Sophia Antoniou

Currently a student at the London College of Fashion, UAL

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Junior
Location
London, United Kingdom
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  • Currently a student at the London College of Fashion, UAL

About me

A dedicated individual with the drive and ambition to succeed. Having founded a University wide book-swapping scheme, viral YouTube video and limited edition clothing line, these achievements point towards a hard working individual with copious amounts of enthusiasm and creativity. The book swapping scheme was founded out of the frustration of purchasing expensive educational books, that were only used once. A proposition was sent into senior members of staff at the University of the Arts, London and was soon implemented across the University and the various collages. It is now an integral part of the University's educational offering. Alongside my various extra curriculum activities, I am also currently a Student Ambassador for the University of the Arts, London. As part of my job specification, I have been asked to speak in front of key Government officials on behalf of the University at the 2016 'Customer Service Excellence' conference, create promotional material for the University and also assist in the University's annual summer school.

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Skills

  • Art and Creative Direction
  • Enthusiastic
  • Intuitive
  • Consultancy
  • Fashion Buying
  • Marketing
  • Designer
  • Brand Growth
  • Styling
  • Creative Arts

Companies I’ve worked with

  • University Of The Arts London

    University Of The Arts London

    • Design
  • AllSaints

    AllSaints

    • Fashion and Textiles

Work history

Currently

Founder

Bargain Books

Oct 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • A University wide book-swapping scheme, created with the intention of providing prospective students with affordable, second hand books, used and sold by University alumni. The scheme was founded out of a frustration that students were spending a large proportion of their grants on books that they would only use a handful of times. I addressed key members of staff regarding my proposition and a meeting was set up to discuss and implement the scheme into the University's educational offering.

Currently

Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • I have been a Student Ambassador for the last three years. I began the role at the end of my first academic year, helping out at one of the various summer schools. As part of my job role, I was asked to speak on behalf of the University at the Government approved 2016 'Customer Service Excellence' conference - where the University was awarded a Golden certificate. I was one of just two students who had been chosen to speak at this conference and was deeply humbled. I have also created promotional material for the University to use at Open Days and various other student facing events.

2016

Brand Marketing Consultant

We Run This

Mar 2016 - Jun 2016
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Strategic growth proposal for the brand (short and long term proposal). Creating a proposal for an 'innovative and daring' video, which the brand would use for their first global marketing campaign.

2015

Sales Assistant

H&M

Jun 2015 - Sep 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a sales assistant for H&M at their Regents Street flagship store, during their busy summer period. Whilst I was there I was awarded on multiple occasions by senior management for my excellent customer service skills. Roles included: - Helping to meet sales targets - Handling cash: Fully till trained - Visual Merchandising: helping to up-keep the presentation expected from consumers of a flagship store - Working overtime to ensure the department was fully staffed during the busy summer period.

2015

Co-founder

Knew Threads

Feb 2015 - Jul 2015
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Co-founder and Creative Director of a pop-up boutique specialising in handmade kimonos. The business was a success, generating sales all over the UK, along with sales in Spain and Greece.

2014

Design Intern

AllSaints

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • A design intern for AllSaint's included: - Sketching designs for new collections - Creating mood boards to act as inspiration for senior designers - Running trend forecasting analysis.

2014

Co-founder

Expect Respect

Mar 2014 - Jul 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Freelance
  • Co-founder and Artistic Director of a YouTube campaign, aimed at bringing awareness to abuse in teenage relationships. The video generated more than 14,600 views and was seen globally including; Europe, Australia, North America and South America.

2014

Sales Assistant

Fenwicks

Sep 2013 - Jan 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a sales assistant for Fenwicks at their Brent Cross store during the busy Christmas period. Roles included: - Managing stock - Assisting manager with replenishing inventory - Manually checking inventory levels for the coming week - Recommending new products for management to buy - Assisting with the visual merchandising of the store

2013

Design and buying intern

Marks and Spencer

Aug 2013 - Aug 2013
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • As a design and buying intern, my roles included: - Sitting in and assisting head designers with conference calls with overseas suppliers - Running quality checks on prototype products which were coming in - Looking over spreadsheets to assist in Monday morning trade meetings - Assisting in store check-ins with senior staff members - Creating mood boards - Creating trend forecasting spreadsheets

2011

Sales Assistant

Cancer Research

Mar 2010 - Sep 2011
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • I was a Sales Assistant for Cancer Research in their Enfield Town store. Roles included: - Managing stock levels - Organising inventory into piles; appropriate for sale and not appropriate for sale - Pricing inventory - Visual merchandising two times a month

Education

Currently

Sep 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Degree name: BA (Hons) Fashion Management Covering topics such as: - Marketing - Buying and Merchandising - Creative Direction - Design - Brand Consultancy - Stock analysis and finance

2014

A Level

Woodhouse Sixth from College

Sep 2012 - Jun 2014
  • London, United Kingdom
  • A levels gained: - English Literature: B - Government and Politics: B - History: C

2012

GCSE

Highlands Secondary School

Sep 2007 - Jun 2012
  • London, United Kingdom
  • GCSE's gained: 13 A* - B (including English: A, Maths: B, Art: B, Textiles, A and Spanish: B)

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