Eleanor Gillespie

Freelance Textile Designer


About me


I am an ambitious individual who aims to achieve highly. I have the benefit of being a bilingual speaker. Born in England but with Belgian nationality I am fluent in both English and Dutch. European ties allow me to understand basic German and French. I have just graduated from Chelsea College of Arts with a degree in Textile Design. I have experience in customer services and wish to build on a role relating to my knowledge in Design.



  • Adobe Indesign/illustrator/photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Have Great Communication Skills and Customer Service From
  • Experience Working in a Fast Paced Environment
  • Strong Interest in Arts and Culture
  • Strong Design Skills
  • Eye for Design
  • Colour Analysis
  • BA Hons Textile Design
  • Digital Print Textiles

Work history


Front of House

At Your Service Event Staffing

Dec 2015 - Feb 2016
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • - Hospitality event staffing, working at large events, private parties, VIP and sporting events. - Jobs vary from hostess, running day service, cloakroom and box staffing for private dinners. - Working under pressure, in a team and communicating with guests.


Freelance Design Assistant

Aston Martin Owners Club

Aug 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Oxford, UK
  • Freelance
  • - Freelance designer for the AMOC textile merchandise. - Designed a limited edition scarf available to buy to customers online and at trading fairs. - Liaising with clients via email and phone to achieve final product.


Fashion Design Assistant

Bora Aksu LFW

Sep 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • - Backstage Assistant for the London Fashion Week Bora Aksu show - Assist/set up garments for fashion show - Being able to cope within a fast-paced environment - Dressing models - Fixing garments


Event Management

Quintessentially Events

Aug 2011 - Aug 2011
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • -Short two week internship -Experiencing office environment, working in a team and Microsoft excel spreadsheets. -Experience on large event management



BA (hone) Textile Design

Chelsea College of the Arts

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016
  • London, UK
  • Graduated with a High 2:1 in Textile Design, specialising in Digital Print CAD