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Zhin Kader

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsIllustrator - Fashion Designer - Art Director


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About me

Bilingual LCF Fashion Illustration graduate with international experience. A background within the haute couture industry amongst a range of different platforms and disciplines. Whilst also enjoying presenting ideas and pays attention to detail, evident throughout her work, pertains the unique ability to balance this creative side with a clear- cut understanding of technical design. Hard working mentality that favours leadership, teamwork and negotiation, shown presently as a Sales Associate.


  • Fashion
  • Visual Arts
  • Art Direction
  • Drawing
  • People
  • Digital
  • Design
  • Editorial
  • Illustration
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Illustrator
  • Indesign
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Word
  • CAD
  • 2D CAD Drawing
  • Excel
  • Mac
  • Microsoft
  • Advanced Microsoft Office Computer Skills
  • Word
  • Pages
  • Artworker; Photoshop; Powerpoint; Presentations; Print
  • Creative Powerpoint Design
  • Applique and Embellishment
  • Appliqué Hand Sewing Embellishments
  • 4+ Years of Sewing and Pattern Drafting Experience
  • Creative Pattern Cutting
  • Creative Pattern-cutting and Draping
  • Artworking Graphic Design Jobs
  • Bilingual
  • Branded Luxury Fashion
  • Leader
  • Teamwork
  • Client Negotiation
  • Admin
  • Excellent Communication Skills and Telephone Manner
  • Outlook

Work history


Sales Consultant


Sep 2015
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • . Providing excellent customer service to maximise sales on the sales floor, in the fitting rooms and at the cash desk. . Actively working with garments, ensuring high standards are maintained at all times. . Processing customer transactions at the cash desk. . Helping to prepare season sales, designer collaborations and regular seasonal campaigns. . Following store routines, policies and guidelines to assist in loss prevention and safety in the store.



Viktor & Rolf

Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands
  • Internship
  • . Maintaining meticulous order throughout archiving of RTW department. . Managed newer interns for a cross-functional team, guaranteeing interns were flourishing in their strengths. . Creating the Couture SS15 collection, including pattern cutting and precise pattern matching. . Digitally designed and coloured print for SS15 collection and supporting graphic content. . Aiding material research and experimentation by sourcing materials and visiting factories. . Assisted the Head Couturier with formation of millinery in tandem with the SS15 collection. . Sketched initial AW15 Haute Couture line up.


Fashion Illustrator

Elite Models

Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • . Created bespoke fashion illustration based on model Viktoriya Levina. . Liaised with client in tight time scale, illustrating appropriate to LFW theme, later featured in the Elite London blog. . Retouched Illustration and produced layouts via Adobe InDesign for Elite London.



Ralph & Russo

Jun 2014 - Sep 2014
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • . Preparing and marking fabrics, tracing and altering patterns, assisting pattern cutters and seamstresses. . Couture hand sewing techniques and finishes, including hand embellishment for client Kim Kardashian. . Took care of delicate skins and furs such as leather, crocodile skin and mink. . Assisting with outside errands such as sourcing new trims and fabrics for garment development. . Self-managed time sufficiently including using initiative to take on any ad hoc tasks. . Investigated new methods, fabrics and trimmings to de-bulk the present corset model.


Production Co-ordinator


Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
  • London, UK
  • Internship
  • . Quality checking, administering repairs accordingly. . Communicated in between departments, assisted admin and tracked inventory. . Sending samples to factories and liaising errands with graders.


Brand Manager

Forever 21

Oct 2012 - Sep 2013
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • . Monitor cashiers on a daily basis, handle store operations in the absence of store managers. . Manage bank deposit activities and make sure cash is counted accurately at the end of each shift. . Reconcile cash with receipts at the end of each shift, ensure that any discrepancies are managed immediately.


Brand Consultant

Forver 21

May 2012 - Oct 2012
  • London, UK
  • Full Time
  • . Greeting customers, determined needs and suggested merchandise based on individual requirements. . Advised customers on utilization and care of merchandise, especially regarding particular products or services.



Louis Vuitton

Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
  • London, UK
  • Freelance
  • . Led team with brief to explore stereotypes through live art, exhibited response at the Hayward gallery. . Presented lively debates about the presentation of live art within the public published in The Guardian. . Designed out ts re ecting virtual following on social sites such as Twitter. . Advertising and visualizing creative concepts on a tight schedule and in a highly competitive atmosphere and vocalising them through strong public speaking.



BA(Hons) Fashion Illustration Design

University Of The Arts London

Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
  • London, UK



National Students Mall Gallery Exhibition


  • Awarded first place in the 2011 annual Mall Gallery RBA exhibition, awarded position as official RBA scholar and re-exhibited.


Jack Petchey Award


  • Awarded Jack Petchey Award from creating public art with established artists, also mentioned in Time Out.