Richard Baker

Surface Pattern Designer

Norwich, United Kingdom
Accomplished surface pattern designer with over 14 years experience creating visually interesting and multi-commercial designs. Expert-level proficiency using industry standard software titles such as Adobe Illustrator, InDesign & Photoshop. I have a desire for success and eager to undertake a new long term challenge.

Work Experience

NR Designs

Submitting Textile Print Designs

Submitting Textile Print Designs for fashion
January 2016 - Present New York, United States

Wine Label Design

Graphic Print Designer

Design used for wine label background - Vörös Cellars 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley - November 2014

Designs used for Dutch Farms 'Blue Dream' & 'Active' product labels - October 2014

Designs used in published book project titled 'Inside A Hippie Commune' - September 2011

Design used in Holly Harman’s self-published children's book titled 'Gumby Goes to the Sun' - May 2006

Psychedelic design supplied for use in the ‘Le Vin 2001 Merlot Mendocino’ wine label - September 2005
Present Healdsburg, California, United States

Kim Designs

Freelance Surface Pattern Designer

I regularly submit new collections to Kim Designs
May 2013 - Present Winchester, Virginia, United States

Hero Print Club

Freelance Surface Pattern Designer

I submitted Surface Pattern Designs to Hero Print Club who exhibit at various trade shows.
April 2015 - November 2015 United Kingdom

Motif

Freelance Surface Pattern Designer

Submitted surface pattern designs for womenswear collections.
May 2007 - June 2008 New York, New York, United States

Education

Norwich University Of The Arts

2:1 BA(Hons) Textiles

September 1999 - July 2002 Norwich, United Kingdom

Make It In Design

The Art & Business of Surface Pattern Design

Module 1 - Designing your way
Module 2 - Creating your Professional Identity
Module 3 - Monetising your designs
February 2016 - October 2016 Norwich, United Kingdom

Languages

English (Native),

Awards

Licentiate Of The Society Of Designer Craftsmen

Accepted as a Licentiate of the Society of Designer Craftsmen

2002

Norwich University Of The Arts

1st Prize at End of Year Degree Show

2002

Skills

Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Indesign, Adobe Photoshop, AVA Cad Cam, Collaging, CSS, Devore, Digital Illustration, Digital Retouching, Etching, Feltmaking, Fine Art, Flocking, Foiling & Embossing, HTML, Lectra, Marbling, NedGraphics, Papermaking, Printmaking, Screen Printing,

Publications

Pattern People e-Book 'Pattern Mix' - October 2014

Pattern People e-Book 'Repeat After Me' - September 2011

Work featured on the Print & Pattern blog - Various Dates

Norwich School of Art & Design Prospectus - 2003/2004

FashionLine Magazine - Work & Article featured - (Issue: April-May 2002, p.17)

Exhibitions & Commissions

Numerous commissioned work in private collections

Relish Restaurant & Bar, Old Street, Newton Flotman, Norfolk - January 2007

Foxton Primary School, Cambridge - November 2006

Norwich Fringe Festival, Bally Shoe Factory, Norwich - October 2006

New Designers Show, Business Design Centre, Islington, London - July 2002

R.K. Burt Gallery, London and St Margarets Church, Norwich – Designed advertising and exhibited at both group exhibitions titled ‘Strands’

Volunteering - Work Experience

F&F Clothing – Tesco Stores Limited

Building 6, Trident Place, Hatfield Business Park, Mosquito Way, Hatfield Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire AL10 9UL

Kidswear, Nightwear & Lingerie – (1 Week Work Experience) October 2015

-Trend research A/W 2016 season
-Nightwear & Lingerie department
-Mood board production
-Arranging colour Pantone swatches
-Attaching swatches to fabric sample boards
-Organising garments for meetings
-Observing Kids A/W 2016 trend forecast meeting
-Observing supplier meeting