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  • Fashion
  • Print Design
  • Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Colour
  • Fabric and Trim Sourcing
  • Hand Sketching
  • Trend Concept Design

Work history


Freelance Designer


Aug 2015




Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
  • Designing and developing the entire girlswear collection: outerwear, knitwear, jersey and wovens. Creating mood boards, trend research and colour palettes for childrenswear and Womenswear with the Head of Design. Managing and mentoring an assistant designer. Partnering with merch, buying, tech and sourcing teams. Developing artworks, trims and new silhouettes with far-eastern suppliers. Initiating a concept development process within the team, for innovation and more contemporary collections.


Freelance Designer

Pendleton: The Portland Collection

Sep 2012 - Feb 2013
  • Designed Knitwear styles, produced illustrations and specs. Designed all prints for SS14 Silks and knitwear, produced schematics, selected yarns and colours. Hands on involvement with the design team for all elements of this premium label, shown at Portland Fashion Week.


Junior Womens & Trend Designer


Jan 2011 - Aug 2012
  • Designed and developed multi-product apparel for womens tennis; concept, inline and high profile athlete pieces. Responsible for a lifestyle collection - drove fashion-forward, more youthful ideas which increases sales. Made responsible for managing colour: seasonal palettes, head-to-toe athlete looks, and main range styles. Managed a graphic designer and fabric developer for my styles, partnered with factories in the far east for production. Selected as a member of the global trend team; combining travel and research to analyse trends and feed to design leadership and teams through a blog and magazine, which informed the seasonal creative direction.


Fabric Design Development Assistant


Sep 2009 - Sep 2010
  • Curated and developed fabric options based on seasonal design direction for the womens lines. Created fabric boards and bibles for the design and development teams. Matched colours for plaid and print designs, approved labdips. Regularly met and communicated with european and far-eastern fabric mills. Managed and mentored interns.



BA Fashion Design Technology

London College of Fashion

Aug 2004 - May 2008



    Max Mara Young Designers Award

    • Finalist