Julie Ryder is a Canberra-based textile designer who has earned national and international recognition for her work. She has been a practicing textile artist, designer and educator for over 20 years. Originally trained in science, Julie retrained as a textile designer at Melbourne Institute of Textiles, graduating in 1990. She started her own design studio focussing on designing and hand-printing fabrics for home-wares, fashion and interiors. In 1995 she developed a hybrid practice that combined her knowledge of science with her love of textiles.
In 1999 she relocated to Canberra and has maintained an active professional studio practice, exhibiting her work regularly both nationally and internationally. Julie has taught in tertiary institutions and community organisations for over 20 years and completed a Master of Arts (Visual Arts) degree at the Australian National University, School of Art in 2004.
She has been the recipient of many awards, grants and commissions and her work is represented in numerous public and private collections.