I am a designer, researcher and educator specialising in printed textiles. My work also spans sustainable design, fashion design, craft and community development.

I worked for eight years in fashion design studios in Sydney and Melbourne before turning to independent, practice-led research and consultation. I have lectured at Sydney’s University of Technology and Vantan Design Institute in Tokyo, and as a casual academic at the University of Technology I led screenprint and digital print electives alongside developing a new textile print subject for their Master of Design postgraduate degree. I am currently spending a year carrying out textile research in Kyoto, Japan.

I have also worked closely with fashion social enterprise The Social Outfit on product design and creative direction, developing new collection styles and prints and supporting marketing strategies, helping them achieve sustained growth as a one-of-a-kind ethical organisation.

My personal work is process-driven, with a strong emphasis on research,  collaboration, skills sharing and an end goal of reducing waste and encouraging a more sustainable, ethical mindset within the fashion and textile industry.

I have worked on projects with Ken Done, The Old Clare Hotel, WGSN, Vantan Design Institute, Per-Tim, L’Officiel Australia, Mayamiko and Art & About.

I am available for custom projects, collaborations and consultation.

CV

 

Education

2007  Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles [1st Class Hons], University of Technology, Sydney

 

Exhibitions & Projects

2016  ‘Kaleido-cloth’, Art Direction & Fashion Design, The Social Outfit, Sydney
2016  ‘The Social Outfit World’ Fashion Film, Art Direction & Production, The Social Outfit, Sydney
2016  MAASive Lates: Digital Futures, Guest Speaker c/o The Social Outfit, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
2016  Shape 2015, Guest Speaker, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney
2016  Digital Print Workshop, Workshop Leader, Fairfield High School Intensive English Centre in collaboration with The Social Outfit, Sydney
2015  Side Project, Sydney Indesign, Sydney
2013  On The Surface of Things, Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney
2012  Nest and Cocoon, Contributing Artist, City Art, Sydney
2011  Tokyo Electro Fest, Art Direction, Trump Room, Tokyo
2010  Art and About, Sydney Statues Project, Sydney
2008  Materiality: Contemporary Textiles, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
2005  Bright Flowers, Powerhouse Museum Sydney
2003  Fresh Fruits Exhibition, Powerhouse Museum Sydney

 

Commissions

2017  Artwork for natural sanitary product packaging, commissioned by Tsuno, Melbourne.
2015  Textile design for interior furnishings and accessories, commissioned by The Old Clare Hotel, Sydney.
2015  ‘The Hands Down Project’, textile design, commissioned by Per–Time, Melbourne.
2015  ‘Weather Studies’, illustrations for editorial, commissioned by L’Officiel Magazine, Sydney.
2013  ‘Fruit of the Gods’, painted ostrich egg, commissioned by Husk, Melbourne

 

Collections

2014  ‘Origin’ scarf collection, six mixed media illustrations digitally printed on silk
2013  ‘Ruin’ scarf collection, four mixed media illustrations digitally printed on silk.
2012  ‘The Reckoning of Time’ scarf collection, series of five mixed media illustrations printed on silk.

 

Positions

2015 – 2017  Casual Academic, Fashion and Textile Design and Master of Design, University of Technology, Sydney
2015 – 2017  Director of Design, Sales and Marketing, The Social Outfit, Sydney
2013 – 2016  Creative Coordinator, Ken Done Gallery, Sydney
2011 – 2013  Senior Textile Graphic Designer, KCX, Melbourne
2011  Casual Tutor, Vantan International Program, Vantan Design Institute, Tokyo
2008 – 2010  Textile Graphic Designer, Specialty Fashion Group, Sydney

 

Media

Ligature Journal, Volume 2, Editorial Feature, 2016
Artichoke Magazine, Issue 55, Editorial Feature, 2016
Make-Nice: An Un-Conference for Creative Women, blog feature, 2016 [link]
The Social Outfit: Cultivating Community, Fashioning Skills, Good On You, Author, 2016 [link]
Habitus Living, Designer in Profile, 2015 [link]
Kate Sylvester, Sylvester Sessions #12, Blog Feature [link]
Marie Claire Australia, April Edition, Editorial, 2015
Time Out New York, Product Feature, 2015 [link]
Daily Imprint, Blog Feature, 2015 [link]
Oyster Magazine, Exclusive Feature, 2014 [link]
Yen Magazine, November Issue, Editorial, 2014
Pitch Present, Blog Feature, 2014
Love Swah, Creative Fridays, Blog Feature, 2014
Small Talk Co, Blog Feature, 2014
Pedestrian.tv, Ten Spots to make hours disappear in Tokyo, Author, 2013
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The Design Files, Rapp Scarves, Editorial Feature, 2013 [link]
The Guardian, Fashion Wish List, 2013 [link]
Tokyo Indie, Itching for a Stitching, Author, 2011 [link]
The Thousands, Editorial Feature, 2010
Inside Out Magazine, Home Life, Blog Feature, 2010

Sydney, Australia.

For all enquiries please contact eloise.rapp [at] gmail [dot] com.