Zara Nugent

Childrenswear Designer

Level
Junior
Location
United Kingdom
Availability
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Professions
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Projects

About me

I am an Irish designer and maker. I have an imagination, an excitement over creative things, a love of colour. As a childrenswear designer I research trends, design prints, design garments, compile ranges and seasonal collections. I love a project that works the whole way through from concept to completion. I am drawn toward tactility, using my hands, taking a raw material and turning it into something beautiful. As a maker work with analogue processes. I create drawings, collages, patterns, printed fabrics, knitted designs and ceramics. I love the process of making and I love the nature of the handmade

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Skills

  • Print Design
  • Drawing
  • Screen Printing
  • Design
  • Illustration
  • Environment
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Word
  • Pattern Design
  • Garment Construction
  • Sustainability
  • Screen Print
  • Surface Pattern
  • Dyeing
  • Research and Concept Design
  • Abobe Illustrator
  • Adobe
  • Garment Technology
  • Fashion Design
  • Colour
  • Analysing Trends
  • Trend Research

Companies I’ve worked with

  • Edinburgh College of Art

    Edinburgh College of Art

    • Arts and Culture
  • P

    Piccalilly

    Work history

    Currently

    Childrenswear Designer

    Piccalilly

    Oct 2018
    • United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • - Product development of childrenswear collections. Newborn - 7-8yrs - Researching themes, trends, colours, preparing mood boards - Designing repeat prints for baby, girls, boys, and unisex ranges - Using Illustrator and Photoshop to create original artwork and designs - Presenting ideas and designs to the managing director and at team meetings - Collecting feedback, refining details and editing designs - Creating size specs and new garment patterns - Using InDesign to create tech packs - Communicating daily with overseas factories to discuss progress of sampling and production, and to resolve any issues - Requesting strike-offs, lab dips, trims, size-sets, sms, and pp samples - Monitoring and checking incoming samples and stock to ensure specifications have been met, sending detailed feedback to the factory - Multi-tasking within a small team - Working to tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment

    Currently

    Textile Designer

    Edinburgh College of Art

    Sep 2012
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • First Class Honours BA (Hons) Textile Design

    Education

    2016

    Aug 2012 - Apr 2016
    • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    • BA (Hons) Textile Design