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Make it in Design is the home of all you need for a successful career in surface pattern design

What we do

Welcome to Make it in Design, your one-stop shop for thriving in the world of surface pattern design. Here's what we're all about!


Make it in Design is the world’s leading online school for textile, print and surface pattern design.

It provides a rich source of design ideas and inspiration, demonstrations, resources, creative exercises, opportunities, practical advice, interviews, contacts, and lots of encouragement to help nurture new talent and support established surface pattern designers to succeed in this exciting industry.

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design online courses have helped establish the careers of many new and exciting designers. Students have gone on to launch their own design studios and product lines, win national awards, be featured in design books and on leading blogs and have been signed for exciting licensing deals. Check out our ‘Alumni success‘ page.

Make it in Design encompasses:

ABSPD_NEW-LOGO_550PX_LRThe Design School

The Design School featuring The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – acclaimed online courses for anyone who’s ever dreamt of seeing their designs on apparel, stationery, home furnishings, fabric, wallpaper etc. The course takes you from sketch to pattern design to product to portfolio building in four modules.

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MOYO Magazine – the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design. Get FREE inspiration and advice, read interviews with successful designers and enter design competitions.


MIID_SUMMERSCHOOL2016_300PX_LRSummer & Winter School

Summer School and Winter School are fantastic on-line design events giving you the opportunity to build your portfolio, experience working to trend-related briefs and connect with other designers around the world via three tracks – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.


ResourcesResources galore!

A whole host of useful tools and resources to help build your surface pattern design career including a handy e-newsletter for all the latest goings on and a jam-packed blog!


Plus we regularly host video series, cool design competitions and challenges, design masterclasses and live events to help improve your design skills and give valuable insight into this exciting industry.

A collaboration between internationally-acclaimed surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor and award-winning entrepreneur Beth Kempton, founder of Do What You Love, Make it in Designs’ courses are delivered online and are accessible from anywhere in the world. Read more about Rachael and Beth in the ‘About Us‘ section.

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