Catherine Reeves

Visual Stylist/Mercahdiser

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Marketing PR
  • Print Design
  • Communication
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Teamwork
  • Organisation
  • Project Time Management
  • Team Work Skills
  • Negotiation Skills
  • Project and Relationship Management

Work history

Currently

Visual Stylist & Mercahdiser

Marks Spencer

Jul 2014
  • Reporting to the regional VM Manager. Responsible for visual displays within store. Styling of mannequins and finalising window displays. Implementing of visual policies.

2014

Visual Stylist & Mercahdiser

Marks and Spencer

Jul 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Reporting to the regional VM Manager. Responsible for visual displays within store. Styling of mannequins and finalising window displays. Implementing of visual policies.

2013

Receptionist

Toni Guy

May 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Responsible for organising entire salon appointments and scheduling. Welcoming and greeting each client. Time management of each stylist. Managing challenging conversations and situations with the general public.

2013

Studio Assistant

Draw In Light

Mar 2013 - May 2013
  • Provided help to staff in many areas of the studio. Took a lead role within sourcing, printing and production of garments. This included sourcing alternate raw materials and fabrics for the design team from boutique fabric stores, printing using a variety of experimental techniques, as well as pattern cutting and sewing of garments.

2013

Studio Assistant

Zandra Rhodes

Jan 2013 - Mar 2013
  • Provided help to staff in many areas of the studio. Took a lead role within sourcing, printing and production of garments. This included sourcing alternate raw materials and fabrics for the design team from boutique fabric stores, printing using a variety of experimental techniques, as well as pattern cutting and sewing of garments.

2012

Print Design Assistant

Mehera Shaw

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • An Ethical and Fair-trade company based in Jaipur, specialising in artisan textile crafts. I had a practical role, designing and developing block prints for the western market. My responsibilities also included preparing and sending sample requests and the quality inspection of finished garments. In addition I assisted with the setting up of Mehera Shaw’s non-profit organisation, which provides work for Rajasthani women as well as recycling waste fabric.

2012

Design Assistant

Weirdfish Ltd

May 2012 - Aug 2012
  • Whilst working at Weird Fish I assisted the Head of Womenswear Design and Development on the Spring/Summer 2014 range. This included fabric developments, colour lab dips and technical fittings. I was also able to work on a print design project tasked to redefine their brand print identity. This included trend boards and colour research following a brief. This even resulted in designing my own prints for their collection.

2011

Manager

The Retreat Manager

Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Manager and personal licence holder for The Retreat wine bar. Managed a team of people. Organising team rotas. Stock management. Payroll. Events management. Managing challenging situations in a high-pressured fast paced environment.

2011

Arts Teacher

Whaddon and Lynworth Neighbourhood Project

Jun 2011 - Jun 2011
  • Planning and delivering a program of work, teaching a textiles class. I introduced different textiles techniques and elements of design to students, with particular emphasis on encouraging them to explore and experiment. Having to write lesson plans taught me how to be organised and effectively communicate artistic and design ideas to others.

2011

Sales Assistant

Brilliant Disguise Boutique

Feb 2010 - Jun 2011
  • Working with Brilliant Disguise for such a long period of time gave me a valuable insight into the demands and challenges of setting up a successful boutique. I also gained valuable experience of buying, sales and customer liaison. I was often asked to contribute to the decision making process when purchasing new stock and helped with window and shop displays.

Education

2014

BA(Hons) Textiles Design for Fashion with Professional Practice

University of Brighton

Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
  • BA (Hons) Textiles Design for Fashion with Professional Practice

2009

Foundation Diploma

London College of Fashion

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Foundation Diploma

2008

Photography, English, Textiles

Cirencester College

Aug 2006 - May 2008
  • ALEVELS