Sharifa Nakawooya

Printed Textile Designer

Level
Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
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Projects

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About me

I am a recent graduate with a 2:1 degree in Printed Textile Design seeking a Junior Digital Print Design role. And have relevant Experience in a commercial print design environment working in a design studio, whilst also being a visual merchandiser for Marks and Spenser’s and River Island. My personal collection appeared in Graduate Fashion Week and Vogue Magazine. Which generated to possess a strong well developed portfolio. Career goals are to become a diverse designer within the creative industry.

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Fashion Textiles
  • Drawing
  • Adobe Photoshop/indesign/illustrator
  • Colour Schemes
  • Customer Service
  • Sale
  • Digital/ Print
  • Content Creatiion
  • Marketing

Companies I’ve worked with

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    Work history

    2018

    Get Started with Product Design

    The Prince’s Trust

    Jan 2018 - Feb 2018
    • Somerset House, Strand, West Goods Entrance, London WC2R 1LA, UK
    • Internship
    • personal development course aimed at giving young people knowledge and skills in product design. Designing phone cases and a bowl using recycled plastic from everyday use.

    2017

    Sales and Marketing Consultant

    Precision Acquisitions Direct

    Jun 2017 - Oct 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Listened to customer requirements and present appropriately to make a sale Negotiated the terms of an agreement and close sales Teached and retrained a team the fundamentals of the business and sales Recruitment administration experience

    2017

    Visual Merchandiser

    Marks and Spencer

    Feb 2017 - May 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Devised plans to encompass the store’s complete look in terms of visual appearance Made decisions pertaining to what types of mannequins will be displayed in the display window. Dressed mannequins in clothes that are on the top range within the store Formulated and implement marketing gimmicks with a view to attract customers to step inside the shop Ensured that store displays are changed according to weekly, monthly or seasonal themes

    2017

    Print Designer

    Gravalot

    Jan 2017 - Apr 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Experimented with colour and texture Produced design ideas, sketches and samples to present to customers Produced designs using computer-aided design (CAD) software Created prints related to seasonal trends and catwalk inspiration in a handwriting that suits the brand.

    2017

    Supervisor

    Models Own

    Nov 2016 - Feb 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Managed and motivated a team of 10 to increase sales and ensure efficiency and updated them on business performance Recognized as top seller with highest track record of transactions Managed stock levels and making key decisions about stock control and used technology to record sales figures

    2016

    Oct 2016 - Oct 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Developed new design concepts and making up sets of sample designs Used specialist software and computer-aided design (CAD) programs to develop a range of designs and experimented with colour, fabric and texture Ensured that projects are completed on time

    2016

    Graduate Textile Designer

    Graduate Fashion Week

    Jun 2016 - Jun 2016
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Freelance
    • Showcased personal collection at Graduate Fashion Week Print collection featured in Vogue and The Fashion Conversation Liaised with advertising agencies and utilize several media platforms to promote the fashion designs by way of events and publishing and seek attention from imminent people in the society Coordinated with models and choreographers to finalize the sequence of entry and exit of each model on the ramp Communicated with the technicians to arrange for music systems, mikes, lights, cameras, projectors Arranged for dressing rooms for the models. Provide sufficient security to ensure no unauthorized person enters the dressing rooms Overseen the marketing of the fashion label and the promotion of the fashion show

    2015

    Visual Merchandiser

    River island

    Sep 2015 - Nov 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Dressed mannequins in clothes that are on the top range within the store Ensured that mannequins that work well with the company image are procured in a time efficient manner Formulated and implement marketing gimmicks with a view to attract customers to step inside the shop Ensured that store displays are changed according to weekly, monthly or seasonal themes

    2015

    Personal Assistant

    Victoria Secret

    May 2015 - Jul 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Met individual and team sales targets and was a continuous top seller with £600 transaction sales Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills by building rapport with customers and identifying their lingerie preferences and budgets in order to select goods or services to meet their demands Trained five new members of staff which included inductions and how to meet targets

    2015

    Design Assistant

    Bay and Brown

    May 2015 - May 2015
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Internship
    • Competed against a class of 20 students based on collection of work and awarded an internship Developed new design concepts and produced samples for management to present to clients

    Education

    2016

    BA(Hons) Printed Textile Design

    University of east London

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
    • London, United Kingdom

    2013

    BTEC Diploma Art & Design Level 3 Distinction

    Newham Sixth Form College

    Sep 2011 - Jul 2013
    • London, United Kingdom