Olivia Howick is a Printed Textiles and Materials Designer, currently studying at the Royal College of Art for an MA in Printed Textiles. Her work centres on tactile surfaces and the impact a textile can have on our experiences of everyday life.
Olivia graduated from London College of Fashion with a First Class Honours in Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles, specialising in embroidered and embellished fashion textiles. Olivia is also a qualified teacher, and has a PGCE in Secondary Design and Technology from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Olivia’s educational work includes having worked as a part of the Textiles embroidery technical team at LCF, and then as a secondary school Textiles teacher at an inner city London school. Olivia now teaches embroidery classes at The London Embroidery Studio alongside her MA studies.
Teacher of Embroidery: The London Embroidery Studio, present.
Textiles Teacher: Grey Coat Hospital, London, 2016-18
Embroidery Technician, London College of Fashion 2014/15
Industry Internships including: Design @ Claire Barrow 2014, Print @ Erdem 2013, Embroidery@ Alexander McQueen 2012, Design @ Emilio de la Morena 2011/12, Design @ Markus Lupfer 2011, Textile Archive @ Beyond Retro 2011