Jessica Dryden
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Jessica Dryden

Surface Pattern DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
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Jessica Dryden

Surface Pattern DesignerLeeds, United Kingdom
About me
I am an experimental surface pattern designer who is constantly thinking of new ways to express my ideas, drawing inspiration from a wide range of sources. My main passion is for hand-crafted methodologies, where the cyanotype process is a particular current interest. I have also recently pushed my practise to combine textiles and technology, specifically Augumented Reality, responding to the future-thinking design industry. I love working on live briefs for a range of markets, and collaborating with other artists/designers! I’m looking to learn and gain experience from the industry having just finished my three year degree at Leeds Arts University.
Projects
  • Augmented Reality Design
    Augmented Reality DesignCollaboration with animation graduate Sarah Huff, creating an animated design that subtly communicates the pest and threat problem in New Zealand. Using AR (Augmented Reality), the design comes to life using your smartphone. This can be activated when the design is on any surface - a really exciting project that combines textiles and technology!
  • Wanderlust Collection
    Wanderlust CollectionMy final collection - 'Wanderlust' - combines design and technology, expanding the possibilities of experience. For either the wanderlust explorer or the vicarious adventurer, this collection of designs appreciates New Zealand's wildlife, where some designs come to life through your smartphone - using Augmented Reality and animation (collaboration with Sarah Huff, animation graduate from Leeds Arts University). For more, have a look at my Artsthread Portfolio!
  • 'Connection with Nature' Zine
    'Connection with Nature' ZineSnippets from my Zine created to showcase my fabric designs for my dissertation project. This collection was a process-led investigation, exploring the northern landscape through drawing, screen printing, photography and the cyanotype process. I created samples that were made in and with nature, emphasising that design can be in the making rather than the outcome and I always love to embrace the value of accidental results in design.
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Work history
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    Student AmbassadorLeeds Arts University
    Leeds, United KingdomPart Time
    Working with Leeds Arts University and the Progression team, I have worked with schools across Leeds, run workshops both physically and online, and helped with university promotion for new students.
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    Graduate PlacementHallmark Cards
     - Leeds, United KingdomInternship
    Remote graduate placement, designing for sheet wrap and gift presentation
Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Collaborating
  • Creative Briefs
  • Screen Printing
  • Digital Design
  • Design Layout
Education
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    BA (Hons) Textile Design Leeds Arts University
    Leeds, United Kingdom
    Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design course (3 years)
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    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignGreater Brighton Metropolitan College
    Brighton, United Kingdom
Awards
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    The Pattern Cloud AwardThe Pattern Cloud
    Won the Pattern Cloud competition at New Designers 2021
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    Hallmark Cards Live BriefHallmark Cards
    1st Prize for Hallmark Cards responding to their live brief to think of a sustainable, future-thinking solution for the gift wrap industry
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