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Students create Botanist Biotiles© for Agile Acoustics

Live Client Brief for students studying Fashion and Textiles produces great results

This term students on Level 3 Fashion & Textiles have had the opportunity to work on a live client brief . The students have been developing both their Adobe Illustrator and textile design skills in response to a brief titled “The Botanist” to create botanical inspired patterns for their Kimono creations. During this project, the students were tasked to put their new skills to the test by collaborating with an innovative acoustic panel company, Agile Acoustics, to design seamless patterns for their new Biotile© product.

CEO of Agile Acoustics Stuart Jones, tasked the students to create Biophilic patterns that could be used on the ceilings of offices, schools and workspaces around the world to bring the natural environment into urban workspaces, promoting a better wellbeing for all.

The students met with Stuart Jones and their head designer Antony online, and were briefed to create botanical designs that were “simple and sophisticated” with a white background.

Below is a snapshot of some of the designs created by students across first and second year.

"We would like to thank Agile Acoustics for this fantastic opportunity given to us. Before the start of the academic year, many of the students had not used industry standard software before or designed patterns for a specific client. The experience has been both inspiring and invaluable for the students, it is a learning experience that I know they will reflect back on for years to come" said Gemma Hudson-Findley the Course Team Leader for the Fashion and Textiles programme.

The designs were very well received by the client Agile Acoustics, Stuart Jones was 'blown away' by the submission and praised the talents of the students.

A great example of a successful collaboration on an industry standard live brief.

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