Yve Houghton has a B.A. (Hons) in Carpet Design and related Textiles and an M.A. in Fashion/Textiles and gained her PGCE in 2004.
She has worked extensively in the design industry as a Design Manager and Head of Design, and has been running her own textile design consultancy for many years. Numerous blue-chip companies have commissioned her work including:-
Hilton Group, BT, Barclays Bank, Sheraton Hotels, Akzo Nobel, Renault, Dai-Ichi Kangyo Bank, Dorchester Hotel, Skoda, International Wool Secretariat, Japanese Embassy (London), United Distillers, Peel Holdings (Trafford Centre) and Tate & Lyle to name a few and is a flooring consultant for Toyota.
She has collaborated with prominent designers and artists including Jeff Banks, Peter Howson, Michael Sodeau and Paolo Gucci.
Yve has spent fifteen years as a senior lecturer on the Fashion/Textiles course at the University of Wolverhampton.
“This post allows me to combine my commercial knowledge and educational experience to the Higher Education Fashion /Textile course to ensure the skills we develop are what that the creative industries are looking for”.