My name is is Lauren-Jade Mallett, i come from Derry in the North of Ireland and i am 22 years old. I'm a recent graduate of the University of Ulster art college in Belfast and graduated in Fashion & Textile Design.
I have moved from lovely Belfast back home to Derry, and i'm really missing student life and the big smoke (Or as close as N.I is going to get to a 'big smoke')! There was always something to do.. whether it was going to our local bar Cuckoo for cocktail jars or getting a coffee in Botanic. In the near future i do want to set sail and see some brighter lights but for now i'm trying to focus on some art/textiles/fashion before i forget all about it!
My tutor actually advised me to make a blog, saying it keeps you in touch with your 'specialist field' and it's always something to jot down or mention in job interviews so you actually have a hobby that you haven't made up. Also, since finishing my degree last month I've found myself seriously lacking in organisation and motivation.. (Even more so than during uni!) I'm hoping blogging will help me get some structure back into my routine as far as artsy designy things go, as well as sharing my work and getting inspiration. I also love writing! I think i took the art route as it was more exciting and kept me interested.
laurenjadeetc was set up in July of 2012, in an effort to inject some routine into my life in the summer months!
And finally this is me!