Claire Beale
Programs Manager of the BA Textile Design
RMIT

Claire is the DIA's current National President of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA).

In her day job, she is a lecturer in the BA Textile Design program at RMIT University, Melbourne Australia. She has a postgraduate qualification in Tertiary Teaching and Learning from RMIT, an Honours degree in Fine Art from the University of Melbourne and is currently undertaking a PhD by project exploring craftsmanship in the context of process and practice in textile design.

Claire’s experience in the fashion and textile industries includes commercial and bespoke design services, curatorial practice, visual merchandising, marketing, product development and retail operations.

In her spare time, she is the Director of plan b textiles - her designer maker practice incorporating private commissions, bespoke design and creative research projects.




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