STARTING A CAREER OR BUSINESS IN TEXTILES/SURFACE PATTERN

Tracey Brown, Co-Founder, The Pattern Cloud and Bay & Brown
Sophie McDonald, Operations & Marketing Manager, The Pattern Cloud
Elizabeth Forbes, 2021 Intern, The Pattern Cloud
Helen Jenkins, Manager, The Design Agent

Thursday 30 June, 12:00 - 12:45

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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. 

Tracey Brown
Sophie Mcdonald
Elizabeth Forbes
Helen Jenkins

PANELLISTS

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

Tracey Brown is co-founder of The Pattern Cloud alongside James Hartley and Tom Bambridge-Sutton. Tracey draws from her vast experience in the industry due to also owning Bay and Brown Textile Studio for the last 18 years.

Sophie McDonald, Operations & Marketing Manager, The Pattern Cloud

Sophie McDonald is the Operations and Marketing Manager for The Pattern Cloud. With over 7 years of experience working in textile studios, she helps manage the day-to-day operations of the business and helps studios set up their online shop.

Elizabeth Forbes, 2021 Intern, The Pattern Cloud

The Pattern Cloud winner of the Internship programme 2021, Elizabeth worked with The Pattern Cloud for 5 months helping with running the social media accounts and creating content for the platforms. 

Helen Jenkins, Manager, The Design Agent

Helen is the manager of The Design Agent, an online marketplace for the newest collections of designs from some of the best studios around the world: selling beautiful designs to clients world-wide all in an easy to use online platform.