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Dawn Welch

Freelance Textile Designer and Illustrator

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationUnited Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsArtist - Illustrator - Textile Designer

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About me

I am a highly motivated and enthusiastic individual with a creative background that has a range of skills in design, administration and production. I am a friendly, hard working person that is organised and efficient.

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Skills

  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Textiles
  • Microsoft Office
  • Admin
  • Production
  • Artworking

Work history

Currently

Freelance Textile Designer and Illustrator

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May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have been commissioned by homeware company Graham and Brown, I also painted a mural and had my prints and T-shirts sold at a fashion boutique in London. I have designed floral typography for a fashion label and my work has been featured in online and printed publications. I create artwork either by drawing and painting or using Photoshop and Illustrator.

2017

Design and Production Assistant

Rosenstiels

Feb 2017 - May 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I designed artwork through drawing and Illustrator for specific briefs. Edited and artworked images including resizing, retouching, colour editing/ formatting, preparing files for print. Researched trends, created moodboards and presentations in Indesign for customers.

2017

Printed Textiles Internship

JRC

Jan 2017 - Feb 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I designed prints by hand and computer for different briefs for companies such as New Look and Arcadia group. I researched and created moodboards. Sample drop offs and collections. I logged and prepared samples for customers.

2016

Studio Internship

Gabriel Vielma London

Oct 2016 - Dec 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I made technical drawings of garments and filling in info for tech packs used by factories using Illustrator. I designed a print to be featured on a dress for show. Photographed samples. Sourced trims and fastenings. Arranged couriers and did administrative duties such as answering emails, working with Excel, answering phone and dealing with enquiries, general upkeep of studio and ordering supplies.

2016

Printed Textiles Internship

Matthew Williamson

Jan 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I created artwork for prints through drawing, changed colours of prints, technical drawings using illustrator, arranged and photographed samples, checked off garments when delivered.

2016

Printed Textiles Internship

Mirjam Rouden

Jan 2016 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • I drew and painted designs to be used on fashion prints.

2017

Fashion Sales Assistant

F- Troupe

Sep 2015 - Jan 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I advised customers, took payments, visual merchandising and window displays, illustrated typography for window displays, technical drawing for factories, styled shots for social media and general upkeep.

2016

Feb 2015 - Jan 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I styled products for ecommerce for different companies such as John Lewis, Anthropologie, Lock and Co hatters, Anya Hindmarch, M&S, Phase Eight and more. Assisted on photoshoots with Roland Mouret, Mary Katranzou, Jimmy Choo, John Lewis, Tommy Hilfiger. Checked in samples, steamed items, shopped and returned items for shoots.

2015

Bespoke Candy Maker

Spun Candy

Aug 2014 - Feb 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I made bespoke hard rock candy for clients including The X Factor, where I made lollipops of the judges faces.

2014

Picture Framing Assistant

Andover Framing

Sep 2011 - Jul 2014
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I advised customers on framing options, helped construct frames and designed mounts, administrative duties, telephoned customers about orders and researched artists and artwork sales.

2010

Sales Assistant

House of Fraser

Aug 2009 - May 2010
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I offered style advice, took payments, cleaning duties and visual merchandising.

2008

Receptionist

Armchair

Jul 2008 - Sep 2008
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I answered the telephone and took notes, put through orders and payments. 

2008

Homeware Assistant

All The Rage

May 2008 - Jul 2008
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I advised customers, restocked shelves and cleaning duties.

2007

Forecourt Assistant

Vauxhaul Approach

Jun 2007 - Sep 2007
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I took payments, helped to serve customers and was a key holder for shop.

Education

2011

BA (Hons) Visual Communication: Illustration

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design

Sep 2008 - May 2011
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • First Class

2007

Foundation Diploma Art & Design: Merit

Bournemouth University

Sep 2006 - May 2007
  • Bournemouth, United Kingdom

2006

3 A Levels ( B in Art, English Literature and Classical Civilisation)

Peter Symonds College

Sep 2004 - May 2006
  • Winchester, United Kingdom

Awards

2011

Nominated for University Illustration Award

Birmingham Institute of Art & Design