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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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Mable Tan

Immersion changed my life! I’ve always been creative but the course opened up my eyes and mind to a whole new world. I’m now doing exactly what I feel is my life calling. Surface pattern design is my passion and doing this every day is such a blessing. Bonnie’s course projected my creative career and […]

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Kelsey Weigl

I have made an incredible amount of work this year. Making over 5 complete collections. A brand photoshoot. Built an entirely new website. Custom collaborations with 3 local clients. Designing 25 silk scarves and opening an online POD store. Participating in 2 online markets and moving a lot of products—from totes to scarves to art […]

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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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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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Helen Stubbings

Immersion helped me do my ‘one thing a day’ related to what I’d like to be doing in the future instead of what I’m actually doing now. I’ve been working as a creative in the quilt and textiles industry for over 20 years now. I began as a lover of all things with a thread […]

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Fernanda Watts

Bonnie teaches like no other: it’s a delight to learn from her and the community. I love the fact that there are people from every background, skill level and from all over the world. I was always artistic and even went to art school, but since I got married art was left aside. I had […]

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Bärbel Dressler

Before I took Immersion I already had a design business and had licensed a range of designs with companies around the world, but since I’m a self-taught designer I have had to piecemeal my education on my own, which always made me feel a bit insecure about not having a formal education to lean on […]

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Erin Kendal

When I started Immersion in 2020 I was already a top-seller on the Spoonflower marketplace, and I’d been using Adobe Illustrator for 20 years. However, I was mostly self-taught so I really lacked confidence as a designer and I definitely suffered from imposter syndrome! Let me say… I got SO MUCH out of Immersion! The […]

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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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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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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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Lissie Teehee

I have such a story to tell, and I don’t know how better to sum it all up except to say that two years ago, I was navigating my way being a single mom of three, determined to find a way to support my family—and now, I can say with confidence that my artwork supports […]

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Sarah Erickson

Learning from Bonnie has given me all the tools I need to launch an entirely new career in Surface Pattern Design and beyond. Bonnie is knowledgable about every facet of Surface Pattern Design, and so many other aspects of business. This course is everything you need to start a thriving career in Surface Pattern Design. […]

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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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