for professional designers?

The Live Hub is for anyone with an interest in all things creative, whether you’re a seasoned professional or someone just starting out on their journey.

I’m based in the UK/the US/Asia/Australia etc, is that okay?

Yes! We have members all over the world, which means that you’ll always find someone to connect with, whether you’re sharing your work, asking for advice or looking for friendship and/or collaboration. The classroom is also accessible online 24/7.

How much is it? Can I pay monthly/quarterly?

Membership of the Make it in Design Live Hub costs £22 per month and £50 per quarter. And yes you can! Please note however that if you do decide to cancel part way through a quarter then you won’t be able to access the remaining content for that quarter as access will be revoked on day of cancellation.

Why do you limit enrolment periods?

By limiting enrolment to a few times a year, we can focus on welcoming new members into the Make it in Design Live Hub so that they feel valued and supported right from the very day they join.




You can look forward to all this and more for only £22 a month (or save with our subscription options!) There is no contract and membership can be cancelled at any time, but we know you will want to stick around for the next exciting content as well as for our amazing community.

  • Monthly =  £22 per month (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax)
  • Quarterly =  £50 every 3 months SAVE £64 A YEAR! (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax)

*Please note the membership is set up as an auto payment via Paypal. We have an easy, no hassle approach so that you cancel your membership at any time by following the steps below or simply contacting the team via [email protected] 

Membership is for Live Hub content only as detailed above and does not include access to our design school classes.

Please note that on signing up to The Make it in Design Live Hub with one of our subscription rates (monthly, quarterly, bi-monthly or annually) that all payments are made via PayPal or Stripe. All courses are priced in GBP £ as we are headquartered in the UK. Any approximate $ equivalents given are for reference only. When paying by Paypal or Stripe, you will be charged in your local currency at the prevailing Paypal or Stripe exchange rate.

The date you sign up will be the auto renewal date for your next payment. This will be displayed at the checkout and also in the order confirmation you receive.

On signing up for membership of The Make it in Design Live Hub:

  • You acknowledge that registrations for The Make it in Design Live Hub membership are final and no refunds will be given.
  • You can cancel your membership of The Make it in Design Live Hub at any time but no part-refunds will be given for payments already made. Please see below for cancellation instructions or contact the team via [email protected]
  • You acknowledge that if you cancel your membership, you will be removed from The Make it in Design Live Hub Facebook Group with immediate effect and will have no further access to class content.
  • You acknowledge that if you decide to cancel part way through a quarter then you won’t be able to access the remaining content for that quarter as access will be revoked on day of cancellation.
  • You acknowledge that The Make it in Design Live Hub is a subscription-based membership meaning that on signing up your next payments will automatically be taken by Paypal or Stripe on the next scheduled payment date.

Cancelling subscriptions:

You may cancel your membership at any time via Paypal or your bank but we know you won’t want to! A subscription can be cancelled up until the day before the next scheduled payment, in order for you not to be charged.

To cancel your own subscription or recurring payment in Paypal:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Click Payments.
  3. Under ‘Pre-approved payments’, click Manage pre-approved payments.
  4. Use the filter to select the seller whose agreement you want to cancel and click Cancel.
  5. Click Cancel Profile to confirm your request.

In addition we strongly advise that you contact your bank to cancel any future payments.


Unfortunately refunds can only be given in extreme circumstances and at the sole discretion of Make it in Design.

You can also read our further Terms and Conditions. We strongly encourage you to read these before registering as signing up acknowledges acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.


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