The Surface Design Immersion Course is a beloved 8 week online training program for those who want to learn Adobe Illustrator, the art of surface pattern design, how to become a licensing artist and create a sustainable business as a creative entrepreneur.
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 through 6 modules released over an 8 week period. Each module contains several short video lessons that build on each other, actionable assignments and downloadable resources. Students are fully supported by the support team, Live Q&A sessions and the thriving community. Bonnie is fully accessible and active in the private student portal, answering questions, providing feedback and sharing her knowledge and inspiration along the way.
And, I've been there.
As a completely self-taught designer, I know the value of shared information. After spending years learning on my own, teaching tens of thousands of students and working as a professional designer for the past 10 years, I have developed the ultimate Immersion course; something that I could have only dreamed of taking when I was starting. Let me save you years of learning on your own. YES, years!
So many times people hold tightly the things that they’ve learned, but I'm here to share it all with you. Learn all of the secrets, the nuances and the skills you need to become successful. There's room for you.
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 11am EST to Tuesday, February 25th at 11:59pm PST.
Enrollment only opens once a year.
The Immersion Course begins on Monday, March 2nd and lasts for 8 weeks.
Students will have unlimited + lifetime access to the 2020 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.
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 three payment options for the 2021 Immersion Course:
1) A one time payment of $1297
2) A 3 month payment plan of $497/month.
3) A 6 month payment plan of $279/month
If you choose the payment plan, your first payment will be made the day you enroll, with the following payments automatically made on the same day of the month for the following months.
The Immersion Course is only offered one time a year. Students will have unlimited + lifetime access to the 2020 course and can go through it at their own pace.
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 - it's an immersive and incredibly comprehensive 8 week course. 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 lifetime access to the incredible community. It's 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 14 day 100% money back guarantee.
Here are the details:
If you are unhappy with the Immersion course during the first 2 weeks, I will give you your money back. We believe in this course and know that if you apply what you learn, you WILL see results! We can't wait to share your success story with others!