Lanya Davis

Design Assistant

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
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About me

Printed Textiles Design graduate, recently relocated to London seeking creative oppurtunities! Previous work experiences include; Internships with Voyage Decoration, Bluebellgray, Keeler Gordon & Bute fabrics design teams. Visual Merchandising Creative with Brora Cashmere Social Media Content Creator & Printroom Course Assistant @ Heriot Watt Design School. Pencil Agency creative @ Port Eliot Festival (2015, 2016 & 2017)

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Skills

  • Illustration
  • Abobe Creative Suite
  • Abstract Art
  • BA Degree
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Screen Printing
  • Digital Creative
  • Trend Research
  • Design Development
  • Fashion Design

Companies I’ve worked with

  • K

    Keeler Gordon

    • Bluebellgray

      Bluebellgray

      • Interior Design
    • P

      Port Eliot Festival

      • H

        Heriot-Watt University

        Work history

        Currently

        DESIGN ROOM ASSISTANT

        Voyage Decoration

        Sep 2018
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Supported design team with AW18 catalogue completion • Independently developed alternate packaging colour ways, layout & theme selected by Senior staff • Styled & photographed products using DSLR equipment to create interactive social media content • Updated website daily using Umbraco software

        Currently

        PRINTROOM COURSE ASSISTANT

        Heriot-Watt University

        Aug 2017
        • United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Supported university technician, contributing to overall workshop success • Presented group tutorials, afterwards providing individual guidance & feedback • Worked closely with artist Meghan Anderson to create bespoke printed kimonos

        2017

        INTERIOR PRINT DESIGN PLACEMENT

        Bluebellgray

        Jul 2017 - Aug 2017
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Assisted senior & assistant designers with SS18 collection production • Developed original artworks into repeat prints in various colourways • Created embroidery patterns taken forward to manufacturing • Responsible for photoshoot prop organisation & positively aided with creative styling

        2017

        FASHION PRINT STUDIO PLACEMENT

        Keeler Gordon

        Jun 2017 - Jul 2017
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Internship
        • • Worked effectively in fast paced studio helping with thematic research, dye mixing, accurate colour matching, hand printing & finishing fabrics to industry standard.

        2017

        SOCIAL MEDIA CONTENT CREATOR

        Heriot-Watt University

        Sep 2016 - Aug 2017
        • United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Showcased design school work & events, increased audience growth by 150% • Built relationships & developed strong communication skills • Furthered awareness & reach of social media as voice of a third party/brand

        2016

        WOVEN TEXTILES PLACEMENT

        Bute Fabrics

        Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
        • Rothesay, Isle of Bute PA20, UK
        • Internship
        • • Selected for internship by design team following HNC live industry project • Worked on variety of high-end projects, adapting quickly to new software systems • Assisted with Royal Visit preparation • Contributed towards creating woven fabric, discussed design process amongst other subjects with HRH

        2017

        PENCIL AGENCY SEAMSTRESS

        Port Eliot Festival

        Jul 2015 - Jul 2017
        • St Germans, Saltash PL12 5ND, UK
        • Freelance
        • • Followed set briefs, created textile garments & accessories with festival visitors • Mindfully involved guests to heighten creative interests & build rapport • Used initiative to achieve successful results with limited resources & time

        2014

        VISUAL MERCHANDISING CREATIVE

        Brora

        Apr 2014 - Sep 2014
        • London, United Kingdom
        • Freelance
        • • Independently created A/W14 props for 15 store window displays nationwide • Sourced suppliers, materials & recorded expenses • Valued effective time management & communication with Senior staff • Researched alternative methods to overcome obstacles, ensured set targets were exceeded

        Education

        2018

        BA Honours Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design

        Heriot-Watt University

        Aug 2016 - Jun 2018
        • United Kingdom
        • The course aims to encourage independent learning in a professional, creative manner – with elected pathways in printed and constructed textiles. An emphasis on fabric making geared towards different practical outcomes – many with the involvement of recognised design studios and companies. The sectors covered include fashion and furnishing fabrics, accessories, wall coverings, gallery pieces, greeting cards and gift wrap. Participation in national and international competitions is encouraged. External companies set briefs across courses, and this involvement helps work be evaluated critically and presented professionally. A foreign study tour allows students to experience trade fairs Premiere Vision and Indigo. The origination of design work and textile innovation ensure strong support work before embarking on the Honours Collection. A lecture series provides context or marketing strategy. Selected students exhibit their final collection of designs in London at the New Designers exhibition as well as on the University Campus.

        2014

        HNC Fashion Design & Manufacture

        Glasgow Clyde College

        Aug 2012 - Jun 2014
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • The course is based on project and studio work and covers fashion drawing, design development, pattern drafting and manufacturing skills. In year one, design development, CAD design, pattern cutting and garment manufacture using industrial methods. In year 2, personal research and design projects using both traditional and digital media to illustrate designs, through to a final collection, encouraged to challenge tried-and-tested methods of design and pattern cutting using complex and inventive cutting and garment construction techniques. The course covers: Fashion design development Fashion illustration Couture techniques Fashion forecasting and research. CAD patterns Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Commercial design Pattern development Industrial sewing techniques HNC AWARDED - Grade A

        2016

        HND/BA Textiles (Specialising in Weave and Print)

        Glasgow Clyde College

        Apr 2012 - Jun 2016
        • Glasgow, United Kingdom
        • Taught by lecturing staff who are dedicated professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries. Teaching resources are developed in line with Heriot-Watt modules. All course work is project-based, experimenting with a variety of materials and techniques for weave and print and also gaining skills in machine embroidery, fabric manipulation, drawing and design development. Studies include: Sketch book development and exploration Design development and research Drawing and media exploration Surface decoration and fabric manipulation Printed textiles Woven textiles Setting up warps Yarn and fibre research and development Colour and proportion development Photoshop and Illustrator skills to develop the design process Creative research and its context in design Live industry awareness projects in collaboration with high-profile companies. HND AWARDED - Grade A+ Click the following link to view me reflecting on my time at Glasgow Clyde before progressing on to university... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zajchn-pOjw

        Awards

        2018

        Best Use Of Colour Scholarship

        London Worshipful Company of Colour & Dyers

        • Award granted based on interview regarding Honours collection, design development process & technical knowledge.

        2017

        • Selected from year group applications for interview & prize funding awarded based on independent preparation & industry placements arranged prior to Honours year.

        2016

        Bute Fabrics Internship

        Glasgow Clyde College

        • Selected by designers to intern with brand following HNC live industry project at Glasgow Clyde College.