Accessory designer with a focus on women's handbags and small goods. Has a keen eye for future trends within accessories, and strives to create ranges of beautiful and functional items with commercial appeal. Five years experience from intern to mid-weight designer within some of the UK and Ireland's most notable brands. Proficient in Adobe Creative Suite for generating both artistic and technical renderings. Has traveled to far east for factory visits and materials sourcing.Locked Pro Plan feature
-Designing seasonal mainline handbag ranges for men and women. -Working with TKMAXX and ASOS to develop exclusive accessories. -Designing and developing LFW runway handbag collection. Key Responsibilities:Creating mood, colour and trend boards, presenting ideas to Paul Costelloe, TKMAXX and ASOS, generating factory specs and developing metal hardware.
-Designing and developing mainline and LFW catwalk handbag ranges, consisting of approximately 100 styles of a £150 - £400 price range. -Travel to India to assist factory in production of samples. -Creating handbag/accessory shapes and constructions based around current and future trends. -Managing design and production from initial ideas, through to final samples. Key Responsibilities:Sourcing materials, trend Research, creating mood boards, presenting ideas to Amanda Wakeley, creating factory specs, developing metal hardware.
-Assistant Designer of handbags, small leather goods, jewellery, novelty and licensed products of a premium level. -Working alongside Lulu and merchandising and sales team to develop new shapes for classic, novelty and directional handbag and SLG ranges. -Developed Emoji range with app developers. - Creating product ranges within the following categories on a seasonal basis: Jewellery, Stationary, Keyrings, Luggage Eyewear - Sun + Optical, Soft Accessories - Gloves, Scarves, towels, handkerchiefs, Umbrellas. -CAD rendering of products across all categories for factory sampling and production. -Travelling to international suppliers for sourcing leathers, PU's, fabrics and hardware. -Researching directional/commercial trends, fabrications and shapes for upcoming seasons. -Developing product ranges with licensing partners based in Europe, Far East and USA.
- Assistant Designer of handbags, small leather goods, jewellery. - CAD design. - Managing production.
Production intern, assisting with the construction of luxury, bespoke leather bags, belts and restraint wear. - pattern cutting - edging and dyeing leather -souring materials and fittings
• Constructed hats for Private clients and wholesale • Finished hats for the Alexander McQueen A/W 2011 collection • Assisted with photo shoots and showroom meetings • Assisted in boutique with hat fittings and general customer service • Compiled sales analysis reports from Selfridges, Harvey Nichols and Harrods from previous A/W season • Collected fabrics and trimmings • Assisted in office and carried-out general admin duties
Achieved a first in accessory design, and was the recipient of the Cordwainers' Award for Excellence in Leather craft.