Crafting in cloth, weaving with words.

Hello, I’m Leah. When I’m not modelling wooden pegs with such finesse, you can usually find me channelling contemplation into some nice designs or delightful wording, in a kind of object-image-writing synthesis.

I graduated from UWE Bristol in 2013 with First Class Honours in Fashion Design, before going on to gain a Distinction on the MA Fashion Futures course at London College of Fashion in 2017. My interests lie in the questions that circulate around personal identity, social relations and design domains. I’ve explored topics such as: social media and body image; ethics and sustainability; creative process and industry pace; and critical uses of design to foster discussions. My recent MA thesis explored the latter, investigating the wider roles design can play to engage people in key concerns going into the 21st Century. You can read a snippet here.

Alongside, I’ve worked for a variety of companies and projects, mostly in the creative sphere. I’ve co-planned creative strategies, written articles, designed graphics, run workshops and helped keep things running in the background. For a better flavour of what I can do, please find examples of both personal and commissioned work in Projects and Writing.

Beyond design antics, the Notes section here acts as a hub for other adventures in the world. You’ll likely find a mix of travel tales, process snippets, musings and things that make me curious.

Get in touch: hello@leahdas.com