Starting Your Career in Textiles and Surface Pattern

Pattern Cloud Panel – Starting Your Career in Textiles and Surface Pattern

Friday 30 June

13:00 - 13:45


Tracey Brown, Founder, The Pattern Cloud and Bay & Brown

Sophie McDonald, The Pattern Cloud

A presentation providing advice for graduates starting a career or business in textiles/surface pattern, the benefits of internships, an overview of the market post-pandemic and how the sector is working in new ways. At this talk you will:

  • Learn about our changing industry and how to adapt
  • How to use online systems to engage future employers or customers
  • The realities of working in textiles and design studios
  • Diversifying your skills to thrive

All talks and workshops are free to attend with a valid ticket to New Designers. To attend a talk or workshop please book your ticket to New Designers, making sure to book on the corresponding day. You may then reserve your place to attend the talk or workshop using the link below.

Tracey Brown is one of the founders of The Pattern Cloud, the leading provider of websites and business systems to the surface design industry. Founded in 2017 by Tom Bambridge-Sutton and James Hartley of Gather No Moss, and Tracey Brown of Bay and Brown, it arose from a need to bring the surface design industry into the 21st century in a way that’s accessible to all. Tracey also owns Bay and Brown Print Studio, supplying the fashion industry with beautiful womenswear prints.

A New Designers alumni, exhibiting her work in 2015 as a new graduate, Sophie McDonald went on to become a successful print designer for Bay and Brown Print Studio in London. After many years of designing and managing a print studio, she now manages The Pattern Cloud, helping design studios build their business online and understand how to manage their business in the most efficient way.