2016 Textile Design graduate Nikkita Palmer awarded first place in i-dott Awards

Recent graduate of BA (Hons) Textile Design, Nikkita Palmer, was awarded first place at the i-dott awards earlier this month.

Recent graduate of BA (Hons) Textile Design, Nikkita Palmer, was awarded first place at the i-dott Awards earlier this month. The awards were held at the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester and presented by designer Wayne Hemmingway.

Established in 2013 under the name of Camac CIO, the charity i-dott exists to enable design students to present their work, through an annual competition, to the international wallpaper and textile industries.

It gives surface pattern design students the opportunity to have their work assessed and critiqued by design experts.

Spilt into four categories, the award was judged by a panel of industry experts, which this year included Christine Westcott, Head of Design at CWV Wallcoverings Limited.

Christine said: "Being asked to be part of the team that judged the second round of the 2016 i-dott competition was an honour and a delight. A wide range of styles and techniques were displayed, from intricate fine drawing to splashes of carnival colour.

"It was encouraging to see a couple of entries had gone the extra mile, to show how their design could be constructed and how it would look in an interior scheme. I would like to congratulate all the students who submitted work that contributed to an excellent competition and to supporting an event that makes such a valuable contribution to the creative year."

Nikkita was awarded first place in the Anything Goes category. She said: "The i-dott competition was an amazing experience. I am very proud to have received the award, especially in such a competitive competition where the entry level was clearly of a very high standard.

"It was a pleasure to spend the evening with so many members of the industry at the awards ceremony, and the opportunity to speak to so many design professionals and industry leaders was great a boost for my freelance career, especially having just graduated. I would encourage others to enter the competition next year, not only for the design recognition, but also for the experience of networking within the industry and the i-dott team."

Amy Foster, who also studied BA (Hons) Textile Design at NTU, was awarded second place in the Old Masters category.

Entries for the 2017 awards open on the 21st November and is free to enter.

2016 Textile Design graduate Nikkita Palmer awarded first place in i-dott Awards

Published on 21 October 2016
  • Category: School of Art & Design

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