I am the owner and illustrator of Gingiber. I have been an illustrator for 11 years and have successfully sold my artwork across several categories such as art licensing, wholesale, direct to customer sales, direct downloads, books, teaching, and more. I cannot wait to teach you how to do the same!
You may have heard of my special guest (especially if you love fabric and hope to design fabric yourself someday). Bonnie Christine is a fabric designer and a mom of 2 and lives in The Smoky Mountains. She has an ability to make everything she touches delicately beautiful. Her passion is sharing what she knows and inspiring others to follow their big dreams.
Bonnie runs the Surface Design Immersion Course is a beloved 8 week online training program for those who want to learn Adobe Illustrator, the art of surface pattern design, how to become a licensing artist and create a sustainable business as a creative entrepreneur.
Enrollment only opens once a year, and enrollment for 2023 is from February 21-February 28.
I wanted to give you a chance to know Bonnie not just as an industry educational leader, but also as a person. You are going to LOVE this talk with Bonnie Christine.
During the interview I asked her:
Her passion for developing future surface pattern designers
How personal signature style can be
How EXPENSIVE degrees that teach Adobe Illustrator are right now at both of our alma maters
The Brand New BONUS that I have featured inside of Immersion 2023 (Art to Product)
Bonnie’s favorite book
What time Bonnie wakes up each day
Coffee or tea
Who Bonnie would take to the moon with her (if she ever got the chance to fly to the moon)
Bonnie’s least favorite chore
Bonnie’s favorite design that she’s ever created
What she has learned about herself in the last year
What Bonnie was like as a child. Did she know she would be an artist someday
And so much more!
Whether or not you think Immersion is a good fit for you or not, this interview is chalked full of nuggets you will want to write down and hold onto.
I am an affiliate for Bonnie’s Course. I can stand behind this course because I have learned from Bonnie, have taken this course, AND I believe it is the highest quality training for prospective surface pattern designers who need to master Adobe Illustrator. She teaches you what you need to know for our industry and streamlines every process.