The community and the energy will always top the list for me! I'm a big believer in putting yourself in a room with the people you aspire to be in a community with. Find a room of people chasing dreams, leveling up, and bravely putting themselves out there, and watch the magic happen as the tide rises for everyone in the room! Bonnie has a gift for creating these spaces and I'm so grateful to her for that!
Before I started my surface pattern design career I was working in retail, specifically in e-commerce, where I quickly went from buying to marketing to director of operations and QUICKLY found myself in roles that had nothing creative about them anymore!
I taught myself SPD and started my own product-based business. It became successful enough for me to leave my job but I felt like a bit of a fraud because I didn't know all the technical ways of doing things. So when I spoke with factories I always felt very insecure about my artwork and files.
I knew I needed Immersion and I was not wrong! Bonnie is an amazing teacher and teaches every step and tool you need to know to hit the ground running when you leave Immersion.
I licensed my first collection that I made in Immersion just 2 months after I was done and have since licensed 11 fabric collections with 2 more on the way!
If you are on the fence about Immersion I would tell you this is THE PLACE to go to learn Illustrator and the foundation of surface pattern design.
You will leave feeling like you can confidently move through illustrator, create collections, and speak the language of surface pattern design.
This course gives you an incredible foundation to build your business on, it is worth every penny!
I have wonderful fabric manufacturers that I work with and feel so incredibly blessed that this is my full-time job! This year I have multiple new collections coming out and I also have a bunch of new collaborations in the pipeline that are really exciting!
Oh yea, and I launched my Accountability Group Coaching, which has exceeded my wildest expectations, thanks to Mentorship with Bonnie, but that's a story for another day!