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Back by popular demand, the Make it in Design Summer School offers exciting creative briefs inspired by 2020 trend reports from the fabulous top trend forecasting websites Porter & Brawn and WGSN! It also offers an amazing chance to get your work published, and comes with awesome bonus materials, fun tasks, great prizes, and lots of surprises!

Summer School 2019 is a 4-week online design event running from July 29 – 23 August. It’s aimed at designers who want to fill their summer with inspiration and creativity.

There are three tracks to choose from – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced – they are an ideal platform to learn how to design to a Spring / Summer 2020 trend-inspired brief, to connect with other designers around the world, to grow your portfolio, and to win prizes! Please feel free to sign up for one or more options and use this opportunity to stretch yourself, meet other creative, experience working to a brief, expand your portfolio, and even get your work published!

Each track is priced at £22 (bundle deals are available for multiple tracks: £38 for two tracks and £49 for all three tracks) and registration includes:

  • Two creative briefs* (weeks 1 & 3 per track)
  • Two fun design challenges (weeks 2 & 4 per track)
  • Downloadable bonus material including colour palettes, room stock images, wall papers and textures depending on the track
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other designers from across the world participating in Summer School
  • Chance to win a free place on our acclaimed online courses (Module 1: Designing your way, Module 2: Creating your professional identity, Module 3: Monetising your designs and The Ultimate Portfolio Builder)

Each track is priced at £22 and we offer an attractive discount if you sign up for more than one so visit our SHOP now for further details!

 

THE PINK PIG COMPETITION

 

We are thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at The Pink Pig once again this summer to bring you an exciting and EXCLUSIVE design competition.

Pink Pig International are offering a FREE place on ALL THREE TRACKS of the Make it in Design Summer School 2019.  In addition one lucky winner will get the chance to see their winning design feature on the cover of a Pink Pig sketchbook.

To take part you need to create a ‘summer celebration’ surface pattern design and share via Instagram.

Based in Yorkshire, UK, Pink Pig International has been supplying quality handmade sketchpads to artists and art students for 25 years and boast the largest range of sketchbooks as a company globally with over 11,000 iterations of products varying in colour and size – AWESOME!

Watch their video to find out more about this fantastic company and the below links for more details:

Connect with The Pink Pig:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter

HOW IT WORKS
  • Create a ‘summer celebration’ surface pattern design. (One design per entrant please)
  • Be sure to create your surface pattern design at 300 DPI (square, portrait, or landscape is fine) and share as a low-res image online in the first instance
  • Please retain your high res version should you be selected as the winner and you will be contacted directly for this
  • Share your entry on Instagram using the hashtags #makeitindesign #pinkpigsketchbooks #summerschool2019 no later than Thursday July 25, 2019.
  • Please ensure that you follow @makeitindesignand @pinkpigsketchbooks
  • Don’t forget to tag @makeitindesign and @pinkpigsketchbooks in your post!
  • The winner will be chosen by team at The Pink Pig and will win a place on ALL THREE at The Make it in Design Summer School 2019 which starts July 29, 2019.
The Small Print
  • The winner will be chosen by The Pink Pig Team after Thursday July 25, 2019 and announced on the MIID website.
  • The prize is for a place on the beginner, intermediate and advanced track of Summer School 2018 which starts July 29, 2019.
  • The Summer School 2019 prize is not transferable and not exchangeable for any monies.
  • In addition the winner will be offered the chance to see their winning design feature on a sketchbook.
  • The Pink Pig reserve the right to withdraw the print prize.

