Abbie Chelsey Dale

Surface Pattern Designer

Level
Junior
Location
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am a highly driven and hard-working commercial Surface Pattern Designer with a natural flair for colour and a passion for bold prints. I consider myself a flexible and organised individual both within my everyday life and in my design work, and I hope to carry this with me throughout my career as a print designer. I am extremely confident in Photoshop & Illustrator, and I have a basic knowledge of AVA and mapping visuals within the program. I have an A-Level qualification in Photography, equipping me with excellent Photoshop skills and an eye for framing and styling. Print-making is one of my many specialisms within Surface Pattern Design, and my hands-on style of working means that I am practised in specialist techniques such as lino-cutting, screen-printing, heat-press printing, collage and rug-making, applicable to a wide variety of products. This is reflected in my varied portfolio showcasing giftware, homeware, childrenswear and greetings card design.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Textile Design
  • Printmaking
  • Photoshop
  • Screen Printing
  • Repeat Pattern
  • Collage
  • Line Drawing
  • Observational Drawing
  • Adobe CS

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Moonpig

    Moonpig

    • Printing
  • W

    Wilko

    • J

      Johnson Tiles

      • W

        William Edwards Ltd.

        Work history

        2017

        Live Brief

        Paper Rose

        Nov 2017 - Dec 2017
        • College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE, UK
        • Internship
        • Live brief set by Paper Rose to create a collection of greetings cards to suit Paperchase's witty and unconventional brand. Collection of hand-finished light-hearted sentiment cards submitted with a commendation from Paper Rose's nationwide 'On the Cards 2018' competition.

        2017

        Live Brief

        Moonpig

        Oct 2017 - Oct 2017
        • College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE, UK
        • Internship
        • Live brief set by Moonpig to create a collection of greetings cards for a niche market not yet offered by the company: pet cards. Bright, punchy colour palette and fresh graphics used throughout to suit Moonpig's recent rebrand for a younger, more trend-conscious customer.

        2017

        Live Brief

        Wilko

        Sep 2017 - Oct 2017
        • College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE, UK
        • Internship
        • Live brief set by W'innovate to create a collection of Homeware inspired by the AW/18 trend of 'Fusion' for a 'Starting Out' young homeowner. Noted for varied and considered use of colour palette.

        2017

        Work Experience

        William Edwards Ltd.

        Jul 2017 - Sep 2017
        • Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent ST6, UK
        • Internship
        • 1-week work experience placement learning about product and packaging design within Ceramics industry. Gained insight into initial drawing, colour separation, silk-screen exposing, mixing coloured pigments, lithographing onto ware and packaging. Offered part-time role for the remaining 7 weeks of Summer break.

        2017

        Live Brief

        Johnson Tiles

        Dec 2016 - Feb 2017
        • College Rd, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 2DE, UK
        • Internship
        • Live brief set by Johnson Tiles to design and mock-up a range of tiles for the AW/18 trend 'Detail'. Used photography and created surfaces to make 'Crystallised' pastel tile range consisting of glazed speckled tiles with block-coloured coordinates for a younger, braver homeowner.

        Education

        2018

        BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design - First Class Honours

        Staffordshire University

        Sep 2015 - Jul 2018
        • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
        • Whilst studying at Staffordshire University, I have built on already-established CAD skills in Adobe Creative Suite, and have also developed new knowledge of AVA. I have gained industry experience through live briefs with Johnson Tiles, W'Innovate at Wilkos, Moonpig and Paper Rose, broadening my communication and presentation skills and equipping me with trend awareness, ability to work to deadlines and an eye for detail.

        2015

        Art and Design Foundation Diploma

        Newcastle Under-Lyme College

        Sep 2014 - Jul 2015
        • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
        • Specialised in Multidisciplinary Practice, experimenting with stitch, repeat pattern, 3D design and print. This lay the foundations for my journey into Surface Pattern Design and consequent degree.

        2014

        3 A-Level (Photography, English Literature and Language and Psychology)

        Stoke-on-Trent Sixth Form College

        Sep 2012 - Jul 2014
        • Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
        • A-Level in Photography equipped me with an eye for styling and framing, as well as excellent Adobe Photoshop skills. A-Level in English Literature & Language equipped me with critical thinking and communication skills.

        Awards

        2018

        Paper Rose's 'On The Cards' 2018 Competition: Commended

        Staffordshire University

        • Live brief set by Paper Rose to create a collection of greetings cards to suit Paperchase's witty and unconventional brand entered into Paper Rose's 'On The Cards' 2018 competition. Collection of hand-finished light-hearted sentiment cards received a commendation award.