P e r s o n a l  S t a t e m e n t

I am an innovative and highly creative BA Hons Textile Design student currently keen to embark on my second year at Norwich University of the Arts. From my Textiles studies through from GCSE to A-level and then Degree I have constantly been eager to absorb knowledge and experiences, to which I can apply my eye for visual aesthetics, pattern, texture and colour. I am determined to pursue my ambitions within the Textiles Industry by seeking opportunities in new and diverse environments and experimenting with outcomes.

C r e a t i v e  S k i l l s

Drawing, laser cutting, photography,  printmaking including screen, embroidery (hand and machine), design, mono, digital, etching and lino printing, weaving, felting, knitting (hand and machine), dyeing, colour theory and generating ideas.

Competent user of Adobe Photoshop, In Design, Illustrator, CAD/CAM, Microsoft Office, Excel, Power Point.

I have knowledge and understanding of;

  • Colour, shape & form
  • Dyes, patterns, materials & yarns
  • Studies & research of a diverse range of designers products & techniques
  • Documenting outcomes/experimentation
  • Up to date with demands & trends
  • Attention to fine detail
  • Working to a deadline
  • Problem solving

E d u c a t i o n


Textile Design (BA) Hons 

Sep 2014 - Present
Norwich University of the Arts

Achieved a First in my initial year. 

During this year I have been challenged to develop many new skills, weaving on a hand loom & machine knitting, I am now interested in how to develop these skills further. Looking into fabric manipulation I am excited to experiment with different processes to see the results on types of yarns/fabrics. This year I have looked into trend forecasting and I have put my own work into context using mood boards, this has taught me to present my work in a professional manner.


2012 - 2014
Reepham College Sixth form 
  • AS level Geography Grade C
  • A- level Textiles Grade B
  • A- level Business studies Grade B
  • A- level English Language Grade C


2007 - 2012
Reepham High School 
  • 11 A-C GCSE Grades achieved including Mathematics, English, Science and Textiles
  • GCSE ICT – Distinction

E x p e r i e n c e s

  • Work experience at Xactive, Norwich – a boutique creative agency specialising in graphic design for print and web, brand identity, marketing and commercial photography
  • Entering and gaining 3rd place with a dress designed, made and printed by myself in Young Fashion Designer UK 2014. I presented my dress, concepts and marketing ideas to a panel of judges at the finals in Worcester
  • Decorative Ribbon Exhibition – February 2015 : Ribbon which was designed and printed by myself exhibited in Craft Co, Southwold
  • Voluntary position as a Student Representative for BA Textile Design course (current)
  • Voluntary position as Peer Assisted Learning mentor (current)
  • Student Ambassador (current)
  • Retail work, dressing shop windows
  • Past two years working part-time at a wedding venue where I take part in setting up the environment for clients and waitressing. This has given me invaluable experience in dealing with the public and meeting their requirements, working long hours and being punctual
  • I enjoy travelling as this opens up new cultures and experiences. I recently visited New York where I attended an International Design Show called Surtex, along with having a studio tour of a print design company. Earlier this year I went to London to see Graduates work exhibited at New Designers

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