nneka uzoigwe

Artworker - Needle Point Canvas Painter

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

About me

 

I have over two years experience within the luxury fashion industry after graduating with a BA in Fashion Design from Brighton. I am now based in Shoreditch and currently working as a freelance Artist and a self-employed artist. My own work ranges mainly in floral still lives and a range of commisions. I use oil paint mixed with crushed ores and minerals to apply to canvas sized plywood. My current freelance employer is Tappisserie which involves pulling designs from their archive to replicate and paint for clients. Im painting on needle point canvas which involves a lot of patience and skill. I also work on special commissions for their clients which involve creating designs to brief. I have a flair for print and design with strong skills in photoshop and illustrator and have completed paid work placements in design house such as Erdem and Marchesa to name a few.

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Art Direction
  • Fine Art
  • Design
  • Product Development
  • Technical Design
  • Textile Design
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Painting Illustration

Work history

Currently

Artworker Needle Point Canvas Painter

Tappisserie

Mar 2015
  • My current freelance employer is Tappisserie which involves pulling designs from their archive to replicate and paint for clients. Im painting on needle point canvas which involves a lot of patience and skill. I also work on special commissions for their clients which involve creating designs to brief.

2014

Production Assistant Work Placement

Erdem

Apr 2014 - Nov 2014
  • This industry experience includes a 6 month paid internship at Erdem, 5 of which were spent within the production department and the last month within the development department. Here I learnt to work within a fast paced environment, managing deliveries, bulk fabric stock checks, high volume quality checking, and technical packs for samples as well as working on final garments near the show. I also frequently used excel to create delivery notes and update spreadsheets for factories with pictures and feedback of PP samples. Working with such specialized fabrics, trims and designs meant a degree of problem solving was needed from beginning to end. This included translating catwalk pieces with complicated embroidery and embellishment into production and cost friendly garments for sale and repairing damaged fabrics and beading.

Education

2013

BA(Hons) Fashion Design with Business Studies

University of Brighton, Faculty of Art and Design

Jan 2009 - Jun 2013