Surface Pattern Design 2.0: Design a Collection | Start a Career

Bonnie Christine, Surface Pattern Designer + Artist

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10 Videos (1h 37m)
    • Surface Pattern Design 2.0

    • My Story & Collection

    • Create a Repeating Pattern

    • Why & How to Design in Collections

    • Apply your Patterns to Mockups

    • Save a Tiling Square

    • Create Desktop & Smartphone Backgrounds

    • Create & Save a Clip Art Set

    • The Importance of a Portfolio

    • Start your Career as a Surface Pattern Designer!

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About This Class


This course is designed for the person who dreams of becoming a professional surface pattern designer. I'll walk you step by step through the process of creating a pattern collection that is unique and engaging, and I'm sharing all of my industry secrets with you along the way! We'll discuss what to include in your portfolio and how to begin contacting companies to start your career.

Whether you're looking to become a professional surface pattern designer, or are just hoping to enhance your pattern building skills, this course is for you!

 PLEASE NOTE: This course is a follow up to Intro to Surface Pattern Design. Please begin with the previous course for detailed training on Adobe Illustrator, color palettes, sketching, motif design and repeat pattern design!



I'll walk you through step by step to creating a unique and engaging pattern collection.

  • Learn to create a repeat pattern.
  • Design a collection that is engaging and thoughtful.
  • Apply your patterns to products and mockups.
  • Why it's important to craft the perfect portfolio.
  • How to get noticed in the industry and begin your career as a surface pattern designer!

This course is designed to give you all the industry information and creative skills you need to start start your career as a surface pattern designer, plus it will motivate and inspire you to follow your creative dream!


Below are a few of the tools that will be helpful in this course.

  • Adobe Illustrator (begin a free trial here)
  • Sketchbook
  • Pencil and dark black pen
  • Camera or Smartphone

Not mandatory, but useful tools include:

  • Scanner
  • Lightbox
  • Wacom Tablet


I am so excited to begin this adventure with you. Let's get started!

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This class answered so many questions I have! I want to become a surface designer and have never designed a collection, let alone a portfolio. Thanks to this class, I feel like I have a sense of direction. Thanks, Bonnie CHristine!
Thank you for such a great lesson!





Bonnie Christine

Surface Pattern Designer + Artist


Creating patterns and illustrations with summery sweet hues is my happy place. I'm a self-taught designer, life long learner and all around creativity lover. Having my biggest dream come true is what made me passionate about sharing what I know with others. I believe in making those BIG dreams a reality!

I'm so excited to get to know you! The best place todive right in is by visiting my blog, Going Home to Roost or hitting me up over on Instagram.

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