Final year project
Earth, Us, Self [Read more]
Earth, Us, Self - Selection of Final Collection
Left, 'Dancers' screen-print conveying joy and expression in dance with others. Middle, 'Echinacea' screenprint with hand embroidery depicting the simple beauty in nature. Right, Reclaimed denim patchwork 'Crowd' screen-printed pouf, an abstracted take on the 1969 Woodstock crowd. Bottom, handmade tufted rug in 'Unity' print, expressing humans interaction with nature.
Handmade Tufted rug, 80x120cm
'Unity' conveys the important connection humans have with the natural world around them. By creating a tactile rug it has enabled me to explore the use of print in an alternative way, adding to the range and usage of pieces I have in my final collection.
Five-layer registered screen-print, pigment onto Wool Delaine, 70x110cm.
'Dancers' aims to express the joy found in dance with others. Inspired by 1969 Woodstock footage it intends to capture both being with people and nature, and the freedom that comes with this form of expression.
Five-layer, registered repeat length, 350x70cm, Pigment screen-print onto the cotton drill.
'Community' depicts the joining of people from all areas of life, to make one united collective. Focusing on the importance of togetherness and community, it captures the necessity of human support and interaction.
Using inspiration from the '60s and 70's Hippie culture, this photoshoot encompasses the 'free spirited' people who would live within the intended co-living interior space the collection has been designed for.
Screen-print vat onto blue Hessian, Hand embroidered, A1.
Capturing the simplistic beauty within nature, particularly healing plants, this print aims to bring feelings of peace and calm to the viewer.
Echinacea (Initial painting)
Gouache, Wax crayon, Collage and Ink - A1.
Drawing and painting both physically and digitally is an essential part of my designing process.
Through photographing both plants and people, I have ensured that the key themes within my work 'Earth, Us, Self' are highlighted in a visual way to be developed into print. Photography remains an important element of my work, with inspiration for form and colour coming from this media.
Specialising in Printed Textiles, Amber uses her inquisitive nature to develop exciting textile collections with sustainability and colour in the forefront of her designing.
Inspired by the '60s and the early 70's Hippie Culture, particularly the renowned 1969 Woodstock Festival, I have created a modernised sustainable textile print collection to be placed in a co-living interior space. Aiming to encourage togetherness and community, the prints aim to uplift those living within the space, as well as making it a comfortable, inclusive and social living area. Focusing on bettering the Earth, us as a community and ourselves as individuals ‘Earth, Us, Self’.
Using reclaimed and up-cycled materials, as well as exploring natural dyeing and finding ways to make my printing processes more environmentally friendly, I aim to rethink how we look at sustainable design within interiors. Research plays a big part in my designing process, and I thrive when broadening my knowledge of the world of Art, Design and Culture.
Through my degree, I have strengthened my skills both digitally and within the studio and print room. Proficient at creating multi-layered digital repeats, digital print designs, mood boards and screen prints, my photoshop and illustrator skills aid my design process. Able to take on board critique by working with peers and tutors has enabled me to grow as a designer.
With goals of working within the Interior Design sector, I am looking for a career in Interior Print Design or within an Interior Design Studio, where I can continue to show my creativity as a passionate designer.
Final year project
Earth, Us, Self
2020 - Diploma in Professional Studies.
2018 - Work Exhibited at Premiere Vision, Paris.
2018 - Work selected for Textile exhibit at Charnwood Museum.
Feb - Mar '20 - Perring Interior Design Studio, London.
Furniture, art and product sourcing on the budget for a range of jobs, presenting my research to the team, assisting on fittings of apartments, ordering and organising for show home fittings.
Jan '20 - K&H Interior Design Studio, London.
Attending client meetings on-site - Creating boards for room schemes - Liaising with fabric and furnishing companies - Pricing and stock checks - Attending on-site jobs, mid fitting, fabric sourcing at Chelsea Harbour - Setting up for in-office client meetings.
Oct-Dec '19 - Timorous Beasties, Glasgow.
Assisting and set up of photoshoots of fabric, wallpapers and furniture - Assisting with the update of the TB website - Print room assistant - Screen-printing bespoke pieces for a Timorous Beasties show in Edinburgh - Managing and sending out samples of fabric and wallpaper - Recording archive photos for storage - Work on Glasgow shop Christmas display front.
Sept-Oct '19 - Amanda Kelly Design Studio, London.
Creating digital repeats of artworks - Drawing and designing prints - Archiving extensive print collection - Cataloguing current work - Photographing and overlocking designs.
June - August '19 - Silken Favours, London.
Illustrator re-colouring designs - General studio assistant - Market research - Visiting supplier/ makers of products.