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 […]
Goodness, I can’t thank Bonnie enough! Enrolling in Immersion has been one of the best decisions I’ve made! Bonnie’s teaching is superb, the support and encouragement from the team is incredible, and the community is so amazing! I remember thinking to myself at the beginning of the course, “there’s no way I can learn so […]
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 […]
The course helped me, master Illustrator, going from limited knowledge (of basic functionality before Immersion) to very in-depth Illustrator knowledge. Even more importantly, I now am able to get my designs and patterns onto my own products at a larger scale. About half a year before I stumbled upon Immersion (I was a last-minute joiner), […]
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, […]
Bonnie shares exclusive information from the industry and a much more thorough walk through illustrator. It’s equivalent to a college course without the competitive, high pressure environment that universities can create. You will be surrounded by highly encouraging, creative, and caring people that will help if you get stuck, celebrate your successes, and give constructive […]
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 […]
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 […]
The Immersion Course was a stepping stone for me to get started and step into unknown territory with confidence. It connected me to the most talented and wonderful creatives whom I am still in touch with and who are always ready to help each other. I never knew surface design was a career before I […]
What I loved most about Immersion: Not only did I learn the technical skills I needed for surface pattern design, I also joined the most amazing community of creatives. The support and encouragement from this community is unreal. Meeting other people who are excited about surface design has been the fuel I needed to propel myself […]
Bonnie teaches like no other: it’s a delight to learn from her and the community. I love the fact that there are people from every background, skill level and from all over the world. I was always artistic and even went to art school, but since I got married art was left aside. I had […]
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 […]
"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."
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