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I love many sides of the Immersion Course, as well as the Flourish Membership.
I love very much the positive mindset, which is like a rocket for me, especially at the moments when I needed this extra little ingredient, called “enthusiasm” to make everything flow again for me and my creative workflow.
I love the warm human environment (let me say ” the warm human hub”) starting with Bonnie, then all the wonderful support team, and the members’ community. I had so much constructive feedback that helped me grow tremendously in a very short time. Even, if I had graphic design and illustration studies, even if I was feeling quite familiar with Adobe Illustrator, as far as Surface pattern design, I was a beginner.
I love also the structure of those programs (Immersion and Flourish), which brings a lot of clarity, and “clarity” is an essential part for me for building “confidence” and pursuing my goals.
Before starting the Immersion Course, I was at the end of my graphic design and illustration studies (4th year in a school for Applied Arts). I didn’t have any job. I have just moved from France to Canada, joining my husband and I was especially concentrating on completing my Professional Project, required by my school for graduation. I discovered surface pattern design through Skillshare 4 months before the Immersion Course started. I asked my school administrators if I can choose as a Professional Project to create a surface pattern design collection and present the collection and its lookbook, as well as my creative process, even if it was not a domain covered during my studies. The answer was “YES”.
I think this is what gave me a lot of motivation to jump into the Immersion Course and to overcome my fears. At this time the Immersion Course was really an investment for me, as I didn’t have any job. The fear of putting myself and my husband into a difficult financial situation was what was holding me back.
Nevertheless, I decided that life is short and if I don’t do it now, in a year I would regret it. I just decided to take the risk, to do my best out of this course, and to trust life. I didn’t worry if I will succeed in completing all the modules of the course because I didn’t give myself another option but to complete them and to do the work. Having to complete my professional project was helpful for that.
I also had some interesting client-based commands for surface design. I especially loved the one for creating a custom design for wood furniture, inspired by Hungarian floral motives.