Bonnie shares exclusive information from the industry and a much more thorough walk through illustrator. It’s equivalent to a college course without the competitive, high pressure environment that universities can create.
You will be surrounded by highly encouraging, creative, and caring people that will help if you get stuck, celebrate your successes, and give constructive feedback to help you improve and become a better artist and surface pattern designer.
I have always been interested in making art and feel some regret for not pursuing graphic design in college.
The Immersion Course was on my radar for a year or so before I felt like it might be something I should invest in. I was hearing other artists on Instagram share about how they had gotten their start in Bonnie’s Immersion Course and I wanted to take a shot to see if I could find the same success that they had found.
I nervously shared with my husband about the course and he encouraged me to jump in and give it a try. We made a plan to pay for half from our income and half from the money I had saved selling my art. This was the most I had spent investing in my art practice and it was definitely nerve-wracking to commit to the cost. But my husband was so supportive and made sure I knew that it was worth the cost to learn new skills, no matter the outcome.
The Immersion Course was broken down into easily digestible lessons that helped me to grow in confidence in my ability to use Illustrator and design complete collections.
The peer group was a sweet bonus and I have built a lasting friendship with one of my group members. I hope we will always feel connected and seek each other out to share challenges and successes, request feedback, and bounce ideas off each other.
Since completing the course, I have created 4 collections, 1 mini collection and have at least two more collections brewing and in the works. I hired a professional photographer to take branding photos and I pulled it all together and built a website to share with fabric companies and other industry representatives. I am living the mantra of "one thing a day" and plan to create a physical portfolio to use in my pitch to creative directors of my dreams companies.
If you are on the fence about joining the course, I totally understand. It’s a big leap and maybe more than you’re used to spending on yourself. But the information is valuable and you are worth the investment.