Melissa Anna Ougham

Tessitura Taiana Virgilio s.p.a.
United Kingdom

"I am a printed textile designer, with a passion for hand screen-printing and capturing expressively painted brush stokes directly onto fabric. 
My fondest way of working captures expressive and experimental mark making and developing them into contemporary textures or dramatically bold and graphic patterns. I have a passion for experimenting and printing textures on a wide range of dynamic and unusual fabrics in order to constantly evolve and challenge the outcomes of my designs, keeping them contemporary. 
I enjoy pushing this technique even further by scanning in designs and digitally changing and layering them to create a design that feels completely different. I love working directly with colour creating instant colour palettes and combinations directly onto the fabric. Often working with layering atmospheric hues to create a multitude of depth and tone juxtaposed with highlights of vivid, electric colour."

2013–2016 BA Hons Fashion & Textile Design: Printed Textile Design at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton
2012–2013 Merit in BTEC Art & Design Foundation Diploma at University of the Creative Arts

Exhibitions & Achievements:
2016: selected to take part in TEXPRINT 2016
2016: exhibited at New Designers
2016: prize Winner for Wallpaper Series presented by Colefax & Fowler
2016: exhibited Wallpaper Series at Westside Gallery, Winchester
2015: shortlisted to represent Winchester School of Art for Global Surtex Designext Competition