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Caroline Hirst

My favorite part of Immersion: the skills learning programme, the motivation, inspiration, mentorship, community, passion, and love. Immersion is the best course to go from A-Z in surface pattern design using Illustrator and learning about the business of surface pattern design. Immersion taught me the skills for Surface Pattern Design (SPD) and nothing held me […]

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Lauren Hirsch

Immersion inspired me to believe in myself, pursue my dreams, and be confident that I can make my living as a creative. PATH TO IMMERSION: Before discovering Surface Pattern Design, I worked several full-time creative jobs and did a lot of freelance work.  My background is in Printmaking and Art History, and after leaving undergrad, […]

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Joanne Cave

I loved how Immersion opened my eyes to a reality I’d not fully considered before! Plus the absolutely fantastic and supportive community that exists around it.  I felt incredibly nervous and unsure about purchasing the Immersion course in 2021… I reached out to alumni that I found on Instagram to try and allay my fears […]

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Bridget Williams

The best part of Immersion for me was the detailed training on each subject which you can take at your own pace and had a team waiting on the other side for your questions to help guide you along. It is really the best class I have ever taken! The skill that I have acquired […]

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Anna Nissen

I loved how the Immersion Course was laid out step-by-step! I really liked having structured modules and lessons that we could move through. The content was organized so well and was presented in such a logical order. Gone was the previous confusion and overwhelm from when I was trying to teach myself how to use […]

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Aline Doornhof

The best skill I learned was Adobe Illustrator and making patterns with it. I am so proud of myself because of it. The very best thing for sure is being back in the world of art, it is now a big part of my life and I am not quitting ever! I had many personal […]

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Corinne Rockwell

Immersion is a resource I use every week. I go back all the time a re-watch and re-practice. It makes you realize you are not alone. If someone is on the fence I would tell them that’s it’s worth every penny even if you have to save for it. Before finding Immersion, I was a new […]

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Rita Torres

The best part about the Immersion program is that it’s a complete resource all in one place. It’s easy to look up topics and find the answers you need in multiple areas of the program (videos, zoom calls, mentors, etc). I have gone back and watched most videos many times. The Immersion program allows for […]

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Lori Noble

What I loved most about the Immersion Course was the excitement from Bonnie and all the other designers that shared their stories throughout the program. You all made me believe I could really do this. And after nine months, I am close to finishing my first pattern design portfolio. This is so darn exciting! FINDING MY WAY TO […]

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Cyndi Smith

My favorite thing about Immersion is the community—and of course, Bonnie. She is so positive, calming, and settling. I love making paper and repeat patterns. Before discovering Bonnie and Surface Design I was a caretaker to my husband of 38 years who had Early Onset Alzheimers. When I lost him in 2018, my path forward […]

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Jae Marano

I have always loved putting pen to paper and creating anything! Actually, paper isn’t 100% necessary, as I will draw on anything (sneakers, bike fork, etc.). I love patterns but struggle with color and making them look more professional. I just launched a website with links to products I created on Society6, Vida, and Threadless. […]

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No matter how advanced you are, the Immersion Course has something for everyone. You will take away so many things from it, and you will have the support of so many like-minded artists behind you! Flourish is one of the best resources I have come across and Immersion was amazing. Both times. I learned so […]

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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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