- Cardiff, GB
- £25 /hr
- Available now
I am an experienced freelance Junior Womenswear and Print designer that has experience covering Footwear, Bags, Underwear, Jewellrey, Loungewear, Outerwear and generalmore...HELLO!!!
I am an experienced freelance Junior Womenswear and Print designer that has experience covering Footwear, Bags, Underwear, Jewellrey, Loungewear, Outerwear and general Wovens and Jersey.
I have liaised with many clients - all of which have been incredibly excited about the work I have produced for them.
Having recently finished a temporary cover contract for COS (where I specialised in assisting Accessories), I have the expertise, skills and experience of working with an outstanding, innovative brand.
I am an extremely creative, passionate and hard-working individual with impeccable taste and eye for colour palettes, fabric selection, print design and range building.
I have great technical knowledge and have the added skill of creating commercial solutions to designs and artworks without stifling innovation.
Being interested in the future of fashion, I continually strive to succeed in the industry, and with my experience I am able to :
- create and develop prints, graphics and wovens.
- style photo shoots : I have assisted in clothing labels, bands, magazines etc including assisting celebrity clients such as La Roux, The Klaxons, M.I.A, Katy Perry, Peter Andre and Dolly Parton.
- a highly versatile designer, also available and have experience in designing accessories.
- experienced in all aspects of design process : from concept to delivery, including market research, mood board creation, fabric sourcing, designing, sketching and sampling.
- provide great Merchandise affinity : I have worked for global brands such as Topshop.
- create detailed spec packs which include tech drawings, fabric composition, artworks and colouring.
- perceptive skills in how to spot trends, and create trend stories.
- work effectively within a time-scale.
- style and design to all consumer levels.
Area Covered: Fashion Designer / Stylist / Illustrator / Textile Print Designer / Accessories Designer / Merchandiser / Trend Developer / Writer / Blogger
Work Experience Summary: Designer- BuroWhiteley (Freelance) Feb 2012 - Present
Currently working on a collaboration between BuroCreative and Whiteley Consulting in designing a luxury loungewear range for the start up of their high-end highstreet label.
Designer – JD Enterprise (Freelance) Sept 2011 - Present
I have recently designed a capsule collection to start up a high profile clients’ clothing label, this is yet to be released.
Design Assistant – COS Oct 2011-Feb 2012
Whilst at COS I worked for both the Ladies Accessories and Ladieswear departments. Here I regularly attended fit meetings, lab-dip meetings, created and updated sketches and collection overviews, conducted design hand-overs to the pattern team, worked with designers from other departments as well as working closely with the buyers providing creative and commercial solutions to problems that may arise. I also attended sales meetings on a weekly basis and would collaborate with sales and merchandising teams for weekly reports to send to store.
I was also involved in preparing Lookbook samples for shooting and attending the Lookbook fitting to make any last minute adjustments.
Trend Researcher (Freelance) – River Island June 2010 - Aug 2010
Monitoring current trends by providing street reports, research and source other inspiration from around the city and seeking out emerging potential trends for the future. Accumulated all research into a pack that is compiled of different trend stories and customer bias.
Creative / Visual Merchandiser – Topshop Oct 2010 – Aug 2011
(In between studies)
Trend Consultant/ Creator - STUDIO – M 2009-2010
Responsible for creating and designing trend stories and concepts to be sold to brands/designers. Tasks included providing street reports and in-depth research - sourcing other inspirations around the city, targeting a specific season/trend/product bias, and reviewing ranges as well as producing prints, hand-dyed swatches, embellishments and colour stories.
(Design Assistant) - SOPHIE HULME 2008-2009
Assisted Sophie in developing her designs in A/W 2011 Collection. Responsible for adjusting patterns, producing spec packs to manufacturers, managing the delivering and collecting of garments to and from PR agencies and liaising with suppliers.
(Design / Stylist Assistant) - NOVA DANDO 2007-2008
Responsible for styling of models/celebrity clients/bands at shoots and music videos. This would include designing and planning outfits which is directional for the artist, liaising with designers and choosing outfits from their current collections. (e.g. DavidDavid, Basso and Brooke) and creating mood/concept boards to present to the clients management team.
(Celebrity clients included : La Roux, Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, The Klaxons, M.I.A and Gossip.)
Education Summary: KINGSTON UNIVERSITY, LONDON : BA (Hons) Fashion Design
GLAMORGAN SCHOOL OF ART,
AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY : Foundation Studies ( DISTINCTION )
Y PANT COMPREHENSIVE : 3 A-Levels (AAA)
10 GCSEs ( A* - B )
Fashion Designer / Stylist / Illustrator / Textile Print Designer / Merchandiser / Fashion Writer, Blogger and Researcher.