Category: The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design

My Top 16 Highlights of 2018

2018 was very much a whirlwind for me as it was a year of new experiences & definitely one for pushing myself out of my comfort zone. It was also a great year for allocating myself quality time to really explore the direction of my business & creative career & now I’m feeling really clear […]

Happy 2019! + Exciting Studio Updates!

We hope you all had a wonderful festive season & thank you so much for all of your support during 2018! 2019 is looking to be just as jam-packed with amazing things in the studio & we can’t wait to share it all with you. – – – – – – – – – – […]

Last Day of our Gratitude Sale!

Our 40% off gratitude sale ends tonight! 2018 has been such an amazing year & I’m so grateful for everyone who has been a part of that year either by following or supporting my businesses the RT studio & Make it in Design. As a huge, big, massive THANK YOU we extended our November sale […]

The Diversity in Surface Pattern Design

I’ve been sat thinking about my book content & drafting ideas for my sister company global online design school Make it in Design too & these past 12 months have been a whirlwind! What I love about the surface pattern industry is no two days are the same. I’ve designed for greeting cards to fashion, worked […]

Saying Thank You & Extended November Sale!

Saying thank you & feeling so grateful I just wanted to take a moment to say THANK YOU. I’m in my 10th year since setting up my 1st company the RT studio & my sister company (global design school) Make it in Design celebrated 7 years last week. Thank you to everyone who has followed […]

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 […]