Before I started my Surface Pattern Design journey, I was a stay-at-home mom and a graphic designer with 15 years of corporate design experience under my belt. I needed to go back into the workforce after a 5-year hiatus and really didn’t want to do the same thing I had been doing before. I needed […]
Inside the Immersion course, you’re learning so much more than a program or even how to make a print. You’re learning how to begin building or expanding your creative business and this is just the tip of the iceberg. One of the best parts of Immersion is the community, there are kind people from all […]
The inspiration and motivation I experienced during the course propelled me forward and set the tone for my most productive and successful year up until that point. After Immersion 2020, I put a website and portfolio together, started pitching to clients, and signed three licensing contracts within the year! In 2021, I landed my first fabric collection […]
Immersion changed my life! I’ve always been creative but the course opened up my eyes and mind to a whole new world. I’m now doing exactly what I feel is my life calling. Surface pattern design is my passion and doing this every day is such a blessing. Bonnie’s course projected my creative career and […]
I have made an incredible amount of work this year. Making over 5 complete collections. A brand photoshoot. Built an entirely new website. Custom collaborations with 3 local clients. Designing 25 silk scarves and opening an online POD store. Participating in 2 online markets and moving a lot of products—from totes to scarves to art […]
It’s never too late! Don’t give up. It does not matter about your age or whether you do not have a specific goal in mind, because this opens up so many avenues… so much potential. I was stuck in a corporate role that I didn’t enjoy. I was looking for something I enjoyed. I am […]
Before I began learning the world of surface pattern design through Immersion, I had just earned my MFA from Hollins University (as a single mom) and was working on my career in children’s literature—writing and illustrating middle-grade novels and picture books. In 2013, I left a decade of domestic abuse, with my two young daughters, […]
As a quilter and textile artist, I have always wanted to design my own fabrics. When I saw Bonnie’s program on Surface Pattern Design I knew it could help me get the latest tools and technology to learn and establish my design ideas to pursue another avenue of my creative goals. I don’t have the […]
I was initially attracted to Bonnie’s vibrant personality on social media and signed up for Immersion to learn Illustrator after several failed attempts. I use illustrator with my clients in my role as an Interior Designer. I love the format of the modules and the specific, actionable steps. While I learned Illustrator, I was blown away […]
Before I joined Immersion, I had been working for myself for 4 years as a multidisciplinary designer and illustrator. I realized that I had been working in a Shadow Career (so aptly put in The Artists Way) and what I really wanted to do was become a full-time artist and share my art with the […]
The beauty of learning surface pattern design is that you can apply these skills to so many other routes! This course was so well structured that even though I didn’t know Illustrator, I had no problem at all learning it. Before Immersion, I studied microbiology at university and was working as a scientist for a […]
Before the Immersion Course, I was self-employed as a Creative Director and Designer. I wanted to take the Immersion Course because I love doing deep dives into learning new skills to expand my creative practice. I had created patterns before but wanted to make sure to learn as much as I could from Bonnie. When […]
When I graduated high school in ’74, the only college offering textile design was in North Carolina and not feasible for me to attend. I grew up in a family of typographers/printers and our family business lasted for 53 years. It ended when my parents became ill and my full-time job was to be a […]
The community and the energy will always top the list for me! I’m a big believer in putting yourself in a room with the people you aspire to be in a community with. Find a room of people chasing dreams, leveling up, and bravely putting themselves out there, and watch the magic happen as the […]
"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."