More about Eleanor
Since graduating from our BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles with a first class honours in 2013, Eleanor has launched her own company, STUDY 34.
What made you choose to study at NTU?
“The facilities and fantastic industry links in the school of Art & Design.”
What did you enjoy most about studying Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles?
“The placement year opportunities! I spent six months in NYC working in the garment district for a global supply chain manager and six months in Switzerland working for Hugo Boss. The space and facilities available to us, alongside the staff commitment were also fantastic.”
Can you tell us a little bit about life after NTU?
“After a brief spell working as a Junior Knitwear Designer for Stefanel in Italy, I set up my own label STUDY 34. I have run my business full time since then.”
How did the course help you to secure any roles or projects you have undertaken since graduating?
“BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles gave me a fantastic grounding to enter the industry with. The heavy focus on developing technical skills in particular makes NTU knitwear graduates stand out from the rest when joining the industry. The links to industry within the School of Art & Design are very strong and relationships I built whilst studying at NTU are still going strong.”
What was the most valuable thing you learnt from your course at NTU?
“That working hard takes you places!”
What do you most enjoy about running your own business?
“The freedom of expression, the constant learning curve, the ability to go in my own direction. And the amazing opportunities that seem to pop up when you least expect them to.”