EMMA JEFFS IS AN ESTABLISHED MULTI MEDIA TEXTILE DESIGNER, EDUCATOR AND CONSULTANT WITH OVER 17 YEARS EXPERIENCE WORKING PROFESSIONALLY WITHIN CRAFTS, EDUCATION AND DESIGN. BASED IN HER LONDON STUDIO SHE APPLIES HER EXTENSIVE KNOWLEDGE TO CRAFT, MATERIALS, PRINT, PATTERN AND PROCESS TO A VARIETY OF FORMS AND PROJECTS.
She has a detailed hands on approach to materials and process which are throughly researched and explored. The focus is on investigating traditional and new processes to explore colour, pattern, materials and form to create outcomes that innovate and push boundaries.
Her approach to design combines craft, materials, technological innovation, of chance, and expressive details. She has a track record of innovative ways of combing print and materials for interiors, accessories and the body. From her early work in fashion print design, she then gained worldwide success as one of the first designers to develop adhesive patterned window films for the home. The collection has sold worldwide since 2005. Her latest work under the label of N&N WARES brings together her love of physical making and her skill in digital manipulation. Here she combines digital and handcrafted textile artistry for interiors and accessories.
Materials explored to date include glass, plastics, paper and textiles which are combined with a myriad of techniques including Digital printing, Silk screening, Laminating, Weaving and Embroidery. She has created site-specific work for domestic and commercial spaces and has exhibited widely through galleries in the UK and worldwide. Her design practice has led her to collaborate on projects and commissions for architects, manufacturers, interior designers, public art, museums and retailers. Her portfolio of works include patterns for glazing manifestations, wall coverings, printed textiles, lighting, giftware, exhibitions and fashion.
Alongside her design work she is an active mentor within the UK Craft Education and Business Incubators. She has worked as an advisor to various 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.
Emma is always open to collaborative projects, explorations and commissions. Please get in touch below.