When I found out I had won, I was shocked but thoroughly excited at the same time! I cannot wait to work with the DFS team and see how they use my designs.
More about Alisha
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“This course allows you to be really experimental and playful in your own way, which is different to many other courses. Studying at NTU has allowed me to find my own individual design style and the course sets you up really well for continuing with textiles as a career in the future.”
What do you enjoy most about your course?
“I love the fact that you are able to have free range in what you create at the end of the course. Every students' work is really different and we are all encouraged to focus on our own individual style. I think this is the best part of the course as when you graduate you have great confidence in your own work and style.”
How do you find the course staff?
“I believe that all of my tutors are excellent in providing good advice and information on my textile practice. They are all from different backgrounds which allows you to gain a different opinion on each specialism.”
How do you find the facilities?
“Our print room is excellent, and the two technicians are always willing to help. We have our own final year studio which is great as I can keep all my work in one place and it gives me a place to concentrate.”
You recently won the DFS live project, can you tell us a little bit about this experience?
“I thoroughly enjoyed working on the DFS brief. My project was based around Luis Barragan’s work, who is a Mexican architect. I created various mark makings and collages from his work and then turned them into prints. I wanted my collection to be contemporary and young at the same time. When I found out I had won, I was shocked but thoroughly excited at the same time! I cannot wait to work with the DFS team and see how they use my designs.”