Plymouth College of Art
Printed Textile Design and Surface Pattern
Hannah is an emerging Printed Textile and Surface Pattern Designer for fashion and interiors. Growing up in Bristol, Hannah enjoys seeking colour, process and pattern from the world around us gaining a conceptual understanding of the cultural influences the inspire her creative practice. Current work is based around the exploration of the biophilic well-being in our urban spaces, looking at the conceptual relationship between plants and the man-made world. ‘Urbanised Botanics’ questions the harmonious relationship between plants and the man-made world, taking inspiration from Portuguese architecture for its obscure lines, shapes and colours. Patterns derive from the simplification of the buildings, looking towards the configuration of shape vs line. Initial drawings using charcoal and procion dyes stem from a fascination towards shadow, light and opacity. This 'outdoor living' fabric collection embodies the core of Hannah’s practice through expressive use of colour, process and pattern which has been translated into digital repeat patterns.
FRUGI / PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART - 2019 This live industry brief consisted of designing an A/W 2021 childrenswear collection centered around a childhood character concept. This involved hand sketches followed by digital designs and culminated in a pitch and presentation to Frugi executives. BRITISH CERAMIC TILE / PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART - 2019 This live industry brief consisted of designing a surface pattern collection for contemporary ceramic tiles. Experimenting with surface textures and overlaid drawings led to successfully repeating tile designs and resulted in a pitch and presentation to industry experts. BRUME DECORATIVE FILM SPECIALISTS / PLYMOUTH COLLEGE OF ART - 2018 This live industry brief consisted of designing a decorative wall sticker for a childrens bedroom and involved both hand drawn and digital designs on Illustrator followed by laser cut vinyl test prints. After a successful pitch of the concept, the design was subsequently purchased by the company.