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Prarthana Agrawal

Fashion Designer, Production and Sales Executive

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLongridge, Preston, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsFashion Designer - Graduate Fashion Design - Production Co-ordinator

Projects

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About me

An experienced fashion graduate with many years employment within a textile and garment manufacturing company. Proficient in multiple job roles, from sales and marketing to design and production. Always motivated to learn and excelling in problem solving and innovation.

Skills

  • Fashion
  • Creating Moodboards
  • Drawing-painting-fashion Illustration
  • Fashion Design/patternmaking/construction
  • Commercial Fashion
  • Fashion Assistant
  • Spec Sheets
  • Collection Design
  • Colour Palette
  • Digital/ Print
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Embroidery Digitising
  • Trend Research
  • Fabric Sourcing
  • Manufacturing Knowledge
  • Manufacturing Processes
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Fabric Manipulation
  • Fabric Cutting
  • Laser Cut
  • Laser Cutting
  • Laser Engraving
  • Laser Etching
  • Research Methods

Work history

Currently

Freelance Graphic Designer

Freelance

Jun 2004
  • United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Theme garments for WW1 centenary featured at Blackburn Museum UK and documented in Lancashire Telegraph. Backstage assistant withfashion designer Rocky S and Malini Ramani at Indian Fashion Show. Research project with Sr. Fashion Designers at Herdy Groups on tech-pack details for Kids Poncho (May- June 2015). Exhibited my fabric prints on the opening night of Blackburn is Open organised by Wayne Hemingway along with local media. Started women's wear bespoke tailoring business in Pune, India (Feb '05 - Nov '06) Designing Promo Bags, Business Cards, Leaflets, Magazine sections at Zorba Arts (Oct '02 - Sep '04). Accessories & Jewellery Design at Prem's Imitation Jewellery, Pune. Also responsible for selecting ready- made samples sensing the market trends.

2018

Fashion Designer

Trutex Ltd

Jul 2017 - Jul 2018
  • Clitheroe, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • As Designer/Developer I am have experience in creating initial development product specifications, including sketches, design details, construction details, initial size chart. Working with Sales and Commercial teams to create new styles and products as appropriate, and to interpret customer's design requirements, developing them into design concepts. Working with Fabric Technician, understanding current fabric database, fabric source routes, MOQ’s and prices, to ensure appropriate fabrics are chosen to fulfil the brief. Understand timelines and organise workloads and work to deadlines to deliver design boards, samples & prices, to enable orders to be placed on time for customer delivery. To assess colour of fabric and lab dips visually, and colour match To use Illustrator/Photoshop for design work, Outlook, Vision for specifications & task manager. Communicate clearly and effectively with employees offshore, and with offshore suppliers for whom English is not a first language.

2015

Production Co-ordinator

Jacquard Weaving Co.

Nov 2006 - Nov 2015
  • Bury Ln, Withnell, Chorley PR6 8SB, UK
  • Full Time
  • Creating intricate digital embroidery artwork, logo and badges for sportswear and various companies, in Embroidery i2 using Adobe Illustrator and Coral Draw. Experienced in Ethos Laser Cutting program. Designing badge shapes, neck ties and garments for laser cutting. Sewing and sampling garments like waist coats and neck ties using various machine. Proficient in Adobe photoshop for creating moodboards, digital prints and Adobe colour CC for colour palettes. Implementing new marketing techniques, resulting in a 20% increase in our sales. Managing and optimising customer database using MS Office. Maintaining social media accounts (Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter). Skills and experience from this job: Knowledge of manufacturing and design process, and proficency in the software programs used in them. 4 years experience in sales.

Education

2015

FdA Fashion Design Technology

Lancaster University

Jul 2011 - Oct 2015
  • Blackburn, United Kingdom
  • Passed with Distinction in Contemporary fashion design. Specialisation in Laser cut designs and Women's luxury Coats & Jackets.

2005

Diploma Fashion Design

Lancaster University

Jul 2004 - Oct 2005
  • Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Won Best Fashion Designer Award 2005, as judged by the Editor of Femina fashion magazine at the annual festival for my collection in Corporate wear and cleared with Distinction.

2000

Computer Software Development

University of Pune

Jun 1997 - Oct 2000
  • Camp, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Application Development using MS -Access Client / Server application development and object oriented programming using sybase and SQL server DBL Library and C++ Visual C++ programming using Microsoft Foundation classes. Seminar presentation on various projects.

2000

Bachelor of Commerce Marketing

University of Pune

Jun 1997 - Oct 2000
  • Koregaon Park, Pune, Maharashtra, India
  • Specialisation in Marketing and salesmanship with a First class degree. Entrepreneurship and organisational skill for small scale businesses. Application of accountancy and finance in a business context.

Awards

2005

Best Fashion designer

NiFD fashion institute

  • Won Best Fashion Designer Award 2005, as judged by the Editor of Femina fashion magazine at the annual festival for my collection in Corporate wear and cleared with Distinction.