Having recently finished my 3 year degree studying Fashion Design and Promotion, I am now looking for an opportunity to work as an individual or as part of a team in creative direction/ studio work. Styling, creative direction, and writing, is mainly where my interests lie. My degree allowed me to develop and utilise my skills in branding promotional literature, design work, and carrying out my own photoshoots being in charge of both styling and shooting. I am also confident with Adobe creative cloud, frequently using Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign. I am enthusiastic, a concise communicator and willing to be a useful asset to a team. www.samaralaboriel.com
• Processing returns and refunds as required • Responsible for daily management of the till in absence of senior members • Collecting clothing replenishments and organising mark downs • Handling customer complaints in a calm manner • Dealing with all aspects of stock control including invoicing, ordering and processing • Enthusiastically promoting specific lines under the guidance of management
• Ensuring garments were steamed and tagged in preparation for on coming shoots • Styling full outfits with accessories in preparation for on coming shoots • Frequently liaised with other departments to discuss best sellers and worst sellers of that week to compose alternate ways of styling to sell to the customer • Styling garments in correlation with present trends/ and in line with direction of styling director • Composing flat shots of garments and accessories, to then be uploaded to the company's social media • Ensuring priority items/ new in garments were processed and shot in a timely manner • Using photoshop to retouch images; specifically using the brush tool/blur tool and liquifying tools to then be uploaded onto the website • Frequently used software 'Asarna' along with the rest of the creative team to communicate what images still needed to be edited
• Responsible for what brands are used for the stores weekly visual merchandising change based on best sellers, and new/current trends as well as implementing new ideas to increase sales • Ensuring full size ranges of best sellers were in store and tagged ready to be presented on the shop floor • Using quantitative data provided by weekly sales to inform colleagues and employers with a clear sales report showing the current week's best sellers using Microsoft Excel. • Frequently raised transfer orders using Epos system to order in stock from the company warehouse • Responsible for building maintaining relationships with new and regular customers based on frequently bought brands. E.g. discovering what brands were preferred and why. Then using this information to decide what brands to order into the store next. • Often responsible for training trialists or newcomers, being product knowledge or till training. • Professionally trained by worldwide brands such as Norse Projects, Levis Strauss and Grenson Shoes.
Studying Fashion Design and Promotion allowed me to attain and develop skills in design work, creating a brand and promotional strategies. As well as giving me the opportunity to utilise my creative skills and flow to my taste. As a result I am fluent across major creative cloud programmes. Using illustrator to perfect my skills in CAD by designing my own ranges. Using photoshop to retouch images and indesign for putting together look books and zines.