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Hannah Simister

Knitwear and Textile Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - Researcher


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About me

BA (hons) Constructed Textile Design graduate from Birmingham City University, specialising in Knitted Textiles. The process of knitting has always intrigued Hannah, working with materiality and form through technical knit processes and fashion applications. Using conceptual research as a key influencer, whilst communicating aesthetic or trend like styling. Hannah is a highly driven and conscientious individual, looking to immerse herself into the knitwear industry.

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  • Knitted Textiles
  • Dubied Knitting
  • Knitwear Trends
  • Textile Desgn
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Trend Research
  • Mood Boards
  • Fashion Knitwear
  • Machine Knitting
  • Abobe Illustrator

Work history


Knitwear & Textile Assistant

Kepler London

Sep 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Production for Collection 2 and assisting with designs & making of Season 3. Main roles include calculating knitwear patterns, constructing knitted garments, including fully fashioned knitwear and applying various textile approaches in line with the brands aesthetic. Assisting with pattern cutting.


New Designers Exhibitor

New Designers

Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
  • Business Design Centre, London N1, UK
  • Full Time
  • Exhibiting of graduate collection 'Body - Knit - Interact' at Part 1 of New Designers


January Furniture Show

The NEC Group

Jan 2017 - Jan 2017
  • National Exhibition Center, North Ave, Marston Green, Birmingham B40 1NT, UK
  • Internship
  • Collaboration through university with global trend company Colour Hive at the NEC January Furniture Show 2017. For the 'Punk' trend


Knitted Textile Intern

Helen Lawrence Ltd

Feb 2016 - Mar 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Knitting of production for SS16 Assisting in finishing, quality checks and labelling production ready for sales. Assisting with lookbooks and press for Helen's Autumn Winter collection for 2016



BA (hons.) Textile Design

Birmingham City University

Sep 2014
  • Birmingham, United Kingdom
  • Textile Design specialising in Knitted Textiles. Wide range of skills and knowledge in knit techniques and processes. Worked with trend forecasting collaboration with company Colour Hive. Industry Experience.


Extended Diploma in Art and Design

Leeds Arts University

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
  • Leeds, United Kingdom
  • Specialising in Fashion and Textile Design.