A design for the trees

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When I was working as an in-house print designer for Kite, I designed a print inspired by trees local to the head office in Dorset. Kite teamed up with The Tree Council and I got to plant some trees which was a great day out and a fun project to be a part of. The products that were created through this collaboration raised money for this charity.

See the blog post here on Kite’s website: https://www.kite-clothing.co.uk/blogs/news/plant-a-tree?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email

Polar bears playing

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I am in love with how this print I designed has turned out in Kite’s new collection for AW22. It depicts some very happy polar bears playing with the snow and having a little snow ball fight! I remember this was the first baby sample that came into the office when I was their in-house designer and it was the cutest thing! See it pictured below. It’s hard to pick my favourite print from this collection but this one definitely stands out for me.

Prints for kids!

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It’s here! My first collection with Kite Clothing is available to view online and purchase. It’s my first set of designs for a kids & baby apparel brand. Designing for kids is so exciting as you can have a lot of fun with it. I also did a lot of marketing for this company which was really enjoyable as I got to be very creative with it, including designing a font. This was a first for me but I was really pleased with the outcome. If you go to my portfolio and see the drawings/illustration section, you can view the font I designed.

I am super excited to add these designs to my portfolio. You can view this and my other work on the portfolio tab at the top of my website.

Some of my favourite designs are pictured below. I did 3 collections with this brand so watch this space.

I’m going freelance!

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I’m going to be a freelance designer from today. Please contact me through the contact tab at the top of my website or via email: paigecritchley@hotmail.co.uk.

I have over 5 years experience working in the fashion industry for men, women and kids apparel. I also have experience in marketing and designing fonts. I use illustrator for my designs and can create seamless repeat patterns that are multi-directional or one way. I also have experience in graphics for apparel and marketing purposes, as well as embroideries, checks, and appliqués.

BRAKEBURN AW19

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Hello folks. It’s been a while since I’ve posted something on my website. I promise from now on I’ll try my best to keep you updated! At this point in time, I am in the process of updating my website, as it was starting to look a bit dated! I am still working in-house for Brakeburn, an outdoor lifestyle brand based in Poole on the South Coast. I am now their Junior Print and Graphic designer rather than Assistant Print Designer, I was given this position earlier this year and am enjoying it. I design repeat patterns and placement graphics for mens and womens clothing and accessories as well as product/artwork for marketing material. They have recently released their Autumn Winter 19′ collection which I designed a number of prints for. You can see these designs using the Portfolio  link on my website.

 

Brakeburn

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My first post in a while… I’ve been pretty busy!

Firstly, I graduated in July with a First Class Honours in Printed Textiles (super happy).

Afterwards I did some temporary summer work and was about to do an internship in London when this amazing opportunity came along….

I now work for Brakeburn, a clothing brand situated in the UK. I’m their in-house Assistant Print Designer and I’m really enjoying it! It’s been a great couple of months so far, the highlight so far has been helping out at the photo shoot for their A/W 18 collection last week.

 

In other news… I’m still finding some time to paint, and considering buying a massive easel so that I can get back to doing some big expressive stuff.

I’m also thinking of creating some funky products, (pillows spring to mind!) from some of the designs I made at uni (watch this space), If anyone would like to buy one of my paintings or would be interested in any of my designs from my website please let me know!