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Sophie Bard


Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Decorative Arts (glass, ceramics, jewellery) Fashion marketing, management and communication Fashion, knitwear and textile design


Beginning teaching at NTU in 2012 within Textile Design, Sophie’s specialisms of computer-aided-design and drawing naturally translated to different areas so she is now working across a variety of courses within fashion, textiles and visual arts. She was accredited as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in 2015.

Career overview

Experience with versatile projects such as fashion print for womens, mens, kids, swim, vintage and accessories; residential and contract interior textile design for wallpaper, bedding and soft furnishings; commissioned exhibition artwork and personal drawing commissions. Commercial projects designed for European, USA and Indian markets.


Ted Baker, Topshop, Burberry, Victoria’s Secret, John Lewis, Macy’s, Naeem Khan, Paul Smith, Lipsy, Twenty8Twelve, Dorothy Perkins, Debenhams, Custo Barcelona, Wal-Mart, DKNY, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Express, Faith Connexion, Bill Blass, ASOS, Laurence King Publishing, Bespoke Banter, Merrimaking, Club Monaco, Bill Blass, Bad Bonobo Productions, N16 Vintage, Mr C London, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Airspace Gallery.


  • ‘Otherworldly’, Creative Occupations Bureau, Nottingham, 2015
  • Artist Residency, Artfix, London, 2015
  • ‘The Artist and the City’, The Potteries Museum and Art Gallery, Stoke-on-Trent 2014-15
  • ‘Art City’, Airspace Gallery, 2014
  • ‘Art Sound’, Stoke-on-Trent, 2012
  • ‘New Designers’, The Business Design Centre, London, 2011
  • ‘Unravel’, The Bonington Gallery, Nottingham, 2011

​Workshops and Lectures

  • Nottingham Contemporary ‘Affinity Festival’, Nottingham, 2015
  • Workshop and live art performance

External activity

Sophie teaches at De Montfort University within Contour Fashion, Fashion Design, Textile Design and Fashion Buying and Communication. She also has experience delivering workshops in the adult education sector, gallery spaces and 1-to-1 private tutoring.