Victoria Smethers

Victoria Smethers

Victoria attended St Faith’s from 1995 to early 2000 and has really fond memories of her time here.

“It gave me a great grounding for the future both in terms of education and social skills and I have great memories of art lessons with Mr Studd and Mr Mitchell.

From St Faith’s I went to The King’s School Ely. This is where I really discovered my love for design and more specifically Textile Design, which I studied from GCSE to A Level. At A Level I managed to achieve 100% and gained one of the top 5 marks in the country.

I then went to Loughborough University where I gained a First Class Honours Degree in Textile Design. My final major project focused on creating bespoke furniture and wallpapers, which were selected for the The New Designers exhibition in London. Having moved to London following university, I initially did a number of work placements including working with Marks and Spencer.

I now work as a Textile Designer for a Furnishing Fabric Supplier in London. I manage the accounts of many of the major High Street retailers and it has been really rewarding to see some of my designs for sale in High Street stores. My job has enabled me to travel the world, with frequent visits to the Far East and Europe and I am looking forward to progressing my career in this field.”

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