More About Me

I am a graduate print designer from De Montfort University with a First Class BA (Hons) in Textile Design specialising in Print. As part of my degree I undertook a placement year gaining industry experience as an Assistant Print Designer for Joules Limited. As an accomplished freehand painter and illustrator, I confidently use a wide range of media and have a particular love for gouache and watercolour. I am highly skilled at using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and other creative programs. I am an enthusiastic photographer, which I use to capture the images to inspire my designs. With a love for the outdoors, I always have my camera to hand so that I never miss an opportunity, although I also love observational drawing whenever I can. I enjoy the challenge of learning new skills especially when I can reflect it in my print designs.

Awards and Achievements

  • 2020: Winning First Prize for the Dyers Company Design Competition  

  • 2020: Winning a Commendation for ‘a design suitable for domestic curtains, upholstery, cushions, drawn in repeat’ in the Bradford Textile Society Competition

  • 2020: Winner of a Fashion Formula 2020 Design Scholarship

  • 2020: Representing De Montfort University in the Society of Dyers and Colourists Competition

  • 2019/20: Awarded a Roadley Award Scholarship to support my final year studies

  • 2019/20: Elected Course Representative for Textile Design at De Montfort University

  • 2018/19: Successfully gaining and completing a placement year for Joules as an Assistant Print Designer 

  • 2018: Awarded a Commendation for the Sainsbury’s Live Project 

  • 2017/18: Securing the role of School Rep Co-ordinator for De Montfort University, representing the Art, Design and Humanities Faculty

  • 2017: Winning First Prize in the undergraduate category for ‘a printed textile design which showed creative potential’ in the Bradford Textile Society Competition

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