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IS THE DESTINATION


Con t e n t s

The Journey

The Destination

Welcome

04

Ready for the World

17

The Tribe

06

Industry Placements

22

Course Structure

09

Testimonials

24

Our Studios

10

Graduate Success Profile

30

Prizes and Accolades

37

Graduate Contact Details

45

Credits

48


A Welcom e a n d S a lu t e fr om t he Te a m

Salut Welcome to our programme and our end of year handbook, which highlights the joys, accolades and dedication that forms part of experience of the BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design cohort. Documented and assembled in March, we seek to provide you dear reader; a snapshot of our experiences and journeys. It is a visual narrative that seeks to summarise our passion, our creativity, our curiosity and our professionalism. As a team, indeed a tribe, of printers, dyers, illustrators, stylists, colourists, makers and creators in the widest sense, we have shared values,

ideas and amused ourselves with the joy that is design. We are incredibly proud of our efforts here, for three years we’ve toiled, laboured and just occasionally partied our way to creating a reputation. A reputation for success, based on innovation, ardour, commitment and camaderie. Within this yearbook, you’ll see more than just a ‘business card’ of each individual, we aim to offer you insights to events and experiences that underpin our whole programme philosophy, how we work and importantly, why we are ready for the wider world of employment, enterprise and creative ventures.

This book then is both an introduction to us and a fond farewell to our graduating cohort. Whether you be a prospective student, employer or friend, we invite you to join us in toasting what has been another vintage year. The guys and gals have worked their socks off, an excellent gang indeed and we are incredibly proud of our success Team Textiles


The Tr ibe


Isabella Singleton Project Title, Project Year

Nicole Bradley Project Title, Project Year


Cou r se S t r uc t u r e

Year One Design for Print Design for Digital Output Design for Paper Design for Context 1 Context of Practice Personal and Professional Practice 1 Year Two Design and Innovation Design Direction Responsive Context of Practice 2 Personal and Professional Practice 2 Year Three Context of Practice 3 Personal and Professional Practice 3 Extended Practice

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Ou r St u d io s

Learn from your mistakes The creative ‘buzz’ emanating, from our studio exudes energy, enthusiasm and a sense of community that is palpable from the moment you enter our studios. Housed in an extensive open format design studio, which accommodates all three year groups, (and importantly for each student, your own individual work areas), the arrangement promotes a communicative, collegiate and thriving creative atmosphere.

Our studios afford students a place to see the logical progression from year to year, to contextualise their practice, the studio environment really supports our creativity and skills development, providing a forum to showcase ideas, to explore through drawing and making as well as fostering a sense of being part of a community of designers. In essence our studio is a place to grow, make mistakes, find a direction, change our mind and identify what we

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want to explore next. It’s a free space of curiosity to seek doing more than merely ‘good’ work. ‘Forget about good. Good is a known quantity. Good is what we all agree on. Growth is not necessarily good. Growth is an exploration of unlit recesses that may or may not yield to our research. As long as you stick to good you’ll never have real growth.’ Bruce Mau – Manifesto for growth No. 2


Elizabeth Smith Project Title, Project Year

Florence Colson Project Title, Project Year

Amy Bell Project Title, Project Year

Catherine Momcilovic Project Title, Project Year


Sophia Gilbert Project Title, Project Year

Natalie Ratcliffe Project Title, Project Year


IN ESSENCE OUR STUDIO IS A PLACE TO GROW, MAKE MISTAKES, FIND DIRECTION, CHANGE OUR MIND AND IDENTIFY WHAT WE WANT TO EXPLORE NEXT


Bryony Atkinson Project Title, Project Year

Katie Fitzpatrick Project Title, Project Year


Grizelda Kitching Project Title, Project Year

Heidi Spinks Project Title, Project Year

Ealish Walmsley-Jones Project Title, Project Year

Kim Dawkins Project Title, Project Year


Fleur Terry Project Title, Project Year

Alice Learmonth Project Title, Project Year

Rhianna Ellington Project Title, Project Year

Emma Burton Project Title, Project Year


Re a d y for t he Wo r l d

Visiting Professionals, Events and Collaborations Our studio may be a stimulating place to labour with vision, but ultimately means nothing if we are not ready for the outside world. Being ready to get out there and take the world by storm. Looking to external contexts, employment, global concerns and developing a design practice beyond our studio, the perceptions towards design and aesthetic concern, for clients demands from us that we, recognise, engage and interpret these concerns. Our practice actively is involved with visiting professionals and

collaborations (live briefs) to produce the creation of beautiful, versatile and considered works. Collaboration with industry, international tours, design competitions and work placements all contribute to an appreciation of design application and realisations. Recent speakers have included the winners of New Designer of the Year Louise Tiler and Abigail Borg, Wallpaper Designer/Makers Deborah Bowness, Rachel Kelly and Sarah Milton, Internationally celebrated

author and curator Mary Schoesser, as well as artist/ makers Patrick Hartley (designer for Lady Gaga) and Tabitha Moses. New Designers, a showcase for emergent graduating designers held in London each year, provides us an opportunity each year to present to the professional design community, the breadth of quality, invention and creativity we have developed over the duration of our degree period.

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Selling globally, across countries as diverse as Brazil, Japan, South Korea, Germany, France, Italy and the U.S. amongst others, every year we go to one of the world’s premier trade fairs for textile design, fashion fabrics and trends, Indigo. We identify forthcoming season’s key trends, colours and looks and then interpret these within our design responses to produce exciting, styled and fresh solutions for the fashion and accessories market to a number of high profile fashion houses and textile organisations. Companies we have recently sold to include Lacroix, Louis Vuitton, Custo Barcelona, Heritory, Alexander Henry Fabrics and Desigual amongst others.

Our annual ‘Worthless & Priceless’ exhibition celebrates values of sustainability, ecology, up-cycling, deconstruction and re-invention. It’s about exploring our immediate world to identify artefacts that are intrinsically deemed ‘worthless’ and through manipulation, engineering and practical workshops we like to resurrect these found objects, like a phoenix from the ashes, to produce innovative solutions and products that can be heralded as ‘priceless’, something to cherish and treasure. Similarly, our participation annually at Artists book fairs offers us the chance to work with ‘slow crafting’

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to produce items and ideas that champion ‘hand over machine’. Whilst we work extremely hard here, now and again we like to slow things down a touch, to engage with respect and appreciation the process, tradition and quality of craft.This philosophy and celebration of quality, beauty and excellence over the aversion of the mundane permeates then throughout the rest of the programme.


Stephanie Rostron Project Title, Project Year

Charlotte Mason Project Title, Project Year

Isobel Walton Project Title, Project Year

Felicity Clark Project Title, Project Year


Roisin Johns Project Title, Project Year

Lauren Burke Project Title, Project Year


Stephanie-Rose Turner Project Title, Project Year

Elisha Debbage Project Title, Project Year

Lucy Anderson Project Title, Project Year

Jessica Sammon Project Title, Project Year


In d u st r y Pla ce me n t s

A space to be wrong Supported and underpinned by our excellent understanding of technical skills, design principles and work attitudes we also like to get stuck in to ‘real’ world proper. To that end, in addition to our events, live briefs and collaborations, all of which simulate life outside our studios, we actively seek placements and internships.

This years as graduates we have undertaken a number of placements with the likes of Jonathan Saunders, Mirjam Rouden, Muraspec, Designers Guild, Specialised Covers, Amanda Kelly, Lemon Ribbon, Thornback & Peel, Tigerprint, Pyramid Arts, Duchamp, Home & Garden, Suzy Hoodless, Bombay Duck, Blush Interiors, Zandra Rhodes, First XI, Owens & Kim, Deborah Bowness, Print & Pattern,

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Rob Ryan, Tatler, Global Colour, Pod Interiors, Lauren McCalmont, Pattern Studios, George @ Asda, Circle Line, White Stuff, Alexander McQueen, Vogue, Paper & Cloth, Liberty’s, Drawn in Light, Ink & Spindle, Foxlinton, Olivia Rubin, Mary Katrantzou, Fromental, Graham & Brown, Holly Fulton, Monsoon, Joules, Next, Keeler Gordon, Turner Bianca, Sparkk, and Soochichacha, amongst others.....


Natasha Markham Project Title, Project Year

Natalie Tupper Project Title, Project Year

Laura Bigley Project Title, Project Year

Rosemary Stride Project Title, Project Year


Te st i mo n ia l s

Nikki Barker at Zizzi’s “We work with pre & post graduate artists. Hannah’s work was of a very high standard, and was more thought through than some of our qualified artists”

with design ideas in Photoshop and Illustrator to work towards woven, knit and print designs. Under constantly changing briefs and ideas, Hannah showed great computer skills and work ethic.”

trends are developed for and interpreted by designers all the way through to seeing clients reactions to those designs.”

Yvonne Chan at Olivia Rubin “Natalie has been very helpful during her time with us, she Edward Weale at Lemon Ribbon was a great help assisting Emma Shipley at “The work undertaken by us, before and after the event Thornback and Peel Emma included designing a and was especially helpful “Charlotte was a fantastic number of projects, as well as and professional during the intern. She was always helping us prepare for the show event in September. It was a eager to help. Her work was through pre-show marketing pleasure having Natalie, she is accurate and neat (which is vital here!) She was a pleasure and stand preparation. We took very polite and professional in her approach to work.”` to have around the studio and her to client appointments and she assisted us in preparing we would welcome her back the collection to view as well as Lindsey Weir at at any time.” dealing with any feedback from Mary Katrantzou the clients. “Hannah was able to be part Helen Truran at Emma had a great insight into of the print technical team Jonathan Saunders the workings of a design studio for a collaborative project “Hannah worked mainly on around the launch of a seasonal and also for the initial print Mens AW13 and Prefall 13 collection. She saw how development.” development, experimenting 24 | 50 BA (HONS) PRINTED TEXTILES AND SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN


Frances Jones Project Title, Project Year

Hannah Locker Project Title, Project Year


THE CREATIVE ‘BUZZ’ EMANATING FROM OUR STUDIO EXUDES ENERGY, ENTHUSIASM AND A SENSE OF COMMUNITY THAT IS PALPABLE FROM THE MOMENT YOU ENTER OUR STUDIOS


Hannah Rampley Project Title, Project Year

Hazel Pointer Project Title, Project Year

Kate Mills Project Title, Project Year

India Bird Project Title, Project Year


Madison Diggs Project Title, Project Year

Suzanna Braithwaite Project Title, Project Year

Joanna Wood Project Title, Project Year

Rosie Gray-Cowley Project Title, Project Year


Samantha Scott Project Title, Project Year

Georgia Alcock Project Title, Project Year


Gr a d u a t e S u ccess Pr o f il e

The majority of our graduates are employed in design teams or studios in the wide range of industries our subject covers and others establish their own practice as designers/ makers. Whatever the individual chooses, our world of design is rich, exciting and fluid. It is forward thinking yet rooted in history and will always embrace innovation, new ideas and vision.

With 92.7% of our cohort in related employment or education within six months*, we invite you to come take a look and find out why we’re just what you’re looking for.

*DHLE stats - correct as of April 2013

Looking at our success, employment, accolades and commitment to our discipline, hopefully you appreciate that we’re not just good at what we do, we like to think that perhaps you’ll agree with us and recognise that perhaps we’re just a little bit special too. 30 | 50 BA (HONS) PRINTED TEXTILES AND SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN


Alexa Jones Project Title, Project Year

Amy Worsley Project Title, Project Year


Grace Foster Project Title, Project Year

Helen Convery Project Title, Project Year


SUPPORTED AND UNDERPINNED BY OUR EXCELLENT UNDERSTANDING OF TECHNICAL SKILLS, DESIGN PRINCIPLES AND WORK ATTITUDES WE ALSO LIKE TO GET STUCK IN TO THE ‘REAL’ WORLD


Emily Atherton Project Title, Project Year

Aoife Hallgate-Hills Project Title, Project Year


Jessica Browning Project Title, Project Year

Anna Gurrey Project Title, Project Year


Hannah Lipinski Project Title, Project Year

Eleanor James Project Title, Project Year


Pr i z e s a n d A cco l a d e s

Fact is, we rather like winning prizes. It makes us feel special to know that we’re appreciated. Recently we’ve had the following success... 2013 success so far... Winner of Sofa.com’s ‘Emerging Designer 2013’ www.sofa.com/emergingdesigner-winner EGE in conjunction with FX magazine (Denmark) Finalist Nuveau Design Competition 2012-13 (International) 3rd Prize www.nd-competition.com/ index.php?id=1702 Textile Society Undergraduate Student Bursary Award

Winner of the Textile Society Student Award www.textilesociety.org.uk/ bursaries-awards/studentbursary-winners.php Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Northern Region Runner Up Bradford Textile Society Competition This year, we are currently progressing well in the Competition with yet another host of successes including: Worshipful Company of Dyers Award (Fashion) 2 Commendations PRESTIGIOUS TEXTILES AWARD (Interiors) 2nd Prize

Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Fashion) 2 commendations Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Interiors) 2nd Prize and Commendation Bradford College Textile Archive Award (Archive) 3 Commendations Association of Fashion & Textile Courses Award (Fashion)1st Prize Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Material Construction) 2nd & 3rd Prize and Commendation

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Surtex New York 2013 For unbelievable 3rd year in a row now, one of our girls has just been announced as a winner of this prestigious high profile event set in New York. This year, applicants were asked to design a surface for any product/material that promoted and related to wellbeing and healthcare. The prize includes a stand at Surtex Trade Fair in the U.S., promotion and networking with leading industry buyers and employers. Supurb Design Brief 2013 2nd Place www.supurb.co/#!supurbaward/c1k5j CSI Colour Award 2012 Finalist

Beta Fashion Winner January and February 2013, and 3 other winners www.betafashion.com/ competitionratedesign. aspx?SubmissionID=6724 www.betafashion.com/ competitionratedesign. aspx?SubmissionID=6566 2012 Successes... Bradford Textile Society Competition We had a rather jolly good innings at this (23 prizes/ commendations along with a few thousand pounds in prize money) the relevant results are: Worshipful Company of Dyers Award (Fashion)

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2nd, 3rd Prizes and 4 commendations. Prestigious Textiles Award (Interiors) 2nd, 3rd Prizes and 2 commendations. Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Fashion) 1st prize and 2 commendations Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Interiors) 3rd Prize and Commendation Association of Fashion & Textile Courses Award (Fashion) 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prizes plus 4 Commendations


Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Material Construction) Commendation 2 ‘Travel Bursary Award to Paris, Indigo’ Best in show Grand Prize Winner, Overall Award which went to the BA (Hons) Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design Dept for its success across the board of the competition. News article here: www.leeds-art.ac.uk/home/ news-events/news/article/ our-textiles-department-winsoutstanding-achievementaward/

www.surtex.com/News/ designextWinners/tabid/296/ Default.aspx

Surtex New York 2012 Winner www.leeds-art.ac.uk/home/ news-events/news/article/ international-competition-winfor-poppy and here

Zizzi’s Fresh Talent 2012 Winner www.zizzi.co.uk/ menucompetition

A fabulous and very high profile event set in NY, to design fabric and papers for a given market, in which, we were both the winner and the Grand Prize Winner last year too!

Print Odyssey 2012 Invited exhibitor @ Print Odyssey 2012 www.printodyssey-2012. blogspot.co.uk/p/about.html Tigerprint Studio Competition 2 winners BETA 4 Winners

Ideal Wallpaper Design of the Year 2012 Finalist SDC International Design Competition 2012 North of England Runner Up

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CAMAC Design Competitions Graham & Brown Winner Timorous Beasties Winner Anstey Winner Pugin Society Winner Wallpaper History Society Winner Muraspec Wallpaper Company Live Brief winner New Designers 2012 An annual exhibition held in London for graduating students to showcase their skills and seek employment. Again we had a fab year with lots of the gang securing employment, internships and commissions for work.

We also continued in our rich vein of winning prizes there, following up on 2011’s New Designer of the Year Award with these two much coveted awards: Tigerprint Award Winner (Kathryn Fowler) £500 plus 6 months paid internship – We have won this prize 2 years in a row now! www.newdesigners.com/page. cfm/link=121 Harlequin Award Winner £1000 plus placement www.newdesigners.com/page. cfm/link=231

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Alicia Galer Project Title, Project Year

Hannah Hope Johnson Project Title, Project Year


Lucy Palmer Project Title, Project Year

Heather Shutt Project Title, Project Year

Sophie Plester Project Title, Project Year

Hannah Bowen Project Title, Project Year


THE MAJORITY OF OUR GRADUATES ARE EMPLOYED IN DESIGN TEAMS OR STUDIOS IN THE WIDE RANGE OF INDUSTRIES OUR SUBJECT COVERS AND OTHERS ESTABLISH THEIR OWN PRACTICE AS DESIGNERS/MAKERS


