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THE JOURNEY BA (HONS) PRINTED TEXTILES AND SURFACE PATTERN 2010 - 13

LEEDS COLLEGE OF ART


C o nt e nt s

The Journey

IS THE DESTINATION

The Destination

Welcome

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Ready for the World

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The Tribe

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Industry Placements

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Course Structure

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Testimonials

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Our Studios

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Graduate Success Profile

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Prizes and Accolades

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Graduate Contact Details

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Credits

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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 the 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

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The Tr ibe


Isabella Singleton

Co urse St ruct ure

Year One Design for Print Design for Digital Output Design for Paper Design for Context Context of Practice 1 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

Amy Bell

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Nicole Bradley

Elizabeth Smith

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.

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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 is 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

Florence Colson

Catherine Momcilovic


Sophia Gilbert

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

Natalie Ratcliffe


Bryony Atkinson

Grizelda Kitching

Katie Fitzpatrick

Heidi Spinks

Ealish Walmsley-Jones

Kim Dawkins


Fleur Terry

Rhianna Ellington

Re a d y f o r t h e Wo rl 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

Alice Learmonth

Emma Burton

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 Designers 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.

Stephanie Rostron

Isobel Walton

Roisin Johns

Felicity Clark

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 for 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.

Similarly, our participation annually at Artists book fairs offers us the chance to work with ‘slow crafting’

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Charlotte Mason

Stephanie-Rose Turner

Lauren Burke

Elisha Debbage

Lucy Anderson

Jessica Sammon


Natasha Markham

Laura Bigley

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

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. 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 year, 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.....

Natalie Tupper

Rosemary Stride


Frances Jones

Te st i mo n ia l s

Nikki Barker at Zizzi’s “We work with pre & post graduate artists. Hannah R’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 us, before and after the event “The work undertaken by Thornback and Peel and was especially helpful Emma included designing a “Charlotte was a fantastic and professional during the number of projects, as well as intern. She was always helping us prepare for the show event in September. It was a eager to help. Her work was pleasure having Natalie, she is through pre-show marketing 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 “Hannah L was able to be part the clients. Helen Truran at of the print technical team for Emma had a great insight into Jonathan Saunders the workings of a design studio a collaborative project and “Hannah HJ worked mainly on Mens AW13 and Prefall 13 around the launch of a seasonal also for the initial print development.” collection. She saw how development, experimenting 25 | 55 BA (HONS) PRINTED TEXTILES AND SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

Anna Gurrey


Hannah Rampley

Kate Mills

Hazel Pointer

India Bird

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


Madison Diggs

Suzanna Braithwaite

Joanna Wood

Rosie Gray-Cowley

Samantha Scott

Georgia Alcock


Alexa Jones

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 are just what you are 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 are not just good at what we do, we like to think that perhaps you will agree with us and recognise that perhaps we are just a little bit special too. 31 | 55 BA (HONS) PRINTED TEXTILES AND SURFACE PATTERN DESIGN

Amy Worsley


Grace Foster

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

Helen Convery


Emily Atherton

Jessica Browning

Lucy Palmer

Hannah Locker


Hannah Lipinski

Pr iz e s a nd Acco l a d e s

Fact is, we rather like winning prizes. It makes us feel special to know that we are appreciated. Recently we have had the following successes. 2013 success so far... Winner of Sofa.com’s ‘Emerging Designer 2013’ www.sofa.com EGE in conjunction with FX magazine (Denmark) Finalist

Sophie Plester

Winner of the Textile Society Student Award www.textilesociety.org.uk

Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Interiors) 2nd Prize and Commendation

Society of Dyers and Colourists 2013 Northern Region Runner Up

Bradford College Textile Archive Award (Archive) 3 Commendations

Bradford Textile Society Competition This year, we had another string of successes including:

Nuveau Design Competition 2012-13 (International) 3rd Prize www.nd-competition.com

Worshipful Company of Dyers Award (Fashion) 2 Commendations PRESTIGIOUS TEXTILES AWARD (Interiors) 2nd Prize

Textile Society Undergraduate Student Bursary Award

Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Fashion) 2 commendations

Association of Fashion & Textile Courses Award (Fashion)1st Prize Clothworkers’ Foundation Award (Material Construction) 2nd & 3rd Prize and Commendation Travel Bursary Indigo 2013

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Surtex New York 2013 For an 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 CSI Colour Award 2012 Finalist

Beta Fashion Winner January and February 2013, and 3 other winners www.betafashion.com/ winner 1 www.betafashion.com/ winner 2 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) 2nd, 3rd Prizes and 4 commendations.

