Emma Kendall is a print designer, illustrator and artist.
Her designs are vivid, vibrant and energetic, inspired by her passion for life, the natural world, colour and energy. She is a versatile designer, and despite having a strong individual creative handwriting, her skills are adaptable to different styles and works.
She has a variety of global industry experiences,
including Karolina York (Australia), Seterie Argenti (Lake Como, Italy), and Amanda Kelly, London.
She has also worked at Vivienne Westwood HQ, and Jacky Tsai's artist studio (Shoreditch).
Her most recent works
are inspired significantly by nature, and current cultural and environmental concepts. She made a bespoke Embroidery Piece as a Finalist for Hand and Lock the Prize 2017; a work of art in collaboration with The Subversive Gardener; and a Mural Commission for a physiotherapy studio in London.
After gaining a First Class Honours Degree
in Textile Design at Bucks New University, she also got selected for Texprint and exhibited her graduate collections at Texprint London, and Premiere Vision Paris.
Emma is currently working towards
launching her first major professional textile design collection, under her new business label, EMZ design. Her original drawings, limited edition prints, large scale artworks, and range of textile designs for fashion and interiors will all be on sale in Summer 2018.
For commissions and collaborations
please get in touch via the 'contact' page.
KAROLINA YORK, Australia, March 2018
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD, London HQ, January 2017
SETERIE ARGENTI, Lake Como, Italy, December 2016
AMANDA KELLY, London, January 2016
JACKY TSAI, Artist Studio, London, September 2016
Photography, Drawing, Painting Illustration.
Photoshop, Illustrator, AVA CADCAM and InDesign.
Vector drawing, Colour Separation, Repeat Designing and digital designing.
Screen Print (with a variety of binders), Dye and hand-paint fabrics.
Engineered print design, Sewing Machine operation(domestic and industrial), hand-embroidery, crochet, laser-cutting.
HAND AND LOCK, THE PRIZE. (FASHION CATEGORY): FINALIST July 2017
TEXPRINT FINALIST, July 2016
BRADFORD TEXTILE SOCIETY
3rd PLACE: Fashion Illustration Competition, 2016
Feature: INDESIGN 45TH EDITION ART SCHOOL REPORT - GRADUATES 2016
WGSN work featured, July 14th 2016
Material and Textiles - Trendwatch - Inspiration
Texprint 2016 - Print
BRITISH FASHION COUNCIL: BURBERRY fashion
'DULUX' live brief- WINNER
DISTINCTION, Foundation Diploma, 2011
Leeds College of Art