about the Pattern Camp e-course


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. (Though I will tell you that the Pattern Camp weekends are pretty much the most fun thing ever, and students who do the course that way always love it! The energy and excitement is palpable as everyone works through the lessons together.)

Pattern Camp students will have access to the classroom and all the lessons for one month after the initial weekend.

Pattern Camp runs 2 or 3 times a year. (The next session will be January 27-28, 2018)

When registration is open prior to the course beginning you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for Pattern Camp on its own or to bundle it with Campfire, our online membership group for creatives, and get an incredible deal on the price of Pattern Camp. Details on the Campfire + Pattern Camp bundle are here.

Campfire members who also take Pattern Camp have ongoing access to the Pattern Camp classroom and all the course lessons for as long as their membership is active.

If you’d like to access to the Pattern Camp lessons for longer than one month, the Campfire + Pattern Camp bundle is your ticket!



Here is the schedule/syllabus of topics that will be covered in Pattern Camp.

Here is a course preview.


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 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!)


Testimonials from happy Pattern Campers: