Jun 2014 - Present (6 years 11 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