Final year project
Industrial Bloom [Read more]
'Northern Landmarks' Statement Wallpaper Featuring a Co-ordinate Hellebore Print.
This statement wallpaper was inspired by landmarks of the North East. Hand drawn and screen printed in a two-layer half drop repeat, designed on a textural background. To the left is a 'Hellebore print' repeat design. This was inspired by my trip to Alnwick Gardens where I photographed and sketched a variety of Helleborus plants.
A Combination of Upholstered Cushion Prints.
Back Left: A hand-painted cotton ground with a cyanotype negative block print in a tone on tone colourway. Size: W45XL45cm.
Back Right: A mid-weight linen with a slight slub and soft ground with a large scale two-layer placement screen print on top. Size: W45XL45cm.
Front: A mid-weight cotton drill with a placement cushion design designed by combining texture and markings from the backing cloth in the print room. Size: W57 x L35cm.
'The Garden Urn of Serenity'
This placement piece was inspired by various garden urns placed throughout Alnwick Gardens. This design was curated in the print room to extract the indigo yarn out of this luxurious soft brushed organic denim ground.
Colourways of 'Optimism Beauty' Design.
Influenced by the Art Nouveau Movement including the form of flower stalks and buds, infused with a powerfully rhythmic force, combining the historic with a modern fresh twist. The two designs are two metres in length using a four-layer repeat design method. Two separate colourways hang within this image.
Colourways of 'Penshaw's Landscape' Wallpaper.
Inspiration, taken from Christian Dior's beloved timeless signature Toile de Jouy homeware collection. Curated in the print room that encapsulates Penshaw Monument, Durham Cathedral and the Angel of the North embedded within the landscape.
'The Revolutionary Urn' Statement Piece.
This piece was screen printed onto classic heavy indigo denim with bespoke hand-painted detailing. One of the stand out statements of this collection.
A sophisticated linen ground, enriched with illustrative detailing of Northern Landmarks including the Tyne Bridge, the Sage in Gateshead and Tommy, a World War memorial sculpture in Seaham.
Colourways of 'Rose Floribunda'
Designed by using a Cyanotype method. Cyanotype is a photographic printing process that produces a cyan-blue print. Engineers used the process well into the 20th century to produce copies of drawings, referred to as blueprints. I collected foliage and roses from Alnwick Gardens to create this composition. Both designs were curated in the print room by a screen printing process.
Industrial Bloom offers a personal response surrounding the Industrial Revolution and pre war optimism and beauty within the North East. Emily’s work is a variety of engineered digital designs and screen prints curated to form this final collection.
An enthusiastic final year textiles student. Specialised in print design with industry experience at Amanda Kelly Print Design Studio, London. As well as Fabric Sourcing at Marks and Spencer. Currently studying Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough University.
• Extremely self-motivated individual, I equally enjoy working independently or within a team.
• Genuine love and enthusiasm for pattern, colour and fabric.
• Strong hand drawing and Adobe skills.
• Highly organised with excellent attention to detail.
• Strong colour sense with a very accurate eye for matching colour.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
Final year project
'21 Diploma in Professional Studies
'21 Winner of Stephen Walter’s Competition – Furnishings
'17 Foundation Year Postcard Art Show, exhibited at Loughborough University
'17 Art Foundation
A well-established print design studio helped serve a variety of roles within my time. I worked closely with the in house print designers and the business owners Amanda and Duncan to help run the studio.
• Strong hand drawing, genuine attention to detail, love for colour and pattern.
• The driving force in the training of new students.
• Noted for taking the responsibilities in running the print studio smoothly, cutting incoming designs from in-house and freelance designers which I would then overlock, style, photograph and document.
• Spent time designing bespoke commissions for valued customers on Photoshop with excellent computer skills.
• Able to work with repeat designs and colour, whereby my designs were used commercially at AK. I worked on a lot of requested repeat design and colourway adaptations.
Ben Short - Studio Manager and Head Print Designer at Amanda Kelly: "Emily is a talented, hard-working and passionate designer. During her time with us, she demonstrated not only her creativity but also her can-do approach to any task no matter how big or small. She is always positive and optimistic and would be an asset to any team."
Marks and Spencer
Gaining valuable industry experience during my placement year, Worked mainly with brands within M&S including Autograph and Per Una, alongside the Outerwear Collection. This has taught me I can back up a team at a high level even, through a global pandemic.
• Worked mainly with brands within M&S including Autograph and Per Una, alongside the Outerwear Collection. • Sourcing fabric globally with experience sourcing softs and jerseys.
• Attended team meetings, preparing relevant fabrics for design meetings. Designers used my presentations with outstanding feedback used in range planning.
• Worked closely with suppliers and other M&S sourcing offices globally.
• Research enabled me to present key information to aid designers with trends, shop reports and competitor reports.
• Worked alongside the tech team I learnt sustainable fabric attributes and knowledge around fabrics being fit for purpose.
• Completed a Sustainability Academy Course learning about certifications, fibres, animal rights, ethical reasonability and the supply chain within the textile industry.
• Managing to document new samples and general upkeep of the fabric library.
• Trained new students creating scheduled sessions for a training programme I put together.
• Tracking & approving fabric qualities, colour, handle, print strike offs.
Accepted to work in the menswear department within the print design team however due to Covid-19 this is currently pending.