01 Staying motivated and creatively inspired with Rachael Taylor
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Make it in Design is one of the longest running online design schools in the world. Co-founders Beth Kempton and Rachael Taylor have been business partners and friends for over ten years. During that time, they have helped creatives from across the globe to thrive in the design industry. Together with the rest of the team they love nothing more than to inspire creative people to follow their dreams, grow sustainable design businesses, and do what they love.

Rachael Taylor is a renowned surface pattern designer who is most known for her quirky style, daring use of colour and unique innovation. Besides being a prolific print and pattern designer for almost every market you can imagine. She also has her own label and is a much-loved creative mentor to emerging designers. Rachael is the lead tutor on the Make it in Design courses and as taught over 20,000 students for more than 100 countries.

Rachael has a real passion for travel and most recently a love for Cuba with it’s breath-taking colour, culture and people.

In this very first Make it in Design podcast, Beth puts Rachael in the hot seat to discuss how it all started, how to stay motivated and creatively inspired.

Episode 1 includes:

  • Recognising when it’s time for a change
  • Dealing with imposter syndrome
  • Staying open and receptive to new opportunities
  • Having dream projects and making them happen
  • How to make money as a freelance designer
  • How to stay focused and prioritise work

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Find out more at makeitindesign.com

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