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.
- 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.
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
- Haute Couture
- Detailed Drawing
- Adobe Photoshop
- Print Design
- Womenswear Design