CMYUK announces a new mentor cohort and details of its second CIRL design brief

CMYUK CIRL graduates with AE Sewing machines
L to R: Keely Russell, Sarah Willcocks & Evie Venables 

This time it’s all about geometrics, incorporating texture

CMYUK has announced its second Creatives in Residence Live (CIRL) design brief. This time, our three CIRL graduates will be exploring Geometics – Incorporating Textures, and have until December 3rd to produce designs for a fashion garment, interior décor accessory, furniture and flooring. 

An impressive cohort of mentors have been assembled for this brief  that includes pattern trend and research company, Pattern Curator; pattern cutting and samples studio, The Pattern Room; kidswear designer, Lucy Swann; decorative interiors designer, Freya Richmond; and contemporary upholstery company, Loose Button.

The technology utilised for this brief will be from Epson, Mimaki, Canon, Klieverik, EFI, Kongsberg and AEG Sewing. The educational element will be provided by CMYUK experts and CIRL project partner, the award-winning textile designer and founder of Texintel,  Debbie McKeegan.  

“As we begin project #2, the in-house graduates have a clearer vision of the scale and diversity of the industry for which surface pattern designs are created. That’s exciting! The creative possibilities are endless and there is almost no surface that can’t be digitally printed. With that in mind,  it’s important to design with a product or industry sector as a target and importantly always consider the environment,” said Debbie.   

“We are really looking forward to Project #2 to explore new technologies and materials brought to life by fantastic designs,” she added. 

The brief begins on November 16th and closes on December 3rd and is available online so that design students worldwide can participate. The creative journey is being captured and shared on social media by CIRL graduate, Taylor Doggett. 

For the Geometrics - Incorporating Textures  brief and  details of how to enter, visit https://www.cmyuk.com/flmngr/files/CIRL-Brief-2.pdf or interact with us using the hashtag #cirlive. 

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