February 2015: Commissioned by MAD Faculty Genk to re-design how women wear and live daily with the diabetic insulin pump.
October 2014: Guest lecturer at Media, Arts and Design faculty in Genk, Belgium. www.mad-fac.be
September 2014: Contributor at Health Cluster Europe. Ghent, Belgium www.e-ucare.eu
Writing contributor at upcoming Ghent ‘Round Table Event’ focusing on the theme ‘Patient Empowerment’.
June 2014 - Present: Textiles consultant at Social Spaces. Genk, Belgium www.socialspaces.be
Advising on textiles for wellbeing for the re-development of Mammae breastfeeding brassieres.
January 2012 - June 2014: Komade Co- Founder. Palma de Mallorca, Spain www.komade.com
Self initiated venture of artisan-designer collaborations with the aim to modernise traditional crafts in Palma de Mallorca.
April 2013 - April 2014: Reporter for CRISP at Design Review Sessions #4, #5 and #6. Eindhoven, Netherlands www.crispplatform.nl
CRISP focuses on the development of Product Service Systems and on generating and disseminating the knowledge, tools and methods that are needed to design complex combinations of intelligent products and services with a highly effective user experience.
October 2013 : Participant of the CRISP six week design research space for the ‘Grey but Mobile’ project. www.crispplatform.nl Enhanced Care Service through Improved Mobility for Elderly People (Grey But Mobile) is about improving care-related mobility services for the elderly supporting independent living and social connectivity.
July 2013: Internship at Lucas Maassen. Eindhoven, Netherlands www.lucasmaassen.nl
July 2011 : Internship at Fabrica, The Benetton group communication centre in Treviso, Italy. www.fabrica.it/areas/design
September 2010 - June 2011 : Assistant designer at Gayle Warwick Fine Linen (GWFL). London, UK. www.gaylewarwick.com
GWFL produce luxury and bespoke hand embroidered bed and table linen. My main responsibilities included overseeing product development, production, customer service and liaison with suppliers.
July 2009 - May 2010: Crew onboard a 56m Perini Navi sailing yacht SY Riela. www.perininavi.it
During this experience I sailed across the Atlantic (worked in both the Mediterranean and Caribbean), looked after guests and the interior. This job required excellent communication and organizational skills, team effort and the ability to work under pressure.
2012 - 2014 Design Academy Eindhoven. Eindhoven, The Netherlands: Graduate MA Social Design
2005 - 2010 Central St Martins College of Art and Design. London, UK:
BA (Hons) Textile Design. Specialism: Weave. www.csm.arts.ac.uk/
November 2014: Winner New Material Award, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. www.newmaterialaward.nl
The New Material Award challenges artists, designers, and architects to present designs that answer today's questions and tomorrow's challenges. New sustainable materials or innovative use of materials serve as the guideline. The design was in turn exhibited at Het Nieuwe Instituut.
October 2014: Nominee Social Design Award given on behalf by the city of Eindhoven.
September 2014: Selected participant designer at the Holland Pavilion at Seoul Design Festival, South Korea. www.stimuleringsfonds.nl
With its theme of Well-Aged Life, Well-Balanced Design, the 12th Seoul Design Festival, from 26/30 November 2014, focuses on how Korean society is ageing. Possible answers and solutions from a design perspective will be presented in five categories: Sharing, Healthcare, Hospitality, Healing and Heritage.
September 2014: Selected exhibitor at upcoming exhibition ‘Cure and Care’ at Taipei Design Museum, Taiwan.
On consignment for the City of Eindhoven and Brainport Development the exhibition will run from 23 December 2014 to 8 March 2015 and focus on products that contribute to a longer, healthier, more independent and therefore better quality life.
May 2014: Eindhoven BRAINS AWARD nominee, Eindhoven, The Netherlands. www.brainseindhoven.nl
Following the presentation the project was selected for the TUe Innovation Lab Incubator amongst the wining proposals of the BRAINS AWARD to participate and receive start-up support.
April 2014: ‘Protective Underwear’ graduation project selected to be developed and part sponsored by Audax Textile Museum in collaboration and sponsorship from Artofil absorbent yarns www.artofil.com www.textielmuseum.nl/
September 2012 - March 2014: Vice president of the Design Academy Eindhoven Student Council
Representing the interests of Master students from all departments and both year groups. This included helping select the new creative director, establish a new online web platform for students to find and share important information, mediate current issues amongst other responsibilities.
June 2013: Exhibitor at SPACES Amsterdam during ELLE Inside Design
Participant at the exhibition ‘Creative solutions to prevent domestic Burglary’. The project was later also selected to exhibit at the Congres Veilig Door Innovatie in The Hague.
October 2012: Dutch Design Week 12’ exhibitor
Exhibitor at ‘Our work is worth’ at Bijenkorf Eindhoven and workshop organizer at Capital D Atelier Container.