Lizzie Arthur

Fashion Designer - Looking for Freelance or permanent roles

Level
Mid Level
Location
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

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About me

I am a positive, creative and enthusiastic designer with experience across womens jersey casual wear, underwear & loungewear. I’m looking for a new challenge so I can develop my skills and push myself to the next level.

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Design Development
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Trend Research
  • PLM
  • Garment Fitting
  • Fabric Development
  • Communicating Ideas
  • Presentations
  • CAD Design

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Mother London

    Mother London

    • Advertising
  • Superdry

    Superdry

    • Fashion and Textiles
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    Next PLC

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      Peter pilotto

      Work history

      2019

      Womens Jersey Designer

      May 2016 - Nov 2019
      • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • • Research competitors, street style and catwalks that are relevant for the brand • Create seasonal directional as part of a team • To deliver collection inspiration, colour palettes, key new fabrics & trims, and new silhouette ideas through detailed trend research and UK and international shopping trips • Plan a whole range against an option framework, with a seasonal average of 100-175 styles • Ownership of Graphic and Essential jersey tops, while closely supporting sweats and jersey dresses • Previously had ownership of womens underwear, lounge and socks. The season I worked on underwear made it the biggest growing area YOY out of all womenswear categories. • Building strong relationships with suppliers through overseas travel to the Far East, India and Europe • Work closely with buying and merchandising teams to produce a range with clear price architecture and taking into consideration sales feedback • Managing an assistant designer, overseeing their work to achieve a cohesive range, while motivating their personal development • Produce detailed and accurate design packs with CADs for each style that is designed, as well as informative overviews. • Present the new collection to the wider business, inc. CEO and execs at the end of the season • Work alongside Garment Tech to deliver the right fit, look and feel for every garment • Pro actively monitor best/worst sellers and work alongside the buyers to suggest actions to continually innovate • Effective time management, both for myself and my teams, adhering to the departmental critical path and meeting crucial deadlines. • Working alongside our Fabric Department to introduce sustainable and organic fibres into our ranges • Use PLM throughout the whole design process to track status of the product life

      2016

      Assistant Womenswear Designer

      Oct 2015 - May 2016
      • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2015

      Trainee Womenswear Designer

      Oct 2014 - Oct 2015
      • Cheltenham, United Kingdom
      • Full Time

      2014

      Design Assistant

      Knitmania

      Dec 2013 - Oct 2014
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • Full Time
      • During my time at Knitmania I worked as Design Assistant on the Miss Selfridge account. This would involve pattern cutting, selecting jersey fabrics, and then working with the in-house production team to make up initial samples. I would gather research from high street retailers as well as keep up to date with catwalk shows. Before I was placed on the Miss Selfridge account I supported other accounts, such as Topshop, Urban Outfitters, ASOS and River Island. I designed many different jersey items including tops, dresses, casual jackets and leggings.

      2013

      Design Intern

      Next PLC

      Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • Internship

      2012

      Studio Assistant

      Peter pilotto

      Jun 2012 - Jul 2012
      • London, United Kingdom
      • Internship

      Education

      2013

      BA (Hons) Fashion Design

      De Montfort University

      Sep 2010 - May 2013
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • 1st Class Hons

      2010

      Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

      De Montfort University

      Sep 2009 - May 2010
      • Leicester, United Kingdom
      • Distinction

      2009

      Sep 2007 - May 2009
      • Barnstaple, United Kingdom
      • Art A-Level B Chemistry A-Level B Photographic A-Level C