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highlights

 

So far, my design career has given me so many exciting opportunities such as:

 

  • Living in Mumbai for a year designing interior textiles

 

  • Graphics Paul Smith’s concept car

 

  • Wallpaper for Ted Baker’s first store in South America

 

  • Selling artwork to Shane Meadows

 

  • Live art performances at Nottingham Contemporary

 

  • Featured in Vogue

sophie bard

a little about me...

Hello! I’m Sophie, a Nottingham based creative passionate about image-making and visual communication. I come from a textile and fashion print background, and I have a growing interest in illustration and motion design for marketing.

 

illustration

 

Drawing has been with me since I was old enough to hold a pencil and as a child spent many weekends with my Grandpa in his artist studio. Curiosity for the unfamiliar drives my design concepts which have evolved from my love of travel; from the Egyptian Pyramids to techno clubs of Berlin, sand dunes of Death Valley, Hindu temples of Malaysia to weavers workshops of Gujarat.

 

 

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film & motion

 

I love working with people and recently finished a research based postgraduate project that explored collaboration with musicians and film makers. The outcome was a film and animation – you can check it out here…

adobe

 

Being passionate about design software has kept me on my toes and meant I have had to keep learning the with ever-changing Adobe Suite tools. This has also led me to teach workshops at various Universities such as Royal College of Art.

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hobbies

 

In my spare time you can find me in the garden tending to my sweet peas, climbing mountains in the Peak district, or hanging out with drag queens at Pride.

clients

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

education

 

Nottingham Trent University

2022 - MA Fashion and Textiles - Distinction

2011 - BA (Hons) Textile Design - 1st class

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I am always open to making new connections and so if you have a question or collaboration idea get in touch…

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