About Me


About Me

My name is Emma Collins and I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textile Surface Design in May 2012.  My website is a sneak peek into my passion.  My favorite forms of expression are painting with gouache and screen printing.  I also enjoy color work as well as weaving.  Some of the images on this site are from my senior thesis project, which was displayed on campus for visitors and people in the industry to come and view. The rest of the work are designs I have done in my career as a Textile Surface Designer.


As a designer I get my inspiration from everything around me. Through my love of travel I find inspiration to create different patterns and designs from nature, architecture, people, and different cultures. Art allows me to express myself and to create a variety of textile and surface designs. 


To obtain a full time position in the textile or surface design industry for further professional and personal development. 


Fashion Institute of Technology, Sate University of New York, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile and Surface Design, 2008-2012 Graduated Magna Cum Laude


            · Recognized for ability to learn quickly and apply new skills

            · Excels at building positive, productive relationships with others

            · Accepts responsibility and leadership

            · Applies creative skills to business


Bath Wraps, Rosell, IL  Surface Designer                                                  Jan 2017- Current

            ·     Designed and created innovative and contemporary shower designs

            ·     Developed methodology to re-create existing patterns

            ·     Research and inform leadership team of current and future trends

            ·     Work with Merchandising team to make decisions on new products

            ·     Coordinate multiple projects from prototype to launch

            ·     Create process flow charts of procedures and methods


Restoration Hardware, Chicago, IL  PT Sales Associate                              Dec 2016-Jul 2017     

            ·     Created custom interior layouts for customers

            ·     Used experience and background to guide customers in purchases

            ·     Continually built long-term relationships with existing customers


Sunbury Textile Mill, NY, NY   Design Assistant                                        Jan 2013-Sep 2016

            ·     Designed and created hundreds of Card Cuttings

            ·     Wrote and chose blanket colors for company lines

            ·     Worked with customers to develop custom pattern colors and designs

            ·     Conducted customer meetings

            ·     Presented Design concepts in meetings

            ·     Managed the artwork budget for the department

            ·     Tracked high end products

            ·     Worked on putting patterns in repeat in Photoshop


Fabricut, NY, NY  Sales Associate                                                           Sep 2012-Dec 2012

            ·     Developed sales from past clients and new clients

            ·     Coordinated customer requests for design options

            ·     Conducted sales in the showroom

            ·     Assisted clients with pricing and fabric availability


Martha Stewart, NY, NY  Internship                                                       Feb 2012-May 2012

            ·     Gathered inspirational pictures and colors

            ·     Worked with CAD to create designs

            ·     Created presentation boards


Fabricut NY, NY  Internship                                                                  May 2008-Sep 2012

            ·    Organized fabrics and files

            ·    Participated in customer meetings

            ·    Designed and assembled color inspiration boards

            ·    Created Excel spreadsheets to track fabric names


Fabricut, S. Harris, Vervain Showroom NY, NY Internship                      May 2009-Aug 2009 

           ·    Conducted phone calls and helped clients with pricing of fabrics

           ·    Created inspiration boards

           ·    Assisted clients in choosing fabrics and built relationships


Photoshop, Illustrator, Weaving, Word, Excel, Power Point, Silk Screening, Painting