Portfolio Home’s new Junior Designer, Sarah Sweeting, has a well-rounded perception of textile design. Her experience started with Fashion Design, creating her own portfolio of designs showcased at London Fashion Week. Sarah earned a BA (Hons) Textiles degree at the University of Huddersfield, where she did a placement year working in a Design Studio. In addition, she worked an internship at Timorous Beasties working with graphic designs.
Sarah is keen to be expressive in her designs, by projecting unique ideas onto textile designs for a personalised effect. She prefers naturalistic art and botanical patterns, utilising her illustrative skills to hand design her work. In Sarah’s words, she describes her technique being “the connection between the paper and computer is the organic design”. She takes inspiration from the details of nature and the great outdoors, finding the merge between nature and the comfort of textiles a form of escapism.