Marion HA Lean
Textile Design, United Kingdom
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Brief Summary
My design philosophy stems from a passion with design for public health improvement. Using textiles as communication, the most recent collection uses fashion as a vehicle to playfully nudge people towards behavior change.

I have embraced and contested perceived textile design thinking methodology by creating links between various design disciplines as well as academic connections, therefore producing maximum design functionality. I am using fashion as a way to communicate, and direct people in the right direction for change.

I am a keen linguist and competent in French, Spanish and Italian. I have also studied Arabic and the ancient languages of Latin and Greek. I have travelled extensively, and enjoy using my language skills as well sharing cultural experiences through world cinema and photography.

I am currently on the MA Critical Practice course at Goldsmiths where I am hoping to enhance my existing design skills with design theory and learn about world design from my peers.

Professional Experience


Sep 07- May 11
 Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design,
University of Dundee

Aug 2010 Alto-Tongji Design Factory, Tongji University Shanghai, China

Feb - June 2010 Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, Italy 

Awards and Recognition

2011 BDes (Hons) Textile Design University of Dundee

2010 Fashion Design Level 1
Product Design Level 1
(Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano)

2010 Level 3 Italian
(Scuola Leonardo Da Vinci, Milano)

2009 TEFL Certificate (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
(TEFL Scotland)

2009 Level 1 Arabic
(University of Dundee)

2008 UK Driving Licence

Awards and Achievements

2011 Dundee University;
F & A Bradshaw Travel Bursary
Funding to attend Design4Health conference July 2011

2010 British Council;
Prime Minister’s Initiative for International Mobility of UK Students
Participation in summer school; ‘Alto-Tongji Design Factory’, Tongji University, China
Poster presentation at Cumulus Conference. (

2010 TekTao Design, Shanghai, China
2 week placement in Service Design dept

2010 British Council
Language Scholarship
Intensive Italian language course at Scuola Leonardo da Vinci, Milano

2009 British Council
Erasmus Scholarship
One semester at the Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano

2009 Royal Society for the Arts, London
Shortlisted for ‘Design Directions’ in the ‘Body and Mind’ section.


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