Surface Pattern Design students win International competition


Over three hundred young designers from the UK and Europe entered the i-dott 2018 wallpaper competition, which is judged by international designers.

Having been placed eighth in the UK for Textiles in the Guardian League table, the Surface Pattern Design team are proud to announce that second year Surface Pattern student Leila Roworth, has won first prize for her Artisan inspired wallpaper design. Leila developed her design from preliminary drawings of plants, which she translated into lino cuts. These prints were worked into a digital design in repeat to the specifications of the wallpaper brief.

Emma Dunwoodie, Designer at Fine Décor Limited who wrote the brief said: "Leila’s design answered the brief perfectly, it displays the handmade quality we were looking for, and her use of the floral motif makes her design extremely commercial.”

As well as a £500 prize, Leila is one of four students chosen to receive training in the use of AVA Cad design with industry specialists.

Winners were invited to an award ceremony in Manchester with guest speaker international surface pattern designer Neisha Crosland, awarding the prizes.

Leila said : "The award ceremony in Manchester has given me the opportunity to meet so many interesting and helpful people from the wallpaper industry in the North of England. I am really looking forward to the placement in January next year.”

Swansea College of Art is also delighted to add that second year student Stephanie Nicholas won second prize of £300 in the same competition with a geometric design inspired by Russian Constructivist textiles.

Swansea College of Art has been ranked  16th overall out of all UK universities for ‘art and design’ courses in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.

Swansea College of Art secured a total score of 92.9 out of 100 in a range of areas which include ‘student satisfaction with teaching quality’ and ‘student experience’ as well as ‘graduate prospects’, ‘research quality’ and ‘entry points’.  This score saw Art and Design’ climb 19 places from last year. 

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