Learn the foundations of creating beautiful art and develop much-needed confidence with exclusive guidance by experts you can trust.

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Want the creative career of your dreams?

Getting started in surface design can seem really daunting.  You’re likely wondering if your drawing skills are good enough, and the thought of navigating the beast that is Photoshop is just way too overwhelming. 
And when you see all the beautiful surface pattern designs around you on textiles and stationery, you wonder how they even created that!? 
You’ve likely looked at other design courses out there, but they don’t seem to teach you exactly what you need when you’re just getting started, or worse, they’re filled with videos that don’t actually help you create surface pattern designs in the beginning stages.
Plus, you love all the stunning designs that the Longina Phillips Design studio creates and would love to start your design journey with the best. 

Want to see your artwork on fashion, swimwear or homewares? Beginner's Course for Surface Pattern Design gives you the foundational skills you need to do all this and more. 


This course meets you exactly where you are now.  Whether you love art and want to learn how to digitise that to create beautiful prints, or if you’ve got a basic understanding of digital design and want to learn how to draw beautiful art, this is the course for you.


For the first time ever, we’re holding your hand and taking you inside the fabulous world of the Longina Phillips Design studio where we share with you the simplified step-by-step process that will kickstart your surface design dream today and teach you the foundations of creating beautiful designs.  

What's waiting for you?

Let us show you what’s waiting for you when you join the Beginner's Course for Surface Pattern Design.

  • There are 4 modules and 18 lessons, with a video and accompanying workbook for each lesson.

  • The lessons are available on our custom-built online platform, which you can access 24/7 from a phone or a desktop.

  • Most videos are no longer than 20 minutes so you can easily fit this in around your existing commitments.

This is the ultimate foundational course that will give you the confidence to explore your creativity and make the critical first step into this Industry. 


You will be encouraged at every step of the way to develop your passions with simplified design techniques directly from the Longina Phillips designers. 


With loads of practical exercises to really enhance both your drawing ability and digital art creation skills.


Tools of the trade

  • Discover the many different markets you can work in as a surface designer and learn how to start viewing the world through the lens of a professional designer.  

  • Understand all the industry terminology needed to get started in surface design and get a sneak peek into the exact tools the Longina Phillips Design team use to create our stunning designs.

  • Learn the insider secrets of where the Longina Phillips Design team look for trend forecasting and translate this into stunning mood boards that will inspire your future work.

"I can't imagine why anyone would NOT want to learn trend research from you! For one...trend research is important in designing and two... we would be learning from EXPERTS" Tessa, USA

Create design-ready art


  • Discover color theory and create color palettes, including the top-secret color matching formula that we use every day at Longina Phillips Designs.  (P.S. We’ve never told anyone this before!) 

  • Go from blank page to stunning hand-drawn design, following the exact steps the Longina Phillips Design team uses, including choosing references, selecting pens, and sketching a motif from scratch. 

  • How to scan and digitise your newly created drawings so that you’re setting yourself up for Photoshop success.

"I knew I was interested in textile design but I found it difficult to find the resources to learn about it.  It seemed all of the resources I could find online were using Illustrator.  I even did hours long in-depth courses on using photoshop but they were tailored to photographers so I still felt something was missing

I was very happy to have found The Print School because the courses specialise in surface pattern design for fashion in Photoshop.  I know doing The Print School courses I'm learning the industry standards."


Learn the Photoshop fundamentals

  • Photoshop 101. We start by holding your hand in learning the very basics of Photoshop for surface design.  (This is the stuff we wish we knew when we were getting started!)

  • Discover the shortcuts, tools and functions that the Longina Phillips Design team uses every day when creating designs for your favorite brands.

  • Learn how to design with flair using time-saving techniques so that you can build a finished design in Photoshop, the Longina Phillips Designs way.

"With any creative project in photoshop, there are always multiple ways of arriving at the same end result and their step by step guide streamlines this process. Their insider tips gleaned from their entire team are valuable tricks of the trade- many of which can be applied to other design/graphic/fashion-related projects." Jess UK

Start designing like a pro

  • Get behind-the-scenes access to three of our favourite designers here at the Longina Phillips Design studio, and watch over their shoulders as they create a design from scratch.  (We’ve never shared this before)

  • Discover the personalised secrets that our talented designers have spent years developing whilst working on real client briefs.

  • Practice your skills and hone your talent side-by-side with our seasoned professionals, and submit your final designs for feedback.

