Samantha Gallacher

Jersey Shape Designer

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Excel
  • Illustrator
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • Hand Drawing
  • Creating
  • Trend Analysis Forecasting
  • Trend Forecasting and Research
  • Presentation Communication Skills

Work history

2015

Jersey Shape Design

GB Fashion Ltd

Nov 2014 - Feb 2015
  • • Establishing key shapes & new shapes • Identifying key trends & monitoring UK High Street • Designing into key price points • Source fabrics from customer briefs, catwalk & street trends. • Engaging with customers in meetings

2014

Designer & Office Manager

Wilson Imports Ltd

Mar 2014 - Nov 2014
  • I relocated to the Wilson Imports Ltd Office to be part of a launch into Ladies Fashion. I was the sole designer on a youth brand and assisted on all other ladies fashion brands. • Trend analysis, forecasting and presentation • Brand Direction – customer profiling & trends • Developing seasonal ranges in jersey/knits & woven, across multi-product • Creating seasonal print & graphic libraries • Source new fabrics and print techniques • Organising & directing seasonal photo-shoots • Research& sourcing trips for new ideas and factories • Liaising with satellite offices and factories, including on site visits

2013

Junior Designer

Wilson Imports Ltd

Jul 2011 - Mar 2013
  • • Working as part of a team on the company’s largest account Sports Direct • Design and development of all clothing across multiple brands on ladies, men's & children's wear • Presenting mood boards, graphics, trims packages and colour stories for new brand identities • Overseeing orders from design to final production stage - includes checking lab dips, trims ,print strike off's and physical samples

2011

Designer & Design Assistant

Wilson Imports Ltd

Jan 2010 - Jul 2011
  • • Assisting the Design Room • Overseeing all incoming and outgoing mail • Research new developments • Take meeting minutes & communicate with team

Education

2011

Clothing Design Manufacture

Heriot-watt University

Aug 2005 - May 2011