Rhia Cook

Small Business Owner, Editor and Textile Designer

Dundee, United Kingdom
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About me

Hello! I'm Rhia. I'm a Textile Design graduate with five years of sales and retail experience. I co-own an online craft supply shop, selling hand dyed wool fibre for spinning and felting projects. I run, edit and design Potluck Zine, an online and print publication all about cooking, eating and sharing food. I also have a space in a ceramics studio, where I’m teaching myself to throw ceramics on a wheel. I’m incredibly passionate about making, and enabling others to make. I buy a lot of books and never get round to reading them, make great chocolate chip cookies and once got my drawing of Barney the Dinosaur published in his official magazine (brag but I was six). Nice to meet you!

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  • Audience Engagement
  • Textiles
  • User Interaction
  • Humour
  • Community Engagement
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Facilitating Workshops
  • Concepts
  • Writing
  • Business Development

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Fife Cultural Trust

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      Snowday Spinning

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        Potluck Zine

        Work history


        Editor in Chief

        Potluck Zine

        May 2020
        • Dundee, United Kingdom
        • Part Time
        • I created, edit and publish an online and physical publication all about cooking, eating and sharing food. I wanted to share the kind of writing about food that I enjoy reading, the personal stories, interesting articles and delicious recipes I care about. We exist to share the work of all writers, illustrators and creatives, no matter their background, age or the stage they're at in their career. Our first issue launched in July of 2020 with our 84 page issue on Cooking During Covid, with work from 25 contributors from all over the UK and Ireland.


        Co-owner and Business Manager

        Snowday Spinning

        Jan 2019
        • Dundee, United Kingdom
        • Part Time
        • I am currently helping to run a successful online Etsy store selling hand dyed fibre for spinning, felting and general crafting. This is a joint business venture with my Mum, who makes most of the products. I take the beautiful things she makes and photograph them, list them and promote them on Social Media. I also deal with all the postage and packaging of the orders, as well as the customer service. We sell on Etsy, and over the last year I've been part of the business, sales have increased 500% Year on Year. I also created all of the branding for the shop, which includes logos, shop banners and all printed media which is used to package and advertise the products.


        Social Media Intern

        Fife Cultural Trust

        Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
        • Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • A short but full-on project analysing Fife Cultural Trust's use of social media and how effective the current methods were in engaging visitors and getting them through the doors of their four main museums. From the research, I came up with a plan of action and some training outlining a better and more effective framework for them to use as a guideline whilst creating social media posts. I also worked with the library staff to come up with a more simplified structure for carrying out social media posts, something that could fit into their day rather than having to be cobbled together late at night. This took pressure off of them but also didn't rely solely on the Marketing team putting the content together.



        B(Des) Hons Textile Design: First Class

        Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

        Sep 2014 - Jun 2018
        • Dundee, United Kingdom