The Surface Design Immersion Course is an online training program for creatives who want to learn Adobe Illustrator, surface pattern design and the business side of how to be a full time licensing artist.
Whether you’re brand new or established and ready to soar, this course will meet you where you’re at and help you accomplish your BIG goals. You know the ones because they're scary and vulnerable to say out loud. I believe it’s important to set BIG goals and then ACHIEVE them.
The best way to accomplish your big goals is to immerse yourself in the learning, the industry and in the community.
The Immersion course is taught in a semi-live fashion through 8 modules with lessons, actionable assignments and live Q&A sessions. Bonnie is fully accessible and active in the private student portal, answering questions, providing feedback and sharing her knowledge and inspiration along the way.
The Immersion Course is an online training school for surface pattern design, delivered to students through a private course portal. The training is broken up into eight modules, delivered to students over the course of 8 weeks.
Enrollment opens only once a year.
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February 18th - 25th, 2020
Enrollment for the 2020 Immersion Course will be open from Tuesday, February 18th at 10am EST to Tuesday, February 25th at 12am EST.
Enrollment only opens once a year.
The Immersion Course begins on March 4th and lasts for 8 weeks.
Students have unlimited + lifetime access to the course and can go through it at their own pace.
The Immersion Course is an 8 week course that takes students through mastering Adobe Illustrator from the ground up and exploring all the different ways we can create artwork. We then move on to learning how to create a career in surface design. We focus on creating patterns, cohesive collections, a portfolio and online presence and then move on to the business side of surface design with topics on licensing, contracts, tradeshows, working with an agent and creating multiple income streams.
One module gets released each week with a live Q&A call held at the end of each module.
There are over 150 lessons, 16+ hours of video content and audio versions of the written content.
The time commitment varies a bit for everyone, but women in all walks of life (full time workers, college students, new mommas, recently retired, etc!) have taken the course and worked through it at their own pace.
If you hope to work through it 'live' (meaning, as it's released), plan on dedicating 1-3 hours each day or 1-2 full days each week.
Students have lifetime access to the course and the content never expires. You can truly go through it as slowly as you like! You can always join the live calls and stay in touch with the private community by committing just a few minutes each day.
There are two payment options for the 2019 Immersion Course:
1) A one time payment of $997
2) A 3 month payment plan of $397/month.
If you choose the payment plan, your first payment will be made the day you enroll, with two follow up payments automatically made on the same day of the month for the following two months.
The Immersion Course is only offered one time a year. Students gain lifetime access to the course and are invited back to retake the course each year at no additional cost.
To ensure a solid foundation and build community, the Immersion Course is only offered as a full 8 week course. Anyone proficient in Illustrator will be encouraged to work through the lessons and spend any extra time on sketching and gathering inspiration for the coming modules.
The minimum requirement for this course is:
You can see the student's full list of recommendations here.
The Immersion Course is similar to a college semester - an 8 week course that contains over 150 lessons, 16+ hours of video and audio versions of the written content. It's a commitment for those who are serious about turning their passion of design into a career.
Bonnie's other classes are lighter in context (usually 1-2 hours long) and are a great fit for someone who wants to dip their toes into surface design to see what it's all about.
The Immersion Course is taught in Illustrator CC and students have continued access to retake the new course each year. Students also get 1:1 feedback from Bonnie and access to ask quesiotns each week.
PLUS, the community is simply magical. There's no other way to put it!
Alumni Heather Schwarm says: "I had already taken all of Bonnie’s other classes when I signed up for her Immersion Course and wasn’t’ sure if there was that much more she could teach me. Boy, was I wrong." You can hear from more alumni here.
One of our favorite questions, because the truth is you really don't have to be able to draw like one might think. There are many professionals who are famous for their doodles and scribbles and others who have learned to solely work within illustrator.
Bonnie teaches ways to also reference photographs and use foraged and scanned items in your work, as well.
The course will teach you how to begin making marks and establish a routine art practice. We're betting you'll be surprised at how well you can draw with a bit of practice!
Students from all over the world have taken the Immersion Course and gained amazing accomplishments (meet some of them here). About 90% of the Immersion Course is universal, but the legal topics will only address US topics. That said, the goal will be to help international students understand what questions they need to ask professionals in their own country to learn the same principles.
The Immersion Course has a 100% money back guarantee.
Here are the details:
Participate in first 2 Modules of the course, and if you're not satisfied, send me an email. Show me your completed assignments for each lesson (proof that you tried) and tell me why the course didn't work for you. Once I receive your completed course work, you'll get a complete refund.
The refund deadline is March 18th, 2019. Make sure this is the right investment for you as the refund period does have a firm deadline.
The live Immersion Course begins on March 4, 2019. No refunds will be offered before the start of the Program. No exceptions.