The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design

Here at the studio we are getting super excited for the next big launch of ‘The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design’ (the e-course). We are thrilled to be launching a brand new full series on April 29th.

The course has been running for nearly 18 months now, can you believe it!? It has been an amazing journey & we feel blessed to have worked with so many inspiring people. Our students really have joined us from all around the globe (over 30 countries!) They have gone to become world renowned designers; attracting prestigious licensing deals, securing freelance work, winning competitions & regularly becoming favourites with the press & industry peers.

Our alumni is truly astounding & we would like to thank every one of them for being so dedicated & rising to the challenge. The design industry can be described as competive at times but our ABSPD community are so supportive & encouraging towards one another, which is really great to see!

The surface pattern industry is booming right now so it really is a great time for our talented graduates & our fabulous ABSPD family.

You can read some our previous testimonials here & follow the buzz & student success stories over on our Facebook page.

I’ve been reflecting recently, as last week was the 5th Anniversary since leaving my full time job to pursue my own dreams. What an exciting roller coaster it has been! I feel so grateful! I never expected in a million years that I would have the honour of working on so many great projects. It goes to show that if you really put your mind to something & never give up the magic can really happen!

Below is a selection of images from my own design journey, I hope they inspire you to follow your own creative path.

I left my full time job to fly solo & follow my dreams
 (exactly 5 years ago!) 
I will never take drawing for granted. To design for a living really is a blessing
I’ve been fortunate enough to work with really fabulous clients
Wheel of Wonder design & licensed product

My 50’s Inspired print – A classic example of how you can really monetise your designs
Organic Retro Leaves – various product applications
The exhibition stand at Home, London 2013
Design label promotional flyers 
Examples of products sold in the online store
 If you would like to find out more about the course you can visit our page here.