This Year's Designers

Selected from over 200 applicants over three weeks in June 2018, the 24 textile design graduates finally selected for the TexSelect mentorship programme have been confirmed.

All designers chosen demonstrate outstanding skill and artistry in their chosen discipline, and have impressed the TexSelect interview panels with their creativity, skills and knowledge, and with their eagerness to succeed in the professional world.  Meet the 24 designers selected in 2018 here:

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Meet the 2018 Designers

Jessye Boulton

Knit 

Winchester School of Art (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Fashion Prize.

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Matthew Briggs

Knit 

Royal College of Art (MA)

Winner of The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award; Winner of TexSelect Fashion Prize; Winner of WGSN TexSelect Textiles of the Future Award

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Eve Campbell

Print 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Winner of TexSelect Interiors Prize; short listed for M&S TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award; selected for AVACadCam training award.

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Hayley Chapman

Print 

Colchester School of Art

Selected for AVACadCam training award.

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Alice Compton

Weave 

University of Brighton (BA)
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Amy Gorman

Weave 

Loughborough University (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Colour Prize.

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Grace Hartley

Weave  

Manchester School of Art (BA)

Winner of TexSelect Colour Prize; short listed for Worshipful Co of Woolmen TexSelect Design Innovation Award for Wool in Interiors.

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Molly Hayden

Weave 

Central St Martins University of the Arts (BA)

Winner of the WGSN TexSelect Textiles of the Future Award

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Bo Mi Hwang

Print 

Central St Martins University of the Arts (BA)

Highly commended for The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

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Lucy Ilsley

Mixed Media 

Arts University Bournemouth (BA)
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Hettie Johns

Weave  

Central St Martins University of the Arts (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Interiors Prize and Worshipful Co Woolmen TexSelect Design Innovation Award for Wool in Interiors; highly commended for The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

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Cassie MacDonald

Print 

Winchester School of Art (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Pattern Prize; selected for AVACadCam training award.

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Becky Mars

Knit 

Manchester School of Art (BA)
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Erin Marsh

Mixed Media 

Chelsea School of Art (BA)
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MJ McKasiarz

Mixed Media 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Winner of the Worshipful Company of Woolmen TexSelect Design Innovation Award for Wool in Interiors.

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Erin McQuarrie

Print 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Winner of TexSelect Pattern Prize

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Livia Papiernik

Embroidery 

Royal School of Needlework (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Fashion Prize.

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Rosa Pearks

Weave  

Central St Martins University of the Arts (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Colour Prize.

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Alice Percy-Raine

Mixed Media 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Short listed for M&S TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award.

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Beth Porter

Print 

Winchester School of Art (BA)

Selected for AVACadCam training award.

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Catherine Sinclair

Knit  

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Interiors Prize; highly commended for The Woolmark Company TexSelect Award

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Claudia Veneroni

Embroidery 

Glasgow School of Art (BA)

Short listed for TexSelect Pattern Award.

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Sam Wilde

Print 

Royal College of Art (MA)

Winner of M&S TexSelect Fashion Fabric Award; selected for AVACadCam training award.

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Florence Yexley

Print 

Leeds School of Art

Selected for AVACadCam training award.

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