Enhance your Work as a Surface Designer and Grow your Creative Business

Flourish equips you with all the necessary tools, resources and support needed for consistent long term growth.

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Helping Artists, Illustrators & Surface Pattern Designers Thrive

You want to be surrounded by people who speak your language, understand your mission and support your goals.

You want a safe place to ask your questions, receive feedback on your work, discover the latest tools and resources and get support when you need it most.

I did, too. Which is exactly why I created Flourish in 2012.

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⁣Today, the membership is a thriving community of over 1700 artists, illustrators and surface pattern designers where they practice their art, discuss authentic growth, heartfelt marketing and growing their online business for sustainable success.⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣

Because we believe it's not about competition, 𝘪𝘵'𝘴 𝘢𝘣𝘰𝘶𝘵 𝘤𝘰𝘮𝘮𝘶𝘯𝘪𝘵𝘺.⁣⁣⁣⁣

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. Flourish equips you with all the necessary tools, resources and support needed for consistent long term growth.

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You deserve to be surrounded by people 𝘸𝘩𝘰 𝘫𝘶𝘴𝘵 𝘨𝘦𝘵 𝘪𝘵.⁣⁣⁣

Welcome to Flourish.

Hey, there! I'm Bonnie. 

I began Flourish in 2012 to fill a void I found in the industry, and a personal hope that I had: to create a place filled with the necessary tools for success and where like minded creatives could all come together and openly share their questions, resources and encouragement.⁣⁣

My biggest goal is to help give creative women the tools and resources they need to be successful at doing the work that lights their soul on fire.⁣⁣

Flourish is where I get to interact with incredibly inspiring and supportive ladies every single day. I'd love to have you join me there, we're waiting to welcome you with open arms!

Weekly Content

Fresh content is delivered to the library and pushed to your devices each Friday.

Challenges Designed to Help You Grow

Members have the option of participating in monthly design challenges, crafted to challenge them, help them grow their style and round out the year with 12 usable pieces of artwork.  

Educational Lessons

Each month includes 2 educational lessons specifically designed to help enhance your work as a surface designer and grow your creative business. Be sure to reference the Library and Syllabus below to see the content schedule.

Live Q&A Calls

Members are invited to submit questions for two Live Q&A calls each and every month. Hear straight from Bonnie as she answers your pressing questions and shares years of insight and knowledge with the members.

Behind the Scenes

Bonnie is constantly inside the group, communicating with members and sharing the latest inside her highly successful studio. You'll get exclusive, behind the scenes updates on what she's working on, what's she learning and VIP access to new releases.

What's In The Library

10+ years of knowledge shared through lessons, Q&A sessions and a thriving community.
The content is organized by what stage you're on in the success path - an easy to follow format that helps you identify where you're at and exactly what you need to do next in order to accomplish your goals.
This membership will help keep you on track and not overwhelmed.

 

+ Resources + Trade Secrets. Inside is where Bonnie pulls back the curtain to her success and business, sharing all of her secrets and resources. 

+ The Business Side of Being an Artist. From contracts and copyrights, to portfolios and submitting your work, I've got you covered.

+ Creating A Stable Income As An Artist. Learn how to create multiple streams of residual income that will allow your business to ebb and flow.

+ Monthly Challenges. Stretch your skills and connect with the community through design challenges that will help you focus on the project at hand.

 + Growing Your List + Email Marketing. Learn strategies for growing your email list, identifying your ideal customer (or client) and engaging with them through thoughtful marketing. 

+ Social Media Strategy. Grow your following authentically and cultivate lasting relationships with your followers.

+ Photography + Videography For Your Business. Learn how to harness the power of photography and videography to take your business to the next level.

+ Tips On Teaching. Bonnie shares everything she knows about teaching, creating course content and choosing the right platform to share your knowledge on. 

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

 

S P R O U T

Given the right conditions, seeds have the ability to lie dormant for years. But as soon as they're planted, nourished and surrounded by the nutrients that are necessary for growth, they begin to sprout.

R O O T

Once sprouted, seeds begin to take root. Roots grow by attaching themselves to a greater or more fundamental whole, which provides them with support that helps establish them deeply and firmly.

F L O U R I S H

Once rooted, plants begin to flourish. As the result of being in a healthy environment, they grow in a vigorous way, developing rapidly and successfully, they begin to thrive.

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 50,000 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 1700 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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"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. It’s provided me with a wealth of knowledge, and instant access to skills refreshers, tutorials and inspiring artists that I wouldn’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. I’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. ♥"

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 (it's simple to do inside the private membership portal). 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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