Lesley Robertson

Lesley Robertson

Programme Leader

Fashion, Fashion textiles

Department of Media, Fashion & Communications , School of Arts and Creative Industries

Lesley Robertson is a textiles and materials designer whose interest is in exploring print and surface applications.

Areas Of Interest

  • Textile Futures
  • Material Futures
  • Sustainable Futures
  • Fashion Textiles Design
  • Print Design
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Lesley Robertson is an established textiles and materials designer whose interest is in exploring print and surface applications. She has been a fashion textiles designer and educator for almost 30 years and completed her MA in Textile Futures at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2012. Data visualisation, hidden pattern and identity are key concepts behind her work.

External roles

External Examiner BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design and BA (Hons) Contemporary Textile Products at Cleveland School of Art & Design 2015-18


  • 2016 'The Future Is You' Staff Symposium & Exhibition UEL
  • 2015 'The Future Is' Staff Symposium and Exhibition UEL
  • 2014 Transition: Re-Thinking Textiles & Surfaces Conference Huddersfield Joint paper Track B Sustainable Futures 'Sustainable Design' Lesley Robertson & Lynsey Coke


BA (Hons) Fashion Marketing

We'll teach you how to retail, brand and merchandise fashion. You'll discover promotional and sales strategies, learning how to take a new fashion product from the concept stage all the way to the high street store.

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BA (Hons) Textile Design

This course aims to provide you with a rich learning experience in applied textiles, which will focus on highly creative design solutions for fashion, interiors and the home.

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BA (Hons) Fashion Design

This is a fast paced, hands on course amid the creative hub of East London, preparing students to take their place in the world of fashion.

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  • Lesley teaches across a wide range of modules within the under graduate Fashion & Textiles subject area:
  • Fashion Textiles Final Major Project FT6001
  • Professional Creative Theory 3 FT6000
  • Technical Innovations FT4001
  • Professional Creative Theory 1 FT4000
  • Employability 1 FT4003