A fledgeling designer with a first-class honours degree in Textile Design seeking junior positions within the industry. I have recently returned from a 3-month internship in Amsterdam working for a Textile Architectural practice and before this gained work experience at Giles Miller Studio. Whilst at university I won a Young Persons Design and Architectural Award which allowed me an exciting opportunity to work with other designers from around the world in Shanghai which was a brilliant experience. Voluntary work and other work experiences have shaped me into a confident and driven team player that is equally comfortable working alone. My interests lie within architecture, interior design and materials. As an active individual, I enjoy regular exercise, typically in the form of running. At university, I was a member of the NTU Athletics club which provided a fantastic environment to socialize and meet fellow running enthusiasts! My greatest running achievements so far have involved the four half marathons I have participated in, with the Amsterdam Half in October being the most recent. Photography is another interest of mine, I’m rarely without my camera, and thoroughly enjoy snapping away whenever I visit new areas and exhibitions. The imagery I collect helps generate inspiration and ideas for future projects.Locked Pro Plan feature
Full-time Intern at Textile Architectural Studio. During my three month period here I assisted on design projects involving acoustic and sustainable materials.
This was a fantastic opportunity to work within this award-winning practice of whom creates innovative surfaces, sculpture and architecture with emphasis on the relationship between materials and light which is an area I researched during my University project and am very interested in, I had great experience here getting to know the design team and the role of individuals within the studio.
General pub assistant working in the kitchen, food preparation, cleaning and serving customers.
Textile Design (BA Hons) Grade - First Class Honours
Art and Design Foundation course, final grade distinction.
A-Levels achieved: Textiles (B) Photography (B) Sociology (D)
10 A-C GCSE's including English, Maths and Science.
"The judging panel was impressed with the skilful presentation; the design is of exceptionally high quality and addresses a need within Nottingham city centre for human-centric design and places to shelter. Sasha's proposals felt like the start of a much broader scheme, showing great promise." - Event Programme Nottingham Playhouse May 21st 2019.
Artshake 19: International Gathering At the beginning of September for 2 weeks I participated in ARTSHAKE19 where 16 young artists from the UK, China and South Korea were given the opportunity to work in a fluid and open way, creating work which responded to the theme of 'Nature and Light'. The site we worked on was a derelict abandoned factory on Chongming Island, which is located on the estuary of Yangtze River and is the third largest island in China. During the project I took part in group discussions, presentations and gained mentor guidance when needed. For my design project, I used found materials from the site which included: drain pipes, roofing, rope, metal and rubber curtains. The materials were the main focus of the project, creating a range of textures, forms and colour compositions, which could develop and integrate with the original structure of the building. I bought and used aluminium from a supplier in the local town, this was much more accessible and I very much enjoyed communicating and sharing my ideas with them. I attached strip bar lighting within the compositions on the walls, this created a more modern and architectural element to the old found materials from the site. This project was extremely challenging and exciting, having the freedom and time to create large scale work in a derelict but beautiful environment with such history to it.