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Together with our friends at Make it in Design, we are offering a very special prize to ONE very lucky reader - one free place on the next The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course worth $895 (£579).
Places on this course are strictly limited and are highly sought after, but one person from this competition will be guaranteed a place!
The Ultimate Portfolio Builder is an advanced seven-week online professional surface pattern design course, consisting of an intense five-week class followed by two weeks of design reviews. The classroom is accessible 24/7 so you can join from anywhere in the world, and fit the course into your busy life.
This powerful course will give you all the tools and advice you need to grow, refine and strengthen your professional design portfolio, make your designs more sellable and give you the fast-track to trade show success.
Brought to you in association with Printsource, one of the top surface and textile design shows in the world, this course will provide you with exclusive insight to help you secure the right buyers for your work, deal effectively with clients, get trade show ready and discover the secrets to landing your dream work. Plus one lucky person on the course will win a free booth at Printsource Aug 2016 and $1,000 to get you to New York!
Course alumni have gone on to launch their own design studios, win national awards, be featured in design books, on leading blogs and more. Fancy a bit of this action too? Read on to find out how to enter.
The Ultimate Portfolio Builder includes:
Five weeks of exceptional in-depth teaching on subject matter (objects, characters, nature, geometrics, typography and abstract), colour and media, the power of recolouring, designing for occasions, genre and style, audience and market and so much more
A series of advanced design challenges to help you grow as a designer and build a strong, rounded portfolio
An array of LIVE briefs from real companies looking to sign the next big talent – is it you?
A series of video based technical masterclasses from guest designers on typography, characters, photography, mixed media collages and more, to hone your professional design skills
Insight into the practicalities of managing a growing design studio
Trade show planning advice direct from Printsource New York
Opportunity to put questions to Rachael Taylor
90 days’ free access to the top trend forecasting site WGSN
One lucky person on the course will win a free booth at Printsource New York, August 2016 and $1,000 towards the cost of travel to the show
An incredible four-part creative brief from Printsource to help you attract the clients you want and the kind of work you dream of
Bonus material on managing your finances, how to be your own career strategist and thinking outside the box
Access to a huge library of textures to give your work depth and distinction
Access to exclusively styled room set images ready-made for you to render your designs on
A selection of colour palettes intended to help you push your colour choices
And a whole lot more – this course really is jam-packed full of goodness!
The prize: ONE place on The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course starting September 21, 2015, delivered on-line.
How to enter:
Check out the course website to find out more about it, then come back to this post and leave a comment with a link to your website, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram so that we can contact you and write in no more than 50 words why this course would benefit you right now and how it could transform your design career.
Deadline: 5pm GMT on Friday September 18, 2015. Any comments left after this time will not be counted.
Terms and Conditions: This competition is to win a place on The Ultimate Portfolio Builder course from Make it in Design starting September 21, 2015. One entry allowed per person. The winning place is not transferrable – either by date or to another individual and must not be sold on and no cash alternative will be offered in the event that the winner is unable to use the prize for any reason. By entering this competition you agree to your entry to be promoted on the Uppercase and Make it in Design website and their associated social networks. The winner will be jointly selected by Janine Vangool and Rachael Taylor and announced by Sunday September 20. The judges’ decision is final.