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Amy Bannister

Textiles Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate Textile Designer - Weaver - Creative Designer

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About me

I'm a woven texiles Designer from the Isle of Man. I specialised into woven textiles in my 2nd year, studying Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough University. I completed a year out in the creative industry between my 2nd and 3rd year. My placements included: Handweavers Studio and Gallery, Claire Christian Couture, The Workbench London. I have now finished my final year at University and I'm ready to make my way into the creative industry. ​ ​ Growing up on the Isle of Man has given me inspiration throughout my development as a designer. Through the new opportunities and experiences offered by University, I have been able to explore a broad range of new processes and materials in my work, as demonstrated with my website. I enjoy pushing the boundaries of my knowledge as I explore construction methods of woven fabric. Through the growth of my understanding I am able to create new work and ideas within my practice. Having the freedom to use many different fibres together inspires me to design new textures and visually interesting pieces.

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Skills

  • Woven Design
  • Dyeing Yarn
  • CAD
  • Couture Sewing
  • Excellent Organisation
  • Charcoal Drawing
  • Colour Analysis
  • Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Research
  • Communication Skills

Work history

Currently

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New Designers

Jun 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • 28th June - 1st July 2017

2016

Jewellery Assistant

The Workbench London

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Primary Role: Jewellery Assistant and Studio Manager

2016

Design Assistant

Claire Christian Couture

Jan 2016 - Jun 2016
  • Isle of Man
  • Internship
  • Primary role: Design Assistant, gaining experience in admin, oraganising and assisting with the SS16 fashion show and photoshoot, ordering fabrics and trims and attending client meetings.

2015

Creative Designer

The Handeavers Studio and Gallery

Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Primary roles: assisting in the studio with sales, customer queries, and stock levels, preparing online orders and setting up looms for classes.

Education

2017

BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design

Loughorough University

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom

2013

BTEC Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Isle of Man College

Sep 2011 - Jun 2013
  • Isle of Man
  • Grade Attained: Distinction* Distinction* Distinction*.

2011

11 A-D Gcses

St Ninians High School

Sep 2006 - Jun 2011
  • Isle of Man
  • Attained 11 GCSE’S, including English Language (B) English Literature (C) and Maths (C).

Awards

2017

The Young Arts Bursary

Isle of Man

  • Isle of Man Decorative and Fine Art Society: Awarded The Young Arts Bursary for 2016-17.

2015

British Wool Marketing Board Award

Bradford Textiles

  • Second year - Bradford Textiles – Awarded 2nd in British Wool Marketing Board Award for 2015

2014

The Holland and Sherry Award for first year textiles students only

Bradford Textiles

  • Bradford Textiles – The Holland and Sherry Award for first year textiles students only, awarded a commendation.

2013

The best Art and Design student

Isle of Man College

  • Awarded the best Art and Design student for my first and Second year of the Isle of Man College.

2013

The most outstanding vocational student

Isle of Man college

  • Awarded the most outstanding vocational student for my two years at the Isle of Man College.