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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/

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!

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

Print Odyssey 2012 Invited exhibitor @ Print Surtex New York 2012 Winner Odyssey 2012 www.leeds-art.ac.uk and here www.printodyssey-2012. www.surtex.com. blogspot.co.uk

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Alicia Galer

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 Harlequin Award Winner £1000 plus placement www.newdesigners.com

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Hannah Hope Johnson


Aoife Hallgate-Hills

Eleanor James

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

Heather Shutt

Hannah Bowen


Kirrie Preston

G r a d u a t e C o nt a ct De t a il s

Georgia Alcock www.georgiaalexandra.com

Hannah Bowen www.hannahbowen.com

Lucy Anderson www.lucyandersondesign. tumblr.com

Nicole Bradley www.nicoleflorencebradley.co.uk

Emily Atherton www.emilyatherton.com Bryony Atkinson www.bryonyatkinsonprintedtextiles.tumblr.com Amy Bell www.amy-bell.co.uk Laura Bigley imbigley@googlemail.com India Bird www.cargocollective.com/ indiarosebird

Emma Cook

Suzanna Braithwaite www.s-braithwaite.tumblr.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 Helen Convery www.helenconvery.tumblr.com Emma Cook www.emmacooksurfacepattern. com Kim Dawkins www.kimdawkins.com Elisha Debbage www.elishadebbagedesign. tumblr.com Madison Diggs www.madisondiggs. carbonmade.com

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Rhianna Ellington www.rhiannaellington.com Katie Fitzpatrick www.katiefitzpatrick.co.uk Grace Foster www.gracefoster.co.uk Alicia Galer www.aliciagaler.com

Eleanor James www.cargocollective.com/ eleanor-james Roisin Johns www.roisinjohns.tumblr.com Hannah Hope Johnson www.hannah5.wix.com/ hannah-hope-johnson

Sophia Gilbert www.sophiagilbert.tumblr.com

Alexa Jones www.alexajonesdesigns. tumblr.com

Rosie Gray-Cowley www.rosiegraycowley.com

Frances Jones www.rococojones.tumblr.com

Grizelda Kitching www.annagurreyprintedtextiles.com www.grizeldakitching.tumblr.com Anna Gurrey

Aoife Hallgate-Hills www.aoifehills.com

Alice Learmonth www.alicekatelearmonth.co.uk

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Hannah Lipinski www.hannahlipinski.com

Sophie Plester www.sophieplester.tumblr.com

Hannah Locker www.cargocollective.com/ hannahvictorialocker

Hazel Pointer www.hazelpointer.wix.com/ textiledesigner

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

Kirrie Preston www.facebook.com/pages/ Kirrie-Lousie-Preston/ 517405468298828 Hannah Rampley www.hannahrampley.com Natalie Ratcliffe www.natalieratcliffe.com Stephanie Rostron www.stephanierostron.tumblr.com

Samantha Scott www.samanthascott12. blogspot.co.uk Heather Shutt www.heathershutt.tumblr.com

Natalie Tupper nataliejtupper@gmail.com Stephanie-Rose Turner www.stephanie-roset.tumblr.com

Isabella Singleton www.isabellapolly.tumblr.com

Ealish Walmsley-Jones www.ealishwalmsley.wix.com/ printedtextiles

Elizabeth Smith www.elizabethrosedesign.co.uk

Isobel Walton isobelwalton.design@gmail.com

Heidi Spinks heidispinksdesigns@live.com

Joanna Wood www.iamjoannawood.co.uk

Rosemary Stride www.roseyjanestride.co.uk

Amy Worsley www.amyworsleyprintedtextiles.com

Fleur Terry www.fleurterry.tumblr.com

Jessica Sammon www.jessica-sammon-design. tumblr.com

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C r e d it s

Yearbook Designers Kirsty Alderson www.kirstyalderson.co.uk 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

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

Jessie Leong www.jessieleong.com jessie_leong@hotmail.co.uk

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Yearbook proof two.  

yearbook proof.