Sam - Head of Design


I am a Textile Designer, specialising in Print Design and Fashion, where my main mediums are CAD design and illustrator, but I also explore the art of screen printing and fabric dyeing. With interest in tech and sustainability, zero waste design is at the centre of my design thinking.


I have experience as a researcher, seamstress, CAD-specs designer and couturier. I have worked with a variety of businesses from online streetwear brands, to “off-the-peg” to more traditional couture business models, so I understand the need for quality made life lasting products.
I also have experience as Events Assistant Manager for UUB Fashion and Textile Society and am the Co-Chair for Belfast Creatives and Entrepreneurs Lean-in group.


I decided to co-create MALA because the core idea behind MALA of sustainability, local design and social impact aligned with my core values as a designer but mostly as a human being. As Head of Design at MALA the idea of creating alongside like-minded individuals is what inspires me to design.