Student Success with Wraptious

During the summer our friends at Wraptious launched an exclusive live design brief for our Live Hub members!

They were looking for some beautiful Christmas and occasional card designs with the winners gaining the opportunity to be featured on their retail website and blog, where they will earn commission!

Wraptious said: “Working with Make it in Design is always a pleasure. It’s been wonderful to collaborate with them over the past few years on design briefs for our gift company, and the standard of work submitted by their students is always excellent. We cannot rate them high enough – brilliantly organised and clearly keen to give their design students as much experience working with real-life companies as possible”.

Today we catch up with two of the winners to find out about the experience!


Amy Waldren


I’ve been a member of the live hub for about a year and this was my first time taking part in a live brief, and first time designing for the greetings market. It was really motivating to create designs with a real product in mind, and I got some great feedback. I’ve now got the starting point for designing a full collection of artwork based on the work I did for this brief”.

Nina Martell


“I’ve been a member of the live hub for a couple of months and the first thing I saw was the Wraptious live brief. The deadline was imminent and although trepidation set in I thought to myself “Just go for it!” 

So, I nervously submitted my designs and crossed my fingers. This was my first time submitting work for a live brief and my main takeaways are not to be intimidated and to just enter as if you don’t you’ll never know where it may lead. 

I was so delighted and blown away to be among the chosen winners and I’m hoping it will open new doors for me !

This was my first time designing for the greetings market although I have designed and sold my own designs at pop ups and through certain marketplaces. I’m so glad I joined the Live hub and I am thankful to Wraptious and Make It In Design for this wonderful opportunity. 

Live Hub is a wealth of support and knowledge and I know I’m creating pieces that will lead to a strong portfolio. Having my designs included in the Wraptious trade show and catalogue is a dream come true and they have been so supportive and encouraging”.

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!

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.