My design philosophy is rooted in sustainable practice, and my aim as a textile designer is to find creative ways to reduce the environmental and social cost of the industry whilst creating fun and colourful printed textiles. Studying in Japan for five months had a huge impact on my design style, sensibilities and techniques.
The Glasgow School of Art
BA (Hons) Textile Design
SEPTEMBER 2015 - JUNE 2018, GLASGOW
Tama Art University
AUGUST 2016 - JANUARY 2017, TOKYO
Risotto Risograph Print & Design Studio
MARCH 2015 - AUGUST 2016, GLASGOW
RISOTTO is Scotland’s leading risograph print specialist, in my role as print assistant I had many tasks but the skills honed in this position were those of completing a high standard of work to a tight deadline, communicating with customers and producing work collaboratively with artists and designers.
JULY 2015, GLASGOW
Natasha Marshall’s studio specialises in designing textiles and wallpapers for the interiors market. During this internship I learned the processes of commercial textile design and had an introduction to the AVA software.
talks and workshops
Fringe Fashion Week
Talk and Furoshiki Workshop
FEBRUARY 2017, THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
RADIAL asked me to present my ideas on sustainable textiles and my influences from Japan as part of their week-long events running parallel to London Fashion Week. I also held a Furoshiki (Japanese wrapping cloth) workshop as part of their events and produced a short guide to furoshiki.
GSA Fashion and Textiles Department
An Introduction to the Glasgow Textile Library – Material Choices & Impact
MAY 2017, THE GLASGOW SCHOOL OF ART
This was a short talk to the Fashion and Textiles department at GSA discussing my textile library project and the impact of the materials we use on the environment.
t-shirt design winner
JAN 2016, UK