joanna robins

Textile designer

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  • LocationOxford, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • Painting
  • Printmaking
  • Printed
  • Multi-media Artist
  • Digital Artist
  • Brand Design
  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

Currently

Textile Designer

Luigi Verga S.p.a

Sep 2015

2015

Freelance Designer & Sales Experience

Joanna Robins at Premiere Vision

Jul 2015 - Aug 2015
  • Joanna had her own stand at Premiere Vision Designs in September 2015. There, she presented work that she created during her graduate collection and also created more recent fashion fabric samples to present to the industry. Experience gained in pricing, invoicing and legal restrictions. Working on the stand at Premiére Vision provided experience in liaising with customers and design professionals in a business context.

2014

Print Design Intern

Topshop

Jul 2014 - Aug 2014
  • Working within the print department assisting in trend forecasting, research, colour palettes, retouching, typography, fabric sourcing and recolouring. Additionally Joanna returned to assist in the preparation for the S/S15 show, working in the model castings, run throughs and preparation.

2014

Fashion PR Intern

Lee Publicity

Jul 2012 - Aug 2014
  • I experienced a range of roles whilst at Lee Publicity such as: - Sorting each brand that is represented by the company - Organising show rooms - Sending out garments for publications/shoots/press events - Assisting on press days- setting up, dressing, organising gifts, general organisation for a smooth running day - Working as stylist's assistant on photo shoot- organising clothes, props, dressing, lighting etc. - Producing design sheets for key products from each brands to send to press.

2014

Print Design Intern

Jonathan Saunders

Jul 2014 - Jul 2014
  • Joanna assisted in the production of printing final lengths of fabrics for the show garments (Sept 2014). The role included: - Prepping fabrics to print - Exposing, stripping and editing screens to print - Screen printing lengths of show fabrics - Painting/ touching up fabrics by hand - Foiling lengths of show fabrics - Working constructively within the print studio

2014

Intern Head Pattern Cutter, Design and Production Assistant

Peter Pilotto

Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
  • Responsibilities whilst undertaking position at Peter Pilotto: - Assisting within the studio - Basic pattern cutting - Organisation of toiles/toile fittings - Handling/ sorting fabrics - Assisting pattern cutters with fittings - Archiving and organisation of fitting records - Sourcing trimmings - Assisting the head pattern cutter/ designers in all fit sessions - Taking measurements, recording alterations, altering garments - Communicating with departments, relaying key information and alterations, keeping on track of each garment's development -Working and assisting on two collections - Assisting in model castings during LFW, measurements/alterations - Assisting stylists during LFW prep meetings. - Dressing backstage at LFW, assisting with backstage organisation. - Assisting in buyers meetings post show

2010

Graphics & Print Intern

Carbon Colour

May 2010 - Jun 2010
  • At Carbon Colour I built up my initial skills on programmes such as Photoshop and Indesign. I was able to assist on print jobs, as well as seeing the development of products from on screen to printed items. It allowed me to see how graphic designers work and ignited my passion for digital print design.

Education

2015

Textiles for Fashion Design

University of the West of England, Bristol

Aug 2012 - May 2015
  • Textiles for Fashion

2012

Art Foundation

Abingdon Witney College

Aug 2011 - May 2012
  • Art foundation course, gained a distinction

2011

English Literature, Biology, Physics

St Gregory the Great Oxford

Aug 2004 - Jun 2011
  • A level Art, English Literature, Biology, Physics A*A*AB