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Alex Vincent Turner

Textile Design GraduateChesham, United Kingdom
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Alex Vincent Turner

Textile Design GraduateChesham, United Kingdom
Work history
    Bakery Counter AssistantSainsbury's
     - Chesham, United KingdomFull Time
    To gain valuable retail experience as well as work experience as a whole, I worked at my local Sainsbury's store. This gave me the opportunity to work as part of a team as well as working on my own time management skills. Through this I gained experience with preparing and serving food safely and to a good standard.
Skills
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Sustainable Design
  • Print Design
Education
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    BA (Hons) Textile Design Nottingham Trent Univeristy
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    After studying Decorative Arts for two years, I joined Textile Design in second year. I specialised in Embroidery and within my first term I was taught; Domestic machine technqiues; Multihead; Cornelly Machine; Irish Machine; Embellishing and Hand Embroidery techniques. Within my second term me and two knitters worked as a team to produce a collection for Next Menswear AW18/19. We came second in this live brief and as a result of my work, had a placement at their Head Office in June of 2018. In my final year I focused on handcrafted menswear with my graduate collection 'Pansy'. The collection was based around male identity, looking at the textiles, colours and motifs we view as either masculine or feminine and turning them on their head. The collection drew inspiration from current sustainability trends such as slow fashion, handcrafted design, and the reuse of fibre. During my final year I exhibited my work at SpinExpo in Shanghai, presented my work to the Embroiders Guild and exhibited at New Designers. Exceptional First in both design practice (80%) and dissertation (20%)
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    BA ( Hons) Decorative ArtsNottingham Trent Univeristy
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    My first two years at Nottingham Trent I studied Decorative Arts. The course teaches Textiles, Metalwork, Glasswork, and Ceramics. In my second year, I specialised in Textiles which covered traditional print techniques, silk screen print, shibori, peg loom weaving, and embroidery. As I stayed within the univeristy when I changed my degree, I did not receive a formal qualification from my two years of study but I averaged at a mid 2.1.
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    Best DissertationNottingham Trent Univeristy
    I won best dissertation in the year after receiving an Exceptional First with 'Concepts of Masculinity: The Demonisation of the Fairy'. It explored the negative attitudes towards male 'effeminacy', the history of the associations between homosexuality and gender non-conformity, and how these views shaped gay male fashion and culture within the 20th century.