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Zoe McCluskey

Textile Designer

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  • LevelJunior
  • LocationGlasgow, United Kingdom
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  • ProfessionsTextile Designer - Lingerie Designer - Accessories Designer


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About me

I am a Glasgow School of Art graduate in Textile Design BA(Hons) specialising in Embroidery for Fashion. I have experience in creative assistance, styling and photography, pattern drafting and cutting, garment construction, events management and PR/media.

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  • Fashion
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Powerpoint
  • Printed Textiles
  • Trend Analysis
  • Surface Design
  • Design Process
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Machine Embroidery
  • Hand Embroidery
  • Hand Embellishing
  • Sampling and Production
  • Embroidery And Embellishment
  • Colour Analysis
  • Styling
  • Creative Assistance
  • PR
  • Media
  • Photography
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Pattern Cutting
  • Garment Construction
  • Event Management
  • Curation
  • Curator

Work history


Lingerie Designer


Sep 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Completion of course at The Stitchery in Glasgow in making your own underwear, developing lingerie design and pattern drafting. Developing project titled ‘Lila’ for bespoke lingerie orders, as seen in Bricks Magazine and Sicky Mag (styled and shot by Linda Mcintosh) and used by I’ll Be Your Mirror styling and creative agency based in Glasgow, UK.


Embroidery Intern

Isolated Heroes

Jul 2016 - Sep 2016
  • Dundee, United Kingdom
  • Internship
  • Designing and producing hand embroidery embroidery for Isolated Heroes Autumn/Winter 2016 collection ‘Nevada’ by responding to the brief set out by the designer. Working with a variety of materials to designer’s specifications to meet collection deadlines. Also assisting with photo shoots, pop up shops, pattern cutting, garment construction and produc- tion/packaging for trade shows and online orders.


Fashion Show Event Management and Design

Glasgow School of Art

Sep 2015 - Mar 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Boutique management and design team - where students showcase and sell their work from the fashion show project to public. Skills developed in merchandising, budgeting, resourcefulness and ability to problem solve issues with the team to ensure shop runs smoothly and makes visual impact. ! Fashion show set design team - working on runway, seating, lighting, music and overall aesthetic/theme by communicat- ing with students, staff and companies/individuals out with the school to source materials and hire equipment etc. Work- ing as a team through a process of design with architectural and interiors students whilst keeping to health and safety regulations and our projected budget.


Tour Guide

Glasgow School of Art

Sep 2014 - Sep 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Roles included taking visitors and applicant students of the School on tours of the campus, working applicant open days and running the information desk at school events. Being a reliable, flexible member of a team who is up to date on every aspect of the school in order to personalise tours to individual visitors and their questions. Being an ambassador to the School is essential in this role and a friendly/welcoming nature is very important.


Vintage Clothing Seller


Jan 2013 - Dec 2016
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • Full Time
  • Sourcing my own stock from specialists, selling online and at fairs around Glasgow, which included cash handling, ac- counts and admin, packaging and postage of products, customer service and social media/PR.



Designer Pattern Cutter

The Stitchery

Sep 2016 - Dec 2016
  • 50 Kent Rd, Glasgow G3 7EF, UK
  • Underwear Making Working with stretch fabric / Professional techniques for lingerie elastic / Measuring for bras, briefs and swimwear / Identify and correct fitting problems Students will be introduced to the use of stretch fabrics and learn to use them to their maximum potential; creating undergarments that fit as they should. Each student will personalise the Watson Bra & Pants, making it in a fabric of their choice.


BA (Hons) Textile Design

Glasgow School of Art

Sep 2013 - Jun 2017
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • The programme is composed of four subject specialisms - print, knit, weave and embroidery - assessed through coursework, design projects and essays reviewed at key points throughout each stage in the four year course. Technical workshops, creative and personal projects and industry-based briefs and competitions come together to create the structure of the course, developing drawing style and techniques, developmental strategies and practical and professional skill sets. In the final year, all students create their own collection of textiles within their chosen specialism for fashion, product and/or interiors contexts and showcase their work at the Glasgow School of Art Degree Show and New Designers, London.


Certificate of Higher Education in Art & Design

Edinburgh College of Art

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • Courses in Portfolio Preparation for Design and Printed Textile Design.