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Sophie Banh

Freelance Textile DesignerMelbourne, Australia
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Sophie Banh

Freelance Textile DesignerMelbourne, Australia
About me
Textile designer & illustrator with a Bachelor of Communication Design from RMIT, and currently completing a BA in Textile Design. My work is a blend of both handrawn and digital elements, mixed with vibrant textures. I am also available for collaboration, freelance & commission. Email sophiebanhdesign@gmail.com for any enquiries or just to say hi. Instagram: @sophiebanh
Projects
  • Textile Folio 2018Digital pdf folio which I completed to collate my recent work. This includes work from the last 2 years from my textile design course at RMIT. Took a while to properly photograph some of these projects and properly curate. --- You can see it here: https://tinyurl.com/y89442ma
  • Bonjour Paris!Modern interpretation of a toile pattern design referencing the 1957 film 'Funny Face' starring Audrey Hepburn.The film centres on a shy bookstore employee Jo (Audrey Hepburn) who has been scouted by a New York City-based fashion photographer Dick Avery (Fred Astaire) who he believes has the potential to become a successful model. He gets Jo to go with him to France, where he snaps more pictures of her against iconic Parisian backdrops. My toile design references the Parisian scenery and uses a
  • School of Fashion & Textiles ProductsFor this project STUDENTS were asked to create 4 digital surface pattern designs that could be applied to a mix of corporate and or gift products. These items would be used to promote the RMIT School of Fashion and Textiles and have a sustainable element to their production and usage as well as incorporate RMIT’s branding.
  • BloomStudents were asked to design a collection of patterns that could be used for a existing brand of our choice. The final outcome was a 2 metre length of screen-printed fabric. Studio Nono is a fashion and textiles label working to produce unique feminine textiles ad accessories. Inspired by Japanese and Northern European design, Studio Nono aims to create it’s own visual language through unique prints on natural materials. Designing for this label, i was aiming to create a delicate and contrasting feminine colour palette that incorporated flower and plant imagery.
  • Silk Scarf PrintsVarious silk scarf designs printed as a set on silk twill 65x65cm in size. Scarves were printed at Think Positive
  • Modern Australiana'Modern Australiana' strikes a delicate balance between Scandinavian furniture and Australian native flora and fauna. Students were asked to design a textile repeat appropriate for upholstery.
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Work history
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    Artist Rotation DesignerThe Club of Odd Volumes
    Collingwood, AustraliaFreelance
    Artworks created for The Club of Odd Volumes artist rotation which takes on 20 artists per season. The Club of Odd Volumes is an online store based in Melbourne, Australia and focuses on bringing attention to upcoming designers through printing their works on various apparel and textile products.
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    Freelance Textile DesignerSaffron Lane
    Noosa Heads QLD 4567, AustraliaFreelance
    Surface pattern design for an up and coming clothing and accessories brand for all stages of motherhood, pregnancy and breastfeeding. Saffron Lane aims to provide simplistic, subtle but decorative products.
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Skills
  • Textiles
  • Illustration
  • Screen Printing
  • Dyeing Fabric
  • Print Design
  • Editorial Design
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Surface Design
Education
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    Bachelor of Textile DesignRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T)
    Brunswick, Australia
    - Surface Pattern Design - Screen printing - Working with dyes - Digital Textile Design
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    Bachelor Communication DesignRoyal Melbourne Institute of Technology (R.M.I.T)
     - Melbourne, Australia
    - Graphic Design - Editorial Design -Illustration & Branding