Vivien is a highly experienced Textile Product Developer who has worked on an impressive range of products, spanning many different materials and techniques. Vivien has a City & Guilds qualification in machine embroidery and in felt making.
In order to achieve these qualifications she had to work at a consistently high level and demonstrate a thorough knowledge of working with textiles and a wide variety of stitching techniques. She also received C&G advanced certificates in upholstery and soft furnishing, building on her range of techniques and skills in using a vast variety of materials.
She also received a Regent Academy Certificate at Distinction Level in interior design. Partly as a result of this, Vivien has a strong ability to listen carefully to, and understand client briefs and produce successful results. In addition, Vivien taught a course herself on interior design which then highlighted her pleasure of teaching, leading her to achieve a Certificate of Education from Oxford Brooks University.
Vivien’s degree was a BA Honours in Textile Design. Whilst taking this degree she also took a course in pattern cutting at the London College of Fashion, in order to achieve the desired result for her end project. She now works at D2M as part of our textile team, providing her with experience in working with a large array of materials: webbing, Velcro, polyester, plastics; internal lining, waterproof material, technical outdoor material; zips and straps. It has also meant that she is also skilled in integrating textiles with metal and plastic components.