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I am a focused, professional and determined Textiles Graduate, from Norwich University of the Arts who has developed proficiency in a range of adaptable textile and design skills. Throughout my degree I have gained an individual style, which holds great attention to detail. I am enthusiastic, dedicated and an effective communicator who is confident and willing to learn. I have a polite and welcoming attitude, culminating in a positive and proactive work ethic. I have produced work in many different settings, which has provided me with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Working for Rebecca I gained an extensive amount of experience. Learning business and organisational proficiencies as well as practical design and making skills. I thoroughly enjoyed working as an assistant to Rebecca, as I developed my team working skills, this also enhanced my communication skills. Working with Rebecca gave a great insight into what it takes to make a self-employed creative career, building on the foundations I had gathered from previous employment.
My jobs involved a high level of creative skill for applications such as beading and sewing repairs, organisation of materials and embellishments. My work was high pressure as costumes needed to be repaired quickly between scenes, sometime even whilst still being worn by the actor. This role strengthened my ability to consistently produce positive results under pressure.
Here I gained experience in a customer-facing role helping meet the customer needs and requirements. My interest in design and fashion helped me greatly when working, as I was able to advise customers on pattern and colour. I worked along side the Visual Merchandiser where I learnt about Cath Kidston in store design layout.
Here I gained industry experience working at the high demand of the west end show. My jobs involved a high level of creative skill for applications such as beading and sewing repairs, Organisation of materials and embellishments. My work was high pressure as costumes needed to be repaired quickly between scenes, sometime even whilst still being worn by the actor. This role strengthened my ability to consistently produce positive results under pressure.
During my time at Nicola Killeen studios my work involved a high level of skilled hand-craft such as painting and screen-printing. I also undertook technical work which included creating dyes and paints and exact colour matching. Working here also gave me a valuable insight into the structure of a self-made business and how each person works together.
Whilst working for Sarah Angold I was creating contemporary, luxury jewellery, using innovative materials. I quickly learned how to apply the appropriate methods of creating and caring for the materials. Parts of this role relied on my communication skills such as writing formal letters, arranging meetings, corresponding with the press and documenting the annual tax return, these jobs were challenging, but rewarding.
I worked alongside Zoe Miller in manufacture, producing fashion accessories such as purses and gloves as well as home-ware accessories for decorations. During my time with Zoe I gained experience in industrial knitting using a Dubai machine and the domestic machine. This placement helped refine my knitting skills and gave me confidence in producing commercial high quality accessories.
UK Hand Knitting Association
Angela Houston Award