This is Emma Linney. She's having a well deserved glass of fizz at the preview of her final degree show on the Surface Design course at Huddersfield Uni. Emma did an internship with me on her placement year and we all loved her. During her final year I wanted to keep her on so I offered her a job and she has been working in the studio two or three days ever since. She has built one or two lamps and posted an odd parcel here and there (okay there have been LOADS) and been a bright spirit in the studio in general. All the while we have shared the journey of her last year at uni and how she brought together her final show.
Her course is the Surface Design BA and the students can experiment with a huge range of techniques, printers and high tech machinery. Some students create finished products and some, like Emma create a collection of samples to inspire interior designers to use them in their projects.
The results were stunning. I'm glad Emma was there to talk me through the processes that each piece went through; U.V printing, laser cutting, screen-printing, laser rasterisation and more...
She now has many possibilities to explore with regards to her future. She is hard working, bright and creative. She will do well whatever she decides to do. I will be sad to lose her but super proud when she flies the nest and goes out into the world.