Where to start! The content, the delivery, the relevancy, the zoom calls… Bonnie, you were just awesome! Immersion is very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and build patterns with minimal questions or frustration. It has given me a strong desire to put my creativity into the world, […]
Over 10 years ago, I remember learning that surface pattern design was a field; and that one could even make a living creating patterns! I longed to stick my foot into the water but wasn’t sure where to begin. I had already finished two graduate degrees and I wasn’t keen on going back to school. […]
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 […]
Since Immersion 2020, I continue to practice making patterns, focusing on my skills, learning new skills, and finding a style that is all my own. With the skills I learned in Immersion, I was able to participate in a public art program in my hometown. Without Immersion, I would never had attempted to submit my […]
On joining Immersion: Suddenly all the drawings I was making had a purpose, and I saw inspiration for patterns everywhere. I was obsessed with pattern-making from the very beginning – it is so addictive! I have to admit, that I still don’t use all the Illustrator-Shortcuts. Illustrator and I weren’t close friends before Immersion but […]
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 […]
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 […]
If you’re a seasoned designer on the fence, wondering if you’ll learn anything new, I have no doubt you will, as I did, and you’ll even likely make the money back with your first paying client. What’s changed for you since the Immersion Course? Although I had been working in Illustrator for years, I knew […]
I was worried that I didn’t know enough about licensing before the course to join, that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with lessons and that the lessons would be hard to do… but it was really great! After Immersion everything I learnt made things easier to create. What did you love about the […]
What made you decide to enroll in the Immersion Course? I knew I needed to do something artistic, and that I couldn’t sit in my little cubicle desk for one more minute. At first what held me back was the price. I had never purchased anything that expensive for myself before. And for whatever reason, […]
What did you love about the Immersion Course? I love how humble and kind everyone is, how the videos and tutorials gently guides you through every step and how MUCH I LEARNED even though I have been working with design and illustrator for 20+ years! What made you decide to enroll? I have been working […]
From the moment I started the Immersion course my life started slowly improving everyday. I changed my daily habits and started drawing regularly. I always felt so much support from the Flourish community and started creating in a completely new way with so much confidence. Since then, I sold my first collection to a small maker […]
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!
I loved the clear, well organized lessons that really helped me level up my skillset in Illustrator. I also learned so much about launching a creative business doing exactly what I wanted to do, and it is so spot on for what I needed to get things rolling.
"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."
"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."
...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."