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Liz Cooper

Development Manager

I’ve been working with Design-Nation since we began the transfer to our operation in late 2013 (it happened officially in July 2014).

Essential tools: I couldn’t survive without spreadsheets, paper and pencil.

Inspirational person: So many people inspire me but my real hero is rock poet Patti Smith.

Favourite material/technique: My background is in textiles and I am passionate about weaving. I also seek out contemporary jewellery in unusual materials and love the mystery of handblown glass – like modern alchemy, unknowable to outsiders and completely magical.

My guilty pleasure is Strictly Come Dancing, the only reason I can think of for a TV licence.

The best thing about this job is that I get to work with fascinating creative people and show off their work to the world.

I am most proud of the fact that I manage to juggle a freelance career as an exhibitions curator alongside my “day” job.


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