Naomi is currently a PhD candidate at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and recipient of the Victoria & Albert Museum / London College of Fashion, Artscom PhD Award. With a background in Fashion Design, her practice-based research explores how embellishment could deliver an alternative to the decorative notion of exotic animal materials. In addition, she works as a part-time Projects Assistant at the Innovation Insights Hub, University of the Arts London, who run interdisciplinary design projects, executive education courses in design thinking and various keynote talks and events. Prior to this, Naomi has worked independently on research projects for companies varying from Mishcon de Reya to Burberry, as a freelance designer/maker and has experience starting up her own enterprise which received European funding and was based at Makerversity, Somerset House.
Recipient of the Victoria & Albert Museum / London College of Fashion, Artscom PhD Award Research title: How can embellishment deliver an alternative to the decorative and seductive notion of exotic animal materials?