Exposed Designers is an online community of new & upcoming textile designers, that showcases a variety of design work globally, enabling designers to connect, share and inspire.
Exposed Designers was founded in 2016 by textile designer, Steph Reid, whilst studying Textile Design at DJCAD, Dundee University. After graduating with a 1st Class Honours degree, she now works for a high-end furnishing fabric company based in London and continues to develop and expand the Exposed Designers community.
Co-Founder & Business Manager
"As a former textile student, I was concerned about the transition from education to industry, it is difficult to know where to start, but I learnt that having an online presence is very valuable and it can often be surprising how powerful tools like Instagram can be. It’s so important to connect with people within the industry and utilising platforms such as Instagram can really assist in getting your foot in the door. With online use rapidly growing and more people turning to online shopping & browsing I felt there was a need for a platform where students and new graduates can find inspiration, make connections with potential employers and share their work with the world in one collective place".
- Stephanie Reid
If you are a designer:
You can use our hashtag #exposeme on Instagram for features
You can enter our monthly ‘designer of the month’ competitions on Instagram
You can connect with other designers within our community
You can keep an eye out for job or placement opportunities on our ‘jobs’ highlight on Instagram
If you are a brand:
If you are interested in featuring on our blog or you would like to propose a collaboration please drop me an email, I would be delighted to hear from you.
If you are interested in sponsored Instagram posts or advertisements please get in touch.
If you would like to advertise a job opportunity through ED please contact me via email
Remember, it costs nothing to like, comment, share or follow! So, join our community and get inspired, start making connections and support each other!