Philippa Charnley

Textile Designer

London, United Kingdom
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About me

I am a textile print design 2016 graduate receiving 1st class honours at Chelsea College of Art. I have atelier skills such as pattern making, draping and sewing. I also have experience in accessories design and making. I am currently interning at womenswear design company, Gabriel Vielma, I am seeking a permanent design role within the fashion industry.

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  • Print Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Indesign
  • Digital Printing
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Weaving
  • Illustration Digital/traditional
  • Colour Research
  • Pattern Cutting and Draping
  • Dyeing
  • Hand and Machine Embroidery
  • Sewing and Patternmaking
  • Shoe Construction and Design
  • Hand and Machine Knitting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Ted Baker

    Ted Baker

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history


Fashion Design Assistant

Gabriel Vielma

Nov 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • - Sourcing new locations for photoshoots & assisting with styling - Creating colour palettes for new seasons - Pattern cutting & handwork/embroidery - Creating technical drawings/Flats - Researching new trends/fabrics - Designing digital prints


Fashion Design Assistant

Ted Baker

Sep 2016 - Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Role Included: - Creating technical drawings - Monitoring print strike offs - Liaising with suppliers over seas - Researching trends/Creating mood boards for new seasons - Attending fit meetings - Reworking/creating digital prints using illustrator and own drawings - Administrative tasks - archiving samples and artworks - Organising & sending out tech packs to all teams


Handmade Bespoke Framed Artwork Designer Intern

Sweet Dimple

Oct 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Freelance
  • Roles Included: Creating and designing contemporary personalised framed artworks. From this I have developed skills in business as well as learning how to work in a more commercial environment.


Assistant Print Design Intern for Homeware

Marks and Spencer

Jul 2015 - Sep 2015
  • Internship
  • Roles included: Curating mood boards, Creating technical sheets, Trend analysis and research, Colour matching, Creating colour palettes, Gathering inspiration for new trends, Designing digital prints for hardware and soft furnishings.


Assistant Textile Design A Level Tutor

Huddersfield New College

Mar 2015 - Apr 2015
  • Internship
  • Roles included: Lesson planning, project planning, brieng students, presenting, helping students with ideas, sewing, pattern making and embellishing.


Assistant Buyer & Stylist Internship

Apache Rose London

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Freelance
  • Roles included: Writing the descriptions of the jewellery products on the website and writing the blog. Styling/organising/photographing/curating photoshoots, researching location & sourcing new designers.



BA(Hons) Fashion Design

Parsons School of Design New York

Aug 2014 - Dec 2014
  • One semester completed on exchange in Fashion Design


BA(Hons) Textile Design

Chelsea College of Art and Design

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • Printed Textile Design for fashion


Foundation in Art Design Specialising in Fashion Textiles

Leeds College of Art and Design

Aug 2012 - May 2013
  • Received Distinction in Fashion foundation level 4 diploma



VF co-oporation Denim Concept


  • In 2015 my Denim Concept was shortlisted to final 10 from over 300 students including MA students. In a competiton with company VF who own brands such as Lee Jean and Wrangler.


Selected prints by Indesign


  • Eight of my digital print designs were selected by designer recruitment company, Indesign London to sell in New York in February 2016


Sold work to GRI Retail Premier Vision


  • One of my digital print designs was bought by company GRI Retail at Premier Vision Paris 2014.


Huddersfield Textile Society Award

Huddersfield New College

  • In 2012 I received the Hudderseld Textile Society award.


John Hammer Award

Huddersfield Grammar

  • In 2010 I received the John Hammer Award for Fine Art.