Rachel C Mack

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  • LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom

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About me

 

Experienced Masters of Fashion & Textile Design at the Glasgow School of Art. Excellent eye for colour, detail and surface design combined with a highly creative design process driven by research and trends ensures contemporary fresh approach to fashion design. Avid interest in innovative materials and processes.

Skills

 

  • Pattern Making
  • Product Development
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Knitwear Design
  • Fabric Knowledge
  • Spanish
  • Innovative Materials
  • CAD and Hand Drawn Spec Drawings
  • Innovative Creative Problem Solving
  • Sourcing and Production
  • Moodboard Creation

Work history

2014

Knitwear Design Assistant

Lucas Nascimento

May 2014 - Sep 2014
  • Collaborated with the design team to assist with two simultaneous design projects. Managed various backstage operations during their London Fashion Week show at Somerset House. • Hand manufactured fully-fashioned knitted garments for their Autumn/Winter 2014 production and Spring/Summer ‘15 London Fashion Week catwalk collection • Sourced and arranged payment for freelance workers to assist in the production process. • Liaised with London factories to monitor the quality of the garments and ensure that they matched technical requirements. • Responsible for coordinating with PR companies to ensure the brand and collections were successfully promoted. • Maintained the brand’s image through their social media accounts leading up to and during the runway show.

2014

Design Assistant

Donna Wilson

Apr 2014 - May 2014
  • Assisted in the research and development stages of the company’s first women’s knitwear range. • Advised and fed back to the design team on key trends for the upcoming season. • Worked with the production team and factory partners to monitor the manufacture of the collection, and to ensure lead times were accurate and deadlines met. • Helped to maintain the brand’s luxury reputation by hand-finishing detail for some pieces in the collection. • Assisted with product quality assessment, packing, and distribution, to ensure products arrived safely and on time to customers

2014

Textile Design Assistant

House of Holland

Jan 2014 - Apr 2014
  • Assisted the Head Textile Designer with two design projects. • Helped with event coordination at their London Fashion Week show. • Devised design concepts and ideas, which evolved into the production of colour palettes and textile swatches for the Resort 2015 collection. • Conducted research on the viability and practicalities of design ideas within a production environment and fed this back to the head textile designer. • Sourced fabric, trims and embellishment options from Britain and overseas. • Produced specification drawings for garment designs and created mood boards using Adobe Creative computer programs.

2013

Design Assistant

Catherine Tough

Aug 2013 - Sep 2013
  • Supported the Design team with research, development, production and international distribution of three design projects. • Devised and developed new design concepts and products, mainly using computer-aided design programs • Created innovative fabric samples for partner companies such as The White Company

2013

Studio Assistant

Genesis Colors India

Jul 2013 - Aug 2013
  • Collaborated with the Genesis Colors design team helping to manage the production of their Satya Paul luxury sarees collection. • Worked in a very hectic and unfamiliar factory environment to ensure technical specifications upheld in manufacturing process. • Communicated regularly with production to make sure that the collection development process and lead-times were on track with the schedule

2013

Studio Assistant

Studio Roam

Apr 2013 - Jul 2013
  • • Worked alongside the design team on two collaborative projects which ran alongside each other. • Carried out seasonal colour, yarn and trend research • Sourced high quality Scottish cashmere for production purposes, in accordance with the brand’s Scottish heritage • Calculated quantities of yarns required for production and wrote up purchase orders working within the production budget.

Education

2016

Fashion Textile Design

Glasgow School of The

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

    Awards

    2015

    2015 BP Design Award

    BP

    • One of six finalists.