I am a determined, motivated individual with a passion for design. I have excellent IT skills and advanced knowledge of a variety of packages. I am successful in time management, prioritizing and multi tasking. I am actively pursuing a position that utilizes my acquired skills to date.

Work Samples

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  • URBAN OUTFITTERS - AW2013-14

  • AW 2013-14

Work History

Personal Statement I am determined, motivated individual with a passion for design. I possess advanced communication and listening skills, I am successful in time management, prioritising and multi tasking a professional workload. I am actively pursuing a position that utilizes my acquired skills to date. Technical Skills C.A.D. Gerber and CS 5 Tex Design and Micrografix Outstanding hand drawing skills PV and Pitti trade show experience Personal Skills Determination and motivation Great time management Strong communication Prioritising and multitasking Enthusiasm and focus Work History Work placement: at John Lewis Design Studio Victoria, London – November 12 – Dec 12 – researching sweaters, specing garments for suppliers, illustrating knitwear collections for cashmere, wool, angora blends, colour matching. Freelance Design Consultant / Trend Researcher Hong Kong and UK – Jan 08 – Dec 11 – Trend forecasting and awareness, mood boards and concepts, design presentations, collaborations and detailed shop reports and analysis. Senior Manager – Design (Sweaters, Cut and Sew) – Li and Fung, Hong Kong and New York – Jan 07 – Jan 08 - Managing 7 designers, set performance standards, project plans and timelines. Allocating tasks, monitoring daily operations, providing guidance training and development opportunities, problem solving and motivating. Forecasting global market trends for product categories, providing design direction to the design team. Reviewing and approving designs, allocating production and sampling. Presenting to customers, providing updated market information and sourcing products/ materials. Freelance Designer – Dewhirst – Feb 06 – Jan 07 – Developing specific techniques for embroidery for men’s jersey, shop reports and design boards. Knitwear Designer – Stuart Peters Ltd, London. Jan 05 – Feb 06 – Designing ranges of knitwear targeted at high street brands, yarn research, sourcing spinners, theme boards and colour palettes, liasing with factories, in house design and market research. Junior Designer – Matalan Plc, Skelmersdale. Sept 02 – Jan 05 – Women’s knitwear and jersey design, casual and formal, including prints, embellishments, embroideries and beadwork. Design Room Assistant – Sara Lee Courtaulds, Nottingham. Sept 00 - Jul 01 - Assisting the senior designer, preparing samples for scheduled meetings, studio task including pattern cutting and colour boards. Qualifications Wigan and Leigh College – OCR CLAIT IT users Central St. Martin’s – Knitwear for fashion UMIST – Garment Technology Nottingham Trent University – BA (hons) Textiles – Knitwear Design Pagefield School of Art Specialising in Textiles – BTEC National Diploma Art and Design Interests – Auctions, horse racing, allotments, home interiors and the great outdoors. REFERENCES AND PORTFOLIO AVALIABLE UPON REQUEST

Education

  • St Martins, London

    • Professional certificate Knitwear
    • 2009 - 2009

    Knitwear for fashion

  • Nottingham Trent University

    • BA (Hons) Textiles - Knitwear
    • 1998 - 2002

    Trained using hand flat (1.5gg -14gg) and computerised machinery.

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