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Passionate textile designer and fine artist with a wealth of experience in design, fashion and business. I have experience developing unique designs based on field research. My qualifications include an MA and a BA degree in Textile design, where my work gave attention to colour and illustration, in the direction of print and graphic design. In addition I have real world experience in the creative industry, operating my own business and freelance work. Looking for exciting to do creative design and art.
- Achieving daily and monthly sales targets for the concession. - Introduce the brand and new seasonal collections to costumers and develop long-term clients - Utilize fashion experience to help meet client needs and expand their knowledge of the product - Assist in managing the administrative aspects of the concession and meeting company standards
- Running my own women’s fashion label. - Developed a loyal customer base with many repeat purchases. - Created my own branding, logo and visual merchandising, which led to growing sales. - Sourcing and liaising with fabric printers and manufacturers in the UK and overseas and comparing price points, for sample and main production. - Designing and developing a small capsule collection of prints for a line of scarves and Kimonos. - Creating prints for collaborations with Kenyan designers. - Organised models for photo shoots for the brand image and look-books. - Selected to participate in a two-day exhibition in Madrid. I had my own boutique stall and did my own hosting, networking, marketing and sales; including, branded labels and swing tags.
- Designed a wide range of fabrics, predominantly for men’s shirting, for top-end clients including Joseph Turner, Harvie & Hudson, Roderick Charles and other shirt makers. - Designed a range for House of Pyjamas, a clothing line aimed a children’s nightware. Colour-matched yarns to HSV number and Pantone references for seasonal collections - Regularly attended overseas trade fairs, including Premier Vision in Parsia dn Unica in Milan.
- Designed prints from a client brief on the theme of “Celebrating the Ocean”. - Digitally printed designs onto silk and made beach kimonos for a high-profile launch event of a coral friendly sunscreen company at Selfridges.