The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

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


We've declared our birthday (November 14th) as #worldpatternday and hope you'll join us in celebrating all things pattern!


Celebrate #worldpatternday with us every November 14th

November 14, 2011 marked the start of a very special journey for Make it in Design. It was day one of the first ever surface pattern design e-course ‘Module 1: Designing your way’ from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.

Since that date over 6,000 creatives from over 65 countries have joined us for one of our acclaimed courses, producing over 100,000 gorgeous patterns and works of art between them during the course alone*. WOW!


The company has gone from strength to strength not only thanks to the hard work, dedication and love for sharing design skills and industry knowledge from our co-founders Rachael Taylor and Beth Kempton, but also from the incredible support you’ve shown us – our amazingly talented, wonderful friends.

Thank you so much for being part of our lives over the years. We are delighted at all the success you are enjoying as a result of it; thriving as professional designers, winning design contests, securing licensing deals, finding your true creative identity and so much more.

Every November 14, we are delighted to bring you lots of fantastic surprises to celebrate our birthday and all things pattern!

Take a look at how we’ve celebrated over the years by searching:



Here’s an interview with our lovely co-founders Beth Kempton and Rachael Taylor.

Read where it all began, what they’ve learned, what’s happened, who they’ve met, how the team has grown and how they manage to both run multiple businesses as well as Make it in Design. Plus they divulge their ten top tips for success!

Read the interview here


*Figure as of June 2016


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