I've loved surface pattern for years. I wanted to study it at university but didn't get the right grades to go get onto the course I wanted to and I ending up doing Fashion instead which wasn't my first choice and I haven't worked in that industry for over 10 years now. I've been messing about with patterns on Illustrator for the last few years (with mostly horrific results!) but recently I signed up with the Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design course with designer Rachel Taylor and Beth Kempton of Do What you Love in order to try and find 'my style' with a view to hopefully being able to start selling my patterns. I've been having a blast with it so far, and we are only just into week 3 of the first module. Here are a couple of the patterns I've created so far.