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Thursday, 1 July 2010

Hot new talent: Printed Textiles & Surface Design

I love this time of year, when you can wander around the end-of-year shows at art schools, wowed by the talent and lapping up all that fantastic inspiration for free.

Although I am normally a fine art and interiors kind of gal, I found myself drawn to the and Graphic Design and Printed Textiles and Surface Design sections of the recent show at the Leeds College of Art, here in my city. Here are some of the lovely things (and people) I found in the textiles gallery… (see here for separate post on the pick of the graphic design studio)

Introducing... Anisha Chauhan
21 year old Surface Pattern Designer and Illustrator, who is currently exhibiting at New Designers in at the Business Design Centre in London and is working on a portfolio of Indian Wedding invitations

(image: courtesy of Anisha Chauhan)

Most important thing I learnt at art school: how to combine skills in drawing, mixed media, painting and textiles.

(image: courtesy of Anisha Chauhan)

Most important thing I learnt outside class: How much inspiration there is in visiting major art galleries like the Tate Gallery, Saatchi Gallery and The V&A.

(image: courtesy of Anisha Chauhan)
You can find Anisha on Facebook

(image: courtesy of Anisha Chauhan)

Introducing... Hayley Johns
23 year old Textile Designer, currently expanding her experience through internships and work placement, and toying with the idea of postgraduate study to broaden her portfolio further. Her work is also on show at the New Designers show at the Business Design Centre in London, and her latest collection Kasuri was developed from detailed illustration of New York’s urban landscape, and influenced by Ikat and Japanese design.

- Most important thing I learnt at art school:- Organisation is key! Losing track really sets you back, just be level headed and use the network of student designers around you.
(image courtesy of Hayley Johns)

- Most important thing you learnt outside class - Be inspired, use your experiences and go and see everything you can from trade shows to minor exhibitions. Expanding your knowledge of your subject helps you to enjoy what you’re doing and find purpose for your design work.

You can contact Hayley by email Hayley dot L dot Johns at gmail dot com


Introducing... Hazel Snaith
22 year old designer, fresh out of art school, planning to release a collection of designs every three months, and continue freelance designing alongside teaching

The most important thing I learnt at art college: Try keep a diary of all ideas and to constantly reflect on your work, as this helps to generate new ideas

The most important thing I learnt outside of class: How to make my own choices

Hazel can be contacted at hazel dot snaith at hotmail dot co dot uk.

For more hot young talent check out this post featuring the latest in graduate Graphic Design

1 comment:

  1. great artists you showcased! Thanks for sharing!


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