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Welcome to the world of Surface!  First year students had an absolute ball working with Lisa Carroll and Jason Cesani in surface this semester.

Lisa heads up the studio side of things – observational drawing, mark making, colour palette research and development, painting techniques, repeat methods, brand and market research etc, whilst Jason teaches the process of translating this hand developed 2D artwork onto film, then screen and finally fabric.


Students begin the 12 week project by selecting an existing brand to design for. This brand forms the starting point for both primary and secondary research in the form of; contemporary trends specific to the market / brand identity, colour palette development, motif exploration and repeat appropriateness.


The design outcomes for each student included a series of hand painted artworks in industry specific repeats, technically accurate (and beautiful) lengths of hand printed fabric, digitally printed and manipulated (through the use of heat and laser etching / cutting) fabrics plus a range of detailed and delicate embroidery techniques.  The outcomes are incredibly impressive and demonstrate a strong emergent talent in the area of print and surface design.


Image: project by Olivia Reinbold
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Image: project by Grace Leask


Image: project by Gena Harold


Image: project by Caro Pattle






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