Zara Nugent

Zara Nugent

Childrenswear DesignerUnited Kingdom
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Zara Nugent

Zara Nugent

Childrenswear DesignerUnited Kingdom
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
  • Tir na nOg
    Tir na nOgThis project was my Graduate Collection at Edinburgh College of Art. It was inspired by research for my dissertation "Colour and Textiles : forecasting the future of sustainable production". Pieces were designed with social and environmental sustainability in mind. Using locally sourced materials and craft processes, the project espoused the principles of Slow Design. I received a First Class BA Honours.
  • University Sweatshirt
    University SweatshirtCommercial merchandise design brief to re-invent the sweatshirt for the University of Edinburgh.
  • Voyage Wallpaper
    Voyage WallpaperCommercial wallpaper design featuring texture and pattern repeat. Fulfilling a brief for Voyage Interiors, Scotland.
  • Shifting Surfaces
    Shifting Surfaces
  • Marimekko
    MarimekkoSpeculative Project
  • Commercial Wallpaper
    Commercial WallpaperRepeat pattern design for an interior context.
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Work history
    Childrenswear DesignerPiccalilly
    United KingdomFull 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
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Textile DesignerEdinburgh College of Art
    Edinburgh, United KingdomFull Time
    First Class Honours BA (Hons) Textile Design
  • 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
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Edinburgh College of Art logo
    Textile DesignEdinburgh College of Art
     - Edinburgh, United Kingdom
    BA (Hons) Textile Design