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Lydia Bartlett

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate Textile Designer - Maker - Business Development Assistant


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About me

I am an MA Textile Design (Distinction) graduate with creative and professional skills developed in environments in keeping with my passion for textiles, interior design and architecture.

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  • Textile art
  • Textile Design
  • Drawing
  • Photography
  • Research
  • Communication
  • Client Liaison
  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Social Media
  • Sales

Work history


Drapes Assistant

Seasons Textiles

Nov 2015 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Assisting Art Directors and Production Designers and other clients in the media to source historic textile props for Film, TV and Photography sets • Developing expertise in the use of textiles for set design, scenery, and other interior design uses • Performing administrative tasks and customer service to a high level, including financial documentation, logistics, and communicating effectively with customers and colleagues


Visitor Services Trainee

Norfolk Museums Service

Mar 2014 - Sep 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Contributing to the museum being an enjoyable and efficient visitor experience • Part-time job share role as Bookings Administrator, taking bookings and providing information for events, school and group visits, organising room hires and general reception duties


Visual Stylist

Marks and Spencer

Feb 2013 - Feb 2014
  • Norwich, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • • Using creative skills and commercial awareness to maintain high standards of display and décor on a Womenswear floor to maximise sales and achieve customer satisfaction • Liaising with managers, colleagues and shop floor staff to style mannequins and create displays in keeping with current fashion trends and corporate identity • Implementing décor for events and promotions


Weave Intern

C T D Studio and KOVA Textiles

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • • Designing and weaving fabric samples on Dobby looms
, liaising with Design Director/Owner regarding client’s practical and aesthetic requirements 
throughout the design and production process

 • Researching fabric and design trends at the Decoration and Design Building, New York
 • Designing and producing a woven fabric collection for upholstery for the company portfolio, selecting 
yarns and weave structures accordingly 


Weave Intern

Wallace and Sewell

Sep 2011 - Oct 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • • Quality checking woven scarves and preparing them for packaging and worldwide distribution • Promoting Wallace Sewell’s stand at Origin Contemporary Craft Fair, part of London Design Festival • Broadening knowledge of colour combinations, weave structures and yarn qualities



BA (Hons) Textile Design (First Class)

Falmouth University

Sep 2009
  • Falmouth, United Kingdom


MA Textile Design with Distinction

Norwich University of the Arts

Oct 2014 - Jun 2016
  • Norwich, United Kingdom



Second prize for The Bishop's Art Prize: Streams of Living Water

Norwich Cathedral


Vice-Chancellor’s Postgraduate Commendation for Practice

Norwich University of the Arts


Research paper selected for Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities conference

Glasgow School of Art

  • November 2015 - published in conference publication 2016 • Paper entitled Innovation through Interpretation: Investigating indigenous and historical material culture as a design tool, presented at the Futurescan 3: Intersecting Identities conference • Examined how the role of Textile Designer intersects with historical researcher and anthropologist and how historical objects can inform, educate and encourage innovation