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About me

I am now looking for new opportunities as my time at Alfred Dunhill has come to an end. I was designing on the luxury sportswear collection for just under two years where I learnt a great deal about the industry and technical design. I was also lucky enough to work for GRIFFIN, also a well know design consultancy, where we worked with some pretty cool performance based brands. My design thought process is mainly focused on quality, detail and overall function, offering a stylish yet all-purpose finish. My commitment to performance wear, and passion for all things outdoor, whether it be cycling, commuting in the urban landscapes, mountaineering or fishing, influences my design and overall detailing. In turn, combining a technically innovative approach, with a keen awareness for trends so as to create a commercial, fashion-forward product is what I'm all about.


  • Fashion
  • Apparel
  • Design
  • Product Development
  • Technical Design
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Range Planning
  • Range Concepts and Mood Boards
  • Sportwear

Work history


Design Assistant

Topshop Ivypark

Apr 2016
  • Ivy Park, the new activewear label co-founded by Beyonce? and changing the game in sportswear. Mixing high performance technical styles with fashion-led casualwear. Key tasks - Maintaining/building tech packs at a very high standard to be sent out to suppliers. - Working with senior designers to help achieve there creative vision through design, trends & research.


Junior Designer

Alfed Dunhill

Jul 2014 - Apr 2016
  • Working on the exclusive dunhill LINKS luxury sportswear Collections. Key tasks - Designing the outerwear & hats for SS16-AW16, shirts & polos for SS17. - Working directly with Production, Development Technologist, Sales Manager & Merchants. - Design packs are permanently updated, clear and to the point for all product categories. - Participating in productive team fit sessions, focusing on design and fit. - Attending overseas factory visits/hand-overs. (Portugal & Italy) - Researching across all product ranges, having a strong understanding of the brand/customer. - Building files of interesting techniques from factories & trade fairs in all areas. Fabric, Prints,Yarns. - Time management and keeping ahead of calendar. - Building Powerpoint presentations, creative directions with head of design. - Being polite and a good listener, asking questions & willing to learn. - Organizing meetings, having boards & relevant documents ready on time. - Communication to all other departments to make sure everyone is on the same page. - Often the first point of contact when Manager is away - taking on a lot of responsibility.


Deisgn Assistant


May 2014 - Aug 2014
  • A family run technical sportswear brand from the heart of Devon. Using the finest Italian fabrics and suppliers. Also a well known international design consultancy. Woolrich project, helping design and build full detailed coloured CADs to a very high standard. Following Woolrich’s design brief. Mainly trying to bring new life to thier classic Arctic Parka. Working very closely with head designer Jeff Griffin, bouncing back and forth helping him achieve his creative vision. NEPA project, A Korean technical mountaineering brand. Looking at women’s vintage ski-wear back in 1950’s to design a full range, woman & menswear within a short deadline. High paced quality work to meet demand. Converse Project, A project to come up with a new concept for a new line. Brief: Nordic Scandinavian Print design, Alaska, Mountains, Names, Colours & trends.




Manchester Metropolitan University

Aug 2011 - Aug 2014
  • (BA Hons) Fashion Design