Category: Make it in Design

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 […]

Interiors Roundup – MIID Student Work!

Hello Everyone! Welcome back to the latest Interiors Roundup blog! We hope you’ve all had an amazing week so far & that you’re looking forward to some gorgeous interior inspiration! As many of our readers will know, our sister company Make it in Design runs a host of fabulous surface pattern design courses each year. As […]

Make it in Design Filming – Sneak Peek!

Hello everyone! Today we’re sharing a little sneak peek at some bran new filming we are doing for our sister site Make it in Design! Founders Rachael & Beth have been happily working away as we prepare brand new content for The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design modules. Watch this space! You can see […]

Friday Inspo – Be Bold or Italic…

Happy Friday! Welcome back to the RT blog – we hope you’ve all had a brilliant week & are looking forward to the weekend! Today we wanted to share a fun quote design provided by our creative sister company, Make it in Design. It encourages us to be a little different & to never let […]

The Make it in Design Summer School 2017!

Happy Tuesday Everyone! If you follow us on Instagram, you may have spotted some buzz around our sister company, Make it in Design. In just under a week, MIID is launching Summer School 2017 & we are super excited! Summer School offers exciting creative briefs inspired by 2018 trend reports from the fabulous top trend […]

Meet Rachael at New Designers + Fun Competition!

Happy Thursday Everybody! We hope you’re all having a fabulous week! The Rachael Taylor studio team are having a blast attending New Designers 2017 & are excited to invite you along to see Rachael’s talk & meet both RT Team & team Make it in Design today! MIID also have a fabulous competition ongoing that […]