WELCOME

Recently graduating in 2020 from textiles at The Glasgow School of Art - as a print and pattern designer I like to take my experimental drawings and turn them into prints for interior and lifestyle accessories injecting happiness and colour onto something tangible and useful every day.

 

Alongside my time at art school, I have been teaching sewing and craft workshops, and I am currently based in Central Scotland. Sharing traditional craft and knowledge in a collaborative environment is an important aspect of my design ethos. 

 Using photography and quick sketches to capture found colour and texture, to create my prints I emulate these qualities using spray-painting and experimental printmaking methods to draw and explore scale, shape and texture within mark making.

 

I like to digitally and screen print designs onto natural fabrics such as thick linens and cottons, for their superior tactility and durability in a circular economy.

 

I embrace the balance and potential of digitally manipulating and layering my hand drawn marks and textures. Incorporating technology means there is no limit to what surface my prints can be put onto and allows them to hold the same playful and bright impact at any scale. 

PRESS, FEATURES & AWARDS

Dezeen - Virtual Design Fair - https://www.dezeen.com/2020/06/30/new-designers-bold-geometric-design-graduates-vdf-school-shows/

New Designers Awards Press Release by Caro Communicationshttps://www.newdesigners.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/2009_NDShortlist-announcement1-AC-edits-002_compressed.pdf

Royal Doulton Tableware Awardhttps://www.newdesigners.com/awards/the-royal-doulton-tableware-award/

World Architecture News - https://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/article/1686636/new-designers-celebrates-35th-anniversary-series-new-digital-initiatives

 

New Designers Selects: In Focus - https://www.instagram.com/tv/CCs7EwjDNw_/   

 

Icon - https://www.iconeye.com/design/news/new-designers-goes-digital-for-class-of-2020

New Designers 2020 Press Release by Caro Communications - https://www.newdesigners.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/2006_ND_Announcement-release-9-June-2020.pdf

New Designers Selects - https://www.instagram.com/p/CA5cZViHOPe/

Sad Grads 2020 Zine Volume 1 - https://sadgrads2020.bigcartel.com/product/sadgrads-2020-zine-vol-1

Trend Curate - https://www.instagram.com/p/CBGtYydDQ8q/

The Quarantine Zine - https://www.instagram.com/p/B_6AqAehYRh/

Unleash Designers - https://www.instagram.com/p/B-oixhyHC8T/

16 Nicholson Street Gallery - https://www.instagram.com/p/B_IVmXRlY4H/

Headless Greg - http://www.headlessgreg.com/blog/the-gsa-graduate-showcase

Local Heroes Design - https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/17862023572903432/

GSA Graduate Showcase 2020 - https://gsashowcase.net/rachel-elinor-toye/ 

Exposed Designers - https://exposeddesigners.com/graduate/rachel-elinor-toye

New Designers Royal Doulton Tableware Award 2020

Friends of the Royal Scottish Academy Art Award - Highly Commended