Category: Make it in Design

ACID Female Design Champion Award – Runner Up!

If you’re a follower of our sister site Make it in Design & have taken one of Rachael’s acclaimed surface pattern e-courses, you’ll know how passionate we are about promoting intellectual property awareness. We are huge supporters of the AMAZING ACID Advisory Council & the Design Council & their mission to enlighten & support designers all over the world. […]

Rachael Taylor 10 Year Anniversary Sale!

Today is the day! In celebration of Rachael’s 10 successful years in business as an independent designer, Make it in Design have launched a fantastic 50% off sale on Rachael’s ‘Instant Access’* courses & Summer School 2018! If you’ve always wanted to learn surface pattern design, or want to take your skills to the next level, […]

Good Morning Britain – Style Your Shed Feature!

What an exciting day! This morning Rachael received a little feature on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, the UK’s most talked about morning talk show! As part of their ‘Style Your Shed’ segment Rachael got the chance to talk about her use of colour & pattern design within her Rainbow Daydream outdoor studio/shed/cabin & provided interior […]

VW Serendipity with Rachael Taylor & Max McMurdo

Hello Everyone! Exciting news! In celebration of ten years flying solo with her design business, Rachael has teamed up with upcycling and furniture guru Max McMurdo on a brand new and exciting project titled VW Serendipity. The project, which will oversee a complete conversion of a Volkswagen T6 Kombi Transporter Van into a portable mini design studio & […]

Where Women Create 10-page Feature & Cover!

“The print-and-pattern-infused creative spaces of designer Rachael Taylor.” Yes you read that right! I recently received a very generous 10-page feature in the amazing US magazine Where Women Create! I’ve known since late last year that I was lucky enough to get a lovely feature within the magazine, but I had no clue I’d been […]

Doodle Therapy

I think a bit of doodle therapy can be so important for creatives so today I wanted to share a little idea that I always encourage my students on the Make it in Design courses to do. Grab a large sheet of paper or card & stick it to the wall… then just draw & doodle away for […]

Passion For Pattern

I always find it hard to explain what it is that I do as a job to people who are new to my work. First & foremost I’m a Print & Pattern Designer, however I’ve been called an Illustrator for the various commissions I’ve worked on, an Author because of my books (although they are […]

Being a Working Designer

Happy Monday! I’ve had an admin heavy / finishing off those niggly jobs kind of weekend. I always like to pin up a giant sheet of paper & create a giant doodle wall on boring days like these & just draw for the fun of it & give myself a little break. This is something […]

Your Design Career

Next year marks the 10th Anniversary since I left my safe/in-house full time design job to fly solo. I literally handed in my notice before the big recession started (obviously I didn’t know that was about to happen), but taking a risk paid off. I felt like a number & not an individual working for […]

Make it in Design – Black Friday Sales!

I feel so lucky to be a working designer & I’m also fortunate enough to teach in a way that is so flexible around my studio & I just adore our Make it in Design community. Setting up Make it in Design with my Co-founder Beth Kempton has been so fun but ultimately we have truly worked our […]