Tag Archives: Design School

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, […]

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 […]

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 & […]

Make it in Design Spring Sale!

25% off individual courses OR 40%* off course bundles! I’ve recently been exhibiting work at Surtex & it’s been a dream come true to visit the show this year & see my work shown in person. Do you want to one day see your own work exhibited at a show like Surtex? Do you dream […]

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 & […]