Category: The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

Creative Summer Happenings!

Hello lovely people! I’ve had a lot of messages about all the creative happenings with my sister company Make it in Design during summer as there’s so many exciting things on right now! First up is our online Summer School starting on July 30th! I love getting creative in the summer, especially in my outdoor studio […]

New Designers 2018 – Talks Panels!

I am so excited to be attending the UK graduate show New Designers again this year! You will be able to find me on stand A6 with the Make it in Design team on June 27th & 28th, as well as on several invaluable talks panels on June 28th as part of The Design Trust […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]