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I am a fashion design graduate (RMIT University - BA - Hons) originally from Melbourne, Australia. I am now residing in London and looking for new and exciting opportunities to utilise both my design and fashion business skills. I have a varied background working across design, buying, creative and finance at major suppliers and retailers in Australia and the UK. Throughout my experience I have maintained a focus on developing accessories products for women combined with a unique take on trend reporting. My goal in London is to find a creative role where I can express my creativity as well as improve business with my eye for trends and excellent knowledge of manufacturing and costing in the accessories fields. I am also passionate about sustainability and ethical production and where possible I aim to help the industry improve on this through my contribution as a designer. In my own time I like to pursue my interest in illustration and graphic design as well as spending time immersing myself in the art and culture of London.
- Analyse customer returns and create and issue credit notes. - Assist in the creation of new Pandora concept stores throughout the UK. - Liase with suppliers across Europe and the UK to arrange store fit outs. - Create store development visual presentations.
Oversaw the buying and product development of the entire accessories department for four stand alone stores. Categories included jewellery, scarves, shoes, handbags and seasonal products such as sunglasses and hosiery. - Continually increased sales for the accessories department and developed top selling products. - Improved and developed new systems for the successful running of the accessories department. - Designed and communicated visual merchandising concepts to co-ordinator and stores for all accessories. Assisted in all creative aspects of the company including apparel design, marketing, visual merchandising, print design and product development. - Developed new product lines for in house brands including digitally printed scarves and apparel. - Assisted in the development of marketing materials including social media, catalogues, emails and look books. - Created and implemented visual merchandising across all retail stores including window installations.
Designed and developed accessories products in collaboration with leading Australian womenswear retailers. Categories included jewellery, soft goods, hair accessories and handbags. - Designed and produced best selling products in the categories of soft accessories, jewellery and handbags. - Continually exceeded set sales budgets and margin targets. - Acquired new categories with existing customers. - Compiled and presented seasonal trend forecasts to external clients. - Designed and developed textile artworks using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
Assisted in the design and development of accessories products in collaboration with leading Australian womenswear retailers. - Assisted in the design of soft accessories, handbags and jewellery. - Designed and developed textile artworks using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. - Conducted design meetings with clients.
Assisted in pattern making, sample sewing and technical illustration for both mens and womens apparel ranges.
Bachelor of Design (Fashion)
Selected as one of the top 12 fashion design graduates in Australia to present my collection at the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Metamorphosis Student Showcase.