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As a completely self-taught designer, I know the value of shared information. After spending years learning on my own, teaching tens of thousands of students and working as a professional designer for the past 10 years, I have developed courses to share all my knowledge with you. Learn all of the secrets, the nuances and the skills you need to become successful.
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a community to help you 

Join us in Flourish to unlock the tools, resources, and community support you need to grow your business and experience consistent long term growth in your journey as a creative entrepreneur. 

An online membership to help you master the art of surface design.


creative entrepreneurship

licensing your art

collection creation

repeating patterns pro

illustrator mastery

intro to illustrator

8 weeks of intensive training

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Craft a career you

The Surface Design Immersion Course is a beloved 8-week online training program for those who want to learn Adobe Illustrator, the art of surface pattern design, how to become a licensing artist and create a sustainable business as a creative entrepreneur.

An online course to equip you with all the skills you need to become a professional pattern designer


- Mable Tan

I learned so much from Bonnie, not just the technical aspect, but the mental aspect as well. I became more resilient, disciplined and focused.  There are two types of people in the world; those who simply talk and dream of success and the ones who go out there, chase their dreams and get things done. You’ve got to do the hard work; then you’ll thank yourself a year from now. I know I am.

"Bonnie opened doors for me that I never knew were possible. She opened my mind to what I can achieve with my life."

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- Bonnie Fitts

One accomplishment has been that I can use Illustrator now with EASE and let me tell you...if I can start at 54 years old going from "I don't know what I'm doing with Illustrator" then ANYONE can do this.

Seriously...SO MUCH CHANGED after this course.

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- Nancy Noreth

One of those experiences is coming across Bonnie Christine. As an artist I have come across many workshops and courses but not all have been as valuable as Bonnie's. The knowledge and skills that she shares is far from being generic. Not only does she share her experiences, she teaches the necessary tools you need to grow and blossom in your career. She has been an important mentor in my career, and a beautiful kindred spirit!

There are a few experiences in my career as an illustrator and surface pattern designer that I can consider life changing. 

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- Dora Cuenca 

I was curious about taking the Immersion Course for a while, but kept telling myself I probably didn't need it, since I have a degree in Graphic Design. However I was feeling stuck and I had so many questions about the industry. I am a stay at home mom of 3 little ones, so Time is GOLD! Trying to teach myself all these things was taking forever and was also lonely. I took the plunge and signed up for Immersion 2019.  It was one of the best decisions I made for my business.

It was one of the best decisions I made for my business.

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How to Make a Repeating Pattern


a free five day training course

Curious about pattern design? Join this totally free mini course to learn my signature process, from first sketch to final artwork. Follow along to create your own pattern in just five days!

my philosophy: do one thing every day that moves you closer to your dreams.

do one thing everyday.

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Now that you're comfortable using Adobe Illustrator, it’s time to tackle the more advanced techniques we can use to build complex, beautiful repeating patterns, including geometric, diagonal, layered, textured and lined repeats.

advanced techniques

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This course is designed for the person who dreams of becoming a professional surface pattern designer. I’ll walk you through the process of creating a pattern collection that is unique and engaging, and I’m sharing all of my industry secrets with you along the way! 

surface pattern design 2.0

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You don’t have to be an ‘artist’ to create beautiful artwork! This course is designed for the person who dreams of creating their own repeating patterns. I've compiled all the skills and knowledge you need to begin designing!

Intro to surface Pattern Design

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I’m really excited to share this course with you, because it has a little something for everyone in it. It’s also NOT just for surface pattern designers! Photographers, illustrators, painters, artists, writers and creatives of all kinds will learn how to present their work.

Design & Bind Your Own Portfolio

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This course is designed to give you all the technical and creative skills you need to start designing beautiful painterly patterns, plus my hope is that it will motivate and inspire you to start following your creative dream!

Watercolor for surface pattern design

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In this course we cover the workflow strategies that will help you hone your time management skills, accomplish your biggest goals and create a flow to your year that feels approachable and productive.

FOcus to Flourish: Productivity Skills for the Creative

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A mastermind is a gathering of peers who challenge, support, and encourage each other to reach new heights. In the Mark Makers Mastermind, we gather as a group of 30 creatives for one year of learning and growing together.

Applications open once per year, so please join the waitlist if you are interested in becoming a Mark Maker next year.

A gathering of like-minded creatives coming together to make their mark on the world.

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