MY STORY

Jessica Benjamin

Personal Inspiration

Growing up in the beautiful countryside of Herefordshire, I am constantly inspired by the texture, colour and pattern of the rolling hills surrounding me. Being able to step outside the door with a paintbrush in hand ready to capture the ever-changing scenery gives me such pleasure. Exploring my family history of the area and observing old photographs has been an interesting way of making my designs personal and unique. 

I love to use bright, contemporary colour palettes to portray the energy and excitement of a country lifestyle and enhance patterns. Being a natural pattern maker, I enjoy using a range of techniques to create my designs such as painting, drawing, mono-printing, collaging, screen printing, lino-printing, rubbings, etc.  

Experience and Education

  • Studied Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough University, graduating with a First Class Honours

  • Completed the Loughborough Employability Award

  • Completed a Diploma in Professional Studies where I interned at:

-Toft Alpacca, Warwickshire, U.K

-Timorous Beasties, Glasgow, U.K

-Amanda Kelly, London, U.K

-Imogen Heath, Brighton, U.K

-Alison Tod Milliner, Abergavenny, U.K

-Karolina York, Sydney, AUS

 

Please view my current CV for more details and further work experience.