Zhin Kader

Accessories and Footwear Designer

London, United Kingdom
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  • Accessories and Footwear Designer
  • Accessories and Footwear Designer
  • Accessories and Footwear Designer
  • Accessories and Footwear Designer

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About me

Award-winning illustrator (Chris Beetles Gallery Award, 2012), with international experience. Seeking Designer role within a luxury brand. Advanced user of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. Strong and clear technical drawing and hand sketching ability. Thrive in a fast-paced environment and maintain an organised agenda.

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  • 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
  • Adobe After Effects
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Sketching
  • Adobe Indesign
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft Powerpoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Product Roadmapping
  • Critical Path
  • PLM
  • SAP
  • Salesforce
  • Production
  • Quality Assurance
  • Quality Control
  • Competitor Analysis
  • Project Administration
  • Brand Awareness
  • Licensing
  • Footwear Design
  • Footwear Development
  • Leather Work
  • Sample Coordination
  • Budget Control
  • Accessories Design
  • Trend Analysis
  • Sourcing
  • Development
  • Degree
  • Management
  • Embroidery

People I’ve worked with

Companies I’ve worked with

  • AllSaints


    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Louis Vuitton

    Louis Vuitton

    • Fashion and Textiles
  • Ralph & Russo

    Ralph & Russo

    • Fashion and Textiles
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    Work history


    Footwear and Handbag Designer

    Global Brands Group.

    Jul 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Reiss and All Saints License: . Design and deliver quick, detailed CADs and specifications for Women’s footwear and accessories averaging 100 SKU’s per season through 3 development phases. . Explore own direction to meet original themes for footwear and experimental trims for AW20 and SS21. . Liaise with factories in Italy, Portugal and China for FOB costs; sourcing components such as hardware, leathers to bring into target cost of €35 - €70 FOB. Delivered to critical lead-times of 3 weeks prototyping. . Visit suppliers and factories to monitor progress of sample production, quality control and to problem-solve. . Provide immediate, dependable information for all departments and seniors. . Research materials and market requirements through comp shopping, travelling to Lineapelle and MICAM. . Manage transition of samples and sales collateral such as option maps and line lists to key business partners.


    Product Development Executive

    Global Brands Group.

    Feb 2019 - Jul 2019
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • Reiss and All Saints License: . Ensure critical path deadlines by daily task prioritisation for a team of 15 people, for smooth transition of development process from concept to production. . Update pre-production delivery documents weekly, scheduling 100% Quality Control. . Manage the transition of samples and collateral to sales and key business partners. . Maintain range sheets for SAP, updating costs and benchmark pricing on a weekly basis. . Create detailed technical and construction specifications via Excel. . Support in presentation of the collection at all stages to COO and Directors of brands.


    Production Coordinator

    Alfred Dunhill

    Aug 2017 - May 2018
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • . Deliver high quality, original-content reports via SAP and Excel across the accessory category. . Support senior colleagues on research for new projects and presentations via PowerPoint. . Effective communication to procure price lists from manufacturers in a timely manner. . Research and contacting new potential manufacturers for accessories.


    Production Coordinator Assistant

    Christian Louboutin

    Oct 2016 - Jul 2017
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Full Time
    • . Rigorous product and technical terminology, training colleagues to use Salesforce. . Liaise with Paris atelier on VIP client briefs to source break-through materials. . Work with manufacturers in Italy to intercept Quality Assurance issues. . Implement internal project to improve the efficiency of logistics through tracking barcodes.


    Fashion Illustrator

    Elite Model World

    Sep 2014 - Sep 2014
    • London, United Kingdom
    • 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.


    Sep 2014 - Mar 2015
    • Amsterdam, Netherlands
    • Internship
    • . Assist Head Couturier with time-management of critical path through daily intern delegation. . Compile mood boards of key inspiration dictated by the Head Couturier. . Sketch AW15 and SS15 Haute Couture line up with a strong attention to detail. . Support Deputy Designer with trend research and product development.


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


    Jul 2011 - Aug 2011
    • London, United Kingdom
    • 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 (UAL)

    Sep 2013 - Jul 2016
    • London, United Kingdom



    Chris Beetles Gallery Award

    Chris Beetles Gallery