East Carolina University students like to get off – campus, that is – and money is no obstacle. Read how a posse of 8 made it to “Identity” conference in Philadelphia (April 2012) by raising funds through their high-energy textile guild. Expect to see more of them!
With strictly-enforced spending minimums & itineraries, Bhutan is no traveler’s paradise – but it does value its weavers & hand-crafts. In her last post as SDA student rep, Kaino Hopper shares textile highlights from her recent visit to the Land of Gross National Happiness.
SDA Member Melodie Flook (at left) was among 4 student/ designers who won SURTEX 2011 designext competition – and a booth of her own at the NYC trade show. Find out what it’s like to be there + get good backstory on 4 textile design schools in the US, CA & UK.
The next time your creative energy feels stuck or blocked, Kaino Hopper suggests taking a workshop with Shingo Sato, the most famous Japanese designer no one has heard of. His innovative methods for sculpting the surface of garments will shift your paradigm.
Good student-level work is missing from art shows, galleries, runways and competitions. Why?
We are afraid.
We don’t make the time to enter.
We have got to be brave!
Here is how and why we should begin looking, creating and entering…
SDA Student Representative Kaino Hopper shares some heads-up advice on building a good reputation and personal brand, monitoring your digital footprint online and getting a leg-up on summer opportunities.