This is a rare opportunity that allowed me to peek over the shoulder of some of the ultra-talented Longina Phillips Studio designers. Learning their workflow has been a true levelling up of skills for me."  Kelly USA


The four modules in the Beginners Course for Surface Pattern Design will give you everything you need to get started, but that’s only the beginning! When you join us inside you also get these additional bonuses:

BONUS #1: Our Private Community of Design Besties ($199 Value)

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the talented world of professional working designers? 

Be inspired every day by people who are creating beautiful art in the world and see just where your future is headed, thanks to the most supportive community of designers you will find online.

BONUS #2: Downloadable Illustration graphics ($299)

Finding beautiful designs to practice on is tricky when you’re just getting started.  So we wanted to make it really easy for you to practice the exact techniques that we teach you in this course.

There are 24 beautiful motifs exclusive to the Longina Phillips Design studio that you can download and start creating with today.  Some of these motifs have been featured in our best-selling collections over the years, so now you can really experience what it would feel like to be a Longina Phillips designer.

Ok, so how much is my investment?

We love inspiring and nurturing passionate artists to explore the wonderful world of surface pattern design. 

In fact, we’re so passionate about it that we’ve personally trained hundreds of graduates over the 30 years we’ve been operating as one of the best design studios in the world.

This is why we’ve made this course affordable and accessible to every budding creative, at all levels. This small investment will get you started on your journey with the foundational skills that every designer must know.


Full Fee

$147 USD

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Access the entire course 

  • 4 modules, 18 lessons
  •  lessons are shown on video with an accompanying workbook
  • Access your course 24/7 from a phone or desktop

2 Payments

$97 USD

Budget Friendly


Access the first half now and the second half in 4 weeks.

  • 2 modules now 
  • a further 2 modules delivered in one month on your second payment.  
  • Same great content as Full Fee delivered in two more affordable sections.

Is this what you're looking for?

"Being self-taught I've always been on the hunt for courses that can help me advance my skills, taking The Print School course felt like hitting jackpot.  Seeing my results is rewarding, and absolutely worth the investment."

Esther C, New York

"I am a nurse who is on the brink of burnout. When I'm not at work I spend my time learning everything I can about fabric design. For now, it is my getaway. What I know so far I learned from taking online classes. Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge. I hope to one day be able to create beautiful designs and see others wearing my creations."

Rochelle, USA

"I’ve been designing for over 20 years, I’m actually really impressed by the Print School course I completed. "

Kate, Australia


So why should you start your surface design journey with us? 

There is simply no one else in the entire world who has reached our success levels that is now teaching the next generation.

The Longina Phillips design studio sells to over 200 clients across 35 countries spanning every corner of the globe.

Our designs sell to all of your favourite brands, including Prabal Gurung and Givenchy, Anthropologie and H&M, Papyrus and The Study Collective.

Our designs have been showcased on every catwalk worldwide from Paris to New York, London to Sydney. 


We’ve had our prints photographed for the cover of Harpers Bazaar and Vogue, and we’ve spotted everyone from Sarah Jessica Parker to Miranda Kerr wearing our florals.

Plus you’ve seen our designs, they’re really breathtaking! So if you want to learn how we do it, then come and join us!


Put your mind at rest with a money-back guarantee.

Your Happiness Guarantee is a 100% risk-free investment.

We know that the techniques you’ll learn in this program work and are the essential first step in your design journey. We want you to feel really good about making this investment in yourself and your future. 

That’s why we offer a 30-day 'Do The Work' money-back guarantee. That’s how confident we are in the quality of this program. So if you submit your homework from Module 4, and you don’t think this has been value for money, then we’ll happily refund your payments. All you have to do is email [email protected].

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Want to hear from our Print School Alumni? We can’t wait to welcome you to the ever-so-stylish family. 

Have a question? Here are the most commonly asked:

Did we mention you’re graduating with an Industry Recognised Certificate of  Surface Design?

Imagine how you’ll feel when you’re turning those creative ideas into breathtaking designs!

Just like our Print School students:

Julie Bunyard

"I had been struggling to find this information so I was delighted when The Print School course was released, and it didn’t disappoint.  I think the best thing has been the exclusive member-only Facebook group where I can get expert answers on technical questions that crop up from time to time. The course has definitely expanded my skills and made me a better surface pattern designer."

Maria Hopgood

"​​There has been so little online which trains textile designers for industry, particularly for freelancers. It is such a positive move for your company to make the Courses it does come across really professional and you have thought of all the detail of different steps." 

Andrea Robinson

"Longina Phillips Designs courses are insightful and technically rich. You gain great insights and a wide ranging view of the illustrative and painterly tasks that textile designers undertake on a daily basis in the studio.