About me

I am a passionate and versatile designer, with a proven track-record for adaptability in designing across multiple product categories. This is in addition to my first-love, which is designing timeless women's handbags for an elevated market-level.

I define my uniqueness as a designer, as having the ability to balance creativity, innovation and commercial reality to make products with a wide-reaching appeal. This is whilst maintaining the unique essence of each brand I design for.

DESIGN CATEGORIES

- Leather Handbags - Active Bags - Novelty evening bags

- Small Leather Goods - Luggage - Tech Accessories

- Jewellery + Keyrings - Bag Hardware - Eyewear sun + optical (vision express)

- Umbrellas - Stationary - Packaging + Branding

I have experience of working across a mixed range of materials, predominantly leather and leather alternatives. I strive to undertake innovative practices within bag making, and look towards the future with regards to improving sustainability.

I take a multi-faceted approach to my design practice, by developing additional competencies in areas that sit more broadly from bag design. These include print and graphic design for packaging and branding.

KEY COMPETENCIES:

- Accessory Design Project Management

- Targeted Trend Research

- CAD Drawing

- Adobe Illustrator - high competency

- Adobe InDesign - high competency

- Handbag Construction

ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE:

- Winner of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainer's award for excellence in leather-craft - 2012

- Six month internship at Fleet Ilya as leather production assistant - 2012

- Six Month internship at Alexander McQueen and Philip Treacy studio - 2009

Skills

Brand / Logo Design, Branding, CAD, Character Design, Crafts, Creative Direction, Customer Services, Digital Art, Fashion Design, Illustration, Jewelry Design, Licensing, Packaging Design, Pattern Design, Presentation, Print Design, Problem Solving, Product Design, Product Development, Research & Development, Technical / Functional Documents

Sector Experience

Footwear & Accessories

Awards

Cordwainer's Award for Excellence in Leather craft

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Availability
Looking for work
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Perm, Freelance, Temp-Perm, Part time, Remote
Location
Cambridge
Skill Level
Middleweight
Languages
Beginners Italian
Creativepool member since 30 August 2020