Rachel PRO ACCOUNT
Freelance Print and pattern designer
I am a freelance print designer, designing prints for home ware products. An enthusiastic, determined and accomplished textile designer. I find the whole creative process from inception to
Read more... completion both exciting and challenging. Taking an image from its beginning through the stages of formalisation to a lively pattern for textiles is extremely rewarding and it is this that inspires me to develop my skills as a designer. I am highly creative and versatile with outstanding organisational skills and I have the ability to create very high quality original drawings and artwork in a wide range of media. «««
SkillsHand drawing and painting, Repeat pattern work, Experience of creating pattern for a particular product and seeing the design into prodution, Adobe More... Illustrator CS5, Adobe Photoshop CS5.1, Mac and PC proficient, Mood board, Silk screen printing, Fabric dying, Sewing, Trend analysis and research, Interpretation of seasonal trends into real life products, Design brief interpretation and project management. «««
Sector ExperienceJan 12- present - John Lewis Partnership - freelance print designer for home wares.
Jan 13 - Texplan Manufacturing Ltd (part of the Laura Ashley More... group) - Freelance project updating the colour palette offered by Laura Ashley for Homebase working to the proposed AW13 interior themes and future colour palette recommendations.
Feb 10- Oct 11- House Of Fraser - Design Assistant in home ware design team.
Lead designer for the Kylie exclusive bed linen range for House of Fraser.
Seasonal trend development - Providing fresh ideas and exciting trends to move brands such as Linea, Pied a Terre and Biba forward whilst maintaining a strong awareness of each brands identity.
Played a central role in guiding buying teams in range building for the launch of new in-house brands Casa Couture, Kenneth Cole and Shabby Chic.
Co-ordinator of collaborations with designers such as Michelle Mason, Collier Campbell, Jan Consantine and Ella Peters.
Nov 08 - Dec 09 - Designers Guild - Sales assistant
Aug 08 - Oct 08 - Laura Ashley Head Office - Temporary position - Assistant to head of Home design. «««
ClientsTexplan Manufacturing Ltd (part of the Laura Ashley group)
DUCHY Originals for Home
John Lewis Partnership (Waitrose)
House of Fraser - (Linea More... Home, Pied a Terre)
Kylie (Excluisive bedlinen range for House of Fraser)
Catch Publishing «««
Angel Spring Fair - March 2012 in London
I exhibited a range of printed artwork and greetings cards from my own collection of work - More... Rachel Moore Portfolio.
New Designers 2008 - London.
Exhibited my degree collection. «««
AwardsShort listed into the final 2 for Graham Brown Award at New Designers - Jul 2008
First Class BA Hons in Printed Textiles from Edinburgh College of More... Art - May 2008
Edinburgh College of Art - Furniture project sketchbook selected from 2nd and 3rd year design students for a college prize. Jul 07
Madras College, St.Andrews Fife. May 2005
Higher lever 5 A's in Art, English, Drama, Modern Studies and French «««
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