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Zhay Smith

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 […]

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Genna Blackburn

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 […]

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Sarah Garcia

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 […]

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Jillian Harvey

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 […]

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Krista Elvey

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 […]

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Kendra Medeiros

Before I started exploring surface pattern design, I was looking for ways that I could get back into enjoying my art. I have two young children and I wanted to invest in myself. I wanted to take the Immersion Course because I knew I needed something structured but also something that felt safe, and easy […]

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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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Bindiya Shetty

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 […]

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Jen Lushbough

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 […]

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Michelle Lasalvia

Michelle found Immersion at a time when she urgently needed a change in her life. She was looking for strength and inspiration. Out of her frustration, came determination. “I felt very inspired to make my own products. Everything I learned motivated me! I was so eager to create that I jumped into the pool. I […]

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Tammy de Zilva

Bonnie and the team are so encouraging, supportive, gentle, and kind; Bonnie breaks everything down into small digestible bites which makes it so much easier to learn and absorb. There’s also something special about the amazing community of creatives also on this journey, helping and cheering each other on – some of which I have […]

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Dora Cuenca

I finally decided I couldn’t do it all. I didn’t want to teach myself Illustrator and spend hours upon hours figuring out the world of licensing, I wanted to learn from someone and Bonnie’s teaching style and her dedication to educating others in the world of surface design and being their biggest cheerleader made it […]

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Debby Lightman Casher

Before I started my journey with Surface Pattern Design, I was working as a teacher and creating products to sell at art shows, on the side. I love to sew and have always wished to see my designs on fabric, but it seemed so far out of reach & I never thought it would be […]

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Elena Wilken

This past year has been my first to break through the six figure mark. Thanks to Bonnie, it feels like it’s just the beginning! Working as a graphic designer, I’ve learned early on that the way to keep an edge and stay valuable and relevant to your clients and industry was to continue to learn, […]

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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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