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Zoe Powell is a multi disciplinary Designer of products and educational tools. She is also a workshop leader of Textile techniques and Bioplastics.
She provides her services creating designing services and products for individuals and companies who are looking for new experiences.
Since 2008, she has been working on commissions and projects internationally for a variety of industries using digital & hand crafted techniques.
The focus of her work is centred around creatively using resources and production techniques.
- Craft tools Product Design
- Bioplastics Development
- Sourcing & Supply
- Textile Techniques: Knitted, beaded, embroidered, lace
- Fashion garment Sampling: development & production
- Textile Swatch Development
- Upholstery: Traditional & Experimental
- Interior Commissions
- Illustration & Rhino3D graphics Design
A note from Zoe:
During the Fabricademy course, I learnt to design using software program Rhinoceros3D, which led me to work with machines such as Laser cutters, 3D Printers, CNC milling as well as study subjects like E-textiles, Soft robotics and Tool hacking.
I have run workshops teaching embroidery and other craft techniques in the UK & South America (I speak a good level of English & Spanish).
My other work life consists of freelancing in roles such as a Textile Sourcing Agent, Executive Assistant and Fundraiser.
I am always interested in opportunities in UK, Spain and internationally … so please feel free to contact me 🙂
I was born and raised in London into a family of artists in London. I have lived in the UAE, Peru, Uruguay and Spain.
I studied at Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication for a year and then I went on to before I graduated from BA Textile Design in 2010 from CSM London. I went onto intern for a number of companies and individuals such as Worn Again and People Tree.
I then began on The Princes Trust business course for under 30’s and I was later accepted into their joint venture with Cockpit Arts, receiving a shared studio space for a year. I focused on upholstery skills as well as developing my designs using waste textiles.
During this time I also started volunteering with Architecture for Humanity UK and became greatly involved with the community projects and fundraising. Afterwards I travelled to Peru to work on a social enterprise project with artisans who are creating Alpaca products and I aided by working on the development and quality control aspects for their chosen markets. On returning to London I continued freelancing and working on commissions for interiors and fashion.
My family background has led me to live in the Middle East and South America which in turn has helped be to have an open mind about life, learn a lot about languages and culture, an to come into contact with some very talented people.
I’m now at the stage where I want to find like minded individuals to work with and for. The aim of my work now is looking at textile supply and production, focusing on the issue of waste going to landfills, being dumped and polluting both land and water environments and habitats.
The goal is to reduce this waste by research into the issues, developing collection systems and then designing and making new products