Tahlia David
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Tahlia David

Self-Employed DesignerSwansea, United Kingdom
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Tahlia David

Self-Employed DesignerSwansea, United Kingdom
About me
I am a textiles student at Cardiff Metropolitan University specialising in digital surface pattern design, close to graduating. My current collection focuses on declining species in the UK, I also take part in regular contests working with themes I have never tried before, from these I work with colour palettes I do not usually use and demonstrate my ability to work with a range of themes and styles and to learn quickly when needed. These can be viewed on my Portfolio website: www.tahliapaige.co.uk During lockdown, I am working on expanding my skill-set in digital design by taking workshops and webinars, and finishing my current pattern collection. I am enjoying working at home and have made myself a productive atmosphere in the house. This is why I think a remote role would be perfect for me.
Projects
  • Mushroom Repeats
    Mushroom RepeatsWorking on some repeats towards my final graduate collection! The mushrooms are a small part of the larger collection, which is inspired by declining woodland species in the UK. The mushrooms were part of the Dormouse mini-collection, part 1 of 4 in my graduate collection. I am so excited to be working on something I love, and I cannot believe the end of my 3 long years is approaching. Open to opportunities within surface pattern, print design, stationary design!
  • Fruity Ice Lolly Collection
    Fruity Ice Lolly CollectionThis project found inspiration from the Spoonflower contest 'Ice Cream Truck', I created the first hero design originally to play with bright colours and a theme that I had not worked with before. I built a little collection from this with the lollies and the fruits I used, I would love to see this visualised on some products. See the rest of the collection on my website: www.tahliapaige.co.uk
  • British Owls Pattern Collection
    British Owls Pattern CollectionFor the Spoonflower contest, I decided to use the theme of Large Birds and explore British Owls, that I think are not only very pretty creatures, but also very recognisable. I added some bright foliage around them for the main design which was uploaded as a seamless repeat last week. I created the rest of the collection for fun, using the blues and pinks as well as the other owls.
Work history
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    Young Heritage LeaderCardiff Museum
    Cardiff, United KingdomFreelance
    Photography consultancy and deciding what would engage young people with the museum, ongoing when opportunities arise.
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    Welcome CrewCardiff Metropolitan University
     - Cardiff, United KingdomPart Time
    Welcoming new students to campus and directing them to class, advertising events for the week and helped out during the Freshers Fayre and Metfest.
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Skills
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Photography
  • Surface Pattern
  • Pattern Design
  • Sewing
  • Machine Sewing
  • Printed Textiles
  • Darkroom Printing
Education
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    Textiles BA (hons)Cardiff Metropolitan University
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    My three year course is very close to the end, I am currently working on my graduate collection due in a few weeks. I specialised in stitch first but developed a love for digital surface pattern design, which I have been focusing on particularly in my third and final year. I achieved a first in my Dissertation and am currently waiting to hear about my other results.
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    A Levels and GCSE'sYsgol Bro Dinefwr
     - Llandeilo SA19, UK
    I studied four A levels, achieving an A* in Photography and Textiles, an A in ICT and a B in Art I also achieved 11 GCSEs from a* to B grades, including textiles and art.
Awards
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    Cardiff Met AwardCardiff Metropolitan University
    The Cardiff Met Award covers employability and skills training in preparation for the world of work, during the last year I completed 100 hours of work experience and a number of workshops, followed by blog posts and a presentation.
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    Cardiff Metropolitan Textiles Studentship AwardCardiff Metropolitan University
    This was awarded to me at the end of my first year in University, I spent the year representing my cohort as a representative and did well in my work.
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