I discovered these courses back in 2013 just after the birth of my daughter when I first became interested in surface pattern design. I always told myself that I couldn’t afford to take them but at the end of last year  I decided I couldn’t afford NOT to take them and purchased the “Designer in a Year” course bundle from the Make it in Design team! In February the first module opened, Designing Your Way, which is focused on discovering your own personal style and it lays the ground work for experimenting and playing as a way to discover new techniques, tools that can be incorporated into your work flow. It was a great way to get started because it really did get me seeing the pattern potential everywhere.
below are some examples of sketches I produced during this module