Louise Kress

Textile designer

Level
Senior
Location
London, United Kingdom
Availability
Locked Pro Plan feature
Professions
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Projects

Skills

  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Textile Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Mood Boards
  • Colour Fabric
  • Factory Knowledge

Work history

Currently

Freelance Textile Designer, Founder Mustard and Kress

Self Employed

Jan 2016
  • Owner and designer for Mustard & Kress a homeware lifestyle brand I started in 2015, designing and making unique pieces for the home. Freelance print designer for homeware, kids, stationery and gifting.

2016

Founder Mustard & Kress

Mustard Kress

Jan 2014 - May 2016
  • Founder and designer for lifestyle brand designing and making unique pieces for the home

2013

Freelance Designer

Jack Wills/skew Studios/pbfa

Mar 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Freelance homeware/gifting/kids desinger

2013

Senior Homeware Designer

Jack Wills/aubin Wills

Jan 2008 - Mar 2013
  • Built homeware divisions for Jack Wills and Aubin & Wills from their launch to 12% of the company revenue Consistently achieved an average profit margin of above 70% across the homeware range whilst maintaining high quality and well designed products Taken responsibility for the homeware department growth, category mix, seasonality, critical path and structure, owning the entire process, product and growth. Overseen and grown the range from 12 SKUs in Home furnishings for Autumn 2008 to over 180 SKUs in home furnishings, bath & beauty, stationery, kitchen, technology, gym and home accessories for Autumn 2012. Delivered a product mix of 70% innovation vs 30% evolution within those ranges

2007

Senior Desinger

Keeco LLC

Jun 2006 - Jun 2007
  • East coast company representative working on Bed, Bath & Beyond, Linens ‘n things, Bloomingdales and Macys accounts Worked with sales team on specific client led projects Delivered annual trend direction for the company’s own bedding and lifestyle range

2006

Designer

Donna Karen Home

Jun 2003 - Jun 2006
  • Headed Donna Karen Collection line, including design, sourcing, sample production and sales presentations Oversaw the creation of 4 Donna Karen and 7 DKNY bedding ranges a season with over 60% sell through

Education

2000

Printed Textiles

Glasgow School of Art

Aug 1997 - May 2000
  • Textile design

1997

Textiles

Middlesex University

Aug 1996 - May 1997
  • Art & Design foundation