Kim is a Scottish textile designer raised in the small town of Kirriemuir in Angus. She lived and studied in Aberdeen where she achieved a First class BA (Hons) in Textile and Surface Design. Kim is now based in London where she will attend the MA Textile course at the Royal College of Art. Her work is greatly inspired by places she has been and felt connected to.
The QEST scholarship has made it possible for Kim to study and live in London. She felt that being submerged in the heart of the British design industry was the best place to develop and learn her trade whilst continuing her education at the prestigious RCA.
Kim’s work received a great response at her undergraduate degree show where she won the Design in Action Award for Commercial Poetical and again at New Designers 2013 where she won the New Designers Christy Carpets Association prize. Kim is also delighted to have also been awarded a Dewar Arts Award which will contribute hugely towards her MA in Textiles.
For the past year Kim has been a graduate in residence at Grays School of Art, holding various workshops for the textile students and one-on-one tuition when needed. She is also excited about her new links with sponsor Johnston’s of Elgin and looks forward to the development of their relationship.