How to make it in the surface pattern design industry with Rachael Taylor

No really, Rachael Taylor is the Co founder of the successful global online surface pattern school ‘Make it in Design’

Rachael’s Taylor is a household name in the surface pattern industry, she has also been featured on T.V lots of  times, the likes of channel 4’s Find it flog it, Good Morning Britain, a finalist for creative shed of the year. Rachael’s won blog awards and been in many design books such as print & pattern. And all of the design and style  magazines over this last decade.

So of course Racheal’s company is constantly growing and evolving with the ‘Make it in design live hub’ which is an online members club filled with latest trends and monthly briefs and live Q&A’s with industry experts!

Rachael shares on the podcast what her struggles were growing up and how she got where she is now despite her childhood horrendous set backs!

Rachael’s Takeaways:

1.Seriously look after your mental health and be gentle with yourself

2. It’s ok to have an off week! Plan your work around it

3. Look for colour inspiration around those darker winter months

4. Carve out time to take your business on a holiday away! Even to a city close by, especially if it’s a time of year you struggle with

5. Success is never about the money

6. Visualise what outcome you want in all of the details

Racheal Taylors work and blog:

Check out all of Make it in Design courses :

Make it In Design have a brand new online course Florals and Nature: A Design Masterclass opening April 9th if you wanted to mention that:

Rachael and her team have created an amazing free classroom  called ‘the gift of creativity’ in response this horrendous Coronavirus, check it out!


Books we chatted about –

The secret by Rhonda Byrne

No Matter What by Lisa Nichols

Bob Proctor

Mike Dooley Manifesting Change

Quitting your day job in your mid 40s with Sleaford Mods front man Jason Williamson

This week’s guest is Jason Williamson from British electronic punk duo band Sleaford mods! Jason was in his mid 40s when his second album hit the charts and it was time to quit his day job. He was married with a daughter and a mortgage.

I went to Jason’s home for coffee and a long honest and personal chat. Jason talks about his constant battles with alcohol and personal growth. Staying aligned with the right artists and musicians and always staying true to himself and his wife and family.

We talk about the years of hustle leading up to the Sleafords Mods recognition.

Jason’s Takeaways

1. There’s no arrival

2. When you change your lifestyle for the better you’ve got to actually learn to live differently each day.

3. If you’re being featured by another artist make sure you step back and let them do their thing.

4. Apply yourself intentionally

5. The persistent mind work is the ground work -Nothing is an overnight success

Sleafod mods are Currently in Australia, then in US for Coachella and a West Coast tour, then back to the US in September for the East Coast.

Latest album – All That Glue – is released on 15 May 2020 And check everything else out at ​

Latest album – All That Glue – released on 15 May 2020

www.sleaford​ for tour Australia and US tour dates

Snowy featuring Jason Williams EFFED ​