An award winning and highly creative textile designer specialising in embroidered and printed textiles with the ability to produce designs across a broad range of styles and create innovative coherent collections. Highly skilled in ability to design and produce commercially viable designs from artwork utilising hand, machine and digital techniques.
2016-17 Nottingham Trent University
MA Textile Design Innovation, Distinction
2009-12 University College Falmouth
BA (Hons) Textile Design, 2:1
April 2018-Aug 2018
Freelance Embroidery/Embellishment Designer
Kayleigh Mace/Nocturne Artisans
Designed embroidered and embellished swatches for fashion. Produced stitched samples, embroidery artwork and tech packs.
Jan 2015- April 2016
Sessions Surf Shop
Buying in womenswear ranges, conducting trend research, attending sales meetings, range building and deciding on quantities.
Oct 2013- May 2015
Licensed Pattern Designer
Keka Case/Solid Line Products
Licensed designs that were sold across various phone, iPad and Kindle cases.
Nicholas Oakwell Couture
Constructed and embellished garments by hand, traced patterns, ran errands and assisted backstage at the show.
Freelance Embroidery Designer
Designed and produced embroidered samples for S/S 12 collection, embellished garments and sourced manufacturers for final pieces.
Hand and Lock
Assisted in the studio with hand and machine sewing, sourcing materials, embellishing products, visiting manufacturers and errands.
In addition sold artwork online across various platforms and held posts in retail managing staff and shop floor.
Exhibitions and Achievements
Winner of the Hand and Lock Prize for Embroidery in the Wilcom Fashion category.
‘Mastered’ Graduate exhibition
Nominated for inclusion in Texprint 2017.
Currently undertaking Module 3: Monetising Your Designs course with Make it in Design.
Participated in Beyond Textiles: Beyond Bodies smart wearable textiles workshop and founding member of Epic Yarns.
Printed textiles - Screen printing/Digital printing
Hand embroidery/embellishment - Tambour beading
Machine embroidery - Digital/Irish/Cornely/Tufter/Embellisher
Creating artwork and designs to scale
Strong attention to detail and quality control
Producing original artwork across a range of styles
Concept generation/trend research
Keeping accurate time and costing records
3D printing and smart textile applications
Adobe CC (Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign)
Wilcom Embroidery Studio
Available upon request.