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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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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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Elisa Bianchi

Immersion gives you a path to follow. It goes deep into learning the skills you need… but most importantly, it inspires you to take the next step so you really can grow. I discovered Bonnie in 2017 and I wanted to really go deep into learning this magic world, but I couldn’t spend money for […]

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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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Veronica Bryksa

The thing I love most about Immersion is the quality of the content and the thoughtfulness and value of the resource were above my expectations! I have learned so much and love growing with the community. Five years ago, I was on maternity leave from a career I worked hard to achieve with a beautiful […]

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Laura Hernández

Investing in this course has opened a lot of beautiful things in my Surface Pattern Design career. After taking the course I felt confident and secure to start pitching brands to send my designs for consideration. In the course, I learned how to develop my collections and start building my portfolio. The best part of […]

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Catarina Quintal

Where to start! The content, the delivery, the relevancy, the zoom calls… Bonnie, you were just awesome! Immersion is very well organized and conceived. By following the course, I was able to learn and build patterns with minimal questions or frustration. It has given me a strong desire to put my creativity into the world, […]

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Emily Drew Mash

Immersion changed my life and gave me the resources I needed to fulfill my dream of working as an artist. Before beginning my journey with Surface Pattern Design I was a stay-at-home mom who created art during nap time. For years, more than a decade, I had a dream of designing surface patterns but I […]

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Rebecca Smith

I absolutely loved Immersion! Going through the lessons, live calls and projects gave me such insight into the business of surface pattern design and really gave me the courage to let my dream of being an artist blossom into a reality! Both Flourish and Immersion have been so life giving for me! Immersion was so […]

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Cara Cummings

As someone who has spent a lot of time in school, and taken a lot of classes, I can say that Immersion not only offered an incredible amount of really good content, but it was also taught so well! I went into Immersion thinking I knew Illustrator pretty well, but once I got going I […]

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Rachel Dyk

I so appreciated Bonnie’s heartfelt and thorough teaching style! With all that I’ve learned about Illustrator, I’m able to make patterns more quickly and effectively. What really surprised me was how much fun it was connecting with so many people who share this particular passion! Everyone was so encouraging and supportive! I’ve always loved art […]

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Mary Sciancalepore

This is a story of second acts.  I dedicate it to all the “students” out there over 50 discovering what their next act could look like. I have worked as a graphic designer part-time from home for the past 25 years. It has helped pay the bills but more importantly, I was able to be […]

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Stephanie Roche

Since Immersion 2020, I continue to practice making patterns, focusing on my skills, learning new skills, and finding a style that is all my own. With the skills I learned in Immersion, I was able to participate in a public art program in my hometown. Without Immersion, I would never had attempted to submit my […]

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Monica Brown

Immersion was the practical next step in my creative career after 7 years of motherhood. In 2011, I earned my BFA in sculpture, with hopes becoming an art therapist. From 2012 to 2016 I had my 3 kids, and was grateful to be a mom. But with my hard work toward my degree and unfinished […]

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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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