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Graduate’s new career at luxury knitwear brand

A textiles graduate at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Carmarthen School of Art has secured employment as a design assistant at a luxury knitwear brand.

21 year-old Jourdan Williams, a former Queen Elizabeth High School student, is working at Corgi Hosiery, an internationally renowned company whose customers include the royal family.

Jourdan left school and studied art and design at the college’s Pibwrlwyd campus, she then progressed to study Coleg Sir Gâr’s degree honours course in textiles, which includes knit, weave and mixed media.

She specialised in knitted textile design and during her degree, which encourages entering competition briefs, she won the Wonderwool 2019 financial bursary which includes a free tradestand at Wonderwool Wales to showcase upcoming textiles work.

As part of the degree, Jourdan also exhibited her work at New Designers in London.

Nia Lewis, lecturer at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Carmarthen School of Art said: “Our students have plenty of opportunities to work with industry professionals throughout their degrees. 

“This means that as well as having excellent technical and design skills they are aware of what industry is looking for. 

“Jourdan has excellent design skills and also an organised and thoughtful approach to her work which will make her an asset to Corgi Hosiery.”

Jourdan Williams added: “The textiles course has taught me how to design my own patterns ready to be knitted, this makes the understanding of my job a lot easier.”