Florence Tambini Cooper

Freelance Printed Textile Designer

London, United Kingdom
I am a printed textiles designer, that loves playing with colour and pattern, as well as experimenting with less traditional materials and mediums. I am commercially savvy and am able to work well to a brief and follow trends. However I also have experience and interest in pushing the boundaries of what printed textiles are and working with a wide range of materials. I am comfortable and skilled in both digital design and hand design techniques, such as screen printing and drawing. I have experience working for fashion and interiors and have worked at a range of market levels in different design studios, completing internships in both highly commercial companies and at designer maker levels.

Work Experience

DFS

Printed Textiles Design Intern

Designing a range of patterns for a/w 2018. I also created mock ups of my designs on sofas to be presented.
September 2017 - September 2017 Nottingham, United Kingdom

Graham And Brown

Design Intern

Designing wallpaper for the in-house trends for 2018. These designs were to be shown to potential customers.
February 2017 - February 2017 United Kingdom

Pauline Caulfield

Design and Print Assistant

I was an important part of the printing process as well as helping with Design dessisions. I worked on two projects, a commissioned window hanging and other design ideas and windowhanging sets made to sell.
December 2016 - January 2017 United Kingdom

MARY: Mary Benson Londo

Assistant Designer and Print Technician

I am in charge of creating vinyl files and cutting vinyl for prints. I also print most of the dress and bag orders as well as printing samples and working our placement templates.
December 2018 - Present London, United Kingdom

Education

Nottingham Trent University

2:1 Ba Hons in Textile Design

I'm a printed textiles specialist and have extensive skill and knowledge of screen printing techniques and colour mixing. I am also skilled in the use of Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Although a print specialist I have experience with using embroidery, knit and weave. I am also competent within metal work, resin, casting and moulding, laser cutting and dyeing workshops and have the ability to work with all of the above.
September 2014 - June 2017 United Kingdom

Ravensbourne

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design (Design and Media)

I worked in four different pathways including, Graphic Design, Fashion and Textiles, 3D Design and Photography and Moving Image. These pathways allowed me to explore the different areas of design and gain a basic understanding of each area. I chose to specialise in Fashion and Textile Design and worked on a number of briefs throughout the year within this pathway, including my final major project.
September 2013 - June 2014 London, United Kingdom

Awards

DFS

Winner of the Capsule Collection Design Competition

2017

Graham And Brown

Winner of the Live Brief Wallpaper Competition

2016

Skills

Casting And Moulding, Colour Matching, Digital Printing , Drawing And Markmaking, Dyeing Techniques, Embroidery Techniques, Fashion And Acessories, Illustrator, Indesign, Interiors, Laser Cutting, Laser Engraving, Metal Work, Photoshop, Primary/Secondary Research Collection, Print Techniques, Screen Printing,