I am currently working as a free-lance Illustrator and Textile Designer, with a focus on fashion. My work is generally mixed-media, with a textural and layered aesthetic that is visually quite dynamic and energetic. In my current work I am obsessing with the pursuit of beauty but also the pursuit of meaning. I want to create beautiful imagery and designs, but at the same time I want any beauty to have value through what it represents or means. I have done a range of work from bespoke embellishment pieces that interact with light, for visual impact in movement and performance on stage; printed textile designs in repeat for the fast-fashion industry; large scale murals; fashion photography editorials; and client meetings. I am proficient in drawing, illustration, painting, colour, moodboards, CAD: (Photoshop, Ilustrator, AVA CADCAM, Wacom Tablet, InDesign); and also excel and word. I can screen-print, operate domestic and industrial sewing machines; hand embroider and do basic pattern cutting. I am also confident in photography, web design, communication and presentation skills. I have lots of ideas for future projects that I am currently setting up to work on, and am looking forward to future collaborations and projects.Locked Pro Plan feature
Assisting the Jewellery team in a variety of tasks. Multi-tasking and working quickly without error. Liaising with other teams within the company, including marketing/logistics/archive. Communication with international factories. Researching Materials and Suppliers. Producing factory spec sheets for the Development Book. Producing swatch sheets for new materials and samples.
Producing Print Designs for ‘The Collection’ (the company’s SS18 in- house fabric design collection) Producing prints for the fast fashion market (clients including Armani, Zara and Phase 8) Recreating print designs inspired by designs in the archive
Working alongside the assistant designer to create vectorised artwork with Illustrator predominantly, but also Photoshop using a Wacom Tablet.
Digital moodboards Colourflow charts making colour schemes and colour palettes Collating images for a social media post Competitor research Placing orders with external resources Attending board room meetings for discussing new projects Collaborating with different specialisms to achieve unified outcomes for the company.
I completed a three year degree, with a Final Major Project Collection in third year, and a 6000 word Dissertation. My skills practised include repeat-pattern designing, sewing and basic pattern cutting, engineered print design, photography and studio photography, presentation, time-management, multi-tasking. My Final Collection explored light-interactive materials to create visually dynamic textiles for performance, inspired by the spectrum of light and titled 'Psychedelic Landscapes'. My dissertation, 'What is Beauty: What do we like to look at and why?" explored the contributing factors to pleasing aesthetics through the subjects of nature vs nurture. Through this project I exhibited my work at New Designers, Texprint London 2016 and Premiere Vision Paris 2016.
Texprint selects and mentors the best textile designers graduating from UK colleges each year in all areas: weave, knit, print, embroidery and mixed media, and presents them to industry internationally. Established over 40 years ago, it establishes a link between those emerging from university and the industry. Candidates are nominated as the best by their colleges, and judged on the quality of their work, which must be of the highest level both creatively and technically. The selection is made by a panel of industry professionals, and enables them to meet the global market and present their work in professional national and international venues.
I entered a printed textile design for fashion in repeat, with complementary illustrations showing the fabric used in a variety of ways within a collection. For this I was awarded third place in the National annual competition.
The Dulux Colour and Design Team (part of AkzoNobel) set a live brief for the second year textile design students at Bucks New Uni, where we were asked to design textiles for interiors, using their 2015 Colour Futures Palettes, before they were officially released. My work was selected as the winner due to my visual imagery, and its translation in to a commercially viable 2 colour screen print. honor date