Let us introduce you to another one of our fantastically talented TGS Sixth Form alumni - Cady Dolan-Roberts.
Cady studied at TGS Sixth Form between 2014-16, taking courses in Art and Design, English Language and Psychology. She now boasts a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Fashion and Textiles and her stunningly beautiful kingfisher print (pictured above) can be admired in Mr Alexander's office in the Sixth Form building.
Here's what Cady has to say about her journey beyond sixth form..
After leaving TGS in 2016, I completed, an Art and Design Foundation UAL Diploma at Colchester Institute. Following this, I studied BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles for 3-years at University Centre Colchester, graduating with a First-Class Honours degree. During my studies I specialised in print, colour and surface textiles and developed an interior print collection for my Final Major Project.
When developing ideas, I initially produce large-scale ink and watercolour paintings then develop these using Adobe Photoshop to enhance my designs. I generate repeat prints, wallpaper, scenic murals and fabric for interiors which can be screen-printed or digitally printed. As an artist and designer, my curiosity and appreciation of nature underpins my work. I would define my style as illustrative using natural forms and scenes as inspiration. I choose colour palettes and subjects that reflect the natural beauty of the environment.
During my studies, I also completed several internships in the Design departments of Head offices for brands such as John Lewis & Partners, River Island, Owens and Kim, De Gournay and Vanners, gaining valuable work and industry experience. This has been really helpful on my creative journey so far.
Since graduating, I have launched my own lifestyle brand, designing posters and homewares. @dolan__sisters or www.dolansisters.co.uk. This has been an exciting experience and has allowed me to develop new skills and expertise. To date, my work has also been featured in ‘Marie Claire’ magazine and my prints have been purchased by several print studios in London. I am continuing to be creative and to grow as a print designer and look forward to what the future holds.