The 2022 Make it in Design + Print Pattern Scholarship Winners

YAY! And drum roll please… it is time to unveil the winners of the 2022 Make it in Design Scholarship in association with Print & Pattern.

Once again, we have been completely WOWED by the array of beautiful design entries from all over the world!

Our esteemed panel of judges had such an enjoyable time reviewing all of the AMAZING applications. We are absolutely thrilled to see that so many people want to make surface pattern design a part of their creative journey and recognise Make it in Design as a fantastic way to do that. Thank You – it’s a true honour for us!

Entries were shortlisted by Make it in Design co-founders Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton following which Marie Perkins of the Print & Pattern blog joined the panel to select the final winners.

As the standard of entries is so incredibly high, we have not just one winner, but will offer THREE full scholarships and SIX runners up prizes.

Our panel of judges said:

“Every year we have the ultimate honour, privilege and pleasure to look through all the fantastic scholarship submissions as submitted from all around the world.

Once again there was a huge variety in the designs submitted this year, from abstract prints, quirky and cute characters to bold and beautiful florals. It was great fun to look through all the work and see how even similar subjects can all be represented so differently.

All of us agree that it really is one of our favourite times of the year for Make it in Design!

We just LOVE pattern and colour are so looking forward to welcoming each of our winners and runners up into the Make it in Design community in 2022.

Congratulations to all our winners, and a HUGE thank you to everyone who entered – such a wealth of design talent”.

 Beth Kempton, Marie Perkins and Rachael Taylor

THE winners


We are thrilled to announce our three scholarship winners:

AMY NIAS | Lincoln, UK | Instagram


Marie Perkins of Print Pattern selected Amy Nias as her overall winner.

“I fell in love with Amy’s Retro Floral design straight away. I loved Amy’s stylised shapes and fabulous colour palette”.



Make it in Design co-founder Beth Kempton selected Cynthia Flores as her overall winner.

“I was immediately struck by Cynthia’s vibrant use of colour! This piece in particular resonated with me and made we want to jet off to a tropical location and explore the lush surroundings.”


VICKI COZIER | Barbados | Instagram

Make it in Design co-founder Rachael Taylor selected Vicki Cozier as her overall winner.

“Vicki’s sense of colour and response to florals instantly drew me to her designs. Both her designs have a beautiful sense of movement that make them leap off the page. I cannot wait to see what she does next on the courses!”


Congratulations Amy, Cynthia and Vicki – you are our winners! Get ready to launch your surface pattern design career in 2022!

You each win:

  • A free place on all 4 modules from Make it in Design
  • 1 year access to The Make it in Design Live Hub
  • The opportunity to be featured on the Print & Pattern blog and the Make it in Design site


The standard of entries this year was again so high that we wanted to offer more prizes. Therefore, we have selected 6 runners up who will each receive a free place on a self-paced module of your choice with access until January 31, 2023.

ANASTASIA KUPRINA | Finland | Instagram

“Anastasia has a wonderful use of colour and her motifs bring a fresh and contemporary feel to her designs”.

ISABEL NAVARRO | Puebla, Mexico

“We just loved the combination of digital exploration and the drawn florals in Isabel’s work. We could get lost just looking into the dreamy compositions which are so deep and mesmerising”.



“Jamie brought something unique to the contest with the ‘Girl’ design. It felt as though she was looking at things through fresh eyes with her contemporary quirky motifs”.


JULIE GOULD | England, UK | Instagram

“Julie’s designs are so fun, fresh and commercial. We can see them been applied to a number of products and look forward to seeing where you take them”.



“Maria’s watercolour design featured the cutest little bears and we could see this working on children’s clothes, fabrics, bedding etc. Being able to design charming characters is a great skill to have”.


RIGHI LATIFA | Algeria | Instagram

 “We all really enjoyed the eye-catching colours of Righi’s Whimsical Mushroom design. The jewel brights against the dark ground made all the little details stand out”.


We will be in touch with the winners and runners up directly by email with details of your prize. Thank you everyone, we are very excited to welcome you all to class.