 

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How would you like to join a fabulously supportive community of designers just like you, where you can share work in progress, ask for advice, build relationships within the design community and more?⁣⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

The Make it in Design Live Hub is for you if …

 

  • Want to receive fresh new content to inspire, motivate and delight you every single Monday

 

  • Want a brand-new theme each month to get those creative juices flowing

 

  • Love to feel encouraged and supported, with all the tools and advice you need to help your design career flourish

 

  • Want to be inspired all year round to create gorgeous designs

 

  • Want creative challenges every month to push and stretch you and build up that portfolio – download a free example HERE

 

  • Want expert teaching from the likes of Rachael Taylor and other industry experts such as Print and Textile Designer Davinder Madaher and Trends Consultant Sarah Porter plus many more – watch a short extract HERE

 

  • Want to hear exclusive interviews with professional designers, photographers, artists and even big companies like Adobe

 

  • Want to take part in monthly Facebook Live sessions and have your questions answered by industry experts – watch a short extract HERE

 

  • Want to be part of a wonderfully supportive global online community where you can share work, ask for advice, build relationships for friendship and collaboration

 

 

Take a closer look at what you can expect each month here >>>>

 

Whether a beginner just starting to build your portfolio or a seasoned professional looking for fresh inspiration, we have the resources you need.

 

Make it in Design alumni and Live Hub Founder Member Claire Morosi used the support and guidance of our community to secure the opportunities she wanted. We are thrilled to say that just recently Claire was selected to exhibit at TopDrawer September 2019 as part of the Spotted curated section – AMAZING!

 

 

Subscription Offers:

 

You can look forward to all this and more for only £22 a month (or save more with our additional subscription options!)

 

  • Monthly =  £22 per month (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax every month)
  • Quarterly =  £50 every 3 months (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax every 3 months)
  • Annual=  £180 every 12 months (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax every 12 months)
  • Bi-annual =  £95 every 6 months (Plus any applicable VAT/Tax every 6 months)

 

*If you would like to cancel your membership at any time, simply contact the team via learn@makeitindesign.com for further instruction.

 

 

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Back by popular demand, the Make it in Design Summer School offers exciting creative briefs inspired by 2020 trend reports from the fabulous top trend forecasting websites Porter & Brawn and WGSN! It also offers an amazing chance to get your work published, and comes with awesome bonus materials, fun tasks, great prizes, and lots of surprises!

Summer School 2019 is a 4-week online design event running from July 29 – 23 August. It’s aimed at designers who want to fill their summer with inspiration and creativity.

There are three tracks to choose from – Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced – they are an ideal platform to learn how to design to a Spring / Summer 2020 trend-inspired brief, to connect with other designers around the world, to grow your portfolio, and to win prizes! Please feel free to sign up for one or more options and use this opportunity to stretch yourself, meet other creative, experience working to a brief, expand your portfolio, and even get your work published!

Each track is priced at £22 (bundle deals are available for multiple tracks: £38 for two tracks and £49 for all three tracks) and registration includes:

  • Two creative briefs* (weeks 1 & 3 per track)
  • Two fun design challenges (weeks 2 & 4 per track)
  • Downloadable bonus material including colour palettes, room stock images, wall papers and textures depending on the track
  • Access to a private Facebook group to connect with other designers from across the world participating in Summer School
  • Chance to win a free place on our acclaimed online courses (Module 1: Designing your way, Module 2: Creating your professional identity, Module 3: Monetising your designs and The Ultimate Portfolio Builder)

Each track is priced at £22 and we offer an attractive discount if you sign up for more than one so visit our SHOP now for further details!

 

THE PINK PIG COMPETITION

 

We are thrilled to be joining forces with our friends at The Pink Pig once again this summer to bring you an exciting and EXCLUSIVE design competition.

Pink Pig International are offering a FREE place on ALL THREE TRACKS of the Make it in Design Summer School 2019.  In addition one lucky winner will get the chance to see their winning design feature on the cover of a Pink Pig sketchbook.

To take part you need to create a ‘summer celebration’ surface pattern design and share via Instagram.

Based in Yorkshire, UK, Pink Pig International has been supplying quality handmade sketchpads to artists and art students for 25 years and boast the largest range of sketchbooks as a company globally with over 11,000 iterations of products varying in colour and size – AWESOME!

