What's in Designing to Win for me?

Past participants of Designing to Win have described it as detailed, constructive and inspiring.

Many have gained increased confidence in their readiness to compete and all found insights that gave them more confidence as a designer.

Will you join them?

  • Great Help to New and Experienced

    Design to win would be. A great help to new competitors as well as experienced. We should all keep an open mind to changes and accept challenges

    - Irene M.

  • Learned so much

    I am thrilled to have found Designing to Win classes. Mark is an excellent teacher, looking at the work from both a competitor's and evaluator's point of view. I learned so much watching his thorough critiquing of each design and suggestions on improvements. I would love to try this as a competitor next time. A great educational experience!

    - Bridgette, USA

  • Boosted my confidence

    This course has boosted my confidence and understanding of what is expected in good floral design. The practical, eloquent and positive feedback has been really valuable. Not only does Mark possess true natural flair and talent, but also comes with vast experience and above all, is an excellent teacher who is able to clearly share his understanding with his students.

    - Celeste, WA, Australia

  • Preparing for World Cup

    Excellent video Mark, this information is priceless. Preparing for World Cup 2023 is a exciting yet daunting task. I appreciate your insight and expertise!

    Lea R., Canada

  • Enjoyed the feedback

    I enjoyed the feedback sessions on the designs, particularly when shown the changes that could be made to the designs to improve them. Mark had a great way of explaining aspects and reasons for the changes he would suggest.

    - Sharon M

  • Highly recommend

    I highly recommend any of Flower Thinking courses - all opportunities create a building of foundation to think differently enhancing our creative thoughts. The following image is my Christmas 2023 design made from a sickle form.

    - Linda, Sydney, Australia

  • In-depth analysis

    Mark's Designing to Win course exceeded my expectations - his analysis of each of the compositions presented and his recommendations on how to strengthen the piece was quite in-depth. I learned much more from attending as a member of the audience than I thought possible. I would love the opportunity to attend as a participant.

    - Terry G.

  • Useful Examples, Detailed Instructions

    Mark has a unique way of looking at design and he has brought that again with this Festive Thinking 2023 short course and tutorial. What I like about his courses are he gives you suggestions of useful techniques, detailed instructions and many examples of unique completed designs for inspiration. After you’ve submitted your design Mark reviews it and gives a detailed constructive analysis about the work. He indicates what works and what improvements or other possibilities to enhance the design. Always insightful and thought provoking. In addition to this, it is so good to see how other participants interpret the brief and the amazing designs they create. It’s a great opportunity to delve into the world of floral design. Highly recommended.

    - Michael C

  • Good Learning Curve

    This is a good learning curve for any designer who is wanting to sharpen up on the skills required when competing in shows.

    - Jill

Designing to Win Preview

Glimpse example designs created by course instructor Mark Pampling. Full images and text in the eBooks and video.

Where will your interpretation lead you?

Detail from example design made to the theme Uncommon Threads for Designing to Win

Rosa ‘Toffee’, Dianthus caryophyllus, Chrysanthemum, Alocasia amazonica, Nelumbo nucifera, Jasmine, Morus, Tillandsia usneoides, Rhipsalis

Design - Mark Pampling

Photography - Mark Pampling

Detail from example design made to the theme Uncommon Threads for Designing to Win

Chrysanthemum Disbud, Rosa ‘Toffee’, Rosa, Zantedeschia, Leucospermum, Rhipsalis, Delonix regia

Design - Mark Pampling

Photography - Mark Pampling

Detail from example design made to the theme Uncommon Threads for Designing to Win

Rosa, Rhipsalis, Anthurium, Dianthus caryophyllus, Alocasia, Philodendron, Chrysanthemum Disbud

Design - Mark Pampling

Photography - Mark Pampling

You can take a hands on role in Designing to Win by joining as one of the Designers, or you can join as an an Audience member to access the learnings without the time commitment of contributing a design.

Reviews for Designing to Win from Designers and the Audience

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Moira M
Floral Competition Essentials

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Bhabetler1563

I am thrilled to have found Designing to Win classes. Mark is an excellent teacher, looking at the work from both a competitor's and evaluator's point of view. I learned so much watching his thorough critiquing of each design and suggestions on improvements. I would love to try this as a competitor next time. A great educational experience!

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Michael C.

Mark has a unique way of looking at design and he has brought that again with this Festive Thinking 2023 short course and tutorial. What I like about his courses are he gives you suggestions of useful techniques, detailed instructions and many examples of unique completed designs for inspiration. After you’ve submitted your design Mark reviews it and gives a detailed constructive analysis about the work. He indicates what works and what improvements or other possibilities to enhance the design. Always insightful and thought provoking. In addition to this, it is so good to see how other participants interpret the brief and the amazing designs they create. It’s a great opportunity to delve into the world of floral design. Highly recommended.

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Celeste

This course has boosted my confidence and understanding of what is expected in good floral design. The practical, eloquent and positive feedback has been really valuable. Not only does Mark possess true natural flair and talent, but also comes with vast experience and above all, is an excellent teacher who is able to clearly share his understanding with his students.

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Maggieclarke56

Love the ebooks and videos. Clear instructions and illustrations. Have received today the next brooks . Looking forward to being part of this community .