Mylinh is a woven textiles practitioner with extensive work experience through working in both fashion and artist studios: Malhia Kent, Jenny King, Susan Collis; as a research assistant; and with WGSN. All of these professional experiences have enabled her to establish national and international links within the creative industry; understand various methodologies of time and project management; and gain an insight into how to position and market herself proficiently in specialist spheres. Mylinh also identifies herself as an Early Career Researcher within the University of Brighton and is passionate about connecting her roles as a practitioner, educator and researcher.
Approach to teaching
Mylinh teaches on the undergraduated Business Studies module for Fashion, Fashion Communication and Textiles. She is the Level 4 module leader, but also teaches across all three levels. She is currently enrolled on the PGCert in Higher Education. Through this she has developed an interest in the pedagogy of teaching to a large cohort of practice-based students in a lecture based environment and has been engaged with how to incorporate blended learning techniques in order to facilitate more active learning.
Mylinh graduated from the University of Brighton as a mature student in 2013 with an MDes in Textiles with Business Studies, specialising in woven textiles. She has achieved several awards relating to her graduate collection: Seoul National University Korea Award for Recognition of Outstanding Achievement; Nagoya University of Arts Honourable Mention for Recognition of Outstanding Artistic Achievement and University of Brighton, School of Arts, Media & Design SU Excellence Award, Highly Commended.
Upon graduating she worked as a research assistant for the EU INTERREG IV funded project, BRIDGE (Building Research and Innovative Deals for the Green Economy) under Prof. Joan Farrer, the project lead. One of the project aims was to demonstrate the opportunities for innovation arising from trans-disciplinary research. The project linked nine partners from Southern England and Northern France from diverse settings; design research, sustainable construction, waste reprocessing, business incubation, agricultural engineering, and eco-materials research (textiles and timber). BRIDGE aimed to build partnerships for cross-border economic development and complementary centres, business and design incubators to share best practice in eco design. The collaboration analysed and engaged local and geographical growing, making use of the retail and disposal networks in the field of eco materials in order to support and develop future green entrepreneurs.
Master, University of Brighton
Sep 2009 → Jun 2013