Category: Make it in Design School

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 […]

Rachael Taylor’s Talk at New Designers 2017!

Hello Everyone! As many of you know, Rachael Taylor is not just a surface pattern designer, colour enthusiast & home stylist – she’s also a successful entrepreneur who co-founded our sister company, Make it in Design. Each year, the MIID team set off to London to exhibit at New Designers, an amazing show dedicated to showcasing the latest […]

Friday Inspo – Summer School Lookbook!

Happy Friday Everyone! Welcome back to the Rachael Taylor blog! We hope you are all excited for the weekend ahead. Today we are so excited to share the Make it in Design Summer School lookbook Volume 3! This lookbook is packed to the brim with absolutely gorgeous design work from MIID’s 2016 Summer School design […]

The Power of Networking

Some thoughts from my NYC work trip! I spent a fair bit of time networking whilst out in NYC. Some people may view it as glorified socialising & in some ways it is… When you run your own business it can become isolating at times & you naturally always put extra pressure on yourself & […]