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I am a soon to be Textile Design graduate from the University of Leeds specialising in digital print. I am determined to pursue my passion further into a rewarding career in design. I am extremely hard working, highly motivated and driven. I aspire to continue growing as a designer, gaining further knowledge and experience to enhance my craft. Throughout my degree course, I have developed a passion for designing for interior products however, my skillset is versatile to both the interior and fashion markets. I have not only pushed my creative boundaries within my degree course, but I have also developed a technical eye for design problems such as repeat, scale and colour for not only digital print processes but traditional printing methods too. The combination of creativity, research and technical understanding allows me to create more original and unique prints.Locked Pro Plan feature
I am exhibiting my work at Part 1 of New Designers 2017 from the 29th-1st of July. The work featured is from my final major project at the University of Leeds.
I worked as a homewares specialist for the Oxfam Online Shop which is the e-commerce business Oxfam has. During my placement I have was responsible for sorting, photographing and listing vintage homeware and clothing items to the online shop. I have completed trend analysis on competitors and compiled my findings into mood boards to provide future ideas and themes for the weekly listings. I also managed Oxfams Etsy store and their bridal Etsy; making up craft packs, managing the listings and communicated with customers. I also had the responsibility of choosing my own theme for the weekly carousel and selected a top pick to promote on social media each week.
This placement was completed as part of a compulsory weeks work experience in secondary school. This was my first insight into what it is like working as a freelance designer. I gained my first Photoshop skills from this valuable week and gained techniques I hadn't been exposed to previously. I performed general administrative duties such as emailing clients and posting parcels. I was also given the opportunity to help out a school work shop and attended business meetings.
Throughout my course I have studied modules based around marketing, sustainability, colour theory, design theory, drawing technique and typography as well as textile design. I specialise in digital print but have a working knowledge of traditional print processes and colour separation as well as professional CAD software. I have also developed basic stitch and knit skills too. I completed a 12,000 word dissertation on the UKs clothing waste problem presenting potential solutions through the use of an infographic.
Whilst doing my BTEC course I was exposed to all different areas of art & design including fine art, graphics, illustration, glassware, pottery, set design and fashion and textiles. I regularly took part in life drawing classes and even had the opportunity to take part in a costume and set design competition for the Royal Opera House's performance of Tosca. During my final project I decided I really enjoyed the textile aspect of my course so then went on to create a patchwork blanket, curtain and mock up blind as part of my final collection with my drawings printed on all. I also created a china cup and saucer with my design on, as well as some paper lanterns. This made me realise I really want to be creating prints and designs for homewares and fashion and gave me direction when deciding on my higher education degree.
11 GCSE's A-C including English Language & Literature, Maths, Triple Science, Art and Business Studies