I am an experienced multi product womenswear designer, I am eager to progress and pursue my passion for directional and uniquely designed clothing. I am a vibrant and naturally enthusiastic designer who has a key eye for trends, I am able to be hands on and bring forward fresh ideas.
I am currently working as a junior designer for brand Jealous 21, owned by Indian retail giant Future Group. I design knit and woven multi product for a western influenced, young womenswear range, tailored towards the Indian customer. • Researching trend, catwalk, textiles and print • Creating concept and mood boards • Design development • Technical and CAD drawings • Creating range plans • Creating technical packs • Attending fit meetings/making fit comments • Liaising with international suppliers • Comp shopping trips/sample buying • Liaising with international sample room • Assisting with critical path • Presenting to design managers/buyers
Designer for high street supplier Spy Clothing, specialising in cotton and denim. • Trend research using blogs & WGSN • Catwalk analysis • Design development • Technical hand/CAD drawings using Illustrator • Creating mood boards & presentation boards using Photoshop & Illustrator • Presenting trends to buyers • Completing technical packs • Sourcing fabric/trims/fastenings • Liaising with international sample room & factories • Meeting & liaising with buyers • Complying to strict budgets & deadlines
My job was to manage customer accounts for a fabric digital print company. Our customers consisted of fashion and home ware designers, I managed the projects from sampling stage through to production. • Attending production meetings with clients • Advising clients on fabric/design options • Ironing out any issues with colour • Organising strike off and production jobs • Creating invoices and taking payments • Attending trade shows in London & Paris • Interacting with suppliers and manufacturers
My BA (Hons) was a great platform for me to develop my creative identity. My skills in Photoshop and Illustrator advanced along with my technical ability in pattern cutting and manufacture. I got the first taste of the catwalk when my collection opened the Northbrook Graduate Fashion Week show. My collection fused 90’s sportswear silhouette with African inspired prints.
During my time at City College I learnt basic skills in pattern cutting and Photoshop. My final year was rounded up with a four outfit capsule collection project.