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  • Anna Milner

    Sr. Fashion Accessories Designer

    Niederdorla, Germany

"I always had the desire to create designs that influence the way people interact and feel while blending crafts, materials and innovation to develop quality and functionality" Anna provides accessories design product development, from concept ideation to production. All aspects of product development can be managed, from design, colour, development, sourcing and illustrations.

Work Samples

  • Esprit Backpack

  • Oliver Sweeney Leather Briefcase

  • Men's Winter collection

Work History

  • Men's Accessories Designer

  • Designer Accessories / Bags & small leather goods

    • Esprit
    • Düsseldorf, Germany
    • Aug 2014 - Present (3 years 1 month)

    Liaising closely with Buying and Product Management teams, as well as other external suppliers worldwide, I am responsible for handling and delivering the Men's bags, belts and small leather goods content across the Esprit's Global channels each month including Women's EDC bag collection. Delivering between 10 and 40 options per months per product class. I design and develop content with our target audiences in mind whilst retaining excellent trend research and market observation. * Design and develop a customer and market focused product collection each season for assigned product and product classes throughout the entire product development process * Prepare materials, trims, hardware and labelling concepts * Prepare mood and colour boards, merchandising sheets and other relevant collection documents * Championed everything to do with accessories, ensuring the company had a consistent message across all product channels * Create technical sketches and detailed technical specification packs * Work in close collaboration with Buying & Product Management team to ensure designs meet market and brand requirements.

  • Designer / Owner

    • Anna Lynn Design
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Aug 2014 - Present (3 years 2 months)

    A design contractor that provided product development from concept ideation to production for both Men and Women Accessories. All aspects of product development were managed, from design, development and sourcing. As a designer, regularly worked with companies providing refreshing and new innovative concepts. * Develop new ideas and sketches for current business needs * Product classes include Bags {m/f} small leather goods, belts, socks, ties, hats, and gloves * Build strong relationships with cross functional business partners, vendors and factories. * Oversee all phases of sampling for respective product category. * Manage sourcing and coordination of all sample materials. Sales analysis & trend report Organised, creative and highly efficient Accessories Designer {m/f} with 5 year's industry experience, who is capable of designing and delivering accessory products that engage audiences and drives recognition. Strong sense of colour, fashion, product & trend. Thriving within a high pressure, deadline driven environment, including challenges that innovative design and idea that could take a company one step further.

  • Freelance Accessories Designer

    • Oliver Sweeney
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Aug 2014 - Nov 2014 (3 months)
  • Product and Accessories Designer

    • GHD
    • London, United Kingdom
    • 2013 - 2014 (1 year)
  • Accessories Design Assistant

  • Menswear Design Assistant Internship


  • Northumbria University

    • BA (hons) Industrial Design
    • 2007 - 2011
  • London College of Fashion

    • SHORT COURSE Fashion Design
    • 2011 - 2011
  • Leeds College of Art

    • BTEC National Diploma Art & Design
    • 2005 - 2007



2012 Special Mention Award, Vogue “Call for Talent” Domus Academy, Italy 2011 Best Exhibition Stand New Designers, London 2011 Top 10 Creative, PSFK Trend, {online}