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Kate Farley


Combining pattern design and visual communication, drawing and printmaking, hand rendering and digital manipulation, I design across art and design contexts with ease. I seek to create artwork that presents original, intelligent solutions underpinned by quality and integrity that will stand the test of time.

With over twenty years of design experience I have undertaken commissions in education, healthcare and public art environments, as well as in galleries, commercial and private venues. As a freelance designer I create commercially aware collections of designs in repeat for contract / interior / home, stationery, ceramics and fashion markets developing bespoke graphic pattern for a wide range of clients. I have launched three collections under my own name: construct, threads and Plot to Plate (see KF collections).

I combine my design practice with an academic career, currently at Norwich University of the Arts, as Course Leader in both the Fashion and Textile Design degrees. I lecture on design practice and contextual studies, having previously taught at Birmingham City University and Central Saint Martins, London. I have lectured to various groups nationally on the subject of my practice, and maintain my blog in order to discuss contemporary design issues relevant to my practice interests.

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