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Maddie McCollin

Textiles Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsGraduate Textile Designer - Textile Designer

About me

I am passionate about the outdoors and my ambition is to sharing the never ending opportunities that come with being outside. My work is inspired by my surroundings and the places I visit, the people I meet along the way and the stories they share and Sustainability in materials and encouraging myself and others to reduce their environmental impact.

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Skills

  • Digital Embroidery
  • Contemporary Embroidery
  • Drawing Sketching
  • Adobe
  • Climbing
  • Outdoor Event
  • Activity Organisation
  • Designer
  • Textil Designer

Work history

2017

Archive Assistant

Falmouth Exeter Plus

May 2017 - May 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Working with the Archive team to Archive art work using Calm Archiving software.

2017

Climbing Instructor

Granite Planet Climbing Centre

Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Managing the general rolls of the climbing centre and working with all ages and abilities to teach climbing in a safe and fun environment, showcasing the sport and its benefits. Sessions include teaching safety, communication and good climbing or belaying practice for all participants. Assisting by giving advice and coaching to improve climbing techniques with a variety of exercises and games. I also manage the safety of the centre floor and ensure that safe climbing practice is being used, opening up communication for better practice and discussion on different techniques, equipment and use. I am also working towards my Climbing Wall Award qualification.

2016

Making Archives Artist

Falmouth Exeter Plus

Mar 2016 - Mar 2016
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • The aim of this project was to showcase the creative potential of archives and special collections at FXPlus. The collection I was investigating was the Nick Darke Archive, one of Cornwall’s best-celebrated playwrights. This collection contains notebooks along with promotional materials, correspondents, scripts and works for his plays. The outcome of this project comes in a form of a game of exploration into the Archive.

2015

Guest Blogger

Craftivist Collective

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Client based project at Falmouth University working with the Craftivist Collective. The project was inspired by the campaign 'Keep Your Kool' at Falmouth University in order to reduce and ban bottled water on campus. As part of the final collection I created seven bottle labels using recycled materials to communicate the negative impacts of bottled water through facts and play on bottle labels. https://craftivist-collective.com/Can-We-Start-A-Bottle-Revolution%3F

2015

Ranger

Wyre Forest District Council Ranger Service

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • This job required me to participate in the running of events over the summer period for children aged 8-15. Events are run with different themes from understanding the local wildlife to events that follow a story and characters. I have the ability to be organised and problem solve when working on children’s events and on sites within the nature reserves. I have also been trained in using social media to promote the teams work and nature reserves. I also worked in a team of staff and volunteers completing essential conservation work on the nature reserve. Being observant and accurate with data gathered on patrols to ensure that the nature reserves are safe for the public as well as for the environment and wildlife.

2014

Assistant Designer

Jaguar land Rover

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I was able to take a brief and produce a presentation for the design team with in the given time. Producing a Car Interior and exterior for a Range Rover Evoque using PhotoShop. I am able to do market research to produce a suitable collection of designs for the target audience.

Education

2017

BA (Hons) Textile Design

Falmouth University

Sep 2014 - Aug 2017
  • United Kingdom
  • I specialise in mixed media making my work very adaptable and experimental with materials and processes. The environment, community and outdoor adventures inspire me. I have also worked with a variety of clients winning briefs with projects for the Craftivist Collective and FXPlus Falmouth and Exeter University Archive.