The next session of Pattern Camp will be April 8-9, 2017.


Pattern Camp is a 2-day, intensive, weekend-long virtual, online pattern design workshop created + taught by Jessica Swift. It’s pattern design boot camp! (Except fun, and no one will yell at you, promise.)

If you dream of learning how to make repeat patterns but are unsure of where and how to begin, this course is for you. Throughout the 2-day online workshop you will learn to design repeat patterns in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, and we will start from the beginning. No prior knowledge of how to use either program is necessary — beginners are absolutely welcome!

Videos, tutorials, and live Q+A’s will guide you through the tools, techniques, and tricks to get you quickly on your way to proficiency in the programs + creating your own beautiful patterns.

You don’t have to be there live during the 2-day weekend to take the course — you can work through at your own pace if that better suits your lifestyle and schedule.

After the initial weekend, Pattern Camp participants will have access to the classroom and all the lessons for one month afterward.

Here is the schedule/syllabus of topics that will be covered in class. Here is a course preview.

Full details about Pattern Camp can be found here.


Curious what the Pattern Camp lessons are like? Here’s a peek at one of the video lessons, straight out of the course:

Curious what the Pattern Campers are creating? Here is just a tiny smattering of what they’re up to:

patterncamp-cats-and-dogs-jenn-gallagher patterncamp-triangles-babs-reh Alison kolesar-pattern

Jacquelyn Carter- designs patterncamp-sunset-jenn-gallagher patterncamp-holiday-joan-herlinger

There are lots more to see on the blog. Each week I share a weekly challenge theme which all Pattern Campers are invited to use for design inspiration. Then we round them all up each week and post them on the blog. Take a peek! It’s one of the most fun parts of the after-Pattern Camp experience. (And if you can believe it, many of these folks had little to no experience with Illustrator or Photoshop before the course. It’s true!)

The next session of Pattern Camp will be April 8-9, 2017.

(There are some other fun things that will be happening around here in 2017, too, so stay tuned!)