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Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Fashion Designer

Fashion Designer

FASHION: TISSUE Design Studio

TISSUE is a womens ready-to-wear label based in Dublin. Our clothing is designed and made in Ireland using high quality natural fabrics. TISSUE clothes are 100% ethically and sustainably produced.

We work on very different schedules. Hannah is an early bird, in the studio by 8.30am and out the door at 4pm, Gráinne works better in the evening. We start each collection with a chat about what has been on our radars lately, in terms of cultural theory/design ideas etc. and then set out design and production deadlines and go from there. 

Gráinne does all our print design so she’ll be off drawing and tinkering on the computer and Hannah works on the garment design and construction process. Each collection is supported by ongoing visual research, we have a giant mood board in the studio and we often break to discuss what way things will work together. 

There is a lot of admin involved as well so that takes up quite a lot of time. We have a shared studio space with a few other designers so there is a really nice supportive and creative atmosphere.

 

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland