Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Textile DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Sarah Richardson

Sarah Richardson

Textile DesignerUnited Kingdom
About me
I have recently graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone this year with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Textile Design! I specialise in print and I have specifically developed skills in photoshop and digital design, as well as exploring the ability to use embroidery and embellishments as a tool to draw three-dimensionally on top of my prints to enhance their visual impact. My work aims to create a striking aesthetic that can add drama to the body through bold and unique fashion prints.
Projects
  • Moodboards
    MoodboardsMoodboards for my graduation collection 2020
  • Whimsical Intricacies
    Whimsical IntricaciesThis collection celebrates a terrible, dark beauty in uniqueness. I chose to focus on the aspect of admiration and beauty for these plants to develop a whimsical and calming mood, whilst having undertones of alluring details to translate their contrasting devious intentions. Therefore, inspired by the plants ruthless yet successful survival techniques, I created a collection of repeat prints to portray a sense of continuous growth as if the designs were actively blooming. To further develop t
  • Flourishing Energy
    Flourishing EnergyAs part of my 4th Year Graduate Collection I created the collection 'Flourishing Energy'. This collection is inspired by the carnivorous plants vivacious strategies of survival. A range of prints have been designed to translate a sense of dynamic energy as if the plants are actively blooming. This collection displays a richly gaudy aesthetic much like the flamboyant facade of the visual source.
  • Dark Undergrowth
    Dark UndergrowthWithin my ‘Wandering Growth’ collection lies a dark undergrowth which represents the devious intentions of the carnivorous plants as they use their beauty in order to consume and thrive.
  • Wandering Growth
    Wandering GrowthWithin my 4th year graduation collection 'Devious Plants' I created a collection named 'Wandering Growth'. This collection plays on the ornately bizarre aesthetic of carnivorous plants and their deceitful methods used to lure and attract their prey. A range of prints have been developed celebrating the unique and twisted character of these plants to create fashion prints that add drama to the body.
  • Devious Plants
    Devious PlantsFor all life, survival of the species is paramount. To achieve this the natural world is constantly adapting and evolving in response to ever-changing environments. My visual research focuses on carnivorous or ‘man-eating’ plants. I was attracted, much like their prey, by their flamboyance and ornate and decorative appearance. I was further intrigued by their devious character. These plants can act as monsters of the natural world as they use their evolutionary techniques of trickery to lure the
Projects credited in
  • DJCAD, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE: BDes (Hons) Textile Design
    DJCAD, UNIVERSITY OF DUNDEE: BDes (Hons) Textile DesignAt Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, University of Dundee, our students learn about textiles through hands-on experimentation and design thinking. They explore the role of textiles within society and investigate areas such as the social and environmental impact of textiles, health and well-being, and inclusive design. We have a vibrant studio and workshop culture, where students develop skills in traditional textile processes like screen printing, knit and stitch, alongside more
Skills
  • Printed Textiles
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photoshop
  • Embroidery
  • Contemporary Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Embellishment
  • Screen Printing
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Machine Sewing
  • Hand Sewing
  • Drawing
  • Illustration
  • Repeat Pattern
  • Surface Pattern
  • Print Pattern
Education
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    First Class BA (hons.) Textile DesignDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design
     - Dundee, United Kingdom
Awards
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    The Alexander Lesley Russel Prize for TextilesDuncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design