Tag Archives: ABSPD

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 […]

The power of a single motif

Hello everyone! Today I want to talk about the impact that your drawings can have & about the power that can lie within a single drawn motif. Taking ‘Module 1: Designing Your Way’ from Make it in Design (my own e-course!) has been truly amazing, inspiring & motivating. I’ve loved connecting with the group & […]

Taking my own e-course live! – Module 2

Hello everyone! In January I announced that I would be joining The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design e-course as a fellow classmate (for the 1st time ever)! It’s been such an amazing experience to get to sit down & design with my classmates & the community. You can keep up with my progress over […]

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MOYO Magazine Issue 9 – Out Now!

Hello everybody! We’re so thrilled to be able to share the new, absolutely FREE, Issue 9 of MOYO Magazine – the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design! Wow! Have we got a juicy & packed issue for you! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Issue 9 of MOYO Magazine is our HANDMADE & BESPOKE edition! Here you’ll find a wealth […]

Make it in Design School – Classes Begin!

A very Happy Monday to you all! It’s an exciting day today for our sister site Make it in Design as we welcome both new & previous students to the start of our community & new round of classes! ______________________________________________________________________________________________ Module 1: Designing Your Way is a fantastic introduction to the surface pattern design industry & helps YOU to find […]

Wild Portfolio Building Adventure Starts Today!

It’s a SUPER EXCITING day today for our sister site Make it in Design as we welcome new students & old friends to the start of The Ultimate Portfolio Builder! Today we unite surface pattern designers from around the world looking to propel their careers to the next level. “This course is an aspiring surface pattern designer’s dream come […]