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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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Elizabeth Vandermey

Before my journey into Surface Pattern Design, I had spent years going from job to job—looking for that one thing that would light me up and excite me enough to pursue a career in it. Having studied fine arts and fashion design in school, I knew that it had to be something creative, but after […]

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Rosa Veliky

What made you decide to enroll in the Immersion Course? I knew I needed to do something artistic, and that I couldn’t sit in my little cubicle desk for one more minute. At first what held me back was the price. I had never purchased anything that expensive for myself before. And for whatever reason, […]

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Jennifer Labre

What did you love most about Immersion? I have learned so much from Bonnie. Tips and tricks in Illustrator, things I had never known about before. It was so much more that I could have imagined. What made you decide to enroll in Immersion? I became a stay at home mom in 2009 after the […]

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Cristy Brickell

Immersion changed my life.  Really. I don’t recognize who I was last year. I entered Immersion knowing nothing about Illustrator, digital art, Surface Pattern Design, or social media. Now I make art every day, share my art regularly, and sell my art on print-on-demand sites.  Before Immersion, I had a huge collection of art classes I’d start […]

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Rebecca Bobko

I loved the clear, well organized lessons that really helped me level up my skillset in Illustrator. I also learned so much about launching a creative business doing exactly what I wanted to do, and it is so spot on for what I needed to get things rolling.

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Gennifer March Schimenti

When I think of the Immersion Course, I think of the word transformation. After taking the course, I went from dreaming to doing! With Bonnie’s help, my business G. March Design has become a reality. Finding Bonnie’s class was truly the catalyst that moved me from dreamer to designer. My proficiency increased at an amazing […]

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Lori Jordan

What did you love most about Immersion? So many best parts! Learning, amazing community, ability to share and get feedback, and get better at the craft. I also started to really lean into my personal look and feel. I’ve learned my way around illustrator, feel confident in my ability to take a creative idea from […]

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Katie O’Shea Axelson

I love the wealth of knowledge and experience that has been shared to gain a whole new perspective on being a creative and figuring out what’s next! I have met and discovered so many creatives through classes and links from Bonnie Christine, that I now feel that I have a community that I never had […]

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Beth Matern

I went to school for graphic design and had been working in the field for over four years until I became unemployed due to the pandemic. I had been in such a funk since becoming unemployed, going on more job interviews than I can even remember, and making it to the last round of interviews […]

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Joan McEwan

I would recommend the Immersion course as I found the value for money was definitely there, and as a matter of fact, I would consider taking it a second time as alumni because I enjoyed it that much. I am looking forward to pitching patterns this year for paper products as well as more prints […]

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Reagan Hayhurst

Bonnie is so incredibly generous with herself, her talents, and her knowledge. Not only has she created this course, but created a space for others to be seen and heard. She and her team have curated a group of creative entrepreneurs to help us grow the skills we need to create a thriving business. If […]

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Jen Braunton

Immersion for me was so much more than just updating my Illustrator skills and diving into the world of patterns, as I suspected! Could Bonnie teach me more than I already knew with 25 yrs of using the program? Oh, heck yes! I had followed Bonnie for a year to make sure she was the […]

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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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