I see myself as an innovative thinker, with a specialization in tech-textile. The way I like to work is by speculating on innovative topics and using technology as a tool to design these ideas. I am a future thinker, and like to work with projects that embraces the future and technology within the fashion industry. With my work, I am looking for new insights into fashion. By using collaborations with different fields I explore new ways of designing and making. By bringing together designers, technologists and other experts from different fields to work on a fashion project. I make a cross-disciplinary approach that brings new opportunities for innovation and creativity.
I see myself working at a company that tackles innovative ideas, and uses interdisciplinary design methods to create new ideas. My perfect team would be with people with different skills all working together to use their knowledge and to create these idea’s together. I hope to work together with a lot of people and to learn from them. Right now I would like to dive into wearable technology, to see what the opportunities are in this field. When I did my internship I found out that I like to create garments that enhance the technology within them. This is also where I experienced that I like to work together, I worked with an industrial designer and I feel like we both could shine while putting our knowledge together. With a combination of knowledge in traditional design and a specialty in combining this with technology, I think I have prepared myself for a career in the innovative fashion industry. I hope one day to be a pioneer in this industry.
Learned during the studies
During my time at HKU, I discovered that the design field offers a place for every designer with unique interests. The design labs provided me with valuable skills that I could apply in various ways. I gained proficiency in coding Arduino, utilizing 3D printing and laser cutting techniques, and integrating digital fashion with physical garments. However, the most significant aspect of my experience was uncovering my true identity as a designer.
While I study fashion, I have come to realize that I am not simply a fashion designer. Instead, I identify myself as an interactive textile and technology designer. This distinction allows me to explore the dynamic intersection between textiles, technology, and user interaction, shaping my creative approach in a distinct and specialized way.