•Recent graduate with a Distinction from the London College of Fashion MA programme; prior to that had three years of experience working as an Associate Designer in Los Angeles.
•Interested in the combination of hand and digital works; most notably hand drawn illustrations used to create digital prints and embroidery.
•Ability to work across both textiles and womenswear garment design; has extensive experience with digital and screen print, computer patternmaking software and illustration.
•Looking for a full time or freelance design position within a luxury label and open to overseas relocation.
Design Room Intern
•Integral member of creative team for high end womenswear company; helped to develop collections of printed silks, jersey,
knitwear and assorted wovens.
•Absorbed responsibilities of all other associate designers and patternmaker when the company was restructured; kept on as sole member of design and technical team.
•Responsible for creation of initial sketches, line sheets and managing sample fabric and trim orders.
•Supervising sample production; liaison between designer, patternmaker, cutter and sample sewers, calculating yields and costing all styles.
•Communication of initial designs and all subsequent corrections, including generating artwork and graded specifications for overseas production in China.
•Supervision and Preparation of Production; including grading and marking, and assisting designer during fittings and recording and implementing all changes.
Jerry Leigh of California
•Worked on licensed clothing featuring prints and embroidery including jersey, denim and woven collections for all size and age ranges for men and women.
•Rapid promotion from Assistant Designer to Associate Designer.
•Handled multiple license accounts including Betsey Johnson Kids, 2B Free for Target, Walt Disney World, Disneyland.
•Responsible for development of collections, including: sourcing fabric, trim and screen printers; designing garments; creating label and hangtag concepts; and providing art direction to in-house graphic designers.
•Creation and maintenance of sales boards and line sheets as well as communication with licensees and clients.
•Coordinating workflow at all stages from development within creative team, to organisation and communication of all initial
sourcing and creative work to hand over to production department.