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Implementing and mastering the art of Surface Design

Being a creative entrepreneur can oftentimes mean working in isolation. As fulfilling as a career in surface design can be, it can also mean not having many people in our daily lives who truly understand what we do. 

 

You shouldn't have to do it alone. That's exactly why I created Flourish.

 

Being a part of Flourish means being instantly surrounded by a thriving community who simply gets it. Other artists, illustrators and surface designers who speak your language, brainstorm with you, support you, answer your questions, abundantly share resources, and celebrate your successes.

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In Flourish we believe it's not about competition, ๐˜ช๐˜ต'๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ต ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฎ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ.โฃโฃโฃโฃ

 

No matter where you are in your journey to flourishing, we’re here to nourish your creativity, inspire you to dig deep and help you thrive in your business. 

 

You deserve to be surrounded by people ๐˜ธ๐˜ฉ๐˜ฐ ๐˜ซ๐˜ถ๐˜ด๐˜ต ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต ๐˜ช๐˜ต.โฃโฃโฃ

“Flourish is my ticket to a new life. I'm just beginning my journey and I'm learning so much, gaining so many insights and connecting with so many new people.” - Barbara

You were meant to create the beauty you want to see come alive in the world. We need more art, more beauty, more of YOU. 

Flourish is about long term, consistent and sustainable growth. It equips you with the tools, resources and support needed for your journey as a creative business owner.

I’ll share the secrets on navigating through the ever evolving industry and personally dive into your questions to keep you moving forward.

Hey, there! I'm Bonnie. 

Let me guide you to becoming the artist, illustrator and creative entrepreneur you long to be.

 

“Flourish is like my personal mentor. It guides and encourages me when I need it most and answers all my questions.” Lavinia

Flour·ish /flษ™riSH/ verb
1 To grow or develop in a healthy or vigorous way, as the result of being in a particularly favorable environment.

 

“Flourish is the creative community I never had and it inspires me everyday to keep going.” - Eileen

Learn from Bonnie Christine 

Internationally renowned Surface Pattern Designer, Entrepreneur and Award Winning Online Educator.

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Bonnie has been creating artwork for brands and products around the world since 2009.

Her journey of being a completely self-taught designer and learning 'the hard way' is exactly what drives her passion for teaching. Over the past 8 years, she’s taught over 60,000 students the art of surface pattern design and the business side of being a successful creative entrepreneur.  

Flourish is a community for surface designers and artists unlike any other, showing you how to create and sustain a creative business while connecting you with over 2000 like-minded designers that generously shares support, resources and feedback. If you’ve ever felt like you’re alone in your endeavors, this community will become your new creative family!

It’s where business and art collide as we discuss authentic growth, heartfelt marketing and growing your online business for longterm success. 

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“Flourish has become my SPD family. It’s an amazing community full of generous and inspiring people. The content is equally amazing and so helpful." - Jennifer

"It is as if you have grabbed hold of my hand and led me on a journey, helping me to navigate this thing called surface pattern design. Bonnie, you are incredibly giving and kind, and your knowledge of the industry, and willingness to share EVERYTHING is absolutely incredible. I have grown to LOVE creating artwork, patterns and designs, and look forward to even more growth, with your help and guidance. Thank you!"

Deborah Jeffrey

"I adore the membership because it has given me the creative friends that I was desperately yearning for. My daily life was filled with great people and relationships but no one quite understood my big dreams and the ins and outs of making those big dreams become a reality. Inside, I have found like minded creative people that understand exactly what I am going through and are always willing to listen, lift and encourage. "

Tessie Snow

"Finding the this community opened up my eyes to the wonderful world of surface pattern design, and I haven't looked back since! It is not only a tremendous resource for SPD-related information, but also such an incredibly supportive and generous community. I really feel a genuine connection with like minded people in this group, which has been instrumental (essential!) in keeping me going and pursuing this career."

Sophia van Hees

"This membership has given me a community of like minded creatives, all on different stages of their journey and all willing to share their knowledge and stories to help inspire and support each other. Itโ€™s provided me with a wealth of knowledge, and instant access to skills refreshers, tutorials and inspiring artists that I wouldnโ€™t otherwise have. "

Jo Richards

"Bonnie cares deeply about helping others succeed. If you want to start or grow a creative business this is the place to find the answers to your questions, the resources you need and the support to pursue your dreams. Iโ€™m so glad I joined!"

