Joyce Allen is a French born textiles designer currently studying Textiles Design and Innovation at Loughborough University.
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About Joyce Allen:
Joyce is currently in her second year at Loughborough University specialised in Digital Integrated Practice.
She has been exploring and working with industrial programs such as Wilcom to produce digital embroideries using Photoshop and Illustrator. Joyce also brings the digital presence into her work by manipulating and drawing on top of existing work. All her work and collections are created and produced making sure that the fabrics used focus on texture exploration throughout. Contrast within colour and linear compositions are key to Joyce’s approach.
Her dual nationality has provided challenges pushing her out of her comfort zone augmenting her creatively. Having studied art as her Baccalaureate, as well as doing a foundation year in Textiles at Loughborough University and short summer courses at Central Saint Martins, London, she has kept very personal approaches to her work and developed her skills and professionalism.
Favourite textile technique: My specialism requires me to work with industrial digital embroidery machines, laser cutting and all the Adobe suite programs. And I must say that anything falling under this are by far my favourite techniques as it inspires me to do and explore even more everyday.
Inspirational Designers: I would say that the most inspiring designers to me are all the other 2nd and 3rd year students in Textiles at Loughborough University. The creativity and Innovation that you face every time you walk in to the studios is breath taking. I think a lot of people underestimate how professional our work can be. And I was one of them at first! For the more well known names, I’d say Kitty Mccall, La Maison Pierre Frey, Print Club London, and House of Hackney.
Dream job: My dream job would be to manage a creative team for an already existing studio. And my ultimate goal would be to work in a team, where we creatively connect and stimulate each other as I believe working together is the key to success.