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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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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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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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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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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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Katie Manktelow

The Immersion Course and Flourish have given me the confidence and a roadmap for how I move forward. I have built three collections, have my own website and have started pitching to companies. I have now been approached by a UK fabric company about working with them and feel like my dreams are becoming a […]

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Katia Galante

The beauty of learning surface pattern design is that you can apply these skills to so many other routes! This course was so well structured that even though I didn’t know Illustrator, I had no problem at all learning it. Before Immersion, I studied microbiology at university and was working as a scientist for 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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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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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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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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"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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