craig wheatley

Senior Designer

  • LocationParis, France



  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • People
  • Collage
  • Silkscreen
  • Illustration
  • Photoshop
  • Design Development
  • Surface and Pattern Design
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Fabric Print Design
  • Wallpaper Design
  • Jacquard Weave Design
  • Colour and Trend
  • Porcelain Design

Work history


Senior Designer

Studio Wheatley

Nov 2014
  • Director/Surface designer and illustration. Specialist fields in : Design direction, design, research and development of printed textile designs, motifs for jacquard weaves, embroideries and signature logos for the men’s and women’s prêt a porter, home and lifestyle and accessories collections. Design and consult on all aspects of graphic and surface pattern design for fine china collections, packaging and product design, perfumes, stationary and one-shot products. Develop the themes, trends, brand identity and colour stories of the season. Product managent, overview the quality of the production and restrictions.


Creative Studio Manager, Senior Textile and Graphic Designer

Christian Lacroix

Apr 2000 - Sep 2014
  • Design and research with the creative director all aspects of surface design for fashion and home and lifestyle collections. Co-develop the colour stories of the season and assure its coherence through all the product lines. Manage and coordinate the dynamic creative team in a broad range of projects and over see the general running of the studio.



Master of Arts, Printed Textile Design

Royal College of Art

Aug 1995 - May 1997
  • Printed textile design. Specialist area: Fashion print using computer-aided design. Textile silkscreen printing using the four-colour separation print process.


Bachelor of Arts, Textile Design

Loughborough College of Art and Design

Aug 1992 - Aug 1995
  • Textile design. Specialist area: Printed and Surface pattern design for fashion and interiors.