Summer School from Make it in Design returns

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Back by popular demand, Summer School from Make it in Design returns for a second year to bring inspiration, fun and creativity to designers.   Summer School is a four-week on-line design event starting 6th July 2015.  With three tracks available: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced; it is an ideal platform to experience working to a brief, connect with other designers around the world, grow a body of commercial work and win amazing prizes.

Priced at just £20 per track, participants in this years’ Summer School are promised WGSN 2016 trend inspired creative briefs, fun design challenges, high-value prizes and the chance to get their work printed onto an item, published in the Surface Pattern Design Lookbook Volume 2 and featured in the world’s first on-line magazine dedicated to surface pattern design ‘MOYO’.

Make it in Design have teamed up with The Magic Touch for this years’ Summer School and are offering nine people the chance to see their designs brought to life through the magic of print. At the end of Summer School (31 July), The Magic Touch will select their three favourite designs from each track and will print them onto a bag, mug or tea towel. For any designer, seeing their work printed onto an item for the first time is a magical experience.

For a designer, it’s so important to gain exposure and show people what you’re all about, so having the chance to feature on the Make it in Design website, social networks, MOYO magazine and the Surface Pattern Design Lookbook Volume 2 is a fantastic opportunity. Designs created during Summer School are often showcased on other leading industry websites too. 

Regarded in the industry as a ‘go-to guide for on-trend designs’, the Surface Pattern Design Lookbook created by Make it in Design has received wide spread praise. Many look to it for inspiration and to discover the next new talent. Being featured in publications like this is a fantastic opportunity for any designer. See the lookbook here:

There are many surprises throughout the four-week event including free wallpaper downloads, fun design challenges for all the family to enjoy and the chance to win amazing prizes such as a place on an up-coming course from The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design.

The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design is the definitive guide to becoming a surface pattern professional and consists of four acclaimed on-line courses. Thriving surface pattern designer and illustrator Rachael Taylor guides designers along this exciting path and offers a rich combination of design inspiration, creative exercises, resources and skills needed to break into this exciting industry.

Participants on the beginners track can win a place on Module 1 ‘Designing your way’ worth £189, those on the intermediate track can win a place on Module 2 ‘Creating your professional identity’ worth £259 and anyone on the advanced track can win a place on Module 3 ‘Monetising your designs’ worth £359. 

Says Rachael Taylor, surface pattern designer, illustrator and creator of Summer School: “I’m so excited for Summer School to get started again this year.  Our briefs inspired by 2016 trends predicted by WGSN are jam-packed with word and design prompts, colour palettes and more. We’ll also be offering complimentary resources such as room stock photography, texture graphics and a whole range of other things depending on which track your on to help build a strong and stunning body of work.

“Summer School really is something you can fit in around your job and the family. Plus you’ll be joining a really supportive community of designers across the world in our private Facebook group. We already have hundreds of designers signed up and it really is a fantastic opportunity to get yourself out there as a designer, win lots of prizes, grow your portfolio and have fun.” 

Summer School starts on Monday July 6 and last for four weeks. One track is priced at just £20 and there are attractive discounts when you sign up for multiple tracks.  Please visit to see last years’ Summer School designs, find out all of the details for the 2015 event and to sign up.

For further details on The Magic Touch visit and for Rachael Taylor visit