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DESIGN< Research driven design. Working from the consumer’s perspective. Innovation sourced from a hybridized knowledge of textiles, manufacture, pattern graphic engineering, psychology and trend forecasting. A visual as well as structural understanding of pattern and material. Experience in graphics for women’s wear print, interiors, and luxury woven fabric. She has a commercial eye and can easily change her design handwriting to fit the aesthetics of each brief. Her textile work is conceptual, inventive and connects with culture.
SKILLS< Graphic print and woven textiles>> Industrial as well as hand processes for Jacquard, TC1, Dobby and hand-looms. Understanding of color, design and scale issues, particularly as applied to continuous pattern; engineered and placement prints; screen print for fabric; dyeing and finishing techniques; acid and fiber reactive dyes, digital fabric printing, heat press, flock and foil, devore, knit, crochet, fiber sculpture as well as various painting, drawing and sewing mediums.
ADMINISTRATIVE< Organizationally oriented taskmaster. Excellent verbal and written communication. Both leader and team player. Creative problem solving abilities. Excellent marketing, selling and presentation ability, comfortable presenting to large groups. Works well under pressure, professional demeanor. Optimistic and driven.
SOFTWARE< Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Pointcarre, Ned Graphics, JacCad, Weave Maker Pro, Microsoft Suite, Mac and PC literate.
• London Design Festival. 100% Design. Engineered Illusions. September 2013.
• Stour Space Designers’ Market. Women’s wear engineered prints. Hackney Wick. August 2013.
• Central Saint Martins. Degree Show Two. Textile Futures Group Degree Show. The Street Kings Cross. June 2013.Engineered Illusions Showcase.
• Central Saint Martins. Luxe is More, Lunchtime Talk Series. Presentation of Engineered Illusions. June 2013.
• MOST. Tom Dixon. Salon Di