Di Downs

Job title
Programme Leader, Textile Design

Di Downs is the programme leader for Textile Design at Falmouth, where amongst other things, she teaches both design and professional practice. She considers it essential that graduates are equipped with a sound knowledge of how to operate in the business and professional world if they are to be successful when they graduate.

During over twenty years of lecturing in higher education Di has been involved in many different aspects of design, ranging from fashion and graphic design to creative advertising and photography, and of course textile design. Add to this previous experience in business, languages, and in interior design and fashion manufacturing, plus a love of making and of colour, and you'll spot just some of the influences on Di's teaching in the studio as well as in the seminar room.

Di counts herself fortunate to lead a team of talented textile design professionals and believes that together they have created one of the foremost textile design awards in the country.