John McNair a Clothworkers’ scholarship student, received his MA in textiles at The Royal College of Art in
2016, after receiving a first-class BA (Hons) in printed textiles at Edinburgh College of Art. He is a material designer and design researcher based in London. His interdisciplinary practice focuses
on the intersection of design, materials, textiles and technology. His main interest is in the development of new materials using high-technology alongside traditional craftsmanship; the application
of colour and pattern, in combination with a strong attention to detail and quality. John’s core methodology is the implementation of design research, and development through problem-solving, within
the area of social design with the aim of improving human well-being and livelihood.