Dhaval Joshi

Creative Production Assistant

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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  • Opal Turner
  • model portfolio, Fashion, menswear, Test shoot, park royal studios

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About me

 

I am currently working as a Creative Production Assistant at a leading studio in London. I enjoy the mechanics of clothing and my approach is to combine creativity with care, efficiency and flexibility in order to meet each individual needs of each brief, working meticulously and managing my time to achieve the highest standards. I have over 3 years experience within industry, working in both European and Chinese markets, and a degree in Fashion Design.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Film
  • Visual Arts
  • Apparel
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Product Development
  • Production Management
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history

Currently

Creative Production Assistant

Park Royal Studios

Mar 2015
  • Working in one of the leading studio in London, my job role involves assisting in creative and production management of editorials, fashion films, advertisement campaigns, lookbooks, and product shoots. I also assist in studio’s business development and database management. Working with key contacts in the industry from Directors, Cinematographers, Photographers, Designers and Stylists in achieving creative and innovative results. Use both luxury and commercial knowledge to ensure that productions are developed in line with brand objectives and goals. Build relationships with a variety of modelling and creative agencies both UK and international based. Compile research for the main campaign and put together proposal moodboards for ideas on casting, location, set and lighting. Build ideas with Creative and Design Director before sourcing relevant components for shoot. Liaising with model agencies in arranging and running castings. Co-ordinate shoot with the photographer, stylist and assistants, hair, make-up, mode and location. Create and send out call sheets. Make sure all the right equipments are ordered and delivered on time. Maintaining positive environment throughout production. Being present minded and focusing on all aspects of the production to make sure the production runs efficiently and in timely manner.

Currently

Creative Production Assistant

Park Royal Studios

Mar 2015
  • Working in one of the leading studio in London, my job role involves assisting in creative and production management of editorials, fashion films, advertisement campaigns, lookbooks, and product shoots. I also assist in studio’s business development and database management. Working with key contacts in the industry from Directors, Cinematographers, Photographers, Designers and Stylists in achieving creative and innovative results. Use both luxury and commercial knowledge to ensure that productions are developed in line with brand objectives and goals. Build relationships with a variety of modelling and creative agencies both UK and international based. Compile research for the main campaign and put together proposal moodboards for ideas on casting, location, set and lighting. Build ideas with Creative and Design Director before sourcing relevant components for shoot. Liaising with model agencies in arranging and running castings. Co-ordinate shoot with the photographer, stylist and assistants, hair, make-up, mode and location. Create and send out call sheets. Make sure all the right equipments are ordered and delivered on time. Maintaining positive environment throughout production. Being present minded and focusing on all aspects of the production to make sure the production runs efficiently and in timely manner.

2015

Product Development Assistant

Sorapol

Apr 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Assisting in Design and Development of Couture and Ready-to-wear collection. Concept research and development. Creating presentation boards and research boards for meetings with the head designer. Closely monitoring and managing samples through development. Attending fitting and review sessions with the head designer. Attending concept research and product development meetings with the entire creative team of pattern cutters, embroiderer, digital print team and production team. Creating accurate technical CADs for production. Regular communications with the fabric suppliers, samples team and production factories to maintain and manage full over view of the development of the collection. Receiving and sending samples and garment prototypes to manufacturer to obtain optimum production quality. Assisting in pattern cutting and bringing logical and technical solutions to the design process. Liaising and coordinating with events manager in organization of seasonal shows for the collections. Arranging and managing casting and fitting sessions with the stylist. Working on post production campaign. Fully involved in the design and layout of lookbook and promotional items. As a product developer at Sorapol, I have worked with high end Couture Designer, Eric Charles Donatein, in design and creation of custom made garments for clients such as Nicki Minaj, Paloma Faith and Azelia Banks.

2014

Studio Production Assistant

Gareth Pugh

Nov 2013 - Mar 2014
  • Involved in the challenging process of designing and production of couture designs for the A/W 2014/15 and designs specially commissioned by high profile clients. Assisting in sample production and development. Attending fittings session and casting for Paris Fashion Week. Archiving previous collections. Administering and delivering of garments for photoshoots and editorials. Back stage assistance with alterations and dressing the models for the show.

2013

Design Assistant

Intrex

Aug 2012 - Aug 2013
  • I joined INTREX’s design team as a Junior Menswear Designer. Here I was working under creative director Sanjeev Davidson. My main role involved creating and successfully introducing British aesthetic to the company’s Menswear range and mainly designing tailored pieces for the brand’s S/S 2013 and A/W 2013 collections, sourcing fabrics, research and sampling. I was responsible for designs and development of Outerwear, Tailored Jackets, Shirts and Trousers. I closely managed and monitored samples through development, to proto review meetings, fit and amendment sessions with the pattern cutters and product developers. I represented INTREX at the trade show, ‘Who’s Next’, in Paris (January 2013) where my duties included talking to buyers, agents and distributors in Paris and around Europe regarding the wholesale and retail distribution of products in Europe.

2012

Assistant Lecturar

Zhejiang Fashion Textile College

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
  • A part-time contract with a fashion design college in Ningbo, China, teaching Fashion Design and Consumer Profile to students for the first semester. Also teaching aspects of Visual Merchandising to the students within a working retail environment, such as INTREX, Vero Moda, Peace Bird and other large Chinese retailers.

Education

2012

Fashion Design

University of Salford

Aug 2009 - May 2012
  • BA (Hons)

2009

Art Design

Eastleigh College

Aug 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Foundation

Awards

2012

Best Collection Award

  • Awarded the Best collection Award at University of Salford Graduate Fashion Show hosted at BBC, Salford.

2012

Design Developer

  • One of 3 graduate Fashion designers chosen to go to China and employed by Zhejiang Fashion & Textile College.