Born and raised in Ireland, Amy graduated from the National College of Art and Design in 2018, receiving an honours degree in Fashion Design. Leaving not only with her degree and interest in fashion, but also with a keen eye for sustainability, graphic design and the art world among us. With just under two years of professional experience and a lifetime of lessons from her grandmother, who was a professional seamstress, in 2019 after graduating Amy had the exciting opportunity to move to New York. Consumed with opportunities, she had the luxury of working across all areas in the industry. Assisting various stylists, artists, photographers, and design houses. Until March 2020, Amy was still pursuing her career in New York when the globel pandemic hit. Deciding this time at home could be used as an opportunity itself and then slowly began to make a new collection. Amy’s collections constantly question ways in which she can incorporate a sustainable element, with this particular collection she was able to reuse her Grandmothers old traditional Irish linen tablecloths, along with incorporating a transformable versatile garment which can be worn in several ways.
- New York, United StatesFull Time
Carrying out daily tasks assigned by the studio manager. Cutting fabric for Debbie Harry’s custom coat worn in the fall 2020 show. Opening and closing atelier. Collaborated with Materials and design team to track design’s materials/trims requests and development. Consulting director of operations to request equipment needed for show. Contributed to development and assisting with implementation of creative briefs, workflows and new studio routines. Enabled smooth communication between the studio and internal/ external suppliers and production. Coordinated content, timelines and translations for all studio production,, as well as supporting various team meetings, including the set up, ordering food/drink, take-down and clean up.
- New York, United StatesFreelance
Creating detailed tech packs from start to finish. Specing garments and maintaining files. Revising CAD drawings as requested on Adobe illustrator by project manager. Assisting the Design team to create relevant, innovative design concepts and communicated and presented these in a concise and professional manner. Dealing directly with overseas factories. Designing and retouching flat drawings. Participating in the testing and discussing of new products and fabrics. Communicating to project clients thru email and teleconference to answer requests and solve issues related to design and construction. Creating highly detailed spec packs, including technical drawings, measurements, product information and BOMs. Building Mood/ Concept boards and creating graphic layouts in InDesign. Designing trend reports and presenting them to the design team, as well as contributing to the art direction and visual identity of the brand. Actively participated in design off-sites, such as trade shows KingPins show where I represented the company. Staying up to date and on top of new design software and design trends. Working in collaboration with the design and e-commerce team managing the workflow and daily tasks.
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- Adobe Creative Suite
- Hand Sewing
- Microsoft Office
- Time Management
- Graphic Design
- Pattern Cutting
- Fashion Concept