Hayley McSporran

Fashion Design Graduate (Mdes)



About me

Imaginative and resourceful Womenswear design graduate capable of seeing projects through from concept to completion in creative and technical areas. I have developed a strong eye for detail and enjoy experimenting with pattern cutting to create conceptual yet wearable garments that are focused on cut and detail. I have just recently completed an Masters in Fashion and textiles which has been a great experience and has cemented my determination to work within the fashion industry. The self directed nature of the Mdes Fashion course has been integral to me in developing myself creatively and technically as a designer aswell as a person as I feel I am a highly motivated and determined individual. It allowed me to really learn about my own design process and refine my skills whilst constantly challenging myself and pushing them further. I have experienced some short industry placements where I gained knowledge of how companies and their design teams operate. I thoroughly enjoyed working and learning from others within a design team. I feel this is the next step for me as a designer to be able to gain more experience of this in the industry.


  • Fashion Shows
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Photoshop and Indesign
  • Sewing Production
  • Hard Working and Adaptable
  • Conceptual and Creative Thinking
  • Research and Critical Thinking
  • Concept Creation Realisation
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Concept Building and Development
  • Fashion Design Graduate
  • Pattern Cutting and Drafting
  • Experimental Pattern Cutting
  • Developing Design Ideas
  • Always Looking to Challenge and Develop Skills Further
  • Masters Degree in Fashion Design

Work history


Design Assistant Internship

Pauline van Dongen

Nov 2015 - May 2016


Design Intern Placement

Saunt Sinner

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Tasks included pattern cutting and sewing, working to a design brief, model scouting and helping organise elements of a fashion show


Junior Designer Placement

Innocent Clothing Ltd

Apr 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Gained experience in working in a design team, designed garments that were then taken into production for the company, working to a deadline and understanding the design and business process at a company.


Part-time Sales Advisor


Feb 2008 - Oct 2016
  • Experienced in customer service, stock replenishment, working in a busy team, dealing with pressure in a fast paced environment, cash handling, using initiative and commercial awareness



MDes Fashion and Textiles

Glasgow School of Art

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015


    BA(Hons) Fashion Design

    Gray’s School of Aberdeen

    Aug 2012 - May 2014


      Fashion Design

      Cardonald College, Glasgow

      Jul 2010 - May 2012



        John Mather Rising Star Award

        • https://www.rgu.ac.uk/news/rising-star-award-for-gray-s-graduate-hayley


        Donald Dewar Arts Award

        • The Dewar Arts Awards are proud to support the brightest and best of Scotland's young artistic talent who do not have the financial means to achieve their full potential. http://www.dewarawards.org/awardees/awardees-2014/hayley-mcsporran