Rachel Kelly

Studio Manager / Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Events
  • Administration
  • Assistant
  • Client Services
  • Design
  • Email Handling
  • Event Planner
  • Office Management
  • Project Management
  • Reception
  • Creative Direction
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop

Work history

2015

Receptionist & Office Administrator

Carrhae Capital Hedgefund Mayfair

Jul 2015 - Oct 2015
  • Duties: • High standard of verbal, written and presentation skills; • Reception duties, includes client facing and operating busy switchboard with confident telephone manner; • Ability to stay calm in a fast paced environment; • Point of contact for high profile clients on arrival for meetings; • Managed all internal and external meetings using Microsoft Outlook to coordinate meeting rooms; • Assisted in creating and editing presentations using Powerpoint/ inDesign.. • Coordinated local and international print jobs, clearly communicating deadlines and outlining delivery requirements; • Ability to work as part of a team with the aptitude to act on own initiative where required. • General Administration duties preparing boardrooms, making sure rooms are clean & tidy, stocked with appropriate refreshments as well as stationary cupboards replenished. • Good understanding of communications i.e. Skype and conference call facilities.

2015

Studio Manager

Country Road Group Retail

Aug 2014 - Jul 2015
  • Country Road is Australia’s most Iconic Fashion & Lifestyle retailer with over 50 standalone and 70 concession stores across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Owned by Woolworths Holdings Ltd (SA) and part of Country Road Group with over 400 employees in head office it offers quality clothing, accessories and homewares across Man, Woman, Child and Home. Over a five year period I worked my way up within Country Road, initially joining the company in 2010 a freelance print designer for Childrenswear and leaving in 2015 as an established Studio Manager responsible for managing the workload of four Print designers as well as the design and development of printed textile ranges for Womenswear; Duties: • Diary management of international and domestic print supplier schedule for the Managing Director & Designers; • Experience liaising with members of Senior Management in a fast paced environment; • Excellent verbal, written and presentation skills. • Organised in house & overseas supplier meetings for managing director and design team, booked hotel/ meeting rooms, created itineraries noting different time zone etc. • Extensive diary management, managing briefs and deadlines for three full time textile designers; • Communicated deadlines and briefs via meetings, emails and outlook calendars; • On boarded additional freelancers, managed intern requests and HR paper work; • Oversaw monthly department projects, negotiated daily deadlines and communicated briefs to designers; • Constantly reprioritized timelines with excellent verbal, written and presentation skills; • Ability to interpret briefs creatively, problem solve, react to changing client needs and keep calm under pressure. • Created bi-annual trend presentations using Adobe InDesign, presented content to MD, GM, buyers and designers;

2014

Senior Textile Designer

Country Road Group Retail

Feb 2010 - Sep 2014
  • Country Road is Australia’s most Iconic Fashion & Lifestyle retailer with over 50 standalone and 70 concession stores across Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. Owned by Woolworths Holdings Ltd (SA) and part of Country Road Group with over 400 employees in head office it offers quality clothing, accessories and homewares across Man, Woman, Child and Home. Over a five year period I worked my way up within Country Road, initially joining the company in 2010 a freelance print designer for Childrenswear and leaving in 2015 as an established Studio Manager responsible for managing the workload of four Print designers as well as the design and development of printed textile ranges for Womenswear; • Proven ability to design highly commercial textile prints, placements and embroideries for Country Road Womenswear using original hand drawn designs and Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator programs. • Worked to two key seasons dropping a new collection in store every month across each design departments.

Education

2014

Graphics Mentorship

Tractor School of Design

Apr 2014 - Jul 2014

    2009

    Textile Design

    Rmit University

    Feb 2006 - Sep 2009
    • Bachelor of Arts Degree

    Awards

    2012

    CEO EXCELLENCE AWARD

    • In addition to my day-to-day tasks outlined above, in 2011 I founded Country Road