I am a hardworking and enthusiastic person. I am interested in people and other cultures and have spent some years travelling and working abroad. I believe these experiences have rounded me as a person and have made me aware of what I want out of life. I know what I want to accomplish in my career and will strive to achieve this through hard-work and determination. Through taking time out before coming to university it has enabled me to grow in confidence and able to handle new situations well. I am a creative individual who is motivated by a passion for surface design. I can work confidently on my own as well as part of a team. I specialise in print designs for furnishing fabrics, combining a mixture of print and fabric manipulation techniques to produce innovative and high quality pieces. I have good communication skills and am a quick learner. I love designing and printing and am eager to learn more.
I am now working on my Final Major Project which is based on a self-written concept titled ‘Endo-Exo’. The trend brings together the linear qualities of skeletal structures and stronger, bolder imagery of surfaces that protect. The initial ideas came through observational drawing of natural objects such as bones, leaf skeletons, shielded insects, bird feathers and fish scales alongside manmade items such as electricity pylons, scaffolding, wood sculptures and bound objects. There is an emphasis on texture which will be followed through to final designs through experimentation with marking making and drawing styles. Printing methods will be combined with other techniques such as laser cutting and pleating to create depth and interest. The colour palette sees the use of rich brights such as deep emerald green, dark navy blue, full bodied red and orange, these will be brought together with a paler palette consisting of tonal greys, mint green and soft coral pink.
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