Hannah Davey
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Hannah Davey

Graduate Textile Designer| Specalising in KnittingLondon, United Kingdom
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Hannah Davey

Graduate Textile Designer| Specalising in KnittingLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Hi, I’m Hannah an industrious and innovative textiles designer with years of experience working across knit, weave and print. My main aim is to create interesting and problem-solving textiles with a purpose. I have a great interest in interiors and love creating new and unique uses for knitting in both interiors and fashion. This is a little bit about me ⬇️ After spending 2+ years in the beauty industry, I felt my creativity dwindle. As a way to express my creativity, I applied to Edinburgh College’s ULA level 3 art and design course. This experience opens my eyes to the creative industry and I took the plunged and applied to Heriot-Watt design for the textile program and I have not looked back. Since then I have: + Graduated from university with a first-class degree throughout which I have worked on projects with brands such as Barrie Knitwear, Donna Wilson and MYB textiles. + My knitting has been awarded ‘Most Innovative Use of Textile Design Practice’ by The Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh. + I was featured in Craft Scotlands article on New Talent: Creating the Future of Craft. + I now have 4+ years of customer-facing experience which has gained me many transferrable soft skills, which I can now take forward into my design career. + I’ve created a variety of projects each with a different aesthetic from commercially viable designs to more explorative and creative pieces. + Developed my CAD skills (particularly Illustrator) and now have an interest in create digital patterns and graphics. + Worked at a summer camp in America (Bucks Rock Creative and Performing Arts Camp) where I gained valuable skills and had an experience I will treasure forever. Feel free to message me I’d love to have a chat, or alternatively, you can find me on Instagram.
Work history
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    Studio admin assistantMYB Textile
    London, United KingdomInternship
    - Archiving previous fabrics which have been produced at MYB. - Was able to practice my knowledge of weaving. - Organising and proficiency were vital in collecting all the correct information. - A relaxed environment and small team allowed me to see another side of the textiles industry. - Organising and updating digital information it makes it easier for the team to access past designs.
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    Studio AssistantDonna Wilson Ltd
    London, United KingdomInternship
    - Organisation and management of stock as well as packaging orders. - I enjoyed keeping up with the fast pace environment of the studio. - Learning from Donna how to set up knit machines and her design process. - Very valuable to see the production process in a small studio, this was something I was keen to learn. - Extra help in packaging orders helped their studio sale run quickly and smoothly.
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Skills
  • Dubied Knitting
  • Textile Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Trend Analysis
  • Design Development
  • Mood Boards
  • Knitwear Design
  • Knitting
Education
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    Firsts Class BA (hons.) Design for TextilesHeriot-Watt University School of Textiles and Design
    Galashiels, United Kingdom
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    UAL Level 3 Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies with DistinctionEdinburgh College
    Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Awards
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    Most Innovative Use of Textile Design PracticeThe Incorporation of Bonnetmakers and Dyers of Edinburgh
    This award is given to the student "for the Most Innovative Use of Textile Design Practice" in line with its aim to encourage trade skills, the Incorporation set up an award at Edinburgh College of Art, the criteria for which is "for work involving textiles which demonstrates quality of design and execution and imaginative use of colour." This is presented to a fourth-year student in consultation with the tutors
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    Deputy Principal's Award for Academic ExcellenceProfessor John W Sawkins Deputy Principal (Learning and Teaching) Heriot-Watt University
    Deputy Principal's Award for the academic year 2018-2019. An award that recognises academic excellence is sent to students who have achieved Grade A, or equivalent, in six or more courses studied as part of their undergraduate degree programme during an academic year. A list of Award winners will be maintained by the Academic Registry.
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