Claire Kelly

Print Designer

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About me

 

Freelance Printed Textiles designer, Claire is a Textile Designer based in her studio at Netil House in Hackney, London, where she creates intuitive, colourful prints for the Fashion and Interiors industry. Educated at University of the Arts London, gaining First Class Honors Fashion Textiles: Print Experience designing alongside LIBERTY Print Design Team, Jane Carr, Peter Pilotto, Emily & Finn Mockbee & Co and Textile studios; The Collection, Keelergordon Pattern Textile Studio and Found Textile Studio Founder of Cloth Project, running a series of Textile based workshops around East London.. coming soon. SIgn up to the mailing list via the website to be kept updated Stock designs available to purchase via Patternbank https://patternbank.com/clairekelly Please get in touch for commisions and bespoke Textile designs. C.kelly@claire-kelly.com

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Printed
  • Colour Design
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Textile Design
  • Wallpapers
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Founder

Cloth Project

Jul 2016
  • Coming soon.. A series of Textile based workshops, sign up to our mailing list to be kept updated http://tinyurl.com/hfhmhc7

Currently

Senior Print Designer

Ethnic by Outfitters

Jun 2015
  • The Company Ethnic by outfitters is an extension of Outfitters dedicated to bring you ultimate sophistication and elegance in the form of fashion clothing..

Currently

Textile Print Designer

Hero Prints

Jan 2015

Currently

Print Designer

Claire Kelly

May 2013
  • Freelance Printed Textiles designer, represented by Hunt & Gather design studio and Patternbank. Educated at University of the Arts London, gaining First Class Honors Fashion Textiles: Print Experience designing alongside LIBERTY Print Design Team, Jane Carr, Peter Pilotto, Whistles and Textile studios; The Collection, Pattern Textile Studio, Found Textile Studio and H&Q Design Ltd Claire is currently working freelance, designing textiles via a range of techniques; hand drawn, painterly, computer manipulated, photography, screen printed, hand dyed and collage. Textiles are unique through critical colour direction and an inspired response to current trends through an expressive, elegant feminine hand. Prints are designed with suggested repeat or as print ready files, presented in layered digital files with colour separation available. Recent clients Gap, Martha Rey for The La Boheme, Bindya stocked in Liberty, Nordstrom and Anthropologie Available for commissions, freelance design and editorials, encouraging collaborative projects from all design disciplines. Please contact for further details, to view the collection, or to simply say hello. Email: c.kelly@claire-kelly.com

2016

Print Designer

Mockbee CO

Nov 2014 - Aug 2016
  • Here we celebrate passion and design with our aspirational and limited edition home collections. Taking the best British creative talent, we design and produce stylish furniture, lighting and accessories for the home. Co-founder, Jessica Lozano says; “Our mission is to promote the talent of Great Britain as well as creating sustainable business for everyone we work with. Each new collection encapsulates beauty and uniqueness as well as forming part of a limited edition collection being made. I have always been excited by new talent and love the fact that we are creating really special home furnishings which are constantly changing with new products coming out throughout the whole year.” The founders, Jessica & Lorenzo Lozano have more than 25 years between them in this industry both in sales and working as interior designers having an impressive portfolio of projects both in the UK and abroad. They understand what works in an interior and their design experience means they can bring the latest trends to your home. They also offer an interior design service across the UK working with a trusted team of people to take a project from concept to its final stages. Clients include Liberty London Elle Designs Aedas Lane Crawford Luxlo Property Softrooms Architects Soho House Ward Robinson Nina Campbell Fortnum & Mason Areen Design Services Collett Zarzycky Harrods Design Service Robert Angell Design International Fox Linton Associates HBA London The Spanish Embassy, Belgravia Wilkinson Beven Design GA International Printemps, Paris Benjamin West Candy & Candy Hill House Interiors Fabled Studio Alexandra Dixon Interiors Jestico + Whiles March & White Design Studio David Linley Interiors Tonik Associates Richmond International Blacksheep Interiors Oro Bianco Interior Design Katharine Pooley

2015

Print Designer

Emily Fin

May 2015 - May 2015

2015

Print Intern

Keelergordon

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • Keelergordon creates original textiles and design concepts for the fashion industry. Specialising in womenswear, junior, swim and reworked vintage prints and embroidery concepts. Working with cutting edge digital production and the artisan art of screen-printing we produce beautiful things. When designing, we don’t just show print and pattern- we think about how the textile can be worn and fully merchandise each line. Our designs are cut to shape and styled with the trims and finishes that make them unique.

2014

Print Assistant & Technician

The Collection Design Studio

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Organisation of print room; dyeing, preparing print pastes, stripping, coating and exposing screens Silk screen printing hand painted designs and silk scarves for production Pattern cutting considering print placement

2014

Print & Textile Intern

Pattern Textile Design Studio

Jun 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Sewing and deconstruction skills, translate designs to make up of a finished garment front Assist to prepare printer and fabrics for Digital Printing Washing and preparing fabrics prior and post printing Upload/ catogrization of design archive to Voo Print to generate online sales

2014

Freelance Print Designer

Found Design Studio

Aug 2013 - Jul 2014
  • Delivered unique, commercial textile designs, achieving international sales Designed all-over prints/ placements digitally and by hand, gaining a proficiency in CAD Illustrated artwork of designs following through to strike-off/final artwork approval to print ready files Collated research in line with the creative brief and seasonal theme/ present textile trends Office administration including processing invoices and liaising with external printers

2014

Liberty of London Print Intern

Liberty

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • Reworked and redrew assorted classic Liberty Archive designs Inc. William Morris via Adobe DesignSuite Revised through mixed media collage, Barbara Hulanicki’s exclusive archive print for an collaboration Experimented with colour and produced new colour ways using CAD software Cleaned and edited approved designs ready for print production Performed research for ideas and inspiration for use by wider design team Contributed to studio development meetings communicating new ideas for production Created design and spec sheets for factory production appreciating the importance of order Commented and involved in strike off process, sent off print packs to suppliers

2014

Textile & Print Intern

Jane Carr

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Worked closely with the Design team to achieve Prints for AW 15 Compiled trend research/competitor analysis to achieve unique, effective print designs Contributed personal handwriting to designs within the collection in line with brand ethos and personality Organised files and design archives for accessible use

2014

Textile Intern

Vanderhurd

Nov 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Assisted studio administration; stock checking, preparing orders and introducing a new categorised system Created set designs and prepared products for editorial shoots Inc. Elle Decoration and World Of Interiors Gained experience of an ethical working design studio Contributed to studio meetings, discussing and communicating new ideas

2013

Studio Intern

Peter Pilotto

Sep 2013 - Nov 2013
  • Assisted design studio with various tasks and projects Photographed and archived garments/styles electronically Progressed skills in Pattern Cutting/ Drafting/ Grading Assisted Pattern development team with CAD pattern blocks

2013

Press, Marketing and Studio Intern

Whistles

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Completed press loan paperwork whilst executed delivery and return of press loans and image requests Applicably competitor research/ analysis and booking of event spaces for brand day Assisted PR team in the general running of the press/ marketing office

2013

Textile Print Workshop Manager

Carmel College

Jan 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Trained/Mentored and technically demonstrated print production to 20 students Supported students in realisation of ideas, pushing and encouraging experimental design Critically evaluated produced print work, offering feedback towards improvement

Education

2015

Applied Surface Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop

Central Saint Martins

Mar 2015 - Mar 2015
  • Central St Martins Short Course Applied Surface Design Using Illustrator and Photoshop

2013

Textile Print Design

University of the Arts, London

Aug 2009 - Jun 2013