Rosanna Bishop
Rosanna Bishop
Rosanna Bishop Zandra Rhodes

Hi, hey, hello. I am Rosanna, Rosie or Boo depending on who you’re asking, or maybe something less polite if you’re asking the wrong person- but don't listen to them, they're obviously mad.

 

If you haven't gathered from my website already, I am a Designer/ Maker and I produce work from my studio in London- both for my own collections and on projects for a variety of clients. I used to work in full time, in-house roles in the Fashion Industry but I decided to leave to study for a Masters and have been working on projects remotely ever since. I’m from Portsmouth, I studied for my Undergrad in Brighton and I now live in Brixton, London. 

As a Designer with a background in Print and Textiles I am always immediately drawn to tangible materials. I enjoy contrasting textures, rich colours and am always searching for new, off-kilter objects that intrigue me. I appreciate intense levels of detail and finding patterns both within natural objects and in designed ones.   

 

Much of my inspiration for designs come from the aforementioned that surround me in every-day life- usually in nature, but also from interesting narratives- whether that is reading about historical events, learning about cultural rituals or ogling over bizarre artefacts.

 

I translate my interests in to designs by drawing or painting in response to these textures or narratives that interest me- these transpire either as illustrations or prints that are suggestive of a mood or feeling- such as my fine art prints or I develop them further in to more tangible pieces, such as my latex lampshades.

 

I combine my interest of intriguing textures with my knowledge of screen-printing to enhance my work. I do this either by using unconventional materials or by applying techniques that stimulate opposing characteristics. This juxtaposition appears in many facets of my work, whether that is adorning matte paper with shiny gold leaf, adding a high gloss element to a flat fabric or adding a raised texture to a shiny, translucent latex. My aim is to create curious textures that enhance the design and create something unique.

 

I appreciate the beauty in slow and thoughtful processes such as drawing and screen-printing as I find that taking the time to design and create considered pieces helps promote a deeper appreciation for the finished article. I find that this consideration adds to the longevity of an objects beauty and enjoyment, which is not only more sustainable but also helps celebrate the brilliance of true craftsmanship. 


I believe celebrating slow design and traditional craft is not only important in aid of preserving skills and knowledge, but it is also a necessary protest against trends, fast-fashion and disposable design. If you feel your aesthetics and ethics align and you wish to work together or commission a piece from me, then please feel free to get in touch about anything or everything- I love a challenge. 

E X P E R I E N C E

Fiorucci

Womenswear

Painted illustration commission

J W Anderson

MAW21 FW21

Painted illustration commission 

Ralph & Russo

Womenswear AW20

In-house freelance print design  

Alexander McQueen

Womenswear Scarf Design Team

2017- Ongoing Freelance Projects 

Pringle of Scotland

Womenswear Knitwear Design Team

Freelance projects for AW19 & Resort 20

Zandra Rhodes

Print Room Manager

2016- 2017- continued on freelance basis

as website designer and e-comms

 

Kitty Joseph

Freelance Website Designer

2018- on freelance basis

Sheraton Textiles

Freelance Print Designer

2017- on freelance basis

Eyefix Designs  

Freelance Print Designer

07/15 - 1/16

Matthew Williamson

Print Design Intern

11/15 - 1/16

Zandra Rhodes

Print Room Intern

03/14 - 06/14

Alexander McQueen

Menswear Print Design Intern

09/13 - 02/14

E X H I B I T I O N S

Fortnum & Mason - Flagship Store, Picadilly, LONDON

'The Art of the Exceptional- Scent of Summer'

MAY- JUNE 2022

 

John Lewis - Flagship Store, Oxford Street, LONDON

'Platinum Jubilee Show- Celebrating British Artisans'

JUNE 2022

Royal College of Art - Kensington Campus, LONDON

'MA Summer Show'

JULY 2019

Mohawk Gallery - NEW YORK

'New York Fashion Week'

SEPTEMBER 2018

Hampton Court Palace - LONDON

'Concours of Elegance Luxury Show'

SEPTEMBER 2018

Hilton Park Lane- Mayfair, LONDON

'Royal Warrant Holders Annual Luncheon'

JANUARY 2018

Royal College of Art - Kensington Campus, LONDON 

'First Year WIP MA Show'

JANUARY 2018

 

E D U C A T I O N

The Royal College of Art

Printed Textiles MA

2017- 2019

 

University of Brighton

Printed Textiles with Business Studies BA

2011- 2015

First Class Honours

 

A W A R D S 

QEST Scholarship- 2018

Awarded the Queen Elizabeth Scholarship of

Craftsmanship to fund Masters at Royal College of Art

Texprint Nominee- 2015

Nominated by University tutors for an 'outstanding and innovative final collection'.

Cyclewear Design Winner - Summit Different- 2013
Design bought and sold internationally.

Unconventional LBD Winner - 2011
Dress exhibited in Portsmouth Museum and Birmingham Clothes Show.