about the Pattern Camp e-course


Pattern Camp is an online pattern design course, created and taught by me, Jessica Swift. Participants will leave the workshop with the confidence and skills to create their own beautiful repeat patterns using both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop.

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 course 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.

The course is available as a self-paced self-study course. You can work through the lessons at your own pace as it suits your lifestyle and schedule.

Upon registering, Pattern Camp participants will have forever-access to the classroom and all the lessons. You’ll also be invited to join our private, supportive, inspiring, and incredibly active Facebook group.



Cost: $159 USD

Where: in a private classroom area of the Pattern Camp website

What you’ll learn:

  • how to make a straight repeat in Adobe Illustrator
  • how to make a half-drop repeat in Illustrator
  • how to make a straight repeat in Adobe Photoshop
  • how to turn a painting into a repeating pattern in Photoshop
  • how to use Illustrator and Photoshop (there are primer videos available!)
  • how to add complexity to your patterns designs
  • how to create and use a mood board
  • how to choose a color palette
  • what goes in a pattern collection
  • and a lot more

Want to sign up for both Campfire and Pattern Camp together? Awesome! Details on the Campfire + Pattern Camp bundle are here. (pssssst: you’ll save $99 when you sign up for the bundle)



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

Here is a course preview.

Here is a schedule of what’s to come in Campfire in 2018.


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 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: