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Kelsey Wright

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About me

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.

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Photoshop
  • Design Development
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Presentation Board Design
  • Sewing Garments
  • Organisation Planning
  • Trend Research and Mood Boards

Work history

Currently

Junior Fashion Design

Future Group India

Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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

2017

Denim Designer

Spy Clothing

Jun 2015 - Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • 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

2015

Client Liaison

Forest Digital

Nov 2013 - Jun 2015
  • Uckfield TN22 5AD, UK
  • Full Time
  • 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

Education

2013

(BA hons) Creative

Northbrook College

Sep 2010 - Jun 2013
  • Goring-by-Sea, Worthing, UK
  • 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.

2010

Oct 2008 - Jul 2010
  • Coventry, United Kingdom
  • 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.