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Third CMYUK Creatives in Residence Live Brief Released

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The vintage-inspired design duo Brennan & Burch, one of the mentors for CMYUK's CIRL Brief # 3.

Architecture from the past, present and future provide the inspiration for products that include apparel, décor, wallpaper, wood, metal and vinyl 

CMYUK, Shrewsbury – The third Creatives in Residence Live brief (CIRL) has been announced. This time architecture – classic, modern and contemporary – provide the inspiration for the creation of a host of products including apparel, décor, wallpaper, wood, metal and vinyl.

Brief #3 is open from today, Tuesday 14th December and closes on January 24th 2022.*

“In a busy life we often miss the beautiful details that surround us. Brief #3 is written to encourage creatives to take a pause – look up and absorb the architectural details hidden in our chaos. Step back, slow down and be inspired. Push boundaries with this brief, discover the infinite scale and surface applications that digital technologies offer. Have fun, travel through time and explore the architectural details of the past, present or future,” said Debbie McKeegan, CEO at Texintel, FESPA Textile Ambassador, CMYUK partner, and author of the CIRL syllabus.

Aiding the CMYUK graduates on their creative journey will be a group of industry mentors that include: world class fabric printer, Standfast & Barracks; decorative printing software specialist, AVA CAD/CAM Group interior design duo, Brennan & Burch; CAD for fashion training facility, Erica Horne; pattern cutting and samples studio, The Pattern Room; and decorative interiors designer, Freya Richmond.

The technology utilised for this brief will be from Epson, Mimaki, Canon, Klieverik, EFI, Kongsberg and AE Sewing.

“The CMYUK graduates are well into their stride. They are now familiar with the digital processes and the best materials to use for certain applications. They have had a great deal of input from previous mentors and have really matured in the way they are working – taking into account the environmental impact of a project matched with production time scales and deadlines. The feedback from this set of mentors for the new brief can only propel them forwards. Like everyone at CMYUK that have embraced the whole CIRL programme, I’m looking forward to seeing their projects and understanding the rationale behind their designs,” said Robin East, Group Sales & Marketing Director, CMYUK.

As with all the CIRL briefs, #3 is open to all global design students and all details are available online. For details of how to participate, visit https://www.cmyuk.com/creatives-in-residence-live or interact with us using the hashtag #cirlive. *Designs from the wider community will be accepted for brief #3 and any previous projects until the end of January 2022.


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