Sasha Hughes-Stanton

Textile Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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Projects

About me

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.

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Skills

  • Photography
  • Styling
  • Sewing
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Indesign
  • Embroidery
  • Visualisation
  • Collaborating

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Giles Miller Studio

    Giles Miller Studio

    • Arts and Culture
  • W

    Waitrose & Partners

    • T

      The Harrow Inn Pub

      • S

        Studio Samira Boon

        Work history

        Currently

        Waitrose Supermarket Assistant

        Waitrose & Partners

        Jan 2016
        • Petersfield, United Kingdom
        • Full Time

        2019

        Design Intern

        Studio Samira Boon

        Sep 2019 - Dec 2019
        • Amsterdam, Netherlands
        • Full Time
        • Full-time Intern at Textile Architectural Studio. During my three month period here I assisted on design projects involving acoustic and sustainable materials.

        2018

        Work experience

        Giles Miller Studio

        Jun 2018 - Jun 2018
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • 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.

        2016

        Pub Assistant

        The Harrow Inn Pub

        May 2013 - Mar 2016
        • United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • General pub assistant working in the kitchen, food preparation, cleaning and serving customers.

        Education

        2019

        Jan 2016 - Jul 2019
        • Nottingham, United Kingdom
        • Textile Design (BA Hons) Grade - First Class Honours

        2016

        Art and Design Foundation

        Alton College

        Sep 2015 - Jun 2016
        • Old Odiham Rd, Alton GU34 2LX, UK
        • Art and Design Foundation course, final grade distinction.

        2015

        Sep 2013 - Jun 2015
        • Old Odiham Rd, Alton GU34 2LX, UK
        • A-Levels achieved: Textiles (B) Photography (B) Sociology (D)

        2014

        Sep 2008 - Jun 2014
        • New Alresford, Alresford SO24, UK
        • 10 A-C GCSE's including English, Maths and Science.

        Awards

        2019

        Design & Architecture 19-24 Category Award

        Young Creative Awards

        • "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.

        2019

        UK Young Artists Prize - Artshake, Shanghai

        ukyoungartists, Nottingham

        • 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.