Carpet design and manufacturing company Brintons has announced the appointment of Kayleigh Jones to its UK design team based at its Kidderminster headquarters.
Kayleigh, who recently graduated from Birmingham City University (BCU) studying Textile Design, was offered a role within the business after Brintons was impressed with her collection at her degree show following graduation and again at the New Designers 2016 show.
In the role, Kayleigh will gain invaluable experience working alongside the highly skilled team of Brintons designers.
Commenting on her new position, Kayleigh said: “I was first introduced to Brintons’ vast and wonderful archive when I was working on my dissertation ‘Do interior textile designers re-invent the past?’ I used their archive as part of my research.
“Brintons kindly supported me by producing a piece of carpet for my final project and awarding me with a design innovation award. As a trainee creative designer at Brintons, I’m now able to use this unique archive as a daily source of design inspiration.”
Over the last four years, Brintons has collaborated closely with BCU’s School of Fashion and Textiles, lending its support to Textile degree students during their final year projects and promoting the students’ work at leading industry events and design festivals.
Charmaine Stint, development manager for the Institute of Creative Innovation, Birmingham City University added: “It’s always good to see students who embrace new opportunities which harness their high levels of creativity and design output, her new role within Brintons is a great achievement.”
Jodie Hatton, Brintons designer, concluded: “Kayleigh has fitted into the Brintons team with ease and is really eager to learn the processes involved, her background in weave has aided her well.”