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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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Nadine Chen

Bonnie set such a high bar with Immersion that all the other paid (and free) courses that I’ve taken since have left me disappointed. Bonnie teaches from a place of integrity and empowerment. She pours her heart and soul into the course; it’s apparent from the quality of her course materials and how present, patient, […]

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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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Kayla Ann

After graduating with a Fine Art degree, I was looking for a creative career that would support me financially and also fulfill me. I realized that I absolutely love patterns and that I could design them, but I was overwhelmed with the idea of learning new software that I wasn’t very familiar with. I stumbled […]

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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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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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Rebecca Woolbright

Before I learned what surface pattern design was, I owned a beach rental business in Maui. I found Bonnie and thought I would learn Illustrator to design flyers for our shop. I quickly became addicted to making patterns and wanted to put them on everything! After taking Immersion the entire world opened up. I had […]

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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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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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Kristie Wong

Aloha! Before I found Bonnie Christine, I was a gal trying to figure out what I wanted to do in life. I had gone to University, received a degree in Business marketing, and was working for a real estate firm. I would come home after work and finally do the things that really brought me […]

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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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Katrina Henry

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 […]

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Audrianna Holsey

Hi! My name is Audrey and I’m the owner of a thriving gift shop that offers a great selection of personalization to clothing, gifts, and accessories! Being a craft artist I like to have my hands in a little bit of everything and I knew that the Immersion Course would help me identify my niche. I […]

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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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"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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