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  • LevelMid Level
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Graphic Designer


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About me

I come from a family with a strong background in fashion. My father is an Interior Designer and used to have a small Childrenswear factory in my hometown. My grandmother made women's knitwear for private clients and family and my aunts had a well-known tailor shop. Inspired by them I started my journey attending a fashion school in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2003 and even before graduation I had already established a career designing for reputable South American companies. Notwithstanding I was really proud of my achievements, I decided to move abroad to pursue my dream of having an international education and work experience. So, I came to UK in 2011. I am going into my 3rd year of Womenswear at London College of Fashion - it has been amazing and I am truly happy with my choice. In London, I had a few work opportunities in the industry that have given me a good knowledge of the market. As Women's Designer and Buyer, Sales Assistant and most recently as Accessories Designer and Account Manager. Challenges motivate me and after all these years of experience and learning, I feel confident to take the next step in my career. More than the job opportunity, a designer position in a luxury fashion company represents something I'm really looking forward to.


  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word

Work history


Accessories Designer & Sales Account Manager

Elite Creations UK

May 2015
  • Design ranges for handbags and accessories ensuring the products meet client specifications. Interpreting seasonal key trends, developing inspirational boards, sourcing new shapes, trims, materials, color palettes and sampling. Creation of detailed tech packs - hand drawing and specs on Illustrator. Presentation of collections to buyers including negotiation on price. Travel for trend , market research and visit clients. Liaising directly with customers and factories.


Fashion Designer

YFA Textile UK

Sep 2014 - Jun 2015
  • Design Women’s and Men’s consisting of fleece, henleys, sweats and printed garments for most of high street fashion retailers, seasonal research including trend, market, fabrics and colours, development of boards and high specification technical drawings on CAD, prints and patterns developed on adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, traveled for trend research and garment sampling.! !


Womenswear Buying Intern


Jan 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Attending weekly meetings with the Liberty buying team, sourcing exclusive styles! from key brands for the Liberty seasonal magazine, preparing brand buy pads for! appointments, liaising and dealing with queries, updating delivery schedules and! order logs, compiling weekly reports, checking and raising order confirmations,! organising Internal Stock Transfers, researching upcoming brands and key trends! and analysing Liberty’s competitiveness in the market.! !


Fashion Designer & Buyer

Easy Development

Mar 2011 - Dec 2013
  • Seasonal trend research looking at concept, prints, colour, fabrics, trims and new! silhouettes, work closely with buying and sales teams to ensure product is! commercially viable - Traveled for trend and market research, visiting stores,! critiquing the merchandise mix together with "forward trends" to develop the! department strategy to exceed customer expectations, sourcing new brands and! negation on price and delivery schedule and viewing and analysing sales reports.!


Womenswear Fashion Designer

Tufi Duek

Nov 2009 - Mar 2011
  • Design Collection focused mainly on women’s cut and sew jersey, develop! garment patterns and high specification technical drawings on CAD, Illustrator and! Photoshop, design and development of trims, seasonal trend research looking at! concept, colour, prints, fabrics, trims and new shapes, campaigns and runway show! organisations. (!


Womenswear Assistant Designer


Mar 2008 - Jun 2009
  • Assistant Design women’s knits for the ‘Exportation Line’ using both drawing and! draping skills.



Fashion Design

London College of Fashion

Aug 2014 - Aug 2018


    Fashion Design

    Faculdade Santa Marcelina

    Apr 2003 - Dec 2007
    • Womenswear Fashion Design