Lucy Armah

Freelance Design and Visual Researcher

  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom



  • Teaching
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Online
  • Design
  • Creative
  • Research
  • Web Content
  • Social
  • Research and Critical Thinking
  • Research Insight
  • Fashion Design Development
  • Research Visualisation
  • Research and Innovation

Work history


Freelance Design & Visual Researcher

Adjoa Armah

Jan 2013
  • I am currently working as a self-employed designer/researcher on projects utilizing my fine art and design background. My work under Adjoa Armah has appeared in Dazed and Confused, French Vogue, Vogue China, Another Magazine online, www.vogue .com, Evening Standard print and online,,,, Substance Magazine and Stylesight (now WGSN). As well as working on fashion projects, I have worked as freelance textiles consultant on furniture projects for a technology startup.


Freelance Contributing Writer

Bloomsbury Fashion Photography Archive

Sep 2014 - Aug 2015
  • Commissioned by Valarie Steele, I research and write short (1000-2000 words), descriptive and analytical essays about a variety of fashion related topics. This archive is aimed at students, early career researchers and established researchers. As such, it requires language and information that is intellectually challenging yet accessible to a broad readership.


Freelance Design Mentor

London College of Fashion Our Talented Future

Aug 2013 - May 2015
  • I mentored students ranging from 6th form to final year BA, preparing them for the industry. This included taking part in panel discussions to help young people get into the fashion industry and portfolio reviews/development.


Design Assistant

Faustine Steinmetz

May 2013 - Feb 2014
  • This position included pattern cutting for jersey and woven materials, textiles development, various textiles hand fabrication techniques, sourcing material and CAD work.


Design Assistant

Ohne Titel

Feb 2013 - May 2013
  • In this role I assisted in overseeing production, digital print design, pattern placement, pattern alteration for production, design research, draping, flat pattern cutting, design development, sourcing materials and CAD work.


Editorial & Fashion Coordinator

Arise Magazine

Jul 2012 - Dec 2012
  • At Arise, I worked closely with editors across fashion, beauty and culture. I conducted research and coordinated shoots and features. Additionally, I liaised between the in-house team, PR’s, talent, designers and agents to insure shoots and features went smoothly.


Fashion Buyer


Dec 2008 - May 2012
  • This role involved working on the shop floor to enable costumers to pick appropriate items from second hand luxury goods spanning from the 1920’s to the present. I was also responsible for buying stock at different market levels for 3 shops, training junior staff and visual merchandising.


Stylist Assistant

Karl Plewka

Nov 2007 - Dec 2008
  • Assisting Karl Plewka involved working across editorial shoots, advertising (still and moving image) and fashion shows for companies including Vogue Italy, Vogue China, Vogue Japan, Pop Magazine, Purple Magazine, Rocco Barocco and Ralph Lauren. I conducted visual research and coordinated projects, liaising between PR’s, designers, agents and magazines.



Material Anthropology and Design

University College London

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015


    Fashion Design and Technology Womenswear

    London College of Fashion

    Aug 2011 - May 2012


      Fine Art Skills and Practices

      Central Saint Martins

      Aug 2009 - May 2011