April 2013 – July 2013
I completed a 3-month internship with the Pattern Cutting Team at Christopher Kane, which helped develop my sewing and pattern cutting skills. I also worked alongside the Design, Production and Sales teams, which gave me a great insight into how the business works as a whole. I was lucky enough to be selected to work in the London Showroom as well as spend 10 days working in the Paris Showroom. It was a fantastic experience and I gained a huge amount of knowledge from it.
House Of Holland
May 2012 – September 2012
I completed a 6-month internship with the design team at House Of Holland working through Pre13 and SS13. I was involved mostly with pattern cutting, toiling, and research as well as other aspects of the studio work. I was responsible for creating all the CAD technical drawings for both Pre13 and SS13. I was given the task of developing possible prints and pattern repeats for a collaboration with Sports Girl in Australia, as well as for SS13. The print developed for Sports Girl was used as the main print in the collection. I worked backstage at the SS13 show dressing and organizing models as well as ensuring that all the garments were looking their best. This experience has been hugely valuable to me due to both the variety of tasks and the length of time I spent with the team.
2011 – 2015
Heriot Watt University
This course covers the design and manufacture of both womenswear and menswear garments in detail, and also touches on the marketing and communication of fashion.
2010 – 2011
NQ Fashion Design and Manufacture
This course covered basic pattern cutting, sewing and design. I feel it has given me a great advantage in my degree.
2003 – 2010
St Columba’s Senior School
Art and Design – Grade A
English – Grade A
Graphic Communication – Grade A
Modern Studies – Grade B
Product Design – Grade A
Duke of Edinburgh Bronze Award 2008
I also attended a Portfolio Preparation course as well as a Life-Drawing course at the Glasgow School of Art.
Able to work from initial inspiration through to design concept, pattern cutting and garment construction – producing a finished piece to a very high standard.
Confident working on both Mac and PC. I have professional experience using Photoshop and Illustrator, and can use InDesign and Dreamweaver as well as Microsoft office confidently.
Confident and keen to draw, paint and sketch my own ideas as well as illustrate other peoples.
Regularly present ideas to large groups of students and lecturers as part of my course. After working in a retail environment, with companies such as Mulberry, Topshop and Whistles, I have gained experience in dealing with all types of people.
I enjoy working within a team and find I am able to give other members advice and take on board others suggestions.
I am interested in many areas of the Art and Design world and regularly visit exhibitions to keep expanding my knowledge.
I continually work on sketchbooks of Illustrations and artwork as well as my design sketchbooks.
I regularly read art and fashion magazines, blogs and websites to keep up to date with the industry and current opinions.
2010 - present
2010 - present