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From Sketch To Wrapping Paper


Hello there, I’m Anne! I teach a proven step by step process that transforms your sketches and artwork into beautiful and unique repeating patterns using Adobe Illustrator. Once you’ve mastered the steps, the sky’s the limit. Turn your designs into fabric or sell them on mugs, notebooks, phone cases, paper products and more. The options are endless. Join me and I’ll guide your learning journey in surface pattern design and deliver the training, encouragement and support you need to succeed in this incredibly exciting field. There is room for you!



The Club

Do you need weekly accountability to stay focused on your surface pattern design goals? If you’ve completed my 8-week online training & coaching program, The Pattern Design Academy, you’re eligible to join The Pattern Design Club, a monthly membership for surface pattern designers. This highly engaged and supportive community will help you put into practice everything you’ve learned and take your skills even further.


The Class

Do you learn best with an in-depth online course combined with personalized coaching? Enroll in The Pattern Design Academy, an 8 week online course & coaching program that delivers the A to Z about surface pattern design. You’ll be fully prepared and ready to sign your first licensing contract or sell your products in a variety of ways including directly to your customers and indirectly through passive income.

The Coach

Do you dream of building your own creative business online? Contact me for information about my latest program, Jumpstart Your Creative Business Online. Learn the step by step process from setting up your business structure, picking a name, growing your email list with an effective opt-in to determining your offers, launching your products and earning income from a variety of sources.


Get Started in Surface Pattern Design

Do you see patterns everywhere and have you always wanted to create your own? Download my top five tips and get access to my free video series.



Let’s Get Zen With Our Pens

I’m recharging my creative batteries this month. I don’t know about you but periodically, when I’m really focused on running my online business, I forget to set aside time for my own creative practice. Then, all of a sudden, I realize that I’m really missing it and need to restructure my time to incorporate personal creative time back into my week.

One of the things that helps me relax and ease back into being creative is sketching. Today’s video tutorial is all about opening yourself to the possibility of relaxation and that feeling of “zen-ness” that comes from focusing on a creative project and forgetting about everything else for a little while.



I have enjoyed and looked forward to every moment of The Pattern Design Academy course. It has delivered beyond my expectations and has been such a joyful and fun journey. Anne’s wonderful teaching skills and delightful enthusiasm allow us to easily join into this diverse and beautiful creative world.
— Shauna Kendall
Don’t let your fear of computers or design programs scare you or worry that your artistic skills aren’t very strong. Don’t let these deter you from taking The Pattern Design Academy program. Anne is an amazing teacher and guide. She will help you master the steps to completing a pattern repeat and gain confidence along the way. She wants every single one of her students to succeed. The group setting is wonderful. You will also see that even the simplest of motifs can create incredibly beautiful patterns. You’ll surprise yourself!
— Karen Booth
The Pattern Design Academy course has been amazing. I have gained so much knowledge. The timeline is also fantastic. I can move at my own pace. For me, what has been most important, is the confidence that I have gained in my skills. The private Facebook group was fantastic with all of the support and encouragement and as a great source of information.
— Vivian Gomez

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