Right in the centre of Kreuzberg, the creative hub of the art-loving and vibrant capital of Germany, Berlin, I immersed in the world of design at ESMOD Berlin - International University of Art for Fashion, from where I graduated with a BA in fashion design in 2011. With a great passion for detail and a creative drive that focuses on 3D-construction, I soon specialized in accessory design and, ever since, have had the privilege to explore the wide range of accessories in a business context gaining essential experiences and developing valuable skills. I believe that creative beauty lies in the hidden gems of our daily life. Thus, I get inspired by even the smallest details of my environment and the functionality of things. To me being creative means to constantly explore my surroundings, think outside of the box and step outside of my comfort zone in order to create innovative, cutting-edge accessories, shaped and inspired by the unexpected. I am currently based in Berlin, Germany however for my next career challenge I would like to relocate within Europe or America.
titel: ACCESSORIES DESIGNER FOR HIGH - PROFILE PR PROJECTS projects: - H&M x Kenzo (2016) - H&M Olympic performance collection (2016) - H&M Conscious exclusive collection (2016) - H&M x Balmain (2015) - H&M x Alexander Wang (2014) achievements: - shaped several high fashion milestones designing for the prestigious annual guest designer collaborations - gained luxury production knowledge working with the industry's top suppliers based in Italy and Portugal - created multiple accessories assortments for confidential PR projects from conception to finalized products - designed H&M's first ever performance accessories collection for the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro 2016 responsibilities: - creating high-end accessory concepts including seasonal moods, keys, trends and color forecasts - presenting design concepts to in-house managers and collaborative partners - exploring unconventional sources of inspiration using multi media research methods - managing design and product development processes including trips to production sites in Europe and Asia - sourcing and developing trimmings as well as leather and hardware components - visiting trade shows and tanneries in order to stay ahead of industry's latest material trends
titel: ACCESSORIES DESIGNER FOR YOUTH CONCEPT "DIVIDED" - successfully developed and introduced H&M's first ever gift and novelty concept, which became a running collection - responsible for accessory range, from the initial sketches to finished products including product development - researched creative concepts, trends and analyzed seasonal catwalks for latest tendencies - created in-store and online accessories assortment for multiple customer groups - sourced fabrics, trimmings and components for accessories - created hand sketches, flat drawings and spec sheets for sampling and production - participated in fittings, creative design meetings and collection meetings with managers - managed and trained several designer assistants and interns - traveled to production sites to follow up on prototypes and source new materials - analyzed competitors and latest market trends - gained expert knowledge in working with different production markets across Europe and Asia
titel: ACCESSORIES DESIGNER ASSISTANT - assisted accessory designer with all design tasks including research, flat sketches and design presentations - received broad understanding for global company structures across multiple production markets
- assisted head of design in design process and production of the aw2011 and ss2012 collection - created flat drawings, prototypes and material instructions for sampling and production - assisted in organizing and coordinating the ss2012 catwalk show at London Fashion Week http://annsofieback.com
- supported design team with creative research and flat sketches for the aw2011 accessory collection - actively participated in fittings, handovers and design meetings http://shop.weekday.com/Weekday_News
BA FASHION DESIGN AND ACCESSORIES - graduated both in fashion design and pattern cutting - awarded with 1st prize final collection in pattern cutting/ draping educational content: - fashion design and pattern cutting/ draping (major courses) - trend forecasting and catwalk analysis - concept work and research - fabric research and development - design collection from initial sketch to finished products including prototyping - presenting collections and concept work to a panel of international professionals - CAD ( outstanding skills in illustrator, photoshop and indesign) - fashion law, fashion marketing, textile technology, fashion history, life drawing - workshops: fur, leather, sportswear