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Bath, United Kingdom
Having had over nine years of working experience within the footwear industry I have pursued my career through gaining various qualifications by furthering my knowledge and understanding of it. At present I have just completed a 'Masters degree in Design Innovation' in Footwear at De Montfort University in the United Kingdom. I had research and developed ladies high fashion footwear that had elements of sustainability and innovative production concepts. My other qualifications are a BA honours in footwear design also gained at the same university in 2007 where I designed and developed high fashion commercial ladies footwear. I had also completed a technical and design course at Leicester College in 2003, which had given me an in-depth understanding of traditional and conventional footwear production technicalities.
Prior to my master’s degree I was a footwear designer for two years at D.R Shoes, who were a footwear company based in the UK, they specialised in men’s casual fashion footwear. I designed footwear for their brand Nanny State, together with licenced products for brands such as Aldo, Topman and Barrets.
Having also worked as a Technical Assistant with Clarks International in 2004, I had been trained in-house as a technician, gaining last making skills together with the Clarks shoe fittings standards. After obtaining this I was the technician for the children’s ‘fashion footwear’ section for them for a year, but then decided to obtain a design degree later.
Working in a footwear factory called Karasons Shoes for five years in Zimbabwe till 2000, was my initial upbringing within the footwear industry were I had hands on experience of footwear manufacturing together with development and designing of its products.
I am passionate about the products I work with and a strong team player with good organisational skills and would like the opportunity to contribute to the success of your organisation.
Finalist of the De Montfort University’s CEO business award for a footwear brands business plan, 2011
The Enterprise Inc award for small business start up, 2011