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With in-depth experience in both product development and design I provide a comprehensive understanding and versatile expertise. Having experienced and facilitated the growth and success of Monreal London, this has provided me with an agile can do attitude and an extensive understanding of how a business is built and run. I am skilled in dealing with new challenges in a resourceful manner and negotiating to achieve beneficial agreements. I enjoy working in a team as well as individually in a high pressure deadline driven environment.
I was hired as a freelance designer to facilitate the creation of a new luxury active wear brand by Tatiana Kovylina. Key Responsibilities: - Initial research and competitor research, as well as advising on brand market placement - Designing the collection in line with Tatiana’s vision for the brand - Presenting developments during range reviews and creating range plans - Material and trim sourcing as well as development of such - Creating all CADS in Adobe illustrator - Produce full tech packs, including BOMS, with all technical information and measurements for communication with the manufacturers - Communication with manufacturers and negotiating initial contracts.
I began working at Monreal London as freelance designer in November 2013. I was then employed as assistant designer in April 2014 and consequently promoted to product developer in April 2015. Due to team structure and my leading role I regularly oversaw the junior design team as well as the production coordinator and freelancers. Key Responsibilities: - Managing trim and fabric development, as well as counter sourcing of materials - Colour matching trims and fabrics from development to production - Responsible for creating all CADS and specs for the main collections as well as accessories - Overseeing print and surface application developments and placements - Managing seasonal range plans - Creating and managing the commercial and technical sheet database and fabric reference library - Creation of full tech packs, including BOMS, all technical information, measurements and comments - Generating care label artworks including content, in line with government and export regulations - Implementing and policing the critical path across the design and product team - Running the lab testing as well as the report evaluation - Ordering materials and trims for both production and development - Placing sample Po’s and ensuring deadlines for samples and materials are met - Collect, analyse and negotiate prices for both Monreal product as well as raw materials - Negotiating stock holding agreements with suppliers and partners - Cultivating and maintaining prosperous business relationships with manufacturers and vendors - Creating competitive seasonal line sheets for the use of the sales team - Introducing an effective internship program to Monreal London