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Leah Jackson

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  • date: 6-7-10
Leah Jackson is a textile designer and fine artist•Design and technical experience in prints, knits & wovens, she has a strong background in drawing & painting•Real world experience in customer service, floral design & collaborative design projects

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  • Category

    Textiles
  • Market Segments

    Prints
    Knits
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    NedGraphics
    Adobe Photoshop
    Adobe Illustrator
  • Schools/Training

    Philadelphia University
    Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts
    Moore College of Art and Design
    Haystack Mountain School of Crafts

More Information

As a textile designer and fine artist, process is very important to my work as well as keeping the drawn and painted hand present. I enjoy research and find inspiration in science, philosophy, film, art history, world-wide street fashion and the natural world. It is difficult to categorize art forms and identities, in my work I merge materials, ideas and the visual to identify myself as a multifaceted personality.

Education:
Philadelphia University • Bachelor of Science in Textile Design • GPA: 3.91 • Summa cum laude

Haystack Mountain School of Crafts • Weaving with Lia Cook • Summer 2005

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts (PAFA) • Completed foundation courses • Spring 2004

Moore College of Art and Design (MCAD)• Majored in Textile Design with a Painting minor • 2001-2003

School for the Creative and Performing Arts (SCPA) • Cincinnati, Oh • High School and Fine Arts Diplomas • 2001

Skills:
Knitting • Hand knitting, crochet, flat & circular machine knitting • Shima Seiki software • Pattern drafting, stitch notation and cam changing for all machines • Full-fashion garments: patterning from scratch and translation for hand knitting to machine knitting, pattern flats • Flat machines: Stoll Hand Flat, Passap Duomatic 80, Shima Seiki • Circular Machines: Bentley TMS, Monarch Fukuhara, Mini Jacquard Machine • Warp knitting

Print Design • Repeat work, Color separation • Color ways • Collections • Screen printing • Block printing • Batik • Digital Printing

Computer Aided Design • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator •NedGraphics

Weaving • EAT • Point Carre • Weave structures and notation • Hand weaving: hand painted warps, double cloth • Dobby machines: Sultzer & Dornier • Jacquard Constructions: Single cloth, double cloth variations, tri-pick, tissue pick

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