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My Secret to Success in Surface Pattern Design

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Here's a secret. 🤫 Two years ago, I couldn't create a repeating pattern. And to be honest, I didn't even know that Surface Pattern Design was a thing – let alone that I could have a career creating patterns. And at that time, I never had even considered that I could be a successful teacher. 

But then I met Bonnie, and she changed my life. It all started with this free workshop and snowballed into me getting my artwork licensed worldwide and having my first Skillshare class be a staff pick. 

Who is this Bonnie who changed my life? Well, she's an incredible surface pattern designer, a fellow Skillshare teacher, my mentor, and a fantastic human. She encourages us to achieve our creative dreams by doing "one thing a day."


Here's what I love about Bonnie: She turned business into an art form, and she teaches in such a way that you can't help but feel calm, capable, and more confident after her lessons. Her philosophy is simple: "Do one thing a day." And with that, she taught herself the art of Surface Pattern Design while gradually building a business that now earns over 7-figures annually.

In her own words, on achieving her dream career:

"I was able to really focus on my dream of becoming a surface pattern designer. I began doing one thing every single day that helped move me toward my dream. For a while, it was just researching where I needed to begin: I asked questions, read books, and took online classes to learn Adobe Illustrator. After 11 months of 'daily things,' I made my first repeating pattern!"

Who else started the year hoping for more clarity, confidence, and progress toward your goals? How much momentum do you think we could build if we all followed Bonnie's philosophy of just doing one thing a day? The potential feels unlimited!

That's why I would love for you to join me in this upcoming (and did I mention FREE!) workshop:

⭐️ Secrets to Success in Surface Pattern Design ⭐️ 



In this 4-part video series, Bonnie will be sharing: 

  • 🏁 How to craft a career (and life!) you love in surface pattern design
  • 🪜 The essential stages to becoming a designer
  • 🧭 Mapping out your personalized road to success
  • 💰 Creating income as an artist and adding multiple streams of revenue

If you'd like to register for the FREE Workshop, you can do so right here:


Keep an eye on your inbox for Lesson #1 to arrive on Monday, February 13th. It's only available for a limited time, so be sure to sign up, watch the lessons... and get excited!

I'll meet you there! 😎 Xhico