CV

Professional Summary

I am a digital designer with many years of experience across fashion and graphic design. I have always had an interest in computer applications, particularly adobe illustrator and Photoshop. A particular strength of mine is CAD especially with repeat prints and graphics. I am currently studying UX and UI design in order to create the visible aspects of a brand from logo design to product to web design. By working continuously with a client I am able to visualise their ideas. I have an excellent attention to detail and extremely strong interpersonal skills. I am currently located between France and the UK and available for remote work. I am also able to speak French at B1 CERF level

Skills

Adobe illustrator

Adobe photoshop

Product lifecycle

managment

Microsoft suite

Interpersonal skills

Time management

Social media

Illustration

 Fashion Design    Typography     Graphic design    Branding 
Photography 
  Illustration    Research    Interactive Communication    Adobe Illustrator photoshop & XD    Figma & Sketch 

Work Experience

October 2020- current

Digital designer : SAP

The opportunity to be part of a start up latex brand, to be launching summer 2021

  • I create all aspects of Digital Design, from the website, to media for all social media platforms

  • I maintain the upkeep and introduction of new products online.

  • I work in a small team, working closely together to ensure the customer has a pleasent user experience throught the whole process of purchase.

Jan 2019- current

Freelance designer : 

I created my own client base of people and established companies looking for a designer over multiple design platforms.

  • I created a full range of Ladies outdoor athlesure clothing / full range of menswear fashion and accessories daywear.

  • I have worked with established brands to created detailed technical specifications of existing and new design products.

  • I negotiate pricing with factories and suppliers where on average reducing the cost by 9% from the initial pricing, this includes shipping and sampling costs

  • I have created Logos for multiple clients from initial concept to completed design formatted for all social media platforms.

  • I have created online store websites for multiple clients, creating both digital advertisement graphics and illustrations alongside coding to ensure user experience is maximized.

Jan 2021- Current

African Health Organisation : Graphic designer

The opportunity to volunteer for AHO, allows me to use my skills in graphic design to give back and make a difference, especially in the field of healthcare at this time could not be more important.

  • I communicate with the president of AHO to create a range of promotion items for fundraising

  • I create series of info packs and illustrations to help with marketing campaigns.

2016-2018

Debenhams PLC : Assistant Jersey Designer / Swimwear & Loungewear Designer

I adapted very well to working in a larger cooperate scale business with tighter deadlines and more levels of approval before production.

  • I created the full range of men’s swimwear for 2 seasons, this included all the print and graphics, where I worked closely with the kids wear and ladies wear teams to make a coherent range across all in-house brands

  • I was assistant designer for all menswear jersey for four seasons. I worked closely with a senior designer, across all in house brands, creating the ranges where I was responsible for creating all visual representations including CAD and Tech packs

  • I was the sole designer across menswear loungewear and underwear for 2 seasons, where I created all prints and graphics, on preselected and new garment styles.

  • I worked for one season closely with a senior designer to create a rebranding and new range for the in-house brand Mantaray, where one of my key roles was to source environmentally friendly alternative fabric and dying sources and materials.

  • I was an integral part of creating the PLM system and design specifically for Debenhams and was responsible for creating the templates for menswear and training others in my team on the software. I was also the representative for Adobe illustrator where I held a similar role, training others in my team

  • I was responsible for presentations to multiple levels of seniors of my swimwear and loungewear ranges, working very closely with the buyers to create a new but also commercial selling range.

2014-2016

Anglo Accessories : Designer

A leading supplier in accessories, for over 30 different high-street and online retails across men’s ladies and childrenswear soft accessories and sunglasses.

  • I created the full range of men’s sunglasses which I presented to over 30 different high-street and online retailers

  • I attended and planned multiple Far East development trips alone and with clients where I worked closely with the client and the factory to create a full range of men’s sunglasses for ASOS, this consisted of over 200 different styles. After this trip the CEO of Anglo was contacted by the client to express that this was their most successful menswear accessories development trip to date

  • I attended multiple showcases for accessories, in both Paris and Milan, after which I created extremely detailed reports, showcases the trends of the styles designs and features to share with my clients.

  • I created ranges of both Ladies and Men’s soft accessories for multiple brands

  • I created the tech packs and communicated with the factories in both India and china, where I was responsible for all aspects of the design up to and including sample approval.

  • I negotiated alternative design possibilities for the ranges I designed to correspond to each clients price range per unit.

  • I worked over 27 different clients at a time, maintaining all deadlines and fulfilling all briefs needed

  • I created Anglo’s new company website as well as the website for the in-house brand of ladies accessories. This was achieved by a self taught method and had no previous experience in this field

  • I was trained and then became the company expert on the new 3D printing machine and software to create sample prototypes of sunglasses in the office to reduce lead times and sample costs from the factories.

Courses

2021

Google Ads Display

Google skillshare - online course completed

2020

General assembaly

GRAPHIC DESIGN - online course complated

2020

Career foundry

UX UI DESIGN - online course completed

Education

University Of The Creative Arts

2010-2013

FASHION DESIGN - BA HONOURS - 2:1

2008-2010

PENISTONE GRAMMER SIXTH FORM

ART / TEXTILES / BIOLOGY - A LEVELS

2008-2010

PENISTONE GRAMMER SCHOOL

12 GCSE's  A*-C- Including maths english and science

Interests

HIKING

I spend a lot of my free time hiking either in the mountains in france or in the peak district in the UK

SNOWBOARDING

I have been a snow-boarder for over 15 years and spend my winter seasons living in the alps.

FRENCH

I am intermediate level spoken french and something I am actively learning become fluent

CODING

After my transition into UX and UI design, I am a self taught beginner in HTML and java script

COMEDY

I was a stand up comedian for 4 years on the London circuit.