Emma Jeffs' has worked in the print and material worlds for over 15 years. With a education in hand printed textile design she established her London Studio in 2000. Working within craft, industrial and digital technologies she combines print, image and materials for a variety of applications.
Her portfolio spans Interior Fabrics and Glazing films, Manufacturing, Accessories, Lighting, Product. She licenses and sells her designs and products to companies in Europe and the US. She also undertakes consultancy work within the areas of surface design , material development and product.
She is a frequent visiting lecturer within UK art and design education. Jeffs' sets out to inspire students with her talks. Sharing her varied career experience she gives valuable insight into the running of a practice within the area of the crafts, design and the creative sector. She covers what the journey has been like, the highs and lows, the different areas of activity in her practice and how they interplay .
She has worked as a advisor with many creative enterprise organisations including the Crafts Council of England and Craft Northern Ireland. She was co-ordinator for The Crafts Council Next Move scheme for two years where she oversaw six start up businesses and worked directly with six UK universities to provide mentoring and business training.
Nominee for Arts Foundation Fellowship for Materials Innovation (2013)
Grand Designs Magazine Awards finalist for Best Interior Furnishing (2008)
Nuno Textiles selected Textile Showcase, Ozone Gallery Japan (2005)
Inspired Cologne Furniture Fair Finalist Innovative Product, German Design Council (2005)
100% Design Designers of the Future Showcase (2004)
NESTA Fellowship two - years within industry (2004)
George Little Management Export Award (2003)
Chelsea Crafts Fair Evening Standard Homes & Property Interior Product Award (2002)
Peugeot Design Awards Finalist, Textiles (2001)
Crafts Council Setting Up Grant Recipient (2000)