HELLO! I'M HAYLEY HUNTER.
I am a multidisciplinary CMF Designer with a First Class Honours degree in Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design, currently working within the automotive industry. My love of research, design, colour and creativity has developed into a personal practice that confidently explores these avenues through concept development and trend forecasting, innovative CMF design and product styling. Elements of spontaneity are embedded into my creative practice through an intuitive work process that allows projects to come to life organically through hands-on experimentation. Personal interests in advanced tech, the future of the human condition and our relationship with colour and materials plays a huge role in my design work. As a result of this, my work is tangible, tactile and forward thinking.
Research | Conceptual thinking. Trend reporting, forecasting & creation. Visual research. Colour, material and finish mood board creation.
Material | Mould making. Casting concrete and jesmonite. Resin experimentation. Finishing processes including high gloss polishing and sand blasting. Material manipulation through a range of processes, including laser cutting. Advanced understanding of a range of both hard and soft materials and their potential for market applications.
Colour | Strong affinity colour - including colour forecasting, palette creation, colour proportion and colour matching. Material colouring. Pigment mixing.
Hand Processes | Technical and detailed drawing. Concept development. Fabric and paper screen printing with specialist binder knowledge including thermochromic, hydrochromic & photochromic.
Digital Processes | Excellent Adobe CC skills including Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Proficient with both Microsoft Office and Mac equivalent.
Highly motivated, conscientious, thrives in fast paced environments, quick and innovative thinker, enjoys working both collaboratively and independently, willing to go above and beyond to meet targets and deadlines, confident in ability to present ideas successfully through verbal, visual or written means, easily adaptable and enthusiastic about creativity and knowledge.
June 2018 | Shillingford Dulux Colour In Design Associate Prize | New Designers
Commendation for depth of colour research and commitment to forecasting new colour trends.
June 2018 | Trend Bible Selects | New Designers
Awarded for innovative designs, concepts and an awareness of future trends.
March 2018 - Present | CMF Designer at SAIC Motor, UK
CMF trend identification, analysis and presentation. Advanced CMF development for interior and exterior automotive applications. Working with suppliers to realise colour, material & finish concepts. Future automotive concept development.
September 2017 - March 2018 | CMF Design Intern at SAIC Motor, UK
CMF trend identification, analysis and presentation. Supporting advanced CMF development for interior and exterior automotive applications.
September 2017 | Conscious Colour, London Design Festival
Samples from the Industrial Tactility and Transcending Skin collections were showcased as part of the Conscious Colour installation at London Design Festival in collaboration with Unique Style Platform & Surface Matter!
September 2017 | MoOD, Brussels
Exhibited tactile surface designs from the Transcending Skin collection as part of the MoOD Innovation Platform in collaboration with Colour Hive & Material Lab.
June 2017 | New Designers: Part One, London
Exhibited part of my graduate collection Transcending Skin, including a comprehensive trend book for A/W 27/28 alongside material colour proportions, tactile samples and photographic styling.
September 2016 | MoOD, Brussels
Exhibited a collection of innovative fabric surfaces for A/W 17/18 exploring the evolution of technology. Represented by Leeds College of Art.
May 2016 | SURTEX, New York
Exhibited multiple collections of digitally produced designs for gift wrap/stationery, interiors and fashion.Represented by Leeds College of Art.
February 2016 | Première Vision, Paris
Exhibited a collection of innovative fabric designs for S/S 17/18 exploring the relationship between the body and technology within activewear. Represented by Leeds College of Art.
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