Ellen Martin

Ellen Martin

Printed Textile DesignerGlasgow, United Kingdom
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Ellen Martin

Ellen Martin

Printed Textile DesignerGlasgow, United Kingdom
About me
I am a textile designer based in Scotland, specialising in printed and dyed textiles. With a focus on hand-drawn design and repeat pattern, my work has been greatly influenced by the time I spent living and studying in Kyoto, Japan in 2019. I have specialist knowledge of traditional Japanese resist-dyeing techniques, screen-printing and digital design, which I use to create considered and versatile designs. ​ In July 2020, I graduated from The Glasgow School of Art with a First Class BA (Hons) in Textile Design. I am now working towards producing my own range of textiles, while looking for creative opportunities as a qualified designer.
  • Graduate Collection 'Kyoto'
    Graduate Collection 'Kyoto'A term spent living and studying in Kyoto has had a profound influence on my work as a designer. Photos taken in the streets, shrines and temples of the city were translated into detailed drawings and collages with a focus on repeat pattern. This led to experimentation with folded and pleated papers, informed by lanterns and origami, to consider how patterns change when manipulated and folded. The textile outcomes include digitally printed silk and bamboo with subtle pleat and fold illusions, an
  • Playful Prints
    Playful PrintsA short side-project to compliment my graduate collection. This collection features placement prints with complimentary repeat patterns, intended for interiors and gifting. The colour palette is light and vibrant to reflect the playful nature of the prints.
  • The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show
    The Glasgow School of Art Fashion ShowCoral is a collection of textiles for fashion, inspired by sea coral. Each design was hand-printed using a range of screen-printing techniques. The fabrics were then used to create three catwalk looks for The Glasgow School of Art Fashion Show 2019.
Work history
    Studio InternTimorous Beasties
     - Glasgow, United KingdomInternship
    - Large-scale screen-printing of illustrative repeat designs for interiors - Editing artwork on Photoshop - Colour matching - Curating samples to send out to clients - Responding to enquiries and maintaining client relationships
    Marks and Spencer logo
    Marks and Spencer logo
    Visual MerchandiserMarks and Spencer
     - Livingston, United KingdomFull Time
    - Creating in-store and window displays - Maintaining commercial awareness to keep mannequin outfits and displays on-trend and seasonally appropriate - Interacting with customers to understand the core customer and target market - Ensuring guidelines were implemented correctly for consistent brand identity - Collaborating with other team members to interpret implementation guidelines and ensure installation deadlines were met
  • Print Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Hand Drawing
  • Digital Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Textile Design
  • Colour Matching
  • Mood Boards
  • Window Dressing
  • Window Concepts
    BA (Hons) Textile Design The Glasgow School of Art
     - Glasgow, United Kingdom
    HND Textile DesignEdinburgh College
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom