Jun 2014 - Present (7 years 6 months)
Founder and Design Manager of Thalia Bo Sandals and Accessories. Creating handcrafted weaving and materials,combining them with soft leathers and local Greek Sandal craftsmanship. Everything made locally & Sustainable on the island of Cyprus.
Leko Trading Ltd
London (Supplying for New Look, TK Max and independents) for London based Supplier/Retailer. * Research trends, materials, trims and colour palettes * Sourcing materials from trade shows * Design of market focused product collections * Buying of product collections for wholesale * Preparation of technical drawings (hardware and bags) and approval of samples * Travel to Far East for buying and design development * Creative direction of brand ( website design, trade shows, graphics) * Organize timelines of design and sampling
Bothali Design Studio. Cyprus
Own brand of Bespoke luxury Handbags and Footwear * Market, material and trend research * Liaising with Suppliers * Design of high end product collections * Pattern cutting and making
FREELANCE & Inc Freelancer. Accessories Designer. Worked for Singapore based brand, designing for Women's Handbags.
Freelancer. Worked for Asia licensee of German brand, designing for Men's Footwear and Handbags.
Beside - U
Freelancer. Worked for Chinese based brand, designing for Women's Handbags. RESPONSIBILITIES * Range Planning and research * Trend interpretation and application * Creation of mood boards * Assessing samples and conducting alternations * Creation of working drawings / specification sheets * Design development and sourcing of ranges from production through to finished product * Liaising with Far East factories
Assistant Designer / Womenswear - Jersey
High Street Womenswear Supplier. London Assistant Designer / Womenswear - Jersey Reporting to the Womenswear Designer * Trend interpretation and application, mood board creation * Help managing the smooth running of the whole process, from initial concept to final product * Assisting in the sourcing of fabrics etc, giving detailed specs, looking at prototypes, ordering samples
Colour,Trends and Ladies Footwear Designer
London, United Kingdom
Nov 2011 - Aug 2013 (1 year 9 months)
AMC Design Studio, London, Footwear/Trend & Material Designer
Working with Vivobarefoot, Paul and Joe, Butterfly Twist, Tram
• Design for Ladies& Mens Footwear Lifestyle/Performance Collections: research, development and technical designs.
• Research and development of Seasonal color, print and material trends. Presentation for PT and Sale Meetings.
• Color and material development and application
• Material sourcing from China and trade shows, while responsible for material library
• Responsible for EcoMatrix and Sustainable development
• Communication with suppliers and China Office to achieve product with accurate material and color stories