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Rachel Clements

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Rachel Clements

Textile DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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    Junior DesignerParry Murray
    London, United KingdomFull Time
    My role involves a range of responsibilities including design, production coordination, customer service and administration at this fast-paced supplier of luxury furnishing fabrics and products. I have utilised high levels of organisation to manage multiple project simultaneously. Duties include: • Communicating with mills in India and China: negotiating production timelines, ensuring sampling instructions are clear, providing sample approvals/ rejections, processing Order Memos. • Liaising with UK and US based clients to develop products to the best outcome and creating original artworks as per client briefs. • Designing prints, wovens and embroideries for the luxury interiors market. Solely responsible for designing the Proposte 2020 trims collection. • Attending Trade Fairs in London and Paris to gather design inspiration and market awareness. • Responsible for mentoring and supervising the Design Team intern. • Logging all design developments and updating the sampling spreadsheet and pending projects.
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    Textile DesignerSiyaram Silk Mills
     - Mumbai, IndiaFull Time
    Siyaram Silk Mills is an Indian supplier of upholstery and drapery fabrics to major furnishing fabric converters and brands across the globe. While working here I assisted the company in reaching its annual growth target of 30% by providing contemporary, market-relevant inspiration and creating trend-led designs, including a US bestseller. Duties included: • Utilising strong hand painting and CAD skills to create designs, also selecting from in-house artworkers and archives; • Managing design boards, trend boards, artwork archives, sales feedback files, yarn libraries to facilitate a smooth running of the design studio; • Taking the initiative to provide the studio with direction for colour, pattern and material; • Successfully fulfilling assortment plans, meeting design briefs set by Marketing team and clients, working within budget and to tight deadlines; • Grouping jacquards, dobbys and embroideries to produce Heimtextil 2019 collection, covering Domestic, Contract and FR fabrics. • Liaising with the factory, sending colouration files, selecting new yarn Pantone references, approving piece-dyed lab dips.
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Skills
  • Knitted Textiles
  • Knitwear Design
  • Crochet/macrame/embroidery
  • Embellishment
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Create Suite
  • Organisation
  • Time Management
  • Printed Textiles
  • Repeat Patterns
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    Ba (Hons) Textile Design With Business Studies, First ClassThe University of Brighton
     - Brighton, United Kingdom
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    A Levels (Fine Art A*, Textile Design A, English Literature, A)Sackville Comprehensive School
     - United Kingdom
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    TexprintTexprint
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    BursaryThe Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters
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