Patrick’s specialisms include woven and printed textiles design and manufacture, laser-cutting, jewellery and 3D design/making in a range of technical and traditional materials. He works with colleagues and students across a diverse range of design, fine art and engineering disciplines, advising on the potential of textile structures.
Jules Findley has many years of high end industry experience in Fashion and Textiles design, forecasting and product as design consultant and creative director to plc's. She has introduced Fashion Communication to the Fashion and Textile programme. Her research is in the material of paper; examining the concept of grief issues through the analogy of raw edges.
Vikki Haffenden has a special interest and highly specialised knowledge of digital knit design and practice. Her research interests and experience include user centred design and participatory research, with particular reference to clothing issues relating to ageing or non-standard body shape.
With expertise at the top end of the Fashion Industry, Craig exhibited and showed collections in London and Paris during the 1990’s, a collaboration with a printed textiles designer. Professional experience also includes working with top international fashion designers, Sonnentag Mulligan, John Galliano, Emma Cook and Roland Mouret, with whom he consulted and acted as a creative pattern-cutter.
President of the Chartered Society of Designers, and a key figure in the development of education in fashion and textiles, Jake Leith's interests lie in printed textiles and business practice in fashion and design. He co-founded the design consultancy Fantasy Finishes and the interior design company The Jake Leith Partnership.
A specialist in textiles for interiors, Leo has designed prints within the fashion industry, working since 1995 with his parter in their company Santos & Adolfsdottir to create wall coverings, screens, cushions and lighting, using both natural and synthetic materials with the application of print, dye and laser cutting technology.
A freelance knitwear designer and pattern cutter with an illustrious clientele, Juliana has extensive experience of working with different designers. With an interest in Victorian fashion design, she was a resident designer with the V&A and tutors in Knitwear, Fashion Design and Pattern Cutting.
Yip is a practicing fashion designer, having set up her studio and own label in Brighton. Her work focuses on fashion as a poetic form of communication, activism and collaboration, with an emphasis on conceptual cutting, alternative representation and innovative ethical practice.