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Rachel Appleby

Artist/Printmaker/Print DesignNottingham, United Kingdom
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Rachel Appleby

Artist/Printmaker/Print DesignNottingham, United Kingdom
About me
Final year Textile Design student at Nottingham Trent University specialising in printed textiles for interiors currently working on my final major project 'Forgotten, Found'.
Projects
  • PORTFOLIO - Rachel ApplebyA selection of work from designs produced at University, my print design internship at Prominent Europe and also some recent artworks showing my versatility as a designer/artist.
  • Cool Earth T-shirt Illustration CompetitionIn August I entered Cool Earths Illustration competition with this simple single colour design. The brief was to create a design with a clear message that would be sold to raise funds to protect rainforests. I was shortlisted out of 600 entries and eventually gained the most public votes becoming 1 of 5 winners!! My design will now be featured on a sustainable range of T-shirts, tote bags and prints! 75% of profits will go towards Cool Earths rainforest conservation work helping their mission
  • FORGOTTEN, FOUNDFORGOTTEN, FOUND explores vintage florals, linking to the concept of nostalgia with an emphasis on the hand crafted and traditional, researching into the relationship between ‘Traditional Craftsmanship’ and the ‘Quality and Longevity of design’. This trans seasonal 2019 interiors collection enables me to use a diverse colour palette with a combination of muted, heritage colours with elements of moodier tones and chartreuse highlights. My final interior collection pays homage to pivotal design movements from the past (such as the Art Deco and Art Nouveau eras ) and reminisces memories of the vintage garden. It offers an array of patterns and textures through use of durable cottons, subtle linens and soft velvets. Hand printed wallpapers add elements of the handcrafted, giving the collection a sense of authenticity and originality. A fusion of rustic block printing and contemporary abstract painting creates a whole new feel, bringing together the old with the new. 
Work history
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    ArtistRach Appleby Art
    Nottingham, United KingdomFreelance
    Founder of Rach Appleby Art - Open to freelance work - Open to commissions
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    Junior DesignerClintons
     - Corby, United KingdomFull Time
    - Developing existing concepts (cards, stationary, giftwrap) and coming up with new ideas - Trend research and own developmental work - Working across different design styles (modern, traditional, character etc.) And creating physical mock ups - Understanding use of embellishments/finishes to products (value for money)
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Skills
  • Hand Drawing
  • Lino Printing
  • Painting
  • Screen Printing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Basic Indesign
  • Microsoft Office
  • Printmaking
Education
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    BA (Hons) Textile Design Nottingham Trent University
    Nottingham, United Kingdom
    Final year at Nottingham Trent studying Textile Design specialising in printed textiles
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    A-LevelPaston College
     - North Walsham, UK
    A Levels in: Art (A) Textiles (B) Photography (B) AS Level in History
Awards
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    Cool Earth Illustration Competition WinnerCool Earth
    Winner of Cool Earths T-shirt Illustration competition 2020. Design raising awareness about climate change and deforestation.
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    Live Project Group CommendationRomo Fabrics and Black Edition
    Commendation from the Company Romo for our group project work
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