Cressida Dobbs

Cressida Dobbs

Graduate - Textiles design - print and embroideryBournemouth, United Kingdom
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Cressida Dobbs

Cressida Dobbs

Graduate - Textiles design - print and embroideryBournemouth, United Kingdom
About me
I’m a graduate in Textile Design, who applies narrative themes to create high-end fashion fabrics. Specialising in a combination of techniques including CAD embroidery, Digital print, Heat Press and etching, as well as laser cutting embellishments, I create striking motifs inspired by narratives, or perhaps subjects with an organic theme. My motifs are then translated from detailed, illustrative, lively drawings into digital prints using Photoshop or embroidery designs using the Wilcom software.
  • On the shore
    On the shoreFor this project I took ideas from the natural shapes and objects found along the shores such as shells, seaweed, pebbles, rocks, shapes in sand, and the formation of waves crashing onto the shore.
  • Fables in Fabirc
    Fables in FabircIn Cressida’s most recent work she has been inspired by Aesop’s Fables - short and seemingly simple stories that convey complex messages. She was drawn to the proverbs that end every story, which can still be heard in daily life today. The fashion collection has been created through the use of illustrative embroidery to create the scenes. Applique is has used to build block shapes and then embellished on top to add texture . Stitch and digital print have creating the scenery as if in a theatre.
  • Stranded at sea - Life of Pi
    Stranded at sea - Life of PiDuring this project I examined the film Life of Pi, as well as drawing inspiration from the book. Various scenes from the film, based on land and at sea, aided the construction of bright and magical images evocative of the Pacific Ocean.
Work history
    Design InternPortico Designs
     - Bath, United KingdomInternship
    Responsibilities: -Drawing designs for surface pattern to be used across a range of notebooks -Using Photoshop and Illustrator to create designs, add colour and finish designs to a high standard -Visualise designs onto products using Illustrator -Finish designs with elements of gold foil by making foil guides on Illustrator and using the foil machine
    Freelance design brief and Visualisation designerMollie Regan Textiles
     - Poole, United KingdomFreelance
    Responsibilities: Working remotely, I was responsible for: - Design photography; - Photoshopping of design photos to transfer onto visualisations (cushion covers); - Putting designs into repeat and creating different design layouts; - Attention to detail in using photoshop, and in all work I undertook. - Maintaining clear communication with Mollie, which was essential to effective remote working; - Careful treatment of samples and fabrics, dedicating time and care to work.
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Textiles Design
  • Digital Print
  • Embellishment
  • Haute Couture
  • Detailed Drawing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Print Design
  • Womenswear Design
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    BA (Hons) Textile Design Arts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom