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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
The best part of Immersion is, without question, the community. I have made so many friends from around the world and they are all beautiful creatures. They embody the true meaning of community. I find the course invaluable, but the community is just incredible. Bonnie fosters a supportive learning environment and it’s almost like leading […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
On joining Immersion: Suddenly all the drawings I was making had a purpose, and I saw inspiration for patterns everywhere. I was obsessed with pattern-making from the very beginning – it is so addictive! I have to admit, that I still don’t use all the Illustrator-Shortcuts. Illustrator and I weren’t close friends before Immersion but […]
In addition to my day job as a Radiologic Technologist, I am a self-taught artist and Surface Pattern Designer. I am able to confidently say those words after completing the 2021 Immersion Course offered by Bonnie Christine. Not only did I learn how to use the Adobe Illustrator program, I learned valuable lessons about myself. […]
"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."
"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."
...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."