Sam Bayles

Buyers Admin

London, United Kingdom
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About me

A creative graduate looking for a new career path. BA (Hons) Fashion Design with business, with a varied background across design and admin. Most recently on the Selfridges buying team. During my time there I have worked on creative concepts for the Selfridges sustainability brief, responding to digital, physical and in store experience whilst in keeping to the Selfridges tone of voice. Looking for my first official step into the world of creative direction / adjacent positions. See my web page for portfolio which includes briefs from Alexander McQueen and Selfridges alongside graduate and up to date personal mood boarding.

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  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Organisation
  • Administration
  • Research Imagery
  • Communication
  • Sourcing
  • Client Relationship
  • Concept Building
  • Brand Analysis

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Selfridges


    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Burberry


    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Alexander McQueen

    Alexander McQueen

    • Fashion and Textiles
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    Work history


    Buyers Admin Assistant

    Selfridges & Co.

    Sep 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • I work across three departments (fine jewellery, designer, contemporary) with over 100 brands, managing Selfridges online selection. High attention to detail. I manage workflow across three teams (image, copy, digital) quickly and effectively. Time to site management. Forward planning to meet tight deadlines for product launches. Delivering special projects. I led the effort for Selfridges online to remove all exotic products from concession brands, with over 500 products being changed or removed.


    Graduate Trainee WRTW Leather

    Alexander McQueen

    Jan 2019 - Aug 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Part of the creative team making catalogues of looks and garments for three collections, working to very tight deadlines in a high-pressure environment. Visual research. The core of my role was to respond to creative briefs to compile thousands of research images and photography to inform collections. Working with the Creative Director. My work was based on interpreting the Director’s vision, working through iterations and feedback. Sampling & sourcing. I worked with external suppliers and factories to secure fabrics and work on garment mechanics. Working from concept to final product. End to end, from concept to garment on the runway. Managing workflow as a team and independently to strive for the perfect final garment for the detail oriented brand.


    Sales Assistant


    Nov 2017 - Dec 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Shop floor role for a luxury brand, requiring excellent client service, tough KPIs (I was elected a KPI ambassador due to high performance), and motivating and training the sales team.



    Fashion with Business Studies Ba(hons

    The University of Brighton

    Sep 2012 - Jul 2017
    • Brighton, United Kingdom
    • A four year fashion design course, taking me through form research-concept- to final garment. Completing a dissertation in the final year along with a business model. This covered the workings of professional practice in the industry and creating a business proposal for our collection and idea of a future brand.