1868 Sophieamelia 22/10/2023 EDIT PUBLIC PROFILE Your Profile Picture Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 256 MB. Your name(Required) Your pronouns (optional) Your occupation(Required) Include me in the Members Directory Include me in the Members Directory (recommended) Employment typePlease selectSelf-employedEmployedVolunteerStudentTrainee (includes Apprentices)UnemployedOtherEmployment type other (please describe) Business typePlease selectFreelancer (sole trader)Limited CompanySocial EnterpriseCharityEducational InstitutionPublic Sector OrganisationCorporationOtherBusiness type other (please describe) Business sizePlease selectMicro (0-9 employees)Small (10-49 employees)Medium (50-249 employees)Large (more than 250 employees)Your email address Your website URL Your Twitter URL Your Instagram URL Your Facebook URL Your LinkedIn Profile URL Your Etsy Shop URL Tell us a bit more about yourselfWhat do you do?I am a surface pattern designer for home interior products and accessories. I’m a process-led designer-maker, specialising in screen printing and celebrating traditional printmaking processes within my practice. Applying an innovative human-centred approach, I explore how design can improve well-being through sensory regulation, particularly for neurodivergent people. My process is greatly influenced by the time I have spent in community workshops.What steps did you take to get where you are now?I studied graduated from Textile Design at Leeds Arts University in 2023 and am now based in Wakefield working on growing my freelance practice and textile product social enterprise. I was diagnosed as autistic in 2021, much like many other women who receive late diagnoses of neurodiversity, this gradually shifted my creative practice to explore themes of sensory design and accessibility within textiles which is where my practice currently sits.What type of creative opportunities are you looking for?I am open to facilitating workshops based around the arts, in particular printmaking or mark making, and would love to be approached by any potential venues. I am always also interested in visiting schools, colleges or universities to speak about my practice and how I have developed a career in the arts as a neurodivergent designer. I am also hoping to expand my range of stockists so would love to hear from anyone interested in stocking my product range in their store.Answer as many of the following questions as you like to enhance your profile pageMy dream creative collaboration would be...What does Wakefield mean to you?My proudest momentAn unexpected thing about meTick any that apply to youCreative Services Architecture & Planning Creative Education Creative Producing Design Services Graphic Design Marketing & Advertising Other Product Design Set Design Technical Production Creative Content Animation Digital Content Creation Games Design Other Photography Publishing Radio & Podcasts TV & Film Creative Original Apparel & Fashion Arts & Crafts Creative Writing Fine Art Other Sculpture Creative Experiences Dance Libraries Museums and Heritage Music Other Performing Arts Theatre Creative Digital App Development AR & VR Computer Networking Other Software Development Web Design Showcase your workYour video showreel Copy and paste the URL of your Vimeo or YouTube videoUpload up to 5 showcase imagesShowcase image 1 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your first showcase image Showcase image 2 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your second showcase image Showcase image 3 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your third showcase image Showcase image 4 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your fourth showcase image Showcase image 5 Drop files here or Select files Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, Max. file size: 10 MB. Please describe your fifth showcase image NameThis field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.