Middlesbrough designer heads to London for design internship

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Creative students from Cleveland College of Art and Design (CCAD) celebrated their passion for fashion and their desire for dazzling designs at the opening of the College’s 2017 Degree Show, and are now taking up some amazing opportunities to develop their creative careers following their studies.

Young artists and designers put their talents on show at the opening night of the degree show titled ‘Northern Exposure’ at CCAD’s new £11m building in Hartlepool.

The work from the talented young artists and designers is now on display at CCAD’s dedicated university level campus until Saturday (June 10), and features works from ten degree courses, including creative film, production design, fashion and photography.

Robert Patchett (pictured above)) is a textile and surface design student from Linthorpe in Middlesbrough and after graduating, will undertake an internship with London-based designer, Orla Kiely, in the design studio.

His final major project is about exploring texture, structure and compositions of urban landscape cities and has created a collection of rough and working designs inspired from the rawness seen in everyday industrial cities.

The 21-year-old said: “I am really looking forward to working at Orla Kiely, secured thanks to my teacher Claire Baker.

“Once I have finished there I will continue to apply for roles within the industry and keep building my knowledge.

“Being at CCAD, I have enjoyed building up my skills within textiles and building connections with my tutors and making new friends. It is a very welcoming place and am glad to be part of it.”

Shannon Garland, 21, from Brotton in Saltburn, studied for a degree for costume interpretation with design, and has now secured a job as a designer with Seaham-based bridal company, House of Mooshki.

Textile and surface design degree student, Rynae Masawi, 29 from Newtown in Stockton, has been chosen to attend Texprint, a leading trade show which promotes new textile designers and showcases the best of British textile design talent. She is also representing the college at the New Designers Show in London this summer.

The degree show is open to the public every day from 10am until 8pm until Friday June 9 and 10am until 4pm on Saturday June 10 at the new building on corner of Church Street and Mainsforth Terrace in Hartlepool.


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