Tabitha Grainge
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Tabitha Grainge

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Tabitha Grainge
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Tabitha Grainge

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a textile print designer . Taking inspiration from fine art and local scenery, a lot of my work is based upon bring a modern edge to otherwise traditional themes. I work with a variety of print techniques, including screen printing and digital print, as well as use many hand dyeing processes. Using bright pops of colour and funky illustrations, my prints reflect a very whimsical and unique point of view.
Projects
  • Contemporary Landscapes
    Contemporary LandscapesThis collection was influenced by the traditional techniques used by Japanese artist and designers. I’ve always been inspired by the intricate nature of Japanese illustrations and so wanted to incorporate elements from the art that has always inspired me into my final collection as it has informed so much of my design style. I wanted the collection to reflect the world around me and so used British landscapes as a source of imagery that literally reflect my world.
  • Collaboration
    CollaborationThis collection is a range of fashion fabrics designed based on a brief given by Designer Aletta Fletcher. Using the theme ‘Collaboration’ as a starting point I took inspiration from iconic fine artist Monet, with an emphasis on his ‘Water Lillies’ series, using elements from his work, combined with my own design aesthetic to create a range of contemporary prints for fashion that made it seem as though I 'collaborated' with the artist himself.
  • Pastel Edits
    Pastel EditsThis project was inspired by a combination of the vibrant colours and fun style of David Hockey’s painting and the trend of photographs being used in prints for fashion. I wanted to experiment with the soft whimsical colour palette of Hockney’s paintings contrasted against the harsh, jarring nature of photographic prints. This is a menswear collection for Spring/Summer 2020.
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Projects credited in
  • NEW DESIGNERS 2020 - THE ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH: BA (Hons) Textiles Design
    NEW DESIGNERS 2020 - THE ARTS UNIVERSITY BOURNEMOUTH: BA (Hons) Textiles DesignIt is a great honour to introduce the 2020 graduating cohort from the BA (Hons) Textiles course at the Arts University Bournemouth. Our vision was to inspire and encourage the individual creative textile designer maker through the reflection and refinement of their practice, enabling them to position themselves at the forefront of creative design. I believe they have achieved this! Our emphasis as a course has been placed upon strong craft and making skills coupled with innovation and techno
Work history
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    InternRiver Island Clothing
     - Hanger Ln, London W5, UKInternship
    After having done work experience at River Island in 2012 and 2014 for a couple of weeks, I went on to intern in the print design department and the buying deparment in the summer of 2018. I learnt about the fast paced nature of designing print in a commercial setting as well as how to use many of the programmes required. Now I am extremely confident in using both a graphics pad and designing prints on photoshop.
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    InternJames Lakeland
     - London, United KingdomInternship
    Shadowed the marketting and buying team. I also assisted in peparations for photoshoots and sourced locations for new stores. I was able to sit in on meetings with clients and comapnies looking to stock the brand in their stores. I went on a fabric and print sourcing trip to Bologna with James Lakeland himself and helped select prints and fabrics. During this trip I was able to see how the garments were made and by whom as well as liase with the suppliers that do so.
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Skills
  • Print Design
  • Screen Printing
  • Dyeing Fabric
  • Photoshop
  • Digital Design
  • Illustration
  • Collaborative Working
  • Design
Education
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    BA(Hons) TextilesArts University Bournemouth
    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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    Arts University Bournemouth logo
    Foundation Diploma in Art and DesignArts University Bournemouth
     - Bournemouth, United Kingdom