Watch their video to find out more about this fantastic company and the below links for more details:

Connect with The Pink Pig:  Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram  |  Twitter

HOW IT WORKS
  • Create a ‘summer celebration’ surface pattern design. (One design per entrant please)
  • Be sure to create your surface pattern design at 300 DPI (square, portrait, or landscape is fine) and share as a low-res image online in the first instance
  • Please retain your high res version should you be selected as the winner and you will be contacted directly for this
  • Share your entry on Instagram using the hashtags #makeitindesign #pinkpigsketchbooks #summerschool2019 no later than Thursday July 25, 2019.
  • Please ensure that you follow @makeitindesignand @pinkpigsketchbooks
  • Don’t forget to tag @makeitindesign and @pinkpigsketchbooks in your post!
  • The winner will be chosen by team at The Pink Pig and will win a place on ALL THREE at The Make it in Design Summer School 2019 which starts July 29, 2019.
The Small Print
  • The winner will be chosen by The Pink Pig Team after Thursday July 25, 2019 and announced on the MIID website.
  • The prize is for a place on the beginner, intermediate and advanced track of Summer School 2018 which starts July 29, 2019.
  • The Summer School 2019 prize is not transferable and not exchangeable for any monies.
  • In addition the winner will be offered the chance to see their winning design feature on a sketchbook.
  • The Pink Pig reserve the right to withdraw the print prize.

 

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The top design trends of 2020-2021 revealed – and how to use them!

 with Rachael Taylor and Sarah Porter 

6:00 PM (UK time) on Tuesday July 2nd, 2019

 

 

Would you love to work with trends and keep your design work ahead of the curve?

 

If so, our upcoming FREE trends-based webinar is for you!

 

Trends are an incredibly powerful facet of design, covering numerous industries, styles and markets. They offer designers the opportunity to get creative, to push their artistic boundaries and to get their work noticed.

 

Hosted by renowned pattern designer Rachael Taylor and trend consultant Sarah Porter, and brought to you by The Make it in Design Live Hub, this webinar will help you build your confidence when working with trends so you can really stand out from the crowd.

 

  • Gain an insight into the top trends for designers in 2020-21
  • Find out how you can make the most of these invaluable trend insights
  • See some of the latest trade show examples
  • Give your design work a fierce and competitive edge with the hottest trend information and expert teaching

 

Join us Tuesday 2nd July, 2019 at 6.00 PM (UK time) to learn all about the top design trends of 2020-2021 and how you can use them to give your design career a boost!

 

We hope to see you there!

 

*Please note that if you register for this webinar you will have the opportunity to watch it LIVE and/ or after the session you will be sent an email link to view the webinar as a playback session (for a limited time only) plus an exclusive collection of downloadable trends and a mini design challenge!

 

 

More on our thriving monthly members’ club:

 

The Make it in Design Live Hub (formerly The Colour Gang) is our thriving monthly members’ club with SO much to offer!

 

Whether you’re a Make it in Design alumni or someone creative who’d love to have access to a fountain of design resources, tools and inspiration, we have something for everyone.

 

Take a peek HERE to see what members can look forward to every month + registration opens July 1st 2019!

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Hello everyone! Today we’re thrilled to share some behind the scenes shots from filming last week at the absolutely beautiful Arley Hall and Gardens! We are thrilled to say that this filming is for a BRAND NEW masterclass which we will release in Autumn this year all about florals and nature!

A floral masterclass with Make it in Design and Rachael Taylor

 

Calling all doodle addicts, designers and nature and garden lovers coming this November we have a floral and nature masterclass!

Would you love to:

  • Build up a bank of floral motifs for your portfolio
  • Develop your design skills
  • Learn new ways to approach motif making
  • Explore mark making techniques
  • Get an exclusive insight into professional surface pattern design Rachael Taylor’s design practice

If you are passionate about surface pattern and would love to bring some fresh design work and excitement to your portfolio, then this masterclass is for you.

This new course will be led by renowned surface pattern designer, stylist and coach Rachael Taylor

JOIN THE WAITING LIST

To be the first to hear about when this exciting new course will launch and how you can sign up, join our waiting list HERE!

