Wilko Retail Design Award – Surface Pattern and Textiles

SPONSORED BY:

Wilko

WINNER

Name: Olivia Riley

Title: Earths Surface

Course: Textile Design

University: Leeds Arts University

FROM THE JUDGES

Olivia Riley’s project showed an excellent methodology and thinking, from initial concepts of environmental impacts to market insights and customer research to the final ideas. Olivia’s use of colour showed real confidence; her designs are well thought out, and we loved her costing and manufacturing processes considerations. Well done!

OVERVIEW

Design a collection of textiles, surface patterns for products or prints that capture a current trend and has been translated into a design with universal appeal. The collection should demonstrate a confident use of colour with a fresh handwriting style.

DESCRIPTION OF WORK

The purpose of this stationary collection is to help make an impact of sustainability, maily focusing on reducing plastic and paper waste. Olivia Riley’s idea is to use ocean plastic recycled materials and recycled paper to produce the range. To create her designs, she has taken inspiration from natural forms and shapes of rocks, mountains and the Earth’s layers.

GALLERY

PRIZE

  • Potential purchase of design for £600.
  • A 2-week virtual placement.