About me

Originally from Batley, I graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2011 with a BA (Hons) in Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern Design. As a designer I am primarily focused upon creating handmade, bespoke design solutions, for a variety of different applications including bespoke prints, interiors, handmade pieces, greetings cards and gift-ware.

I have always been passionate about the hand crafted approach towards surface pattern design and so I continued to progress with my handmade pieces after leaving college and contributed to my first arts fair called ‘The Headingley Arts Trail’ in November 2011. Specialising in Surface design, I then developed my signature style of handmade limited edition pieces as well as my illustrative digital work. Alongside entering various surface pattern competitions which embraced aspects of illustration, hand cut collages, photography and even creating a contemporary and innovative calendar & diary, which I was lucky enough to win in September 2011.

My design work is usually inspired by the natural world, subtle colour palettes, typography, quirky illustration and photography. Although since graduating from LCAD I have learnt to become much more diverse within my designing and am now influenced by almost everything around me. For example some of my latest design work included hand drawn illustrations of biscuits, cupcakes and even watch links.

When I’m not working you will find me laser cutting, hand stitching, illustrating, cutting and sticking, experimenting with digital manipulation or creating greetings cards, which is what I love to do. I am looking for opportunities to experience working in a professional design environment whether that be placement work, freelance or even commission, I am eager to continue learning.  

 Competitions - 

- Tigerprint Male Pattern competition - July 2011 (placed in the top 28 by the judges)
- Tigerprint Gifted? Christmas Surface Pattern Design - July 2011
- Tigerprint Female Photography competition - August 2011 (placed in the top 24 by the judges)
- Tigerprint Calendars & Diaries competition - September 2011 (Winner)
- Tigerprint Floral Photography - September 2011 - (placed in the top 27 by the judges)
- Tigerprint Female Special Relationship - October 2011 (placed in the top 15 by the judges)
- Tigerprint What is Love? competition - January 2012. 
- Ohh Dear - Stuck on Repeat competition - January 2012 - (1 of 8 overall winners) 
- To Dry For design competition - February 2012

Exhibitions - 

Headingley Arts Trail 2011 - November 12-13th.
Exhibited wallpaper designs at Mood - Brussels 2011. 

Craft fairs - 

Leeds College of Art Pop-Up Shop - March 6-8th 2012.
Reetsweet Craft Fair (Leeds) - April 7th.

Contact - 

E- jadehemmins@yahoo.co.uk
T- 07787403373