 

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Here at Make it in Design we love nothing more than a gorgeous typography design – so much so that we are launching a Summer School Typography Competition!

This is an exciting design challenge for alumni of previous Summer School’s as well as a chance to practice your typography skills.

The Challenge

We would love for you to create your very own beautiful typography, testimonial design. Rachael Taylor will one design as the winner, and that person will be given a FREE place on ALL THREE TRACKS of Summer School 2019 starting on July 29th, 2019.

 

Below you can find the competition requirements:

 

  • Create an inspirational typographic design in your own style and media (this can be hand-drawn or created with different fonts). The quote should include your own words BUT must start with:

The Make it in Design Summer School is…

  • Please supply a 1000 pixels wide, ‘save for web’ jpg AND a high res (300dpi) version with the original pixel size. You can use Dropbox / WeTransfer / to send these images to learn@makeitindesign.com with your full name and website and social media links
  • Deadline: Midnight (BST) Sunday June 30, 2019
  • You will also need to share your design on social media. This can be on our Facebook page or Instagram. Use hashtags #makeitindesign and #summerschool2019

Please note:

The prize is non-transferable and there is no cash alternative, but if you win and have already registered for Summer School 2019 you will receive a refund of your class fee.

The winner will be announced on Monday July 8, 2019.

 

 

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Our friends at Derwent have asked us to share this EXCITING OPPORTUNITY and fun (UK) day out for you.

 

 

“Dear Artist,

 

We wish to invite you to a Derwent Artist Focus Group event which we are holding on Wednesday 19th June 2019 at the Bond Company, Birmingham.

 

 

The purpose of the event is to gain artist feedback on new product launches and product development for the Derwent brand in general. It will be informal and invigilated by staff from the Derwent team including Nuala Henry, Brand Manager, Product Manager and Barbara Murray Derwent Technical Manager with up to 8 artists in attendance.

 

 

We are looking for a range of artists in age and backgrounds and skills, please provide a brief statement about your work to enter.

 

 

We will start the meeting at 9.30am with introductions and finishing at approx. at 4.00pm. We will pay travel expenses up to £70 per person with lunch and a Derwent goody bag of materials to the value of £50.

 

 

Please can you confirm if you would like to attend by emailing Nuala.henry@acco.com.

Please be sure to add ‘Derwent Focus Group’ – June 19th (Make it in Design) in the the subject header”

 

 

https://www.derwentart.com

 

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Fill your summer with inspiration and creativity, by joining the Make it in Design Summer School this summer. Summer School is an exciting global online design event that gives you experience working to Spring/Summer trend-inspired briefs, helps build your portfolio and connect with other designers, and gives you the opportunity to get your work published!

There are three tracks – Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Please feel free to sign up for one or more options, and use this opportunity to stretch yourself, connect with other designers, experience working to a brief, grow your portfolio and even get your work published!

 

We have welcomed thousands of students to Summer School over the last six years, and have had the pleasure of helping designers all over the world to keep their summers energised, fun, and filled with creativity!

Each year we partner up with trend leaders to bring you cutting edge trend briefs, designed to help you push your creative boundaries and keep up your design momentum over the summer holidays. We are thrilled to share that our trends this year will be coming from WGSN and the fab Porter & Brawn!

 

Early bird offer NOW ON!

 

SIGN UP BEFORE JUNE 02, 2019 AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF OUR EARLY BIRD OFFER!

One track now only £18 (price after early bird sale £22)

 

Two tracks now only £30 (price after early bird sale £38)

 

All three tracks now only £38 (price after early bird sale £49)

 

Here’s what you get with Summer School:
  • A variety of tracks starting at just £22 – Beginner , Intermediate, and Advanced
  • A selection of bundles if you want more than one track – two tracks for £38, or all three tracks for just £49!
  • Two beautifully presented trend briefs per track, based on the hottest trends from WGSN and Porter & Brawn!
  • Two creative exercises per track to help get you inspired
  • Opportunities to expand your design portfolio and fill it with on-trend pattern work
  • Access to our ever-growing online community, perfect for networking, professional advice, design tips, friendships and even future collaborations
  • Gorgeous, high-resolution downloads from mock-up photography to desktop and mobile backgrounds!

