Julia Parsonage

Julia Parsonage

Textile DesignerNottingham, United Kingdom
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Julia Parsonage

Julia Parsonage

Textile DesignerNottingham, United Kingdom
Projects
  • 2136
    2136The past few decades have seen climate change spiral at an alarming rate, permanently damaging Earth’s ecosystems. 2136 is a project which imagines what the future might look like if we allow this to continue. Taking cues from some of the remarkable adaptations found in nature, 2136 explores how humans might evolve in a similar way, imagining how some adaptations might manifest themselves in a textile context to help the wearer adapt to their environment. Focussing on material, structure, and
Projects credited in
  • CHAMO
    CHAMORSA Materials World Competition: A research based project working in collaboration with Julia Parsonage (print student) in which we were shortlisted and attended an interview with the panel of judges to discuss the project further. "A product proposal to revolutionise fashion with colour and pattern changing clothes which eliminates the need for textile dyeing."
Skills
  • Print Design
  • Teamworking
  • Collaboration
  • Research
  • Adobe Photoshop
Education
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    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Nottingham Trent University
     - Nottingham, United Kingdom
    A diverse and challenging course which has allowed me to explore the realms of print and multimedia design.
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    Art and Design Foundation DiplomaSouth Gloucestershire and Stroud College
     - Stroud, United Kingdom
    A multidisciplinary course which developed skills in drawing, textiles, photography and sculpture making.
Awards
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    Shortlisted for the 2021 Student Design AwardRoyal Society of Arts
    'How might we apply biomimicry to create textiles, processes or systems that enhance nature?' CHAMO was a collaborative project in which we proposed colour changing garments which could eliminate the need for textile dyeing- an incredibly harmful and pollutive process. Inspired by Octopus skin and recent developments in the area, we proposed clothes that could change both colour and pattern to reduce the effects of fast fashion.
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    Sustainability in Practice CertificateNottingham Trent University
    Research into the damaging overconsumption of water in the textile industry