Stella Arsenis
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Stella Arsenis

Freelance Footwear Designer and Food PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
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Stella Arsenis
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Stella Arsenis

Freelance Footwear Designer and Food PhotographerLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I am a London based freelance footwear designer having graduated with a 1st class BA Hons degree from Cordwainers, London College of Fashion. With over 10 years experience in the fashion industry, I am an adaptable and professional footwear designer with proven commercial success from a luxury, casual and strong sportswear background covering Women's, Men's and Children's footwear. Having worked with a range of global brands such as Lacoste, Disney, F_WD React, Topshop, LK Bennett and Kurt Geiger London, I have extensive knowledge and first hand experience also working with suppliers and travelling to factories developing prototypes in both Europe and Asia. My aim is to help brands and retailers to create original and commercial products through smart design and sustainability at the forefront. The key to a successful business is great product for the ever changing industry and world. My design handwriting is clean and modern, but having covered many categories of product I am adaptable to suit your brand aesthetic. Proficient and fast in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop building ranges with colour and material applications. I am available to collaborate on all kinds of projects, from one design concept to a full collection. Please feel free to get in touch to discuss your brief. --- I spend my free time learning new skills, such as graphic design, nutrition and building a business in food photography, recipe development and social media and marketing for my blog @Glutini. I draw my inspiration from my Greek heritage (the women in my family are incredible cooks) and the many countries in Asia I have travelled. My exploratory and intuitive style allows me to apply my breadth of experience to any cuisine and I enjoy nothing more than experimenting with a recipe to make it gluten-free or adapt it for other diets such as Vegan, Vegetarian or Paleo. My extensive knowledge for gluten-free living and maintaining a healthy gut is from my own experiences working with nutritionists and nutrigenomics specialists. I am currently building a recipe website and blog with a focus on Mediterranean cooking. It is very typical in Greek households to not have or follow recipes. Cooking is done by eye, taste and feeling. I have grown up with this instinct but I wanted a place to treasure these gifts, all the while turning family favourites into nutritious gluten-free versions and documenting them in the process for others to try at home. I’m happiest in the kitchen cooking up a storm and developing new recipes for my website, but when I'm not doing that, I enjoy Pilates & Yoga and researching about nutrition and naturopathy. I am really passionate about food and nutrition and would love to work with you for recipe development and/or food photography. Say hi and let’s collaborate!
Projects
  • Lacoste | Sculpted Outsole
    Lacoste | Sculpted OutsoleTo design a low profile sneaker which appeals to a more fashion conscious consumer.
  • Lacoste | Winter Vulc Boot
    Lacoste | Winter Vulc BootTo design a a unisex winter specific boot which links back to the archives with reference to French military boots.
  • Lacoste | Winter Hiker Boot
    Lacoste | Winter Hiker BootTo design a a women's specific fashion winter boot with hiking details and sculpted outsole.
  • Lacoste | 80's Runner
    Lacoste | 80's RunnerTo revive an archived 80's style.
  • Lacoste | L.30 Neo Slide
    Lacoste | L.30 Neo SlideTo design a comfort pool slide and grow the summer product category.
  • Boden
    BodenTo design a capsule collection covering smart and casual products.
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Work history
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    Freelance Footwear DesignerSelf Employed
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Collaborating with clients to design footwear collections.
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    Freelance footwear designerF_wd React
     - London, United KingdomFreelance
    Working with the creative director to design conceptual iconic footwear using recycled, biodegradable, vegan and environmentally friendly materials.
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Skills
  • Product Photography
  • Product Retouching
  • Footwear
  • Footwear Design
  • Food Styling
  • Food Photography
  • Footwear Development
  • Food Creation
  • Mood Boards
  • Lightroom
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Lightroom
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Design
  • Design Development
  • Design Layout
  • Design Process
  • Development
  • Concept Development
  • Project Management
  • Sketching
  • Concept Sketching
  • Sketching Ideation
  • Drawing Sketching
  • Hand Sketching
  • English Speaking
  • Technical Specification
  • Fitting
  • Teaching
  • Coaching
  • Mentoring
  • Content Writing
Education
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    London College of Fashion, UAL logo
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) London College of Fashion, UAL
     - London, United Kingdom
    Graduating with a First BA Honours footwear design and development degree from Cordwainers, London College of Fashion.