The course helped me, master Illustrator, going from limited knowledge (of basic functionality before Immersion) to very in-depth Illustrator knowledge. Even more importantly, I now am able to get my designs and patterns onto my own products at a larger scale.
About half a year before I stumbled upon Immersion (I was a last-minute joiner), I had started making repeat patterns myself through block printing and had become obsessed with pattern design. As an engineer and self-taught artist, my approach to pattern design is completely by hand with the help of pencil, tracing paper, and then using my hand-carved pattern stamps to block print my repeating patterns.
While I had seen countless (surface) patterns on products, fabrics, and the like, I had no clue how to make patterns digitally or how to get my patterns from paper to repeat seamlessly digitally and from there onto products.
Bonnie helped me realize that I could actually do all of this myself with my own patterns - what a revelation and so much fun.
Taking Immersion helped me learn exactly that, how to get my patterns vectorized and to make them scale. In Immersion, I not only loved Bonnie's systematic and thorough teaching style but also having the community of like-minded students as well as the possibility to go through the course at my own pace.