Annie Ansell

Designer / Production Assistant

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About me

 

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.

Skills

 

  • Branding
  • Excel
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accessories Design
  • Sustainable Design
  • Garment Design and Construction
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Pattern Grading
  • Costume and Fashion Design/styling
  • Organisation Planning
  • Sewing Machinist
  • Fabric Cutting
  • Pattern Cutting and Drafting
  • Sales Assistant

Work history

Currently

Design Director

Coastal Post Co.

Jan 2014
  • Devon, UK
  • Full Time
  • Design concepts and artwork for coastal themed stationery. Design and production of sailcloth accessories. Products stocked in independent shops.

Currently

Maker

Anca

Feb 2015
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2015

Front of House

Ways With Words

Jul 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6ED, UK
  • Freelance
  • Overseeing running of itinerary, directing speakers, managing volunteer staff, monitoring attendance numbers and liaising with technical support staff.

2015

Production Assistant

Quba & Co. Ltd

Jul 2010 - Apr 2015
  • Salcombe, UK
  • Full Time
  • 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.

2012

Creative Intern

LOCOG

Jun 2012 - Jun 2012
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Dance costume design intern for the 2012 London Olympics. Shopping, pattern cutting and sewing.

2012

Studio Assistant

Mrs Jones

Oct 2011 - Feb 2012
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • 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.

2011

Lingerie Design & Sampling

Iynxia Intimates

Apr 2011 - Sep 2011
  • Plymouth, UK
  • Freelance
  • Freelance designer, pattern cutter and sample machinist for start-up lingerie business.

2009

Creative Intern

Ophelia Fancy

Aug 2009 - Aug 2009
  • Brighton, UK
  • Internship
  • Studio assistant at specialist lingerie company. Sewing, grading and fabric cutting.

2009

Creative Intern

Dorothy Perkins

Jun 2009 - Jun 2009
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • Shadowing the Design Assistant. Filing trend research, creating trend boards, market research, attending design and marketing meetings, colour match sourcing.

2009

Creative Intern

Enamore

May 2009 - Jun 2009
  • Bath, UK
  • Internship
  • Creating catalogue content and layout on Illustrator and Photoshop. Pattern cutting for small eco-friendly lingerie company.

2008

Creative Intern

Fit For Curves

Jun 2008 - Sep 2008
  • Kingsbridge, UK
  • Internship
  • Work experience at local lingerie business - assisting bra fittings, visual display work, photography for catalogue, stock management and product design.

Education

2016

Textile Design

University of the Arts, London

Oct 2015 - Sep 2016
  • London, UK

2010

Fashion and Contour Design

De Montfort University

Oct 2007 - May 2010
  • Leicester, UK

Awards

2016

I-Skool Denim Design Talent Awards

ISKO

  • Shortlisted finalist in the global denim design awards