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Sophie Harrison

Colour & Material Designer / TEXPRINT 2017

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About me

A multidisciplinary designer, exploring new ways to create innovative luxury fabrics and surfaces for a range of applications, from fashion to automotive, through combining digital and handcrafted processes. Sophie has studied Textiles: Innovation & Design at Loughborough University, graduating July 2017. Strengths include a strong knowledge and interest in material innovation, colour and trend, ability to manage multiple projects, enthusiastic and self-motivated with excellent interpersonal and design communication skills. Sophie has excellent knowledge of working with a wide range of textile processes, skilled in Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Suite. // Colour & Trim // Material Innovation // Global Trends // Digital & Handcraft All images & designs displayed are copyright protected. © Sophie Harrison 2017

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Skills

  • Colour Materials
  • Future Trends
  • Design Innovation
  • Design Research
  • Concept Development
  • Screen Printing
  • Colour Matching
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Abobe Indesign/photoshop/illustrator
  • Hand Embroidery

Work history

Currently

Designer

TEXPRINT

Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • One of the 24 graduates selected for the 2017 Texprint programme - linking emerging talent with industry professionals. Exhibiting at Texprint London, Chelsea College of Arts & Premiere Vision, Paris. Shortlisted for the Texprint Pattern prize.

2017

Exhibiting Designer

New Designers

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Final graduate collection 'Infusion' on display as part of New Designers, 2017.

2017

Textile Designer

Premiere Vision

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • Paris, France
  • Freelance
  • Designs selected for Indigo: Premiere Vision, Paris.

2016

Surface Designer

Sage Automotive Interiors

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Greenville, United States
  • Internship
  • -Trend research for SAGE Europe segments, creating trend boards and creative presentation displays -Responding to design briefs from OEMs, meeting with OEM designers, development of design ideas -Development of designs for SAGE North America Style & Truck segments -Contributing designer to T4T global trend project, developing designs for samples and creating trend boards. Project presented globally to OEM's across the USA, Europe, and Asia. -Visit to North American International Auto Show in Detroit, working as part of a team to create a report and deliver feedback -Presenting to engineers and customer designers -Carrying out benchmarking reports and trend reports -Experience designing for an array of technologies, with an understanding of aesthetics for all car levels and feasibility requirements of each technology

2014

Buyers Admin Assistant

M&S

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Children’s wear Department -Excel administration for the Buying and Merchandising teams, working with ‘Range Planner' -Attending weekly trade meetings -Collecting, evaluating and ordering swatch samples from the M&S Colour Library -Completing ‘Comp-Shops’ -Organising and delivering colour tests -Creating visual boards for the Summer '15 collection for underwear and hosiery -Liaising with designers on colour palettes to co-ordinate with visual boards

2014

Creative Product Development

Cath Kidston

Jan 2014 - Feb 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Accessories / Home Departments -Microsoft Excel administration work -Sample tracking -Creating and sending sealing sheets to suppliers -Organisational tasks, including re-organising the archive of bags in the accessories department -Creating sample packs -Research into future trends and themes -Product development sketches -Research into specific details on items for the home department, e.g; fastenings and finishing

Education

2016

Diploma in Professional Studies

Loughborough University

Jul 2015 - Jul 2016
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • A full years placement with Sage Automotive Interiors.

2017

BA (Hons) Textiles: Innovation and Design

Loughborough University

Sep 2013 - Jul 2017
  • Loughborough, United Kingdom
  • Textiles: Innovation & Design, Loughborough University. Multi-media pathway, specialising in Colour & Materials. Graduating July 2017. Results pending.

2013

Foundation Art Diploma

Manchester School of Art

Sep 2012 - Jul 2013
  • Manchester, United Kingdom
  • Foundation degree in Art & Design at Manchester School of Art; Distinction.