Inspired by…surface pattern design

Kind of where I am at right now….

inspiration, quote,

Patiently waiting for April to roll around, bringing with it the  start of my new online class

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.

I am asked by many who are willing to listen to me….  The what??

This will give you an idea…

print, pattern, surface pattern design

Wallpaper, clothing, home accessories, my favorite coffee cup from Anthropologie….if you look around you will start to notice print and pattern everywhere!

Someone has to design it…. I am ready to learn.

Heres a little blurb  about Rachel Taylor and her course. Maybe it is something that would interest you too?

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.

Module 1: Designing your way (5 weeks Apr 23-May 26)

Module 2: Creating your professional identity (5 weeks June 18-July 21)

Module 3: Monetizing your designs (5 weeks September 3- October 6)*

You can do one or all three modules. I signed up for the whole meal deal. I like to jump in…

Truth be told I am a perpetual student, happiest when learning.  I love the daily inspiration it provides. The challenge it presents. The barrage of new ideas and dreams it creates.

Ahh more sleepless nights to come~ too much excitement  ….It is very hard being me.

So until my time arrives, I have started sketching in my journal, collecting inspirational color combinations and playing with design on my computer. My inspiration board is filling up!

For now that is all I have…

Have a fabulous weekend!


9 thoughts on “Inspired by…surface pattern design

  1. Hey Julie – I found your blog through your buddy, Shira (above!) You Canadian girls are an inspirational bunch!

    I did a one year Surface Design course at ISCD in Sydney last year. I made some wonderful new friends and discovered here is a whole fascinating world of surface design out there. I loved seeing how my class could all be given the same brief and ALL interpret it so differently. I’m sure you will have a ball creating and learning!

    Please keep us posted on your progress.

    PS – I think ISCD offer their course through distance learning.

    • Why hello there. I have popped by your blog a number of times. Its jammed with good stuff. I will be in Sydney at some point…been planning to try and get there for 2 years now. It will happen..eventually. Until then it has been nice to hop into your life there.Thanks so much for the ISCD info. Will check them out.

      • Bless your cotton socks!

        When you come down under, do let me know. Maybe you and Shira should have a girls trip!?!?! Until then, I shall continue to check in with Spaark… 🙂

  2. Hi Julie, This course sounds like fun. I’m a perpetual student too, and would love to do the course, but I’m signed up with Life Book and have six weeks catching up with that to do. I’m looking forward to seeing what you do, so be sure to blog about it.
    Hugs, Sue

    • Thanks Sue! I was hoping to do Life Book but the long commitment kind of scared me. I would love to hear how it is going? Will be blogging lots about surface pattern…all sorts of ideas swirling around.:)

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