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Stephanie Roche

Since Immersion 2020, I continue to practice making patterns, focusing on my skills, learning new skills, and finding a style that is all my own. With the skills I learned in Immersion, I was able to participate in a public art program in my hometown. Without Immersion, I would never had attempted to submit my […]

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Miriam Rowe

Immersion really reignited my passion for learning something new. After 10 years in the same corporate job, I hadn’t realised how stagnant I had become. Immersion gave me something to look forward to, and to feel truly accomplished about every day. Bonnie’s guidance and patience at every step of the way was truly remarkable, and […]

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Annina Sommer

On joining Immersion: Suddenly all the drawings I was making had a purpose, and I saw inspiration for patterns everywhere. I was obsessed with pattern-making from the very beginning – it is so addictive! I have to admit, that I still don’t use all the Illustrator-Shortcuts. Illustrator and I weren’t close friends before Immersion but […]

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Kristen Steen

The Immersion course means so much more to me than I ever thought it would when I first registered. At first, I didn’t have the confidence in myself or my abilities to even try surface pattern design full time. What if it wasn’t profitable? What if my designs weren’t good enough? What if this course […]

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Colleen Rothbauer

Immersion was the missing piece in my puzzle and gave me what I was lacking: knowledge about the creative design process and how to build a portfolio, industry insights, success stories to keep me going, feedback on my designs, and an encouraging community that spoke my language. Do you ever feel like you’re waiting for […]

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Robin Childers

What made you decide to enroll in the Immersion Course? I started as a textile designer years ago after college. When the industry left the South East and I was laid off I change direction of my career. When I moved back to my home town I found a job in textile manufacturing as a […]

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Renee Pulve

What did you love most about the Immersion Course? One of my favorite parts: Learning how to forage and scan found objects in nature, digitizing watercolor art, viewing portfolios and developing an understanding for how they are set up, and seeing the wonderful work of other creatives in Immersion. What made you decide to enroll […]

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Gennifer March Schimenti

When I think of the Immersion Course, I think of the word transformation. After taking the course, I went from dreaming to doing! With Bonnie’s help, my business G. March Design has become a reality. Finding Bonnie’s class was truly the catalyst that moved me from dreamer to designer. My proficiency increased at an amazing […]

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Melissa Colson

After working as a professional artist for 13 years, I decided to branch out from illustration into surface pattern design. I came across Bonnie’s classes and was captivated! She’s an inspiration and I connected instantly with her teaching style and have learned more from her than anyone else. When I was getting started, my biggest […]

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Pamela Winn

What did you love most about Immersion? I love the community. The encouragement and support we all share with one another is wonderful. Before Immersion, I felt like I was on an island floating out there all on my own. After Immersion, I realize I am part of a talented community of supportive and encouraging […]

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Melissa Williams

I had a small business making planners and planner stickers, while looking after my two young children. Though I had some experience with Adobe Illustrator, I was a bit frustrated with my lack of skills in the software and researching YouTube became too time consuming. Bonnie’s teaching style is so encouraging, calming and unassuming. I […]

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What did you love most about Immersion? The best part of the course is being able to do it at my own pace. I LOVED the live sessions, the responses to the comments, the wonderful, positive, inclusive community that is created. I added an entire new skillset! My confidence changed, my ability, my RESUME. What […]

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Jacqueline Schmidt

Since signing up for Immersion, I have signed two licensing deals for FULL collections launching this spring (One with a major wallpaper brand and the other one with a major textile company) and three other licensing deals with major brands in the fashion category. I launched Screech Owl Design, a paper goods company in 2007 […]

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Gabriela Dachin

The most important thing I’ve learned from Immersion is that we can Dream and those Dreams come true. Dreams are real and possible, not only in our head, we can put them on paper and read them out loud. Taking the Immersion Course made me realize how important the community is, I’ve made friends and […]

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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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