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Ryann Scrafford

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 […]

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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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Mindy Young

I’m a watercolor artist who was a self-taught pattern designer selling my designs on Spoonflower before I found Bonnie and her programs. I created all my designs in Photoshop and didn’t know a lick about Illustrator or the design business. I wanted to learn more about surface pattern design as I started to get asked […]

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Erin Silliman

I began Bonnie’s Immersion course and absolutely loved it. I loved being able to illustrate and the magic of turning artwork into repeating patterns. Bonnie’s course is so well organized and she is a delight to listen to and learn from. I was truly inspired! Erin’s Story: Artistic creation has always been a part of […]

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Emily Judkins

Through Immersion, I learned all the ins and outs of Adobe Illustrator and how to create cohesive looks and collections. After my portfolio was complete I began to send it out into the world and to companies I wanted to work with—and I now work as an in-house designer creating stitch designs! Before the Immersion […]

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Christine Martell

I studied surface pattern design in art school before computers. At the time, the industry was centered on New York and San Francisco and I didn’t want to live in a big city so I never pursued it as a career. I still had a dream of designing but never learned Adobe Illustrator. When I […]

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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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Meranda Kysar

Before I jumped into the Surface design world, I had been designing, sewing, and selling baby clothing on my Etsy store. I was always swamped with orders! The money was great but I had 3 children (with another on the way) and a husband who I was losing out on time spent with them. When […]

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Cindi A Jobe

I appreciated learning all the little tech shortcuts in Illustrator. As an artist and designer, I was outside the realm of surface pattern design but wanted to know more. Now I feel I can accomplish almost anything in the field. 

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Carrie Tomaschko

For someone that has never opened up the Illustrator program before, Bonnie was so clear on her teaching and encouraging every step of the way.  Before I began my journey with Surface Pattern Design I created my own business called Sweet Melody Designs. The problem was, I wasn’t enjoying the work I was creating and […]

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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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Michael Sheridan

Because of Covid, I lost my day job as a general civil and litigation lawyer. I had been aching to pursue surface design for years, but the time was never right. Well, thanks to fate, or the universe, my world opened up to make pursuing surface design as a new entrepreneur a reality. Not knowing where […]

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Jennie Whitaker

To anyone who is considering the Immersion Course, but uncertain because of the investment or any other reason, I would say this: if you want something that you have never had, you have to do something that you have never done. For a long time, I struggled to find my dream as a creative 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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