Samantha Mark

Samantha Mark

Collections/Multi-Product DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
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Samantha Mark

Samantha Mark

Collections/Multi-Product DesignerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
Collections/ Multi-Product Designer with knowledgeable experience and responsibilities both in Womens and Menswear. A passionate storyteller that embraces unconventional thought processes and enjoys pushing the boundaries of both conceptual and commercial design.
Work history
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    Designer of Own BrandMARK
    London, United KingdomPart Time
    MARK is a luxury apparel brand, creating modern interpretations of the heirloom from sustainably sourced materials. Focused on personal narratives and how this is translated into self-expressive clothing, MARK thoughtfully crafts unique garments, utilising traditional and exploratory techniques to embrace authenticity and the imperfections of the hand. + Brand Research (primary and secondary) - historical, conceptual, inspiration - with trend, materials, techniques, colour, print & pattern, graphics + Creating Brand Identity - logo design, colour story, trims, art direction + Ethical Sourcing - manufacturing, materials, labels, hardware, packaging + Product Development - sketching, experimentation, pattern making and cutting, samples, prototypes, garment sizing, toile making + Market Research - industry USPs, best selling pieces, pricing structures, relevant stockists and stance on sustainability + Accounts and Costing - for future scaling
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    Womenswear DesignerAritzia
     - Vancouver, CanadaFull Time
    + Collaborating directly with the Senior Director and CEO creating the brand ‘Denim Forum’ - Aritzia‘s largest re-ordered brand in the company’s history + Lead denim design on Aritzia brands ‘Wilfred Free’ and ‘Sunday Best’ + Comprehensive understanding of internal brand landscapes for creation of new aesthetics + Creative oversight of initial core collection and seasonal styles - illustrated with visual presentations of design boards + Technical lead in construction of all garments and design details - in charge of all technical packages and BOMs - CAD sketches, details, trims and packaging instructions, BOM etc. + Managed product development of all garments alongside designer duties + Sourcing and selecting sustainable and eco-conscious materials - specifically trims + Quality control management of all product - logging comments for internal and external use + Fittings - in charge of construction development and CAD updates for technical packages + Working closely with factories and suppliers to ensure all product information is communicated and that deliveries and deadlines are met
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Skills
  • Apparel Design
  • Trend Analysis
  • Fashion Designer
  • Creative Storytelling
  • Luxury
  • Denim
  • Adaptable
  • Curious
  • Honest
  • Creative
Education
    MA Fashion Design
     - United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) Fashion Design
     - United Kingdom
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Awards
    Young Designer Awards
    Lead by an independent organisation based in East London. I won the opportunity to show my MA collection during NYFW.