“Brighton is a fantastic place to study a creative subject being such a vibrant city this definitely is reflected within the university. I have started working in the interior design industry since finishing my degree and I hope to continue developing my textile and design skills within interiors.”
Hi Charlotte – Please tell us a bit about your work and your influences
“Inspiration for my collection came from my mothers nostalgic stories of family trips to the seaside in her childhood. My work explores emotional relationships with the seaside and nostalgic triggers from the natural landscapes of the coast to the man made experience of caravans and candy floss, resulting in various colour stories and ideas. I translate my visual research into graphical, colour block structures reflecting my personal design aesthetic often weaving in natural yarns with warm, tactile qualities.”
How have you found your course and time at Brighton?
“Brighton is a fantastic place to study a creative subject being such a vibrant city this definitely is reflected within the university. The textile design course really helped me learn how to develop and expand ideas through visual research while being encouraged to experiment and take risks with practical techniques. This helped me discover who I am as a designer, work more successfully and not limit myself creatively.”
How did you choose your course – why did you choose to study Textiles?
“I have always been interested in art and design but it was my art foundation year that really helped me find out that my strengths and interests lay within fashion and textiles. I wasn’t sure where this would take me so I picked the course at Brighton where I could try out all the different textiles specialisms which was great fun!”
What are your plans after graduation?
“I have started working in the interior design industry since finishing my degree and I hope to continue developing my textile and design skills within interiors.”