Joanna Burfoot

Freelance Surface pattern / Textile designer

Level
Senior
Location
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

About me

Senior Surface Pattern and Textile Designer with over 15 years industry experience across multiple product categories specialising in Homewares and Textiles. Multi talented individual with a versatile skill set which is transferable across all disciplines of surface pattern design. Passionate and trend driven creating innovative and unique designs for seasonal collections. In depth knowledge of creating and briefing new concepts, print /trend direction, colour palettes, artwork and production. Leading collections collaborating and liaising with Buyers, Designers and suppliers both in Europe and the Far east. Dynamic manager and team player who thrives working in a fast paced environment.

Skills

  • Photoshop
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Design Patterns
  • Design Direction
  • Product Development
  • Trend Analysis
  • Trend Forecasting
  • Hand Sketching
  • Repeat Pattern
  • Painting

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Sainsbury's

    Sainsbury's

    • Non Creative Industries
  • K

    Keeler Gordon

    • A

      Argos

      • S

        Stephen Walters & sons LTD

        Work history

        Currently

        Freelance Surface Pattern / Textile Designer

        joburfootdesign

        Oct 2018
        • Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Designing original and innovative patterns for both print and weave across a vast array of Homeware products. Creating inspired designs through handpainting, freehand drawing and CAD. Working to specific client requirements including colour palette and trends whilst utilising my experience and individual handwriting. Ability to multi task and work to tight deadlines. Creating briefs /artwork in repeat to be sent directly to suppliers / Far East. Collaborating with Interior Trend consultancy.

        2018

        Senior Textile Designer

        Sainsbury's

        Mar 2016 - Sep 2018
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Producing original trend led in-house designs across multiple products for Homewares, specialising in Textiles for both print and weave. Successfully designing collections for both hard and soft product including Tabletop and cookshop and Home Furnishings. Trend analysis of all areas of design including attending key trade fairs and subsequently creating inspiring directional moodboards and colour palettes for seasonal collections. Managing key product areas creating specific original patterns/designs/concepts and briefs. Collaborating with Buyers, key Suppliers and Far East teams throughout the briefing process developing original and compelling products. Supporting the Buying teams on development trips to both the FE and Europe allowing me to gain extensive knowledge and experience of both techniques, process and capabilities. Managing and supporting design assistants, Freelancers and work experience in all aspects of the design studio.

        2016

        Senior Designer

        Homebase

        Sep 2007 - Sep 2016
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Producing trend led commercially viable in-house designs across multiple products for Homewares. Successfully designing collections for both hard and soft product including Tableware, Seasonal and Textiles. Trend analysis of all areas of design including attending key trade fairs and subsequently creating inspiring directional moodboards and colour palettes for seasonal collections. Managing key product areas creating specific original patterns/designs/concepts and briefs. Collaborating with Buyers, key Suppliers and Far East teams throughout the briefing process developing original and compelling products. Supporting the Buying teams on development trips to both the FE and Europe allowing me to gain extensive knowledge and experience of both techniques, process and capabilities.

        2018

        Senior Designer

        Argos

        Sep 2007 - Sep 2018
        • Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Producing trend led commercially viable in-house designs across multiple products for Homewares specialising in Textiles for both print and weave. Successfully designing collections for both hard and soft product including Dinnerware and Home Furnishings. Trend analysis of all areas of design including attending key trade fairs and subsequently creating inspiring directional moodboards and colour palettes for seasonal collections. Managing key product areas creating specific original patterns/designs/concepts and briefs. Collaborating with Buyers, key Suppliers and Far East teams throughout the briefing process developing original and compelling products. Supporting the Buying teams on development trips to both the FE and Europe allowing me to gain extensive knowledge and experience of both techniques, process and capabilities. Managing and supporting design assistants, Freelancers and work experience in all aspects of the design studio.

        2007

        Sep 2006 - Sep 2007
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • Producing commercial designs for Umbrellas, Wellingtons and accessories for various retailers including Accessorize, Laura Ashley, Burberry and Cath Kidston. Producing prints for the exclusive Fulton range in Harrods, Selfridges and John Lewis doubling sales in my first in house collection. Researching all areas of pattern creating directional trend boards which I presented to the sales and management team. Liasing on a daily basis with the Far East, approving all stages, from lab dye to finished product. See less

        2007

        Freelance Surface Pattern / Textile Designer

        Keeler Gordon

        Jan 2006 - Sep 2007
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Designed innovative prints through for the girls wear market which ranged from ages 3-15. Produced collections from initial designs through to dyeing fabrics, screen printing and making them up into full garments. My designs were commercial, but at the same time experimental in the use of graphics and printing tecniques. I sold successfully to high street retailers including Adams and H&M. Managed students in printing and making of samples.

        2005

        Freelance Surface Pattern / Textile Designer

        gathernomoss

        Jan 2005 - Dec 2005
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • Designed prints for a range of markets inparticular men’s and children’s wear for prominent customers both in Europe and America including Gap, French Connection, Missoni, Calvin Klein and H&M. Ability to use various medium to create trend led prints giving me a diverse handwriting. Produced collections for Missoni based on previous ongoing success. See less

        2005

        Jan 2003 - Jan 2005
        • Sudbury, United Kingdom
        • Full Time
        • extile Designer, specialising in exclusive woven fabrics for well-known fashion designers and companies. Designed men’s ties and ladies scarves in our prêt a porter range Looked after client accounts for both the European and American Market, with customers including Ralph Lauren, Gucci, Hugo Boss and Chanel. Produced innovative and exciting designs with the increase of business from a major client. Experience of producing designs for weave for successful conversion.

        Education

        2002

        BA (Hons) Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

        Middlesex University

        Sep 1999 - Apr 2002
        • London, United Kingdom

        1999

        BTEC Diploma Foundation Art Design

        University of Hertfordshire

        Sep 1998 - Apr 1999
        • Hatfield, United Kingdom