Surface Textile designer specializing in knitwear that is always willing to push creative boundaries. Focuses mainly on surface texture with a good attention to detail. I am looking to learn new skills and explore new expertise. Fashion forward designer inspired by traditional textiles and street fashion looking to work in a creative role.
Central Saint Martin’s School of Art – Digital Print Workshop AssistantFebruary 2014 – Present
-Sampling with laser cutting, plotter cutting, digital print, vinal and machine embroidery.
Alicelee – Freelance knitwear producion
July 2013 – December 2013
-Knitting garments.-Linking garments together.
-Hand finishing garments to a high standard.
-Handwork on garments – leather lacing.
The Textile Society Student Bursaries and Awards 2013 – Finalist
Exhibited work at the Manchester Antique textile Fair.
Dressing assistant at Jean Pierre Braganza A/W13 Show
Craig Lawrence – Knitwear Designer – Studio Assistant
Dec 2011 – Sept 2012
-Knitting garments for production and London Fashion Week shows.
-Helping repair garments and knit for show at the V&A.
-Linking and hand sewing garments together.
-Professionally finishing garments to be sent to stockists.
Laura Slater Textiles – Bespoke home wear designer – Studio Assistant
Aug 2011 – Sep 2011
-Screen printing designs on to fabric.
-Measuring and cutting fabric.
-Discussing her work with clients whilst she was exhibiting at Origin Craft Fair.
Seiko Kinoshita – Textile Artist – Studio Assistant
-Finishing samples, binding the edges of weaving..
-Organising the workshop and hanging piece of work.
-Creative workshop with children in Sheffield Children’s Hospital.
London College of Fashion
First Class Honours Degree in:
Fashion Design Technology: Surface Textiles, specialising in Knitwear.
Oct 2010 – June 2013
BTEC Art Foundation in Art and Design
Sep 2008 – Jun 2009
Final grade: Distinction.
Longley Park Sixth Form College, Sheffield
3 A levels grades B and 1 As level grade B
Sep 2006 – Jun3 2008
Abbeydale Grange Secondary School, Sheffield.
Received 13 GCSEs grades A-C including,
Maths, Science and English.
Sep 2001 – Jun 2006
Technical -Basic pattern cutting skills. Competent at using a sewing machine and domestic knitting machine, competent knowledge of Dubied and Universal knitting machines. Knowledge of pigment screen printing and heat press printing. Basic knowledge of various embroidery techniques such as the use of Irish machines and competent at using a laser cutter.
IT – Competent at Photoshop and Illustrator. Very competent at the Microsoft package.
Personal – Fast learner, enjoys challenges, good at working with others and communicating.
Creative – Good research skills, excellent at experimentation and designing on the body.
Voluntary Work Experience
Voluntary Oxfam steward at various Music Festivals.
Jun 2011 – Sep 2011
Voluntary Oxfam steward at the WOMAD festival
References available on request.