Education and Qualifications

MA in Textiles (Knit)
2017 - 2019 Royal College of Art, London

BA (Hons) First Class Honours Degree in Fashion and Textile Design
2013 - 2017 Gray’s School of Art, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen

Awards

Distinction in Masters Dissertation 2018
Commended in the Undergraduate Awards 2018
Dewar Arts Award 2018
Dewar Arts Award 2017
Selected for Visual Arts Scotland Graduate Showcase 2017
Alexandrina McKenzie Legacy Award for Meritorious Work 2017
BP Graduate Design Award – Highly Commended 2017
Shortlisted for Scotland Judging Heat for the Society of Dyer and Colourists Competition 2016

Exhibitions

Satellite: VSA at Summerhall, Summerhall, Edinburgh 2018
Seams, Textiles Group Show, Hockney Gallery, Royal College of Art, London 2018
OPEN 2018, Graduate Showcase (Visual Arts Scotland), Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 2018
MAKE, MA Textiles Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London 2018
New Designers, Business Design Centre 2017
Graduate Degree Show, Gray's School of Art 2017
Soft / Not / Soft, Living room exhibition with collaborator Kirsty Munro 2017
Interim Design Show, Gray's School of Art 2017
Make it Personal Exhibition, Aberdeen Business School 2015
No Presha, contributed with collective Not Bad Not Good, Ruthrieston Community Centre 2015

Conferences / Writing

“What is softness, but a well worn jumper: unravelling the cross-overs
of love, memory and tactility in knitting”,
In the Loop 10, Winchester School of Art 19-20 July 2018
(PDF Accessible Online)
“Nostalgia and the knit stitch: looking at the
past in contemporary culture in the context of knitting”,
BA Dissertation, Gray’s School of Art 2017
(PDF Accessible Online)

Work Experience and Voluntary Experience

Freelance Designer / Knit Developer, Jean Oberlander, London  2019 - pres
Guide Leader, Girlguiding, Aberdeen then London 2011 - pres
Senior Sales Assistant, Cath Kidston, Aberdeen then London 2016 - pres
Knitwear Intern, Caitlin Charles-Jones, London 2018
Knitwear Intern, João Caldas, London 2018
School Liaison Workshop Contributor, Gray's School of Art 2017
Hand Knit Production Intern, Eribe Knitwear 2016
Dresser at Gray’s School of Art Graduate Fashion Show 2015 + 2016
Knitwear Intern, Anna Cuinu, Aberdeen  2015
Youth Collective Member, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums 2014 - 2015
Workshop Coordinator (Knit), Aberdeen Art Gallery 2014
Copy Intern, Catwalk Yourself 2014
Wardrobe Assistant and Dresser, Fashion Live Events 2014
Event Assistant and Workshop Coordinator (Knit), National Museum of Scotland 2014
Trend Researcher and Visual Curator, LOOKSIMA 2013
Design Intern, Dawson Sellar Design 2011