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A highly creative and practical, multi-disciplined designer with a background in fashion, contour and textile design, focusing primarily on responsible, sustainable practices. Experience of design and manufacturing processes, including advanced pattern drafting, cutting and construction for lingerie, garments, homewares and accessories. Communication, team working and customer interaction skills developed as a result of working in many areas including design, manufacturing, music and events. Welcoming new challenges and opportunities with a positive attitude to all things.
Design concepts and artwork for coastal themed stationery. Design and production of sailcloth accessories. Products stocked in independent shops.
Joint venture with designer and illustrator Becca Allen. Designing and producing limited edition home and accessory products from second-hand fabrics. Development of initial design concept working through to finished product. Pattern cutting, cutting and stitching of recycled and remnant fabrics for small batch production.
Overseeing running of itinerary, directing speakers, managing volunteer staff, monitoring attendance numbers and liaising with technical support staff.
Dual role as Manufacturing and Production Assistant at Head Office and In Store “Design Your Own” customer assistant. Pattern cutting and sampling of accessories for design department. Design and production of creative window display sails for visual merchandising team. Overseeing customised orders in the Salcombe store. To convey Quba’s ethos of locally manufactured goods to the customer. Other roles included customising products, design assistance, cutting and sewing of heavy duty sailcloth fabric, quality control and post-production processing, CAM and die cutting press operation as part of the Manufacturing team.
Dance costume design intern for the 2012 London Olympics. Shopping, pattern cutting and sewing.
Studio intern assisting Fee Doran AKA Mrs Jones celebrity stylist and stagewear designer. Garment construction, sewing (hand and machine) and pattern cutting for a capsule collection and one-off garments/outfits for clients.
Freelance designer, pattern cutter and sample machinist for start-up lingerie business.
Studio assistant at specialist lingerie company. Sewing, grading and fabric cutting.
Shadowing the Design Assistant. Filing trend research, creating trend boards, market research, attending design and marketing meetings, colour match sourcing.
Creating catalogue content and layout on Illustrator and Photoshop. Pattern cutting for small eco-friendly lingerie company.
Work experience at local lingerie business - assisting bra fittings, visual display work, photography for catalogue, stock management and product design.
Shortlisted finalist in the global denim design awards