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The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern design professional. If you have ever dreamt of seeing your designs on stationery, homewares, fabric or other products, this course is for you! Thriving surface pattern designer Rachael Taylor will guide you along this exciting path from developing your signature style to putting a collection together, and from protecting your work to monetising your designs. With a rich combination of design inspiration, practical advice, demonstrations, creative exercises, resources and interviews with leading industry practitioners, this is the go-to guide for anyone wanting to develop their design skills and break into the industry.

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  • Module 1: Designing your way

    In Module 1 you will learn everything you need to know to turn basic sketches into elements for pattern design. Find out more about colour and pattern, and how to create moodboards. Learn how to develop your signature style and get industry insider tips and tricks!
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  • Module 2: Creating your professional identity

    In Module 2 you will learn how to develop your brand image, put a collection together and start your own label. You will also learn how to understand and predict trends, how to get noticed and get press, and how to protect your work.
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  • Module 3: Monetising your designs

    In Module 3 you will learn everything you need to know about monetising your designs. This includes freelancing, licensing, selling outright, manufacturing and more! Module 3 includes free access to leading trend forecasting site Stylesight for a limited period AND our little black book of industry contacts!
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“The Art and Business of Surface Pattern design course has changed my life. It has provided me the opportunity to go after a long time dream. I have always been surrounded by design in my professional career but never formally trained. Now, I feel this I have the necessary skills and opportunities to make my dream a reality.”

Module 3 graduate

"Encouraging, supportive, motivating... Most importantly: It makes you happy!”

Module 2 graduate

“If you are unable to study surface pattern design at degree level because of financial and practical reasons, this course is definitely an alternative route for you.”

Module 3 graduate

“Being a self taught printer and homeware designer, the modules have given me the technical background and creative permission to believe in my potential and my future in this field.”

Module 3 graduate

“Maybe this course should come with a health warning as it is so addictive!”

Module 1 graduate

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About Us

"The Art of Business of Surface Pattern Design" is brought to you by internationally renowned designer Rachael Taylor and award winning entrepreneur Beth Nicholls of Do What You Love. Find out more »

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