Elizabeth Leigh

"Fundamental to the well being of makers and those who bring creativity in their daily lives, is the need to connect with like-minded creatives - to be a part of a community that laughs, forgives, supports, inspires and teaches. Bonnie's membership is that place - a virtual respite and learning center ... a familiar place that validates creativity and reinforces both the tangible and intangible tools we all need to continue on our maker journey."

Sharon Rego

"This membership brought a whole new world into my vision. Being a graphic designer in a totally different arena, I had no idea how much I have been missing until I stumbled upon the membership. It's ignited a passion that truly brings love and meaning into my life learning this process. Nearing retirement, feeling this venue will keep my creative mind working a long time...a new hobby or career. Flourish provides comfort, yet pushes one to step out of the comfort zone to expand one's self-imposed limits to conquer the fear factor. The support and resources from the membership are truly phenomenal."

MaryLou Wade

"I have been a member for many years. The thing that I adore about Bonnie's community is the love, attention and support that she pours into it. She and her tribe are so incredibly positive and supportive! I always feel safe to share ideas, ask for inspiration or share my challenges in this beautiful group. Flourish is also a fantastic resource for inspiration. Whenever I am feeling stuck creatively, a visit to the membership helps to perk me up & draws the creativity out of me in such a positive and lovely way. I will forever be a member. โ™ฅ"

Julie Miller

"This is an amazing wealth of resource you are providing. I have not found any other resource that speaks so honestly and willingly about so many different topics related to SPD, as well as sharing tutorials and learning opportunities. It is a gift to be a part of this membership. "

Diane Sullivan

Frequently Asked Questions

Nope! Flourish is a monthly membership, with new content added each week. Many of my course students join Flourish as way to continue their education, grow roots in a like-minded community and receive longterm support. 

After you join Flourish, you’ll receive a welcome email with your unique log in details. Once you login, Members will have immediate access to the entire library of content and enjoy new content delivered each Friday, as outlined in the syllabus.

Each month’s premium content will be added as a lesson inside the private membership portal and announced via email. You can work through the content on any of your devices. 

Yes! Once you join, it's easy to upgrade your membership anytime. You can try it out for a few months and then upgrade to a yearly membership at anytime. Please do note thought that your initial payment won't be applied to your upgrade.

Your account will be charged on the same day that you signed up each month (or year) for as long as you continue your membership.

Nope! :) 100% of the course content is hosted directly within the private student membership site and you can interact with other members using the comments section on each post. Members are always invited to ask questions for live calls in advance, and the video replays are always added to the membership site. Many students do find the private Facebook community a great way to connect and get feedback on their work, though!

Great question! I designed these two programs to compliment each other, while also stand on their own. 

Immersion is an in-depth 8 week course that teaches Adobe Illustrator and acutely focuses on becoming a surface pattern designer.

Flourish is a monthly membership with content delivered each week (which then gets archived into The Library). I do not train on Illustrator within Flourish, rather we focus on strategies for longterm growth as an artist or designer. A few examples of trainings that I cover in Flourish would be developing a productive workflow, building your brand, growing an authentic following, Email list growing, heartfelt marketing, selling online as an artist and the art of copywriting. We also do a live Q&A call each month and a design challenge.

I suggest really going through The Library to see what all is offered. We would love to have you! :)

Your membership may be canceled at any time, no questions asked. Due to the digital nature of the tribe, refunds are not available, so be sure we're a good fit before you purchase!

This is a subscription service and that will be billed monthly or yearly (depending on what you choose at checkout).

If you wish to cancel, you must do so before your next billing date which will be the same day each month. Please make note of the day of the month (or year) that your membership renews. Refunds are not granted once the payment has gone through.

Members pricing gets locked in at the time they become a member. If you cancel and return in the future, you'll be subject to whatever price the membership is at that time.

This membership is for PERSONAL use, not for agencies or companies, and is not to be shared.

Yes! FLOURISH memberships are available to purchase as gifts. Just e-mail me for details at [email protected]

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