Passion, dedication and care
Your Portfolio should be presented with passion, dedication and care. You need to want this place at UEL, and you need to convince us that you’ll make the best of the opportunity. You should be able to speak about designers that inspire you, their work, their projects.
- Sketchbooks full of ideas and visual experimentation.
- You should show evidence of sketchbooks full of ideas and visual experimentation.
- Evidence of visual research - gallery visits / contemporary design articles and visual inspiration.
You should show some evidence of visual research. This should be an organised presentation of gallery visit documents, contemporary articles about your design, visual inspiration, photographs of things that you’ve seen, collections you’ve made.
We would like to see your drawing skills - life drawing, observational drawing, understanding of garment scale and proportion on the body, fashion drawings, and inspiration development
Mixed media - Digital
If you’ve made any mixed media, multimedia, we would like to see those.
Evidence of self-initiated projects/work/blogs
You should show major pieces of course work that you’ve undertaken, but what we really like to see is self-initiated project that you’ve undertaken.
Evidence and knowledge of techniques relevant to textile design
Colour, mixed media, sculptural work, photography, collage, and idea development
Evidence of use Evidence of understanding of fashion market levels
Evidence of publication knowledge – relevant newspaper and high-end conceptual fashion magazines
Evidence of CAD Skills
Aim to make it self explanatory and as easy for us to see your work as possible. Try to avoid repetition of lots of the same type of thing. Also less is sometimes more so don’t send us everything, just the best work and what we have asked for.