Kirrie Preston Project Title, Project Year

Emma Cook -Project Title, Project Year


Gr a d u a t e Con t a ct D e t a il s

Georgia Alcock www.georgiaalexandra.com

Nicole Bradley www.nicoleflorencebradley.co.uk

Helen Convery www.helenconvery.tumblr.com

Lucy Anderson www.lucyandersondesign. tumblr.com

Suzanna Braithwaite www.s-braithwaite.tumblr.com

Emma Cook www.emmacooksurfacepattern. com

Emily Atherton www.emilyatherton.com Bryony Atkinson www.bryonyatkinsonprintedtextiles.tumblr.com Amy Bell www.amyelizabethbell.tumblr.com Laura Bigley lmbigley@googlemail.com India Bird www.cargocollective.com/ indiarosebird Hannah Bowen www.hannahbowen.com

Jessica Browning www.jessicabrowning91. tumblr.com Lauren Burke www.laurenmarieburke.co.uk Emma Burton www.iamemmaburton.co.uk Felicity Clark www.felicityannclark.tumblr.com Florence Colson www.florenceangelicacols.wix. com/florencetextiles

Kim Dawkins www.kimdawkins.com Elisha Debbage www.elishadebbagedesign. tumblr.com Madison Diggs www.madisondiggs. carbonmade.com Rhianna Ellington www.rhiannaellington.com Katie Fitzpatrick www.katiefitzpatrick.co.uk

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Grace Foster www.gracefoster.co.uk

Roisin Johns www.roisinjohns.tumblr.com

Alicia Galer www.aliciagaler.com

Hannah Hope Johnson www.hannahh5.wix.com/ hannah-hope-johnson

Sophia Gilbert www.sophiagilbert.tumblr.com Rosie Gray-Cowley www.rosiegraycowley.com Anna Gurrey www.annagurreyprintedtextiles. com Aoife Hallgate-Hills www.aoifehills.com Eleanor James www.cargocollective.com/ eleanor-james

Alexa Jones www.alexajonesdesigns. tumblr.com Frances Jones www.rococojones.tumblr.com Grizelda Kitching www.grizeldakitching. tumblr.com Alice Learmonth www.alicekatelearmonth.co.uk Hannah Lipinski www.hannahlipinski.com

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Hannah Locker www.cargocollective.com/ hannahvictorialocker Natasha Markham www.tashamarkham.co.uk Charlotte Mason www.charlottemasondesign.co.uk Kate Mills www.katerosemills.tumblr.com Catherine Momcilovic www.catherinemomcilovic. tumblr.com Lucy Palmer www.lucyrebeccapalmer.co.uk Sophie Plester www.sophieplester.tumblr.com


Hazel Pointer www.hazelpointer.wix.com/ textiledesigner

Heather Shutt www.heathershutt.tumblr.com Isabella Singleton www.isabellapolly.tumblr.com

Kirrie Preston www.facebook.com/pages/KirrieLouise-Preston/517405468298828 Elizabeth Smith www.elizabethrosedesign.co.uk Hannah Rampley www.hannahrampley.com Natalie Ratcliffe www.natalieratcliffe.com Stephanie Rostron www.stephanierostron.tumblr.com Jessica Sammon www.jessica-sammon-design. tumblr.com Samantha Scott www.samanthascott12. blogspot.co.uk

Heidi Spinks heidispinksdesigns @live.com

Ealish Walmsley-Jones www.ealishwalmsley.wix.com/ printedtextiles Isobel Walton isobelwalton.design@gmail.com Joanna Wood www.iamjoannawood.co.uk Amy Worsley www.amyworsleyprintedtextiles. com

Rosemary Stride www.roseyjanestride.co.uk Fleur Terry www.fleurterry.tumblr.com Natalie Tupper www.nataliejtupper@gmail.com Stephanie-Rose Turner www.stephanie-roset.tumblr.com

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C r e d it s

Yearbook Designers Kirsty Alderson www.cargocollective.com/kirstyaldersondesign kirstyaldersondesign@gmail.com Claudia Griffin www.claudiagriffin.com hello@claudiagriffin.com Kirsty Hardingham www.designbykirsty.co.uk designbykirsty@hotmail.com Sophie Wilson www.sophiewilsondesign.com hello@sophiewilsondesign.com Photography Jessie Leong www.jessieleong.com jessie_leong@hotmail.co.uk

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Team Textiles teamtextiles@leeds-art.ac.uk Duncan Harrison Emma Hayward Caroline Pratt Julie Hughes Debra Roberts Clare Lane Sam Broadhead Rebecca Brooks Leeds College of Art Blenheim Walk Leeds LS2 9AQ United Kingdom Tel: +44 (0) 113 202 8000 info@leeds-art.ac.uk

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