In order to be effective in the current textile industry, it is my belief that a designer needs to possess a diverse set of skills; that range and interplay between the hand-generated, and the technologically assisted. What makes this style, or approach towards textile design so effective is that it enables the reinterpretation of traditional techniques, and challenges preconceived ideas that surround textiles.
As a textile designer what inspires me, and what I enjoy the most, is the initial stages of the creative process. The ability to explore ideas, research, and experiment with technique, all allow me to develop a final design that references the old, but presents it in a modern way. Through my knitting major I have grown an appreciation for beautiful texture, and fabric. By choosing a practice that works with structure and form, i am now able to visualize the design process in a different way.
While my designs are often artistic, and involve some kind of form exploration, through the industry projects that I have completed, my final outcomes show a strong ability to apply my style to the pre existing identity of a brand.
- Intern at Karen Walker
- June 2014 – August 2014 Auckland, New Zealand
- 32 X 32 RMIT Graduate Exhibition at The Barron, Melbourne, VIC
- Textile Design
- Pattern structures
- illustration (painting & drawing)
- Trend Research