Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Staffs uni Surface Pattern degree show

Last week was our degree show and it was fantastic, some of my friends got a bit of interest and even managed to sell some of their work, which is very exciting!

We all manned the show in shifts, which was great to see visitors admire all the work as well spending time with friends while we kept an eye on things.

I think there is some brilliant work in the show so I thought id feature some of my own and other peoples work and show you what you have missed out on seeing! Below is work from Lisa Hart, Olivia Turner and Chloe Georgina Foster.

Monday, 13 June 2011

so its Staffs uni AMD degree show and it is blooming brilliant! it is so great to see so much amazing work in one show. including Surface pattern's (not that i'm biased!).

i decided to have a height chart i designed up in my show to show the skills i have developed in drawing and photoshop. i embossed areas as well as screenprinted the ribbon to tie it to hang up to have a more of a hand made quality that i did'nt want to lose.
on the other side of my board i chose to put together a montage of some of the patterns and illustrations i have produced throughout my final year. they all repeat and i think they are quite versatile using fresh and fun colours that i think reflect my personal style the most.
i am really chuffed how it has all turned out!

if you are in the area then we are going down to New Designers at the Business Design Centre on from 29th June - 2nd July. if you get a chance it will be really worth a visit!

Tuesday, 7 June 2011

Staffs uni AMD degree show

Staffordshire University degree show opens this Friday 10th June for a week, it is really worth a visit as the surface pattern have created some lovely things and overall a pretty impressive looking show. It really is exciting to be a part of such a fantastic group of people, they are all so talented and I just know everyone will do well in the future!

Sunday, 5 June 2011

about me




2009-2011 – Staffordshire University BA (Hons) Surface Pattern Design (results pending)

2008-2009 – MMU Alsager Contemporary Craft

2007-2008 – Stafford College Foundation in Art and Design (Merit)

2005-2007 – Alleynes High School A-Level

Art: C

Business Studies: C

English Language: C

2003-2005 – 10 GCSE’s A-C

Personal Profile:

A motivated, adaptable and responsible graduate seeking a challenging, creative role within design that will utilise and develop my skills as a new designer.

Focused and driven to see things through to completion with a love for the satisfaction of meeting or exceeding a goal as small or big it may be.

Successfully combined studies with a part time job at Moto services and other commitments including a main role in Staffordshire Young Farmers proving to be self motivated, organised and capable of working under pressure and manage time appropriately.

There is always room for self-improvement both personally and professionally to try be the best.

Key Skills:

Excellent drawing skills. Colour Theory and generating ideas. Printmaking, painting and collage skills.

Proficient in Photoshop, Microsoft Word. Experimental with techniques

Good time keeping, very hard working,

well organised, flexible and able to meet deadlines in a fast paced environment.

Excellent customer service skills with experience in the field.

Open to any new challenges

Work Experience:

Dec 2010 – Work Placement at Mary Jones Design.

Skills attained: Awareness of a commercial market, knowledge of how a successful design studio functions.

Aug 2006 – Present Day – Customer assistant, Moto Hospitality.

Skills attained – perseverance, people skills, time keeping, money handling, and responsibility.


Sainsbury’s TU Oct 2010

Designed a collection of Baby boy Clothes.

Skills attained: The ability to push myself under a strict deadline and develop my designs to suit the commercial market and age group.

Inspire Me Papers Sept 2010

Designed a collection of eight scrapbook papers for the scrapbook market – featured on ‘Print and Pattern’ blog.

Skills attained: Creativeness with working to a limited colour palette, presentation skills.

Graham & Brown Jan 2010

Designed a wallpaper and wallart.

Skills attained: The ability to work to a commercial brief for a major company, designing in repeat in larger scale for the home ware market.

Other Interests:

2004 – Present day - Staffordshire Young Farmers

Involved in roles in club and Committees County level.

Taken part in many and a variety of competitions including public speaking and team sports from county level to national level.

Skills attained: Public speaking, confidence, organisational skills, leadership skills, life long friends, team player.


June 2011 Art and Design Graduate Show,

Staffordshire University.

July 2011 New Designers, London

Business Design centre

References available