I have always had a passion for design and after graduating from the University of Brighton with a degree in Print Design and Business Studies, I have been working at a fashion company as the assistant print designer, recently moving in to a role supporting the wider design team, in particular embroidery and embellishment. Both of which I design using Photoshop and Illustrator at a professional level.
In November 2016 I joined the Blended Professional Program with Just IT whilst maintaining my full time job. This self-funded course has been an exciting new challenge and a step towards a new career in front-end development. During my time as a designer I understand how important it is to keep challenging yourself and your technical skill.
Working towards becoming a front end developer.
Assisting the design team to consruct surface patterns and designs for main range and the Atelier. Prints and embroideries are designed in house with an intricte focus. In this role I am also involved in trend research, design packs, leasing with factories and strike offs. Furthermore this position has been extended to assist the design team at a higher level.
Graduated with 2:1 BA Honours in Printed Textile Design and Business Studies. During my final show I was selected to become a freelance designer for Eyefix London and have successfully sold designs to leading fashion brands.
Print Design Intern
Working closely with the design team this placement involved designing hand printed patterns for the Fall 14 RTW collection for NYFW. Developing CAD designs for Resort 15 in knitwear and print patterns. A particular focus on colour, fashion illustrations using CAD and placing patterns in to repeat. Also developing a hand printed pattern used for a boomingdales exclusive dress.
Working in the studio mainly assisting the designers, sourcing fabrics and creating inspiration references. This placement also involved developing a laser cut pattern.
Foundation diploma in Design
3 A Levels A*-C
A* in Design
B in Media
10 GCSE's A-C
A in Design
relevant technical skills
Ellen produced the most fantastic website in such a short space of time for my equine dentistry business, coming up with inspirational ideas, colour schemes and a superb new logo. Amazingly, fast and pain free experience. Can not thank her enough for her expertise and sheer talent.