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.Locked Pro Plan feature
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.
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.
. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. 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.
. Quality checking, administering repairs accordingly. . Communicated in between departments, assisted admin and tracked inventory. . Sending samples to factories and liaising errands with graders.
. 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.