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I-DOTT AWARDS: INDUSTRY WORKS TOGETHER TO SUPPORT NEXT GEN OF DESIGN

i-dott exists to bridge that gap between academia and industry

Supporting the next generation of Design talent is critical to the future of both the Textile and Wallpaper industries. The i-Dott Charity brings together Manufactures and Undergraduates in a celebration of Design and Surface Pattern, building an important bridge. (A philosophy shared by our founder)

Since 2013 i-dott has been enabling Surface Pattern Design Students to present their work, through an annual competition, to the international Wallpaper and Textile industries. Through their board of Trustees, main sponsors and membership they have a global reach, with a network to colleges and Universities, Textile companies, Wallcovering manufacturers and associated industries.

In the past, young designers were nurtured by a huge network of international Wallcovering and Textile companies each with huge design studio’s, and apprenticeships schemes. But sadly these opportunities are now few and far between, leaving design students to make their own way in the very tough and competitive world of design.

Working together the Industry now offers academia a vibrant opportunity to redress the balance and change the future for so many young designers.

i-dott exists to bridge that gap between academia and industry

  i-Dott Winners - Designers 2018:   Leila Rowarth, Stephanie Nicholas, Megan Whelan, Gerli Kotkamets, Lea Koenig, Louise Barlow, Cassandra Suche, Hannah Jones, Jessica Butler, Anna Rose Hague, Kara Ferguson, Eleanor Pettitt

i-Dott Winners - Designers 2018:

Leila Rowarth, Stephanie Nicholas, Megan Whelan, Gerli Kotkamets, Lea Koenig, Louise Barlow, Cassandra Suche, Hannah Jones, Jessica Butler, Anna Rose Hague, Kara Ferguson, Eleanor Pettitt

The team at i-dott works alongside the industry to create and deliver competitions, bursaries, and conferences aimed at building links between colleges, their design students, and professionals working in the creative industry. Designed to sit within the curriculum – or as special projects – and continually evolving in line with the needs of academic institutions across the UK and beyond, i-dott’s work inspires individuality and experimentation, and provides invaluable opportunities for students to strengthen their personal and professional development.

The competition creates fabulous opportunities for students to design their own surface patterns and, if selected, see them displayed at the gala dinner. Through the competition, winning students then have the opportunity to meet and discuss with business owners and decision makers from all over the world at the annual dinner and awards ceremony.

This year Neisha Crosland opened the Awards, herself an accomplished Textile designer with a vast knowledge of Design and a wealth of commercial experiences to share with the winning designers.

Held at the Monastery in Manchester, The Industry pulled together in a glittering awards ceremony, where industry experts, accomplished business minds and a new generation mingled for just one evening, but one that truly reminds us all that business is tough, and at times we all need a helping hand to make our first steps!…

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