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Hello! I’m Abby a multi-disciplinary designer & maker.

Throughout my work I combine traditional graphic design methods along with textile techniques and other processes. At heart, I am a maker endlessly creating things with my hands. It is this obsession with tactile qualities that results in finely crafted designs and pieces.

I also enjoy exploring print, typography, book binding, embroidery, editorial design and graphic art. The key to all my work is a high attention to detail along with colours that have been selected and matched perfectly.

I am a hoarder of many collections whether it be fabric, papers, plants, Star Wars paraphernalia, tickets, books or more. All of which I like to surround myself with in my studio for inspiration and idea’s.




Education:

+ 2018 - BA(Hons) Graphic Design & Illustration, First Class, Liverpool John Moores University
+ 2015 - Art Foundation in Art & Design, Distinction, Manchester Metropolitan University



Exhibitions:

+ “The Library of TSOIT”, The Society of Interesting Things, Independants Biennial 2018
+ “Of Rights and Resistance”, International Slavery Museum Liverpool, 2018
+ “LJMU Degree Show”, John Lennon Art and Design Building Liverpool, 2018


Upcoming Events:

+ The Hepworth Summer fair, Wakefield, Sunday 18th August 2018
+ Pop-Up in the Palmhouse Winter Market, Sefton Park, Liverpool, Sunday 17th November 2019


Past Events:

+ Winter Arts Market, Liverpool Cathederal, 1st December 2018
+ Zine Making Social - Issue One, September 2018
+ Zine Making Social - Issue Two, October 2018
+ Pop-Up at the Palmhouse, Sefton Palmhouse, Liverpool, 4th May 2019
+ Manchester Print Fair, Manchester Cathedral, 11th May 2019

+ Summer Arts Market, Liverpool Cathedral, Saturday 1st June 2019


        Skill Set:

        + Adobe InDesign

        + Adobe Photoshop

        + Adobe Illustrator

        + Illustration

        + Typography

        + Book Binding



+ Embroidery

+ Risograph Printing

+ Printmaking

+ Publication Design

+ Pattern Design

+ Photography



©Abby Sumner2018