About


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.


Education


The Glasgow School of Art  

BA (Hons) Textile Design

SEPTEMBER 2015 - JUNE 2018,  GLASGOW

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Tama Art University

Exchange Placement

AUGUST 2016 - JANUARY 2017,  TOKYO


design experience


Risotto Risograph Print & Design Studio  

Print Assistant

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.

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Natasha Marshall  

Internship

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.

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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.


AWARDS


Jeans For Genes

t-shirt design winner

JAN 2016,  UK