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  • Innovation Design
  • Commercial Design
  • Creative
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Bespoke Textiles
  • Highly Organised
  • Team Worker
  • Concept Ideas
  • Presentation
  • Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction/dds/illustration

Work history


Fashion Design Assistant

J.W. Anderson

Oct 2017
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time


Accessories Design Intern

Michael Kors

Sep 2016 - Sep 2016
  • New York, United States
  • Internship
  • I was awarded an internship with the bag design team at Michael Kors in New York following a competition to design and produce a bag for the diverse MK consumer. I spent time in the design team at MK where I learnt about the design process of a global fashion company and the important balance between commerciality and creativity at a luxury level.


Product Development/Knitwear Sourcing/Design Intern

Next PLC

Jul 2016 - Aug 2016
  • Hong Kong
  • Internship
  • Internship offered following previous work experience in 2013 Assisted a senior Knitwear product developer and the head of Knitwear in Hong Kong. My role included research and design development for the upcoming season, completing technical design packs for design manufacture, attending frequent meetings with Yarn producers from all over Asia, Compiling trend reports, market research, swatch books, attending meetings with the UK & Shanghai design teams.


PR & Digital Marketing Intern


May 2016 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • My role included assisting with the organisation and execution of an event for VO5 at WILDLIFE festival. Tasks: coverage reports to clients, arranging and attending press appointments, developing relationships with various media titles and bloggers, pitching products to ensure coverage is secured, sending and organising creative mailers.


Creative Intern

Gravity London

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • An insight into the life of a creative designer, with a focus on digital. My Adobe Suite skills proved invaluable for design tasks. I was asked to come up with five ideas for an advertising pitch - one of which was pitched to a major corporate customer.


Assistant Stylist

Phoenix Magazine

Dec 2013 - Dec 2013
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Assisted the Editor in Chief, in the creation of an Alpine inspired campaign. My role included sourcing garments from stores and designers, contacting local press and media, meetings with the shoot location manager, as well assisting on the day of the shoot.


Marketing Communications Intern


Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Joining the Marketing and Communications Department at Burberry’s headquarters I assisted in the coordination of a marketing campaign for a new fragrance - this was an exciting and inspiring environment which gave me an eye opening experience into a fast paced, global luxury fashion company.



Design Summer School

Donghua University, Shanghai

Jun 2015 - Jul 2015
  • Shanghai, China
  • (Awarded Full Scholarship) - Summer Fashion Program 2015


Bachelor of Arts (BA), Fashion Design

The University of Edinburgh

Sep 2014 - Jul 2017
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Awarded First Class Degree


Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
  • United Kingdom
  • A Levels - Art, English, French, Maths



Coach Design Competition

British Fashion Council

  • Finalist - 1/6


  • Awarded Scholarship and Mentoring programme supporting my Graduate Collection.


Michael Kors Accessories Design Competition

Michael Kors

  • Winner - Awarded Summer Internship in New York at Michael Kors.