Damilola Ajani

Damilola Ajani

Print DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Damilola Ajani

Damilola Ajani

Print DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I recently graduated with a first-class honours degree in Fashion Textiles: Print from the University for the Creative Arts at Rochester. This degree allowed me to learn the three main printing techniques, dye sublimation, digital printing and digital dye sublimation and I also covered dyeing fabrics and screen-printing. For my final fashion collection, I created a catwalk collection based on black femininity, which allowed me to improve my pattern cutting and design skills. My prints were a combination of hand-rendered and digitally mastered through photoshop.
Projects
  • Vintage Ads
    Vintage AdsFor a mini personal project, I decided to create a body of vintage-inspired ads. I came up of this idea from when I came across many 1960s and 70s adverts on Pinterest, this sparked an interest in me. I was captivated by the style, layout and fonts they would use during that time. Which later influence me to reimagined them with a modern twist. I sourced the reference images on Instagram. Furthermore, I wanted to use a range of different skin tone, so there was a board representation in my work.
  • Black Femininity
    Black FemininityI created a collection based on exploring both the strength and femininity of black women. The media often portray black women in a negative light, derived from racial stereotypes and preconceived ideas about the role of black women in society. They are often categorised as the ‘Angry Black Women’, seen as masculine or hyper-sexualised. I believe that this is not an accurate portrayal of black women and they should be able to express their different traits and characteristics without being gener
Projects credited in
  • Vintage Ads
    Vintage AdsFor a mini personal project, I decided to create a body of vintage-inspired ads. I came up of this idea from when I came across many 1960s and 70s adverts on Pinterest, this sparked an interest in me. I was captivated by the style, layout and fonts they would use during that time. Which later influence me to reimagined them with a modern twist. I sourced the reference images on Instagram. Furthermore, I wanted to use a range of different skin tone, so there was a board representation in my work.
  • BLACK FEMININITY
    BLACK FEMININITY‘Black Femeninity’ is a fashion film in collaboration with designer Damilola Ajani. Designs by Damilola Ajani Models - Lorato Nyathi & Crystale LeCourt
Work history
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    InternJRC London
     - 21 Grafton Mews, Fitzrovia, London W1T 5DT, UKInternship
    I undertook an internship with JRC London, a print supplier. My tasks included: • Create commercial prints for high street brands. • Print and trend research • Running errands
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    InternOwens and Kim
     - New N Rd, London N1 7BJ, UKInternship
    I did a internship at Owen and Kims, a textile studio that produces fashion prints for retail brands and stores. The tasks I did included: • Steaming, washing and ironing samples • Sewing dress fronts and samples • Putting headers on samples • Doing shop and catwalk reports • Assist in creating prints
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Machine Sewing
  • Graphic Art
Education
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    University for the Creative Arts logo
    BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print-First Class HonourUniversity for the Creative Arts
     - Rochester, United Kingdom
    I graduated from University for the Creative Arts (UCA) Rochester with a first-class honour, studying BA Fashion Textiles: Print. This degree allowed to learn the three main printing techniques, dye sublimation, digital printing and digital dye sublimation. As well as, pattern cutting and sewing garments.