Jahmeelah Harris

Textile Designer

  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsAccessories Designer - Pattern Designer - Textile Designer

Projects

About me

An enthusiastic and driven printed textile designer with over ten years’ experience working for a leading supplier specialising in accessories for multiple UK and European retailers such as ASOS, River Island, Topman, New Look, Debenhams, C&A, Tesco and Tie Rack France. Adaptable to each brand identity with an eye for translating trends into product, designing prints and weaves in Illustrator, Photoshop and Nedgraphics Texcelle. Looking to utilise current skills and develop them further in a new and challenging role

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Skills

  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Print Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • CAD Drawings
  • Hand Drawing
  • Repeat Pattern
  • Analysing Trends
  • Creating Moodboards

Companies I’ve worked with

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  • ASOS

    ASOS

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    • Fashion
  • New Designers

    New Designers

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    • Design & Creative
  • New Look

    New Look

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    • Fashion
  • River island

    River island

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    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Textile Designer

The Roberto Group

Feb 2012
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Designing prints and weaves for multiple product areas including menswear ties, shirts, pocket squares, scarves and cufflinks - Retail clients include: ASOS, River Island, Topman, Debenhams, C&A. Austin Reed, Tesco, Matalan and Tie Rack France - Corporate wear print and weave design for various products; ladies’ scarves, blouses, jersey dresses, men's shirts and ties. Customers include, NatWest, Nationwide, Barclays, HSBC, EasyJet, Virgin Atlantic and M&S - Designing for a traditional menswear brand 'L.A. Smith' creating print for Dressing gowns, ties, bow ties, silk scarves, cufflinks, waistcoats and cravats - Designing prints in repeat on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe illustrator Leading design meetings, presenting new design trends, mood boards and fabric qualities to clients - Lead designer for the corporate wear division - Managing, allocating and prioritising all urgent enquires ensuring smooth running of fast paced office - Liaising with customers on a daily basis to resolve issues and develop product further - Range building alongside the buying team whist working to a defined critical path - Working closely with the retail sales team attending meetings presenting requested artwork and samples to buyers - Brainstorming ideas with managers and fellow designers on forthcoming season selections and design collections - Liaising with the internal product development team and overseas suppliers to ensure that the designs are printed and match pantone colour’s correctly - Collaborative range building for the corporate wear range - Confirming quality control with the garment technical department - Print design/forecasting and identifying current print trends - Maintaining strong relationship with the corporate wear buyers - Managing multiple projects meeting tight deadlines - Attending trade shows such as Premier Vision, London Print Fair and Pitti Uomo for inspiration, colour and trend prediction

2012

May 2008 - Feb 2012
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Responsible for the development of original artwork, cads and specs - Assisting in the production of design packs and colour palettes - Developing awareness of bestsellers and incorporating this in to design briefs - Ensuring all accessories complement the relevant product areas - Assisting head of design with all admin aspects of print design, sending print packs that are correct scale with measurements, putting prints into commercial repeat sizes, cleaning up designs, tracing and creating multiple colorways for all textile prints - Colouring fabric designs with yarn shade cards and sending these to China and instructing the weaving and printing mills on design construction

2008

Assistant Designer

The Roberto Group Limited

Aug 2007 - May 2008
  • United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • - Designing prints and weaves in Nedgraphics Texcelle - Assisting the design team with day to day responsibility’s - Sourcing ideas from trade shows, trend websites and comp shopping - Arranging Royal mail post for clients using the franking machine - Keeping the studio tidy and organised - Organising and Archiving designs for easy accessibility and reference