Emma Coates

Through UC’s co-operative education program, I have gained experience in the accessory and textile design fields at a variety of companies ranging from large accessory design corporations (Fossil, Inc. and Randa Accessories) to small, independent textile producers (Nezinscot Farm) to successful small-scale fashion designers (Degen). I am happy to be finishing school with hands-on design and production knowledge.

For my capstone I am designing a line of handcrafted home textiles that promote visibility for regional textile organizations and manufacturers.

I believe that product design allows for a greater crossover between design disciplines (fashion, graphic) but maintains a focus on critical design thinking and usability.

I like textiles! (obviously) and also, traveling, photography, sketching, and taking some good long walks.