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Laura B McGarity

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 […]

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Mindy Young

I’m a watercolor artist who was a self-taught pattern designer selling my designs on Spoonflower before I found Bonnie and her programs. I created all my designs in Photoshop and didn’t know a lick about Illustrator or the design business. I wanted to learn more about surface pattern design as I started to get asked […]

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Sophia van Hees

When I first signed up for Immersion I could never have predicted how my path would unfold, but it was the catalyst I needed to change my life. Before I discovered Surface Pattern Design I was (unhappily) working in academia, yearning for a more creative life. After dabbling in some short online courses in my […]

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Emily Judkins

Through Immersion, I learned all the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator and how to create cohesive looks and collections. After my portfolio was complete I began to send it out into the world and to companies I wanted to work with—and I now work as an in-house designer creating stitch designs! Before the Immersion […]

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Meranda Kysar

Before I jumped into the Surface design world, I had been designing, sewing, and selling baby clothing on my Etsy store. I was always swamped with orders! The money was great but I had 3 children (with another on the way) and a husband who I was losing out on time spent with them. When […]

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Emily Drew Mash

Immersion changed my life and gave me the resources I needed to fulfill my dream of working as an artist. Before beginning my journey with Surface Pattern Design I was a stay-at-home mom who created art during nap time. For years, more than a decade, I had a dream of designing surface patterns but I […]

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Leah Mayes

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 […]

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Andrea Cernin

I have been a graphic designer for the past 10 years so I was hesitant to join Immersion because I already knew Illustrator really well, but I’m so glad I did. I learned so many new things – especially shortcuts! I was hesitant about the cost of the course, but I made the money back […]

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Maureen Fiorellini

If I could go back in time I would have taken Immersion sooner! Also, around that time, I was leading a peer group in Flourish. My group was so supportive and excited for me and I still keep in touch with them. I think the community is such a wonderful perk of Immersion or Flourish, […]

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Mary Kathleen Scott

What made you decide to enroll in the Immersion Course? I felt like I was really taking a big step at saying yes to a life as an artist. And it was. It seriously fast tracked my ability to work within Illustrator, and learning to use the pathfinder panel and the shape builder tool made […]

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Katie Morrow

Immersion provided me with the confidence I didn’t know I was missing. I have been a graphic designer for 8 years, I learned so much about Illustrator and feel so much more confident in my skills. Flourish has provided a community of artists, creatives, and surface pattern designers that are so open and welcoming. FINDING […]

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Julia Simons

Signing up for the Immersion Course was a monumental turning point for my career, as it helped put me on a more meaningful path! The Immersion Course gave me the resources to be a successful surface designer and artist, and also gave me the confidence to pursue what I’m really passionate about. Since completing the […]

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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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