Not only is Summer School a blast, each track comes with a chance to get your work published on our blog, website, social channels, and even in our online magazine MOYO! There are also tons of other fantastic prizes to be won, too!

WHAT does a full brief include?

 

Here’s a peek at the inside the Summer School briefs from 2018 – these briefs include TONS of visual inspiration and creative prompts to help you really dive into the trends and can be up to 10 pages long. We don’t leave you hanging so don’t worry! Complete beginners through to advanced designers take part – it’s all about how you respond to the trend. All briefs come in a beautiful PDF format and are downloadable, printable, and saveable for later use!

 

How it works:

(1) On Monday July 29, 2019 you will be able to access and download your first creative brief

– If you want to be included in our online public gallery you will need to submit your work by Sunday September 01, 2019

– The galleries will go live on Monday September 02, 2019 and we will share them widely on social media.

 

(2) On Monday August 05, 2019 you will be able to access and download your first fun challenge

– Share your pictures anytime before Sunday August 11, 2019 in the private Summer School Facebook group and/ or social media. Spot prizes will be awarded!

 

(3) On Monday August 12, 2019 you will be able to access and download your second creative brief

– If you want to be included in our online public gallery you will need to submit your work by Sunday September 01, 2019

– The galleries will go live on Monday September 02, 2019 and we will share them widely on social media.

 

(4) On Monday August 19, 2019 you will be able to access and download your second fun challenge

– Share your pictures anytime before Sunday August 25, 2019 in the private Summer School Facebook group and/ or social media. Spot prizes will be awarded!

 

(5) On Friday September 13, 2019 we will publish a round up on the Make it in Design BLOG with links to all the galleries and an announcement of all of the prize winners.

 

(6) On Sunday September 29, 2019 all three Winter School classrooms will close.

 

Summer School Prizes with Fashion Formula:

This year we are delighted to team up once again with Fashion Formula for Summer School 2019!

Alongside the chance to win a free place on an upcoming module from Make it in Design, participants also got the chance to see their designs come alive in print courtesy of Fashion Formula!

Fashion Formula offer nine prizes in total, three for each track of Summer School based on work submitted to the two trend briefs:

  • 1st prize: 3 meters of any fabric from their range and 4 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
  • 2nd prize: 1 meter of any fabric from their range and 2 sheets of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)
  • 3rd prize: 2 fat quarters of any fabric ( 65 x 48 cm) and 1 sheet of gift wrap (50 x 70 cm each)

This is a fantastic opportunity for students to see their designs in physical form!  Fashion Formula happily ship worldwide too, so there’s a chance for everyone to win!

What our students say …

 

 

FIND OUT MORE AND REGISTER FOR SUMMER SCHOOL TODAY!

 

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Dear Make it in Design community,

 

Next month the Make it in Design team will be filming a BRAND NEW masterclass and we cannot wait to reveal more!

 

In the meantime, we need YOUR help!

 

As part of the masterclass we want to showcase the diverse range of skills that YOU our wonderfully talented Make it in Design community possess. Therefore, we are looking for designers to send in examples of their work which we could share on film and in the new course. You will be fully credited within the course content.

 

We are looking for ANY of the following which have a floral or nature-based theme:

 

  • Tea towels
  • An apron
  • Fabric samples
  • Greeting cards
  • Notebooks
  • Sheets of gift wrap
  • Prints / artwork
  • Wallpaper samples
  • Garment samples
  • Cushions
  • Phone cases
  • Postcards
  • Branding examples / promotional materials

 

If you would be interested, we would need the samples to reach us ideally no later than Monday June 03 so that the team could transport it for the filming sessions in early June.

 

If you would like to get involved or have any questions please do contact the team via learn@makeitindesign.com

 

Many thanks,

The Make it in Design Team

 

 

 

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