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Kendra Medeiros

Before I started exploring surface pattern design, I was looking for ways that I could get back into enjoying my art. I have two young children and I wanted to invest in myself. I wanted to take the Immersion Course because I knew I needed something structured but also something that felt safe, and easy […]

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Inés Gubba

I first learned about Bonnie and Immersion last February 2021 when I took one of her Skillshare courses in search of inspiration. I was feeling really low, stuck, and not sure of what to do to make a change. I work in digital marketing and I do like my job but I always felt I […]

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Elisa Bianchi

Immersion gives you a path to follow. It goes deep into learning the skills you need… but most importantly, it inspires you to take the next step so you really can grow. I discovered Bonnie in 2017 and I wanted to really go deep into learning this magic world, but I couldn’t spend money for […]

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Mary Sciancalepore

This is a story of second acts.  I dedicate it to all the “students” out there over 50 discovering what their next act could look like. I have worked as a graphic designer part-time from home for the past 25 years. It has helped pay the bills but more importantly, I was able to be […]

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Monica Brown

Immersion was the practical next step in my creative career after 7 years of motherhood. In 2011, I earned my BFA in sculpture, with hopes becoming an art therapist. From 2012 to 2016 I had my 3 kids, and was grateful to be a mom. But with my hard work toward my degree and unfinished […]

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Elizabeth Vandermey

Before my journey into Surface Pattern Design, I had spent years going from job to job—looking for that one thing that would light me up and excite me enough to pursue a career in it. Having studied fine arts and fashion design in school, I knew that it had to be something creative, but after […]

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Meagan Funk

Before starting Immersion I had zero experience with Adobe Illustrator. I remember opening the program for the very first time and feeling completely overwhelmed. Four weeks into Immersion I was confidently creating repeat patterns and using shortcut keys. Bonnie’s vast knowledge and clear instruction break the learning down into manageable pieces and completely took away […]

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What did you love most about the Immersion Course? What I loved most is that I felt like my hand was being held all the way – step by step – removing the overwhelming thoughts of not knowing where to start or finish when diving into the world of pattern making, which was all new […]

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What did you love most about Immersion? The wealth of knowledge. I feel like I have grown so much personally as well as learning a new skill. What made you decide to enroll? Starting this journey was something that literally fell into my lap. It was something I didn’t even know existed until I saw […]

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Sara Wood

I hit a milestone birthday in 2021. It had been 20 years of me mulling over the idea of a creative career, and I finally told myself that it was either time to give up the dream or to do something about it. I wasn’t ready to give up on it, so I chose to […]

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Courtney Fraley

I loved the live components of Immersion and the caring support of the community. The structure, momentum, and constant creativity felt amazing and I was thriving. Mastering image trace, the recolor tool, and creating patterns from my painted elements felt like the best kind of magic!

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What did you love most about Immersion? The best part of the course is being able to do it at my own pace. I LOVED the live sessions, the responses to the comments, the wonderful, positive, inclusive community that is created. I added an entire new skillset! My confidence changed, my ability, my RESUME. What […]

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Leah Farquharson

What did you love most about Immersion? I love the balanced approach of learning the technical aspects of the software along with the necessary organization, marketing, and business of surface pattern design. What made you decide to enroll? Before taking the Immersion course I was operating an Etsy shop and handmade business that I have […]

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Emily Murray

What did you love most about the Immersion Course? What I loved most about Immersion was the how every subject was broken down into easily digestible parts. I have a bachelors in graphic design and have been designing for over a decade, and I still learned things I didn’t know I didn’t know. I love […]

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"It is refreshing to find Bonnie who is genuinely excited to share her knowledge with others. She feels that our success is a wonderful thing and it doesn't threaten her. I want to be a Bonnie in this world. I want to feel abundance, not scarcity. There is enough for everyone to succeed, and I want to help others find success.  Being in a community with that kind of thinking is priceless."

I feel encouraged to set bigger goals for myself, dream bigger, and truly believe that I can achieve them.”

Elizabeth Chappell

"The Immersion Course is incredibly comprehensive, providing you with all of the tools necessary to have a successful career in Surface Pattern Design. I had already taken all of Bonnie’s other classes when I signed up for her Immersion Course and wasn’t sure if there was that much more she could teach me. Boy, was I wrong."

I learned more skills, techniques and workflows. I also learned that there was a community of folks out there that we could all learn from, support and encourage each other."

Heather Schwarm

...and I'm still coming back for more of Bonnie's content because it is so life giving and encouraging. I've been licensed in many industries including fabric, children's clothing, home decor and the outdoor industry."

In two years since taking immersion, I've been able to turn this passion of mine into a full time career.

Ashley Paggi

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