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I am a textile print and fashion designer with 2+ years experience in design studios and bespoke freelance work. My upbringing across many cities including Singapore, Hong Kong and Sydney has greatly influenced my work and developed my appreciation for print, culture, design and the arts. These are all points I draw upon for inspiration across my work. I have a strong passion for colour and textiles; specifically targeted towards children’s wear and women's wear, along with my experience and a satiable appetite to keep learning, honing and developing my skill set; which is vital to surviving in such a fast-paced industry. I am an organised, positive and self-motivated person and a creative at heart. With strong attention to detail and a drive to ensure deadlines are met with quality and precision. I enjoy working in a team and value the support and diverse ideas that comes with doing so.
I am currently employed at United Colours of Benetton where I am working in the children’s wear department — giving me a retail perspective of one of my desired fields of fashion design. I was promoted to a senior sales assistant position within a month of starting, which involves working on the customer service desk ensuring loyalty and satisfaction as the first point of contact between the customer and company. This being my main responsibility whilst simultaneously answering and directing calls, cash / credit handling, visual merchandising and sales data analysis being a few examples of the many tasks completed on a day to day basis.
Working in the design room for one of Australia’s leading womenswear labels, I was responsible for assisting with production which included pattern cutting, hand sewing and input into sample garment fittings. Alongside the production tasks I also assisted the eCommerce team with product photo shoots and editing using Adobe Suite, and managing the completion of buyers’ booklets to aid stockists and wholesale.
Working for one of Australia’s finest chocolate producers provided me with a holistic understanding of consumers and the retail environment. I acquired a diverse set of skills in visual merchandising and window display installation, and a thorough understanding of managing a retail business.
This was a heavily production-based internship and I acquired a set of skills that educated me about the sampling process in a fashion house. Sample garment cutting, observation and input in fit sessions, organising and archiving past patterns and fabrics, pressing and organising collections for international fashion weeks were amongst an array of duties.
Volunteering at Australia’s main fashion industry event gave me incredible insight into the processes and organisation involved in producing a fashion week show. Helping backstage with the organisation and dressing of models, steaming and preparing collections, as well as ensuring front of house preparations ran successfully were all extremely valuable experiences.
I worked as a receptionist for a boutique family-owned optometrist that stocked luxury European eyewear. My skills in organisation and communication were vital to this position and it allowed me to learn more about an industry I was previously unfamiliar with. Daily tasks included customer service, answering and directing calls, accepting and ordering couriers, managing the appointment book and weekly/monthly calendars, answering emails, ordering lenses and optical frames and writing monthly newsletters.
Whilst interning at one of Australia’s most iconic print-based women’s wear brands, I was assigned a variety of tasks including sample garment cutting, fabric swatch cutting and preparation of buyers’ books. I also assisted on a collection look book photoshoot and observed the editing and layout stage