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I so appreciated Bonnie’s heartfelt and thorough teaching style! With all that I’ve learned about Illustrator, I’m able to make patterns more quickly and effectively. What really surprised me was how much fun it was connecting with so many people who share this particular passion! Everyone was so encouraging and supportive!
I’ve always loved art but I never found the creative pursuit that combined all of the things I enjoy until I discovered surface pattern design. I studied Studio Art in college and worked at a package design company before deciding to stay home with my little ones (now 6, 4, and 2). I was looking for a creative outlet and possible business idea when I discovered surface pattern design. My research led me to Bonnie’s Flourish membership and ultimately the Immersion Course.
Additionally, Bonnie’s content on collection creation and the bonus classes really helped inspire my creativity. The designs I’ve been able to create this last year have been my favorite to date. Lastly, I had so much fun connecting with others who share this particular passion! The Immersion community really helped encourage me in my journey.
In the nine months since completing Immersion, I’ve been busy implementing all I’ve learned. I created three pattern design collections for my portfolio and started to see my signature style develop. I also launched a Spoonflower shop with 40 designs and have started to see some sales. Additionally, I began an Instagram account where I share my patterns, tutorials, and inspiration. Lastly, I worked on my first two “official” client projects after connecting through social media. Immersion helped give me the skills and confidence to reach for these goals!
When I was considering taking Immersion in 2021, my main hesitation was finances. I’ve always been cautious with my spending and I wanted to make sure that I was making a wise business decision. I can attest to the fact that it was worth the price!
Looking ahead, I’m hoping to launch my portfolio and website and start reaching out to potential licensing partners. I’m also so excited to give back to this wonderful community through being part of the Immersion support team this year!
If you want to fast-track your path to starting a career in the surface design field and if you’re ready to put in some work, don’t hesitate to enroll!