Work History Duncan Neil Textile Designer Duncan Neil Textile Designer
Digital Manager - Turnbul Prints Ltd. Lancashire
May 2011 - Present
Responsible for overseeing the high speed digital print facility for this well established commision printer. Colour manage the print facility, production colourist and working with the design development department to bring new collections to production. Clients include Andrew Martin, G.P & J Baker, Matthew Williamson, Schumacher and Vivienne Westwood.
Designer/Partner - We Like Soup Ltd. Belfast
August 2008 – September 2012
Designed, created and sold seasonal textile collections for sale to the fashion and interior markets. Clients included Betty Jackson, Marc Jacobs, Marks and Spencer and Oscar De La Renta.
P/T Lecturer in Textile Design – University of Ulster, Belfast
September 2010 – May 2011
Taught undergraduate modules in Textile Repeats and Digital Textile Design.
Freelance Technician – Tactility Factory, Belfast
December 2008 -December 2010
Freelance support in the development innovative concrete product. Produced laser cut and embroidered fabrics for use in 'girli concrete', mixed and poured the concrete for panels and tiles.
Technician for Digital Art & Design Production – University of Ulster, Belfast
September 2006 – May 2011
Research technician responsible for a fleet of textile equipment comprising; screen print facility, dye lab, reactive digital print, sublimation digital print, laser cutting and digital embroidery. Operated the facility as a commercial service to artists, industry and designers, assisted in research projects and ran staff, student and public workshops.
Digital Print Assistant– The Centre for Advanced Textiles (CAT), Glasgow School of Art
January 2006 - July 2006
Assisted in printing and production of commission work at this well renowned centre of digital print expertise.
Menswear Print Designer – Keelergordon Studio, London
August 2004 - December 2005
Design and creation of print patterns and graphics for sale to brands such as River Island, Napipjiri and Fat Face.
Duncan is a member of the Scoiety of Dyists and Colouritsts.
B.Des (Hons) Printed Textile Design - Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, The University of Dundee
September 2000 - June 2004