Sonia Abalo

Textile & Accessories Consultant

Level
Mid Level
Location
Spain
Availability
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Projects

About me

Hi! I am a freelance fashion designer specialised in surface pattern design and product development. I use Illustrator and Photoshop as well as my own hand-drawn illustrations and paintings in my work, and my portfolio includes a variety of styles and products, doing different things is that really boost my creativity! Check my Instagram account @soniaabaloo and my website soniaabalo.com Having experience in different markets and products, my clients consider me a versatile and reliable designer, with an eye for trends. Among them: Zara Girl, Pull&Bear, Primark, Jennyfer, the trend forecasting agency The Cult Hunter or Karkasa, a tech accessories retailer. I currently work from my studio in the west coast of Spain, and I am available for licensing, wholesale and project based work. I design for fashion, accessories, stationery and interiors. Do you have a project? Let's talk!

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Skills

  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Hand Drawing
  • Jewellery Making
  • Gouache
  • Watercolour
  • Illustration
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fashion
  • Analysing Trends

Companies I’ve worked with

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      Zara

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        Martinez Lierah / IFM

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          Constance Boutet

          Work history

          Currently

          Textile & Accessories Consultant

          Dolores Fournier

          Aug 2016
          • Spain
          • Freelance
          • I create AOP designs and positionals for childrenswear, young women and men. Main products: jersey, woven and phone cases. Currently developing an accessories range for Karkasa and a jewelry and accessories line for my own brand, Dolores Fournier.

          2018

          Part Time Sales Advisor

          & Other Stories

          Dec 2017 - Apr 2018
          • Barcelona, Spain
          • Full Time
          • Providing an amazing customer service and being a brand ambassador, advising clients with their purchase and welcoming them when they walk in the store. Handling cash transactions with customers, issuing receipts, refunds, change or tickets.

          2017

          Textile Designer

          Altair Design

          Sep 2017 - Dec 2017
          • Barcelona, Spain
          • Freelance
          • Developing t-shirt ranges for Primark Man and Boy, Zara Girl and Pull & Bear.

          2018

          Greek & Design Consultant

          Karkasa

          Mar 2017 - Sep 2018
          • Spain
          • Freelance
          • Developing an accessories range. Maintain outstanding store condition and VM standards. Propose innovative ideas to increase the market share. Report on buying trends and customer needs, profits, etc. Meeting sales goals, ensuring high levels of customers satisfaction through excellent service.

          2017

          Head of Design

          ORATE

          Aug 2016 - Apr 2017
          • Spain
          • Freelance
          • Silk bandanas made in Barcelona with 100% Italian silk. Available in selected concept stores and online.

          2016

          Junior Footwear Designer

          Coolway

          Feb 2016 - Aug 2016
          • Valencia, Spain
          • Full Time
          • Market: Young Women. Making rough design drawings by hand and Illustrator, trend research, comp shop, preparing technical files, working with international suppliers and overseeing samples and production.

          2015

          Junior Visual Merchandiser & Sales Advisor

          Zara

          May 2015 - Dec 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Creating appealing and eye-catching visual displays that lead the customer to make a purchase. Ensure the accessories of the women department are registered on the shop floor and well alarmed. Helping customers to find the products of their choice. Maintaining excellent store condition and VM standards.

          2015

          Part Time Sales Advisor and Visual Merchandiser

          Storm in a Teacup

          Nov 2014 - May 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Full Time
          • Designing creative displays for this vintage designer shop, advising customers to invest in a unique piece for them, handling cash transactions, issuing receipts, refunds, change or tickets

          2015

          Footwear Design Assistant

          Underground

          Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
          • London, United Kingdom
          • Internship
          • Preparing technical files for production, trend research, comp shop, designing the canvas shoe for a collaboration with Vans.

          2013

          Studio Assistant

          Constance Boutet

          Apr 2013 - Aug 2013
          • Paris, France
          • Internship
          • Womenswear brand specialized in silk scarfs. textile design, making samples for production, sketching ideas for the next season, trend research. Designing the Mercedes-Benz A-Class cover for the Paris Fashion Week competition.

          2012

          Studio Assistant

          Martinez Lierah / IFM

          Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
          • Barcelona, Spain
          • Internship
          • Pattern cutting, making samples for 080 Fashion Week and assistance during the runway.

          Education

          2018

          Nov 2016 - Apr 2018
          • United Kingdom

          2015

          Fashion Buying and Merchandising: Intensive

          Central Saint Martins (UAL)

          May 2015 - Jun 2015
          • London, United Kingdom

          2015

          Trend Forecasting for Fashion and Textile Course

          Central Saint Martins (UAL)

          Mar 2015 - May 2015
          • London, United Kingdom

          2014

          Bachelor's Degree in Fashion and Textile Design

          Facultad de Bellas Artes, Universidad de VIGO, Spain

          Sep 2010 - Jan 2014
          • Spain
          • My courses include Textile Design, Aesthetics, Fashion Photography, Graphic Design, Pattern Cutting, Fashion History or Business Administration.

          2010

          Retail Interior Design

          FECOHT

          Apr 2010 - Nov 2010
          • Spain