Chloe Elliott Freelance Junior Womenswear, Print & Embroidery Designer | The Dots
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Chloe Elliott

Freelance Junior Womenswear, Print & Embroidery DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Chloe Elliott

Freelance Junior Womenswear, Print & Embroidery DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Graduating from the University of Westminster’s fashion design course with a first, including a year in industry where I worked for brands such as Céline and Manish Arora in India, I’ve been working as a freelance creative for 3 years. I specialize in print, womenswear and embroidery and embellishment, working across all fields with my clients in industry. Current clients include L.K. Bennett as a RTW Wovens Junior Designer - print/embroidery, and Justine Tabak, a small sustainable slow fashion brand where I work alongside the founder to design the collection.
Projects
  • Justine Tabak Spring Summer 19 CollectionWebsite/ecomm look book imagery for the Spring Summer 19 Collection. Sustainable slow fashion made locally, soft romantic yet practical styles using Irish linens, deadstock-sourced cotton florals, Nottingham lace and Scottish knitwear.
  • Justine Tabak Spring Summer 19 CollectionVintage inspired dresses, fresh prairie linens, floaty festival florals and grown up gingham. From the British Isles with love.
Work history
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    Freelance Junior Designer - WovensL K Bennett Ltd
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Embroidery and embellishment designer. Responsible for all embroidery and embellishments, coming up with concepts, researching and creating stories based on creative direction and collection themes. Hand sampling in house, sketching and creating CADs for motifs, placements and all-overs. • Working with suppliers in India and China from creating packs, developing samples through to approving for production, working closely with the buyers. • Working alongside the print designer to develop prints, from both sourced vintage pieces and creating original hand drawn artwork. Reworking prints digitally, putting into repeat and working on colourways. • Research and development for collections, working on the creation of mood boards and colour palettes for each drop and season as a whole. Selecting and matching pantone colours and swatches from the colour library. Archiving the seasonal colour palette and communicating across departments, sending out lab dips to suppliers to match to the palette. • Sourcing all trims and buttons. Researching, meeting with suppliers including attending trade shows such as Premiere Vision, and working on specific briefs. • Working closely with the senior designers, assisting and supporting where necessary. Supporting the creative director on individual projects , for example working on the brand document which internally set the new creative direction for the rebranding of L.K. Bennett. Researching trends, producing trend reports and design direction documents to communicate from the design team to across the company.
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    Freelance Junior DesignerJustine Tabak
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    • Justine Tabak, a London based sustainable slow fashion brand inspired, fashioned and made in the British Isles from the ex-creative director of Boden and L.K. Bennett Justine Tabak. • Working very closely with the founder as her right hand across all areas of the business. Having worked for Justine from the creation of the brand in August 2016 till now as the only other member of staff, both trusted and very involved with the vision and development of the brand. • Designing the range of two seasons a year alongside Justine. Researching and development of the collection, sketching, toiling, sampling, pattern cutting, drawing specs and creating spec packs, fitting and liaising with the manufacturers for the best make. • Developing prints and print stories, colour palettes, mood boards and fabrics. Sourcing fabrics through visiting trade shows and liaising with suppliers as well as sourcing deadstock.A sustainable focus and primarily sourced from within the UK. • Graphic design - creating content and copy for social media, marketing, website and look books. Coming up with concepts for, writing and designing the graphics for the blog that is sent out as a popular newsletter, the main source of marketing for the brand. Managing the website, using shopify to design and update pages. • Art direction - shooting small photo series’ to sit alongside stories in the blog. Researching for and helping to plan shoots, working with photographers, models, hair and makeup artists. Creating shoot plans and call sheets, sourcing props and assisting with the art direction on the day at shoots. • Creating critical paths and managing deadlines.Working on business plans, looking at customer and competitor research, analysing sales best and worst, profits and measuring growth both financially and in influence.
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Skills
  • Photoshop
  • Design
  • Drawing
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Creative Art Direction
  • Creative Consultancy
  • Pattern Design
  • Textile Design
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Sketching
Education
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) University of Westminster
     - London, United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) Fashion Design: First Class Degree, University of Westminster
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    Art and Design FoundationOxford Brookes
     - Oxford, United Kingdom
    Art and Design Foundation: Distinction, Oxford Brookes University
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Awards
    Finalist for BFC BA Final Year ScholarshipBritish Fashion Council
    Finalist for 2017 BFC BA Final Year Scholarship - one of 8 national finalists.
    BFC Graduate portfolio and illustration prizeBritish Fashion Council
    Winner of the 2017 class BFC Graduate portfolio and illustration prize - personal commendation selected by Sarah Mower.
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