Catherine Reeves

Project Co-ordinator

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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsProject Manager - Event Coordinator

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

Project Manager

Designers Guild

Jan 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Working with the Creative team to manage the design, production and installation of new collections for Designers Guild showrooms and exhibitions world-wide.

Currently

Visual Stylist & Mercahdiser

Marks Spencer

Aug 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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

Aug 2014 - Nov 2014
  • Full Time
  • 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

Jun 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Full Time
  • 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

Apr 2013 - Jun 2013
  • Full Time
  • 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
  • Internship
  • 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

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012
  • Internship
  • 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

Jun 2012 - Sep 2012
  • Internship
  • 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

Arts Teacher

Whaddon and Lynworth Neighbourhood Project

Jul 2011 - Jul 2011
  • Freelance
  • 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

Manager

The Retreat Manager

Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
  • Full Time
  • 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

Sales Assistant

Brilliant Disguise Boutique

Feb 2010 - Jul 2011
  • Full Time
  • 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

Sep 2010 - Jul 2014
  • BA (Hons) Textiles Design for Fashion with Professional Practice

2009

Foundation Diploma

London College of Fashion

Sep 2008 - Jul 2009
  • Foundation Diploma

2008

Photography, English, Textiles

Cirencester College

Sep 2006 - Jun 2008
  • ALEVELS