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Salut | A Welcome & Salute from the Team

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 camaraderie. 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


Contents | The Journey

The Journey

The Journey Elizabeth Smith Workshop Portfolio, 2012

The Destination

Our Studio

6

Industry Placements

30

The Tribe

8

Awards & Achievements

36

Industry

10

Trade Shows

42

Workshops

16

Employment

46

Facilities

20

Alumni

50

Competitions

26

Colophon & Credits

52

Alicia Galer Trade Show Portfolio, 2013


Our Studios | A Space to be Wrong Catherine Momcilovic Studio Workspace, 2013

Forget about Good 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.

Stephanie - Rose Turner Studio Workspace, 2013

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

In essence our studio is a place to grow, make mistakes, find a direction, change our mind and identify what we 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

Sophia Gilbert Studio Workspace, 2013

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Heidi Spinks Studio Workspace, 2013

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Jessica Sammon Internship Portfolio Work, 2012

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 2013

Rosemary Stride Internship Portfolio Work, 2013

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Yearbook DPS Proposals Spreads