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Material and By-product Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Graduate Textile Designer

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About me

Lok Ka Kong (Kristen), originally from Hong Kong, has studied in London since 2012. She is a designer with a textile background specialising in reusing found objects and waste materials to create new objects and products. Kristen gives new value to her found objects and waste materials by combining traditional techniques with innovative thinking in her designs. Kristen’s aim is to "Turn Trash into Treasure", creating beautiful things with found objects. Education 2015-2017, Master of Textile, Royal College of Art 2012-2015, Textile Design BA (Hons), University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art Achieve Nov 2016, The Prize finalist 2016, Hand and Lock, London 2017 The Robin and Lucienne Day Prize, shortlisted

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Keynote
  • Pages
  • Origami
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Industrial Machines
  • Material Exploration
  • Sewing by Hand Machine
  • Material Development
  • Irish Machine
  • Colour Materials
  • Material Deisgn
  • Sustainable Materials

Work history

2016

Embroidery Internship

Ralph and Russo

Mar 2016 - Jul 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Hand embroidery & beading on dresses, preparing for bridal dresses and AW16 collection, material sourcing

2015

Couture Design Assistant Internship

ADA Zanditon Couture

Jan 2015 - Feb 2015
  • Internship
  • Assisting with couture work on leather, designing the paper sculptures for the party during the London fashion week. !

2015

Freelance Article Writer

Chamberlain Educational Services Centre

Oct 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Freelance
  • Writing for Chinese people to understand more on living and studying in UK.

2014

Designer & Stall Keeper

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Feb 2014 - Feb 2014
  • Freelance
  • Designed 6 wooden fabric samples, keeping the stall tidy and greet the buyers at Premier Vision- Indigo in Paris

2016

Market Trader & Designer

Kristenflora Textile

Apr 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Freelance
  • Designing paper jewelries and selling in the market.

Education

2017

MA Textile Design

Royal College of Art

Oct 2015 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom

2015

Textile Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Sep 2012 - Jun 2015
  • Textile techniques and material exploration

2012

Exploring Specialism

Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Foundation Plus

2012

Foundation

International Creative Art Design Academy

Sep 2011 - May 2012
  • portfolio making, exploring specialism