Ruth Pestell


  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - 3D Designer - Artist


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About me

A new graduate from Birmingham City University specialised in embroidery. With a unique way of thinking and often using science theories to inform concepts to start a project. These ideas are explored fully through a logical progressive approach to create a range of interesting surface designs. Combining precise hand techniques with striking geometrics and informed lines both 2D and 3D come together to give a distinct design aesthetic.

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  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Surface Design
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Textile Design
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • 2d/3d Artist
  • Hand Drawing
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Paper Art

Work history



The Couture Company

Mar 2016 - Apr 2016
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A very unique bridal wear company that really allowed me to explore and practice hand processes and beading techniques. Precision was very necessary during this placement there was no room for error.


Gallery Assistant

The Gallery

Jun 2015 - Sep 2016
  • Pewsey, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A small community gallery set up in rural wilt shire to help support local artists. I had to deal with customers regularly and tell them about the artwork/artist or complete sales. I also had to arrange displays within the gallery.



BA(Hons) Textile Design with Embroidery

Birmingham City University

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Textile Design Degree where I specialised in embroidery. throughout the duration of the course I learnt how to design to respond and design to trends, design for both interiors and fashion applications, and design for both commercial and non commercial applications.


UAL Art and Design Foundation Diploma

Falmouth University

Aug 2013 - May 2014
  • Falmouth, United Kingdom
  • Throughout the year i was given the opportunity to explore different areas of art and design. i developed a wide and varied set of drawing skills which i still use today.



Trend Awareness Award


  • Given a live brief to respond to ColourHive's AW17/18 Trend Grace. The work was displayed at the January Furniture Show at the NEC in Birmingham where I was awarded the trend awareness awards for my embroidery samples.