Tami Stewart is the Course Leader on the BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design course. In her teaching practice Tami puts emphasis on design innovation, contemporary design research and active involvement with industry through live briefs, placements and collaborative projects with industry and education partners.

Tami started her professional career in the mid 90’s working as a textile designer for an independent textile design studio after completing BA Textile Design at Shenkar College of Engineering and Design, Israel. She moved to London in the late 90’s where she completed her MA Design Studies at Central Saint Martins College, UAL in 2000. Tami then taught on the MA course, which led to an exciting career of teaching in HE, primarily in the area of printed textiles but also contextual and historical studies as well as CAD for textiles and fashion.

Alongside her teaching practice Tami is continuously active as a freelance consultant for both education and design. Her involvement in research and scholarly activity focuses on the discursive debate of design and cultural identities within the practice of textile and surface pattern education through live collaborative practices. This allows practitioners and students new ways of exploring contemporary themes in the practice of surface pattern print and reasserts the currency of the discipline.