Wolverhampton School of Art

Ms Yve Houghton

Senior Lecturer Fashion/Textiles

Houghton, Yve
Email address: Y.Houghton@wlv.ac.uk Phone number: 01902 322787 Location: MK102 Faculty: Arts School/Institute: Wolverhampton School of Art Areas of expertise: Textiles, Flooring-Contract & Domestic, Craft, Print, Design, Employability


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”.