Hello! I`m Emily. A highly motivated creative artist, always open to try new things and challenges, and I have a very holistic view on both life and art. About me : Immediately following my graduation from Printed Textiles with Business studies in 2013 from Brighton I moved to Tokyo to experience living in a city that has always been my biggest creative inspiration. I am returning to the UK in May with a view to move straight back to Brighton/ London so would be immediately available from that point. Throughout my time living here I have learnt so many invaluable skills, I`ve become very adapt at change and working under a lot of pressure in a variety of situations. Living in Asia for a prolonged period has allowed me to meet so many inspiring people in every kind of field of creativity from Japan and also worldwide and have a grounding and understanding of an entirely different culture. I have a strong passion for travel, and for drawing inspiration from as many sources as possible. In terms of myself as a creative individual, through my life and my Textiles degree at Brighton (specialising in print), I have always been someone with a very keen attention to very small details. I draw almost every day, and my medians to create illustrations and fabric designs have always been very fine pens or pencils, and I have a very refined colour palette and style. Coupled with this I am very interested in texture and fine techniques such as embroidery - which I also used lots of throughout my degree. During my time in Tokyo I have had one self lead exhibition here and I try to attend as many creative events as possible, I myself as an individual as having a very unique distinctive style and I draw inspiration from so many things, I am always trying my hand at learning new crafts and creative endeavours - Iv`e recently been making jewellery inspired by a lot of the kawaii scene here. Styling and anything visual are also areas I`m highly interested in. I would love a job where I can bring my eye for design and my influence, experience and skills I have gathered so far together as part of a longstanding career. Im seeking a career that will really push me creatively, learn new skills and where I can be part of a lovely team where we all continually motivate each other.
Worked in a Japanese run pre school faced me with a wide range of challenges - both adapting to the vastly different working conditions & high expectations of the Japanese system - and fully throwing myself into learning so many skills to allow me to be super competent looking after children of a very young age (2-4). Every week creativity was needed to incorporate valuable skills into activities and create crafts ensure every child's individual needs were catered for. I learnt crucial skills needed to work successfully with co workers from very different outlooks and backgrounds in life & gained a high level of endurance to deal with emotional issues from some children.
A year long course, testing out the many fields of art and design before I specialised in Textiles. I was required to use maximum creativity and created so many exciting things throughout the course, and learnt so many skills! From creating a hat out of an old lampshade while trying out Sculpture through to drawing using a sewing machine and gaining a strong grasp of colour while doing the painting rotation, this year allowed me to develop my creative skills as something much more rounded and open, it was so easy to see the crossovers between every field of design.
A four year course including a year in industry during which I acquired a number of internships with small individual designers which gave great insight into the diversity of the creative scene. I specialised in Print Design, and my work was very centred on strong attention to detail. The central focus of my final collection was on a sugar coated fairytale `kawaii` world of strange creatures and dolls, and I did this through a series of incredibly intricate drawings which formed my own fairytale storybook, and then a series of both digital and screen prints. Many designs were then intricately beaded and embroidered into. Throughout this course I had initial weeks of training in both knit & weave and then once in print learnt all aspects from dyeing, to various print techniques (discharge/heat press etc), and how to create exact colours. All aspects of screen printing and dyeing were covered and explored to a high level. I really developed my Photoshop skills through digital works as well, and feel I have a very strong grounding CAD and creation of things such as repeat patterns, layouts and a strong grasp of visualising prints as garments and accessories. I also made a collection of garments and collars and self created everything from the branding, to organising a model and photographing my final collection. In the final stages I was also involved in the building and presenting of my collection in the form of two exhibitions, one in London and one in Brighton.