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Jodie Hilton is the founder of The New Garde and based in Brisbane, Australia. A creative co-working studio, where she preaches putting an emphasis on work ethic and helping others instead of waiting on ideas or keeping resources hidden. Over the last 10 years, she’s built a reputation for herself through developing visual displays through merchandising solutions with a roster of clients including Rockmans, Pillow Talk, Amalfi and many boutiques and small businesses. Before diving full-time into a career centered on concept creation and design, Jodie was represented on the world stage in a solo art exhibition in Calgary, Canada. Returning home from a sell out show she forged ahead with a commercial range and showing work through local boutiques. After 7 years as a Visual Merchandiser, Jodie enrolled in a two-year fast tracked Applied Design Program to earn a degree majoring in Branded Fashion. Cost effective, intensive and fulfilling, it was the best career decision she ever made. Before the program wrapped, Jodie had won the BT Runway for Success Illustration prize along with internships with Fashion Weekly Magazine, Vogue Australia, Kitx, Marcs and Sacha Drake. Jodie was then employed to as a graphic design assistant and fashion design assistant after the 2nd collection of her own eponymous label. In 2016 Jodie founded her own business The New Garde a co-working incubator with a fashion focus, right in the heart of Brisbane. Located in Newstead, the co-working space is easily accessible and has been created with the emerging designer in mind. The collaborative hub will help bring designers to the forefront of the local and regional fashion scene by providing a one-stop start up option as well as crucial connections to other parts of the fashion eco system. Jodie juggled blogging, her family and studies alongside her love of design and collaboration. Sleep was hard to come by but she knew the hands-on experience was necessary to grow and develop her passion. Today, Jodie leads a multi-faceted life where expression ruminates from everywhere including surroundings, career and travels.Locked Pro Plan feature
-Range Planning -Design and Development -Marketing plans -Digital strategy -Event management (runway shows) -Sponsorship on boarding
RTW focused fashion degree
GPA 6.7 out of 7