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Ashley Paggi

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 […]

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Rebekah Lowell

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, […]

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Mary L Walter

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 […]

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Sandra McPeake

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 […]

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Christine Eberhardt

Bonnie really takes your hand and guides you through the process. She is there at your side. I discovered Bonnie on Skillshare three years ago. I found out about the Immersion Course and decided very quickly that I wanted to dive deeply into surface pattern design! I learned so many new things. Things I thought […]

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Catarina Quintal

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, […]

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Isa Down

Prior to creating and registering her business, Isa lacked direction. She knew that drawing made her happy, and she had big dreams of being able to turn something that made her happy into a business. As time went on her biggest challenge was believing that she was capable, believing that there was room for her […]

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Skye McNeill

After a very winding creative path that included degrees in fine art and graphic design, random jobs across many fields from museums to games to boats to apparel, a lot of crafting and way too much self doubt, I finally took the leap into starting a studio business. Having always loved fabric and repeatedly returning […]

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Draga Vino

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 […]

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Nancy Noreth

There are a few experiences in my career as an illustrator and surface pattern designer that I can consider life changing. One of those experiences is coming across Bonnie Christine. As an artist I have come across many workshops and courses but not all have been as valuable as Bonnie’s. The knowledge and skills that she shares […]

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Jennifer Langille

For me, the best part of Immersion was the community, in particular my peer group. It was the first time since working for myself that I didn’t feel alone. Furthermore, challenging myself to be a peer group leader challenged me to be steady, consistent, and present. I wanted to take the Immersion Course for the […]

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Bridget McBride

Immersion 2021 blew the doors off of any and all my expectations. The support is incredible. I’m so used to working in a vacuum with only myself to rely on that it’s been an absolute joy to not feel so all alone. I was (and still am) working as a graphic designer + art director. […]

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Anne LaFollette

When I discovered surface design, I was recovering from a deep depression because I was let go from my corporate job in my late 50s. My entire identity was my fancy corporate job where I made 6-figures and had a ton of extra benefits. I needed to reinvent myself and fell in love with surface […]

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Regina Kolebabchuk

I’m an artist transitioning from Illustration to Surface Pattern Design. I’ve been in love with patterns since childhood. As soon as I learned that it’s possible to design patterns for fabric and other products, I started taking classes on this topic. Immersion seemed like the most comprehensive course on pattern design, and I loved Bonnie’s […]

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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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