I am a Printed Textile Designer with strong hand drawing skills and an intuitive sense of colour. I am currently Freelancing part time, working to briefs for a variety of regular clients and projects. I also work on my new business part time 'Cecilia Washburn Designs' which is trend led stationary, homeware & prints with my illustrations and designs of bold coloured hand painted nature & wildlife. My work can be viewed at www.ceciliawashburn.com. Before freelancing, I was working for a premium womenswear brand designing all prints & embroideries as well as designing and managing colour across the range. I have experience liaising with factories and mills in India, China and Portugal to ensure the quality of the final product. I pay excellent attention to detail and have a strong commercial awareness. I am very confident using Photoshop and have strong CAD skills.Locked Pro Plan feature
Khujo is a German brand that mostly sells wholesale, it is currently undergoing a re-brand and change of direction so it was really exciting to design their first collection of prints in this new direction. I create authentic and trend driven commercial print designs for a young womenswear brand. The designs I create for both screen print and digital print are from my hand drawings in a variety of styles. All prints designed from scratch, put into repeat and print ready format.
As the sole designer, I design engineered prints, recolour and put into repeat prints for luxury wool & silk square scarves. Often working on projects for clients such as the Sir John Soane Museum and Royal Palaces to create premium and trend driven designs which maintain the heritage and identity of the museum yet are fun and modern. I design by manipulating photography and licensing design from museum archives as well as Designing from scratch. My designs are sold at the British Museum, Royal Collection, Somerset House, Ashmolean Museum, Sir John Soane Museum & others.
Through trend research I design engineered placement prints for Couture, Bridal, RTW and specialist projects. Designing print collections to be digitally printed and then hand embellished as well as collections to be hand painted on to silk. I also execute the hand painted designs on to silk.
Lisa Taylor is a luxury boutique brand selling contemporary womenswear made from upcycled saris, as well as her own RTW collection for SS19. I designed Indian inspired prints and reworked sari inspired prints and design embroideries and embellishments to be worked into the prints.
- Interpret trends for the Wrap customer by working with the designers; shopping in London and Paris as well as catwalk research. - Assisting the designers with creating mood boards for the season. -Creating colour stories from the mood boards to suit a range of product¬ that can then be styled together to create successful outfits. -Design prints for Wrap London, put into colour-ways and repeats. See the process through from initial drawing stages through to bulk approval -Design and re-colour prints for sister brand Poetry Fashion which has a shop in Sloane Square ¬- Design all embroideries, embellishments and artworks both using illustrative drawings and CAD. I see this through to final placement on the garment and approval. - Solely develop and manage all aspects of colour; stripe colour-ways and layouts, new weaves, bi-coloured and twisted knits, denim washes and print colour-ways. I also name and approve all colours. - High level of communication with suppliers in the Far East and Europe.