Design development in a highly creative premium environment Working alongside head of design, creative director & commercial team Extensive research, sourcing & development of fabrics & trims Overseas travel & working directly with suppliers, & maintaining relationships Range building & keeping planners up to date Designing, developing, draping, & fitting samples & working closely with pattern cutters & sample machinists in the atelier Creating prints & artworks for embroideries & embellishments & Illustration work Concept research & development to create & build mood boards to plan themes pre season Pre season concept development of initial ideas, through creating initial embroideries, embellishments, fabrics, trims & details to develop for the season Developing & consistently producing best sellers Training & advising junior & intern staff members
Previously working across various different brands including Whistles, Autograph Weekend, Portfolio & Limited
Translating design sketches into clear, technically viable CADS to send to suppliers & factories.
FIRST - BA HONS
DISTINCTION - BTEC ND