Supercharge your creative career with masterclasses by your favourite artists and surface designers



Two BONUS Masterclasses valued at $249 & more great bonuses from the teachers

4 exclusive interviews (45 to 60 mins each) with industry experts sharing insights to their journey.

15 In-Depth Masterclasses (45 to 60 mins each) with renowned artists and designers (that's 900 mins of content!)

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Are you an aspiring artist looking to make your mark in the world of surface design? Are you ready to overcome your imposter syndrome, gain insights from industry experts, and take your creative journey to the next level?

Look no further! The "I Am An Artist" Summit is here to guide you on your path to success.  Don't miss out on this incredible opportunity to learn from your favourite surface designers.

Ignite your creative spark and turn your dreams into a thriving creative career.

summit speakers

Missed the summit? No worries. You can now purchase replay and watch it at your own convenience.

She’s been creating delicate and ethereal artwork for brands and products around the world since 2009. She’s a mama, artist and fabric designer living nestled back in the hills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Her goal is to help creatives earn a living doing what they love. Her journey of being a self-taught designer and learning 'the hard way' is exactly what drives her passion for teaching others how to become a successful creative entrepreneur. 

surface designer, entrepreneur, award-winning online educator

Bonnie Christine

Meet your teachers

at the summit

at the summit

From the picturesque capital of Wellington, New Zealand, Mel Armstrong draws inspiration from the captivating flora and fauna found around her. She has a diverse portfolio, which encompasses licensed pattern designs for textiles, stationery, and home decor. Mel has also lent her artistic prowess to the creation of more than 15 enchanting children's books. Her work is a testament to her boundless creativity and passion for bringing joy to young readers through art.

highly acclaimed children's book illustrator, surface pattern designer

Mel Armstrong

A pit stop as a coffee shop manager soon turned into an Etsy side hustle. After work at her day job and while being a new mother and supporting her graduate school husband, she sold handmade pillows, art prints, and onesies, and worked in the margins of her already busy life. Coffee and a “never give up” attitude led to the creation of Gingiber. Today, her art and products are showcased in over 1,000 brick-and-mortar shops. Through her art, she continues to inspire and uplift, adding a touch of joy and creativity to the lives of those who embrace Gingiber's heartfelt magic.

illustrator, mom of 3, wife, constant doodler, joy chaser

Stacie Bloomfield

Liz Kohler Brown is a designer and letterer based in North Carolina who loves using vintage inspiration to create bold artwork for fabric and stationery. Her patterns and illustrations have been sold all over the world through stores online and in-person including Target, Hawthorne Supply Co., and Rocky Nook Publishing.

designer and letterer

Liz Kohler Brown

Jehane is the creative heart and mind behind UK-based Illustration Agency Jehane Ltd. A successful designer in her own right, Jehane has licensed hundreds of her own designs all over the world. Her agency's clients include Anthropologie, Chronicle Books, The National Trust and many more.


Pattern and colour obsessed, Erin never tires of seeing her designs on products around the world... from wallpaper at Australia Zoo to baby shoes in Israel, pet accessories in the US to cloth nappies in the UK, and on the pages of a quilting book (just to name a few).

Erin Kendal

Brooke Glaser

Brooke Glaser is a professional illustrator. You can find her work in places like Target, and on things like kids apparel, greeting cards, gift wrap and more. She also teaches online classes and has helped over 270k+ students level up both their art and their creative careers.

Genna Blackburn

Genna Blackburn is an illustrator, surface designer and educator in Detroit, Michigan. Her work is a playful exploration of colour and shape stemming from her background in graphic design. She loves drawing on the iPad, seeing her work on fun products out in the world. She has worked with companies like Target, Hello Bello, Papyrus and Jiggy Puzzles.

Rebecca Woolbright

With joyful products in over 100 nationwide stores and licensed designs worldwide, Rebecca Woolbright's passion lies in crafting vibrant, organic patterns. Through her education platform 'Manufacture: Awesome,' Rebecca simplifies overseas manufacturing for aspiring entrepreneurs. She guides students to bring their artistic visions to life on various products. 

Amanda Corcoran

Mandy Corcoran is a pattern designer and educator with a passion for empowering creatives. Mandy provides actionable guidance that allows artists to break through artistic barriers and produce work they're proud of. Her educational approach combines practical techniques with creative inspiration, making it easier for artists to achieve their design goals.

Ryann Scrafford & Fleur Crawford,
Creative Studio Collective

Ryann's and Fleur's goal for CSC is to create a space where they share collective knowledge to support other artists and elevate the design industry together. With over 17 years of experience in the surface design industry, they have jointly released 35+ collections to print-on-demand companies and successfully licensed their art worldwide.

Elizabeth Silver

Elizabeth Silver is a professional surface pattern designer who loves to bring new artists a behind the scenes look at an industry she’s been a part of for 20 years. Elizabeth’s art is regularly featured in major retailers including Target, Michaels and Home Goods and she licenses her illustrations with over 30 partners ranging from fabric, stationery and gift products. 

Ellie Whittaker

Ellie Whittaker affectionately labels her bold, joyful designs as 'modern nostalgia'. She has worked with some of Australia's biggest retailers, including Target and Cotton On, Big W, Best&Less and Spotlight Stores. When she's not working on licensing partnerships she runs her own online fabric store, manufacturing ethical and sustainable fabrics. 

Sandra Mejia

Sandra Mejia wasn’t happy with her corporate job in Business and Finance and one day she decided to follow her dream to make art her full-time job.  Now, she divides her days between creating illustrations and patterns for companies around the world and teaching surface design and illustration online.

Other amazing surface designers that'll be teaching at the summit

Charly Clements is an illustrator and mentor for beautiful creative souls like yourself! She's built a thriving illustration business licensing out her art to amazing clients all around the world, and taught tens of thousands of students through her online classes.. and now she's on a mission to help you become the artist you've always dreamed of.

surface designer, illustrator, educator

Charly Clements

Also featuring...

these designers

these designers

Jess Miller is a Los Angeles based designer, illustrator and educator. Her whimsical style is infused with bright pops of color and layered textures, inspired by nature, retro artwork, and vintage design. Jess has established a full-fledged illustration company, specializing in hand lettering, surface pattern design, and character portraits. Jess has collaborated with brands including Adobe, Los Angeles Times, Penguin Random House, and CASETiFY. Her work has been printed on greeting cards, home goods, tech accessories, book covers, packaging, and more!

designer, illustrator, educator

Jess Miller

Cat Coquillette travels the world full-time as a nomadic artist. In fact, many of her illustrations are inspired by my firsthand observations and encounters from her travels. Her artwork and designs can be found worldwide in stores including Urban Outfitters, Target, Barnes & Noble, Anthropologie, Modcloth, Nordstrom, Bed Bath & Beyond, among many others. Cat’s online creative courses have helped over half a million students gain the skills and confidence to pursue their creative passions. 

artist, entrepreneur, educator

Cat Coq

With a passion for connecting with creatives and a background in art & graphic design, Jessie joined the Spoonflower team as Artist Community Manager in 2022. Through webinars, content creation, Design Challenges, artist spotlights, collaborations and one on one conversations with artists she strives to learn from Spoonflower artists and share their feedback with the Spoonflower team, while providing opportunities for artists to grow their businesses and meet their goals. While not at work you can find her taking on way too many craft projects, hanging with her cats, or exploring New York City, where she’s located.

Spoonflower artist community manager

Jessie Greenberg

Growing up, Mable faced a classic artist's dilemma – the clash of wanting to live a life as a creative with the 'get-a-real-job' chorus from her conservative Asian parents.

With unwavering determination, she embarked on a creative journey that involved countless hours of hard work and dedication. Balancing her passion with the responsibilities of motherhood, she honed in on her skills and inched closer to her dream by creating hundreds of repeat pattern every. single. day.

A highlight of her career was when she collaborated with Target Australia, where her creations was on everything from bedding to mugs, prints to towels. Another memorable project was when she collaborated with her dream client, RICE, a brand she had admired for over a decade, making her designs a part of their cherished products.


I'm Mable! The girl who fell in love with surface design.

And last but not least, meet your host

Yes, there is! After the summit, you'll have the opportunity to become an affiliate and earn back 40% of your ticket price by referring others to join future editions of the "I Am An Artist" Summit.

Q: Is there an affiliate program for the summit?

We understand that everyone's financial situation is unique, so we've introduced flexible payment plans to make attending the "I Am An Artist" Summit as affordable as possible:

One-Time Payment: For just USD$497, you can secure your spot with a single payment, charged immediately.

Two-Monthly Payment Plan: Start with an initial payment of only USD$255, charged immediately, and then pay just USD$255 next month.

Three-Monthly Payment Plan: Start with an initial payment of only USD$175, charged immediately, and then pay just USD$175 next month.

Four-Monthly Payment Plan: Get started with an initial payment of just USD$135, charged immediately, followed by four monthly payments of only USD$135 each.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to invest in their creative journey without breaking the bank. Choose the payment plan that suits you best, and let's embark on this transformative adventure together! 

Q: What are the payment options available for the summit?

Early Bird tickets are available at a 20% discount rate until October 31st, offering excellent value for summit access. So instead of paying $497, you only pay $397.60! Regular tickets goes back to the standard rate after the Early Bird period ends. To register for the summit, simply click on the registration link provided on the website. 

Q: What's the difference between Early Bird and regular tickets?

Your summit ticket grants you access to all masterclasses, bonuses Q&A sessions, and a live Zoom call with some of your creative surface designers. You'll also have lifetime access to all summit content, allowing you to revisit and review the material whenever you wish.

Q: What's included in the virtual summit ticket?

The summit is scheduled to run from November 6th, 6 am (CST) to November 10th, 2023, 4pm (CST). You'll receive daily emails with links to the summit sessions. Simply click on the provided links to access the content each day. You'll have lifetime access to all summit content, so you can catch up on any missed sessions at your convenience. 

Q: When is the virtual summit taking place?

The "I Am An Artist" Summit is a 5-day virtual event designed to inspire and educate aspiring and seasoned surface designers. It features masterclasses, Q&A sessions, and expert insights from 19 renowned artists and designers to help you excel in the world of surface design.

Q: What is the "I Am An Artist" Summit?

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