Javier Navarro

Design Researcher, Strategist & Graphic Recorder

London, United Kingdom
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About me

/Javier has performed his professional path within the design industry for more than twenty years. As a fashion designer, homewares designer, surface pattern illustrator and design manager his expertise covers the whole creative process. From Trend Research & Design Intelligence to Product Development & Communication, both for international leading companies and CSR organisations. /The common thread throughout this professional journey is the use of drawing as a means for making ideas and inspiration tangible, enabling new strategic tools for decision-making, as well as for generating more engagement and empathic brand communication. /His expertise in analysing complex systems & communicating these in simple formats, constructing visual metaphors and ethnographic insights along with a natural sense of excellence makes his work a great asset to your project.

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  • Analysing Trends
  • Colour Analysis
  • Pattern Design
  • Sample Management
  • Strategy
  • Designer
  • Strategic Design
  • Data Visualisation
  • Project Management
  • Concept Illustration
  • Trend Research
  • Research Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • WGSN


    • Publishing


    • Design
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    IED barcelona

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      inditex - zara home

      Work history


      Senior Designer


      Mar 2016 - Mar 2019
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Mission /Senior Designer responsible for all textile   /Colour Consultant creating a core colour palette effective for all product categories /Sesonal colour palette updates  /Responsible for expanding the existing textile and homeware ranges /Generating seasonal pattern suits running across different categories. Co-ordination with relevant departments. /Contributor to the general season trends and specifically the textile categories  /Managing design collaborations in and out of the textile categories  /Re-launch of the Kids Collection Achievements /Product category growth and sales improvement  /Building a consistent pattern and colour message accross the board /Creation of a strong identity relevant for communication and social media /Implementation of new design processes and tools /Team growth: recruiting and training a new design team member


      Design Manager

      Delbanco Meyer & Co

      Sep 2013 - Sep 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • Mission /Design Manager managing the London and Shanghai teams /Responsible for in-house and licensing bedding collections /Collections include bedding, top of bed and decorative cushions /Briefing studios and selecting artwork for especfic projects. Achievements /Co-ordinating a wide portfolio of UK leading reatilers and designers including John Lewis, Laura Ashley, Ted Baker, Margo Selby and Clarissa Hulse amongst others /Company portofolio expansion in collaboration with the Design Director /New talent acquisition and potential collaborations forecasting /Better answering briefs by improving communication with in house teams /Introduction of new design tools and documents for better collection planning /Seasonal showroom styling making sure the collection is on brand.


      Senior Free-Lance Designer/Trend & Colour Consultant


      Oct 2010 - Feb 2015
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Freelance
      • Mission /Trend Research expertise: innovation & forward thinking /Senior Surface Pattern Designer creating brief-led collections /Working closely with the in house team in the brief generation process /Colour Consultant developing colour variations in line with the trends /Collections include accessories, stationery,  seasonal gifting, and textile packages  /Content Contributor for Packaging and Typography reports Achievements /Key contributor to the WGSN - Homebuildlife branch launching /Project development time optimisation by generating accurate briefs /Style and hand-writing expansion /Visual and graphic contribution with personal style library /Report range evolution by adding relevant topics


      Senior Designer

      inditex - zara home

      Feb 2006 - Feb 2010
      • A Coruña, Spain
      • Full Time
      • Mission / Senior Designer responsible for all Bedding Textiles, both Adult & Kids ranges/ Product Category Trend Forecasting / Collection Planning, Design & Execution / Managing a collection of approx 600 styles with a 90% yearly renovation / Inspiration & Product Development Trips/ Working with an International  Supplier Base Achievements /Constructive in building a consistent textile range aligned with the business strategy /Regular contributor to the brand 10 bestsellers /Co-creator of a strong visual and graphic identity for the business key product categories /Product category growth doubling the SKU launches /Expanding the fabric qualities and techniques by reaching new suppliers /Keeping the department updated with the International Market trends and leading brands


      Project Manager, Designer, Surface Pattern Designer


      Sep 2002 - Feb 2006
      • Barcelona, Spain
      • Freelance
      • Mission /Project Manager, Designer and Trend Forecaster as part of a multi-disciplinary team /Working with leading international companies: Pantone, Premiere Vision and Zara amongst others /Responsible for communication campaigns, working end to end /Apparel collection planning & design. Colour & trend consultant /Regularly attending main international shows and comp-shopping Achievements /Widening the projects and clients portfolio /Successfully improving existing communication campaigns /Leading international trend forecasting meetings at Premiere Vision /Key contributor to building up the design team for the Zara project /Creating weekly capsule collections accurately responding the brief /Operating with both design teams and suppliers


      Design Lecturer

      IED barcelona

      Sep 2002 - Jun 2004
      • Barcelona, Spain
      • Freelance
      • Mission /Professor in Fashion Design /Structure, Shape and Volume creation Workshop /Fashion Illustration Workshop Achievements /Co-creating the fashion degree program in collaboration with selected professionals /Improving interdepartamental communication


      Sep 2001 - Sep 2005
      • Barcelona, Spain
      • Freelance
      • Mission /Design Department Manager /Final Projects Mentoring /Professor in Fashion Design Achievements /Faculty meetings leading and co-ordination /Improving interdepartamental communication /Professionalizing the final Shows planning and production


      Design Director

      Antonio Miro

      Mar 1998 - Mar 2001
      • Barcelona, Spain
      • Full Time
      • Mission /Design Director for Womenswear Collection including knit, leather and accessories collections /Research and trend forecasting /Collection strategy, planning and execution /Attending international fairs and travelling for inspiration /Engineering the fashion show and catwalk collection  /Soft Accessories collection co-ordination Achievements /Working closely with the designer, keeping the collection relevant to the business and on brand /Re-positioning of the womenswear collection, gainning authority in the market and becoming a fashion referent /Creation of a consistent collections leading to sales growth with the support of a commited and experienced team /Actively involved in the brand communication campaigns and promotional events, press coverage improvement



      Bachelor of Arts (HONORS) in Design

      Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

      Sep 1992
      • Winchester, United Kingdom