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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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Christy Kill

I’ve been an abstract painter for the past 6 years and after listening to Bonnie on a podcast really wanted to try her Immersion Course. I loved the idea of merging my paintings with the digital world. Having zero experience in Illustrator, I decided to jump right in, but Bonnie made it easy. What I […]

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Kathrin Woo

Realizing that I can actually make money from my art feels amazing. My passion for Surface Pattern Design has grown ever since I took the Immersion Course and I am excited about everything that’s ahead of me. Taking the Immersion Course was one of the most transformational and best decisions of my whole life! Before […]

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Anthea Tan

Before I started Immersion, I had never opened Adobe Illustrator and never heard of surface pattern design. I imagined that it would be too difficult to learn and I relied on drawing on paper instead. I came across Bonnie’s course and it seemed like the exact thing I’d been wanting to learn and do!  I […]

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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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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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Laura Adams

Since Immersion, I’ve rethought my entire career and what I want to do going forward. I would encourage anyone to join Immersion, no matter their level. It was so helpful to get another creative person’s viewpoint and approach, as well as the creative peers. I’ve been a Textile Designer for 28 years but didn’t realize […]

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Betsy Mitten

The change in my life after Immersion feels like a seismic shift – taking action toward a lifelong dream, and seeing it begin to happen is transformational, no matter your age. It’s hard to choose one thing I loved most, but the combination of Bonnie’s excellent teaching, the community – I’ve met so many wonderful […]

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Kelly Miller

Two years ago, I never could have imagined living my life as a creative working artist and thanks to Bonnie, Immersion, and Flourish, I’m on my way! I left my job as a Marketing Director in the corporate world in Feb 2020. I was unhappy and burnt out. I knew I wanted to do something […]

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Megan Cabaj

Surface design is my dream job, and one that I never knew existed until I came across Bonnie Christine. I have always loved creating (I was the kid who spent their allowance on art supplies), but I was taught that art was a hobby, not a practical career. So instead I took the path of […]

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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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Keri Payne

I realized learning surface pattern design would increase the quantity and quality of skills in my creative arsenal more than buying a new tool would. Learning Adobe Illustrator would, in the very least, give my watercolor and printmaking skills a new digital platform to shine in. The thought of seeing my artwork on fabric, journals […]

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Meagan Funk

Before starting Immersion I had zero experience with Adobe Illustrator. I remember opening the program for the very first time and feeling completely overwhelmed. Four weeks into Immersion I was confidently creating repeat patterns and using shortcut keys. Bonnie’s vast knowledge and clear instruction break the learning down into manageable pieces and completely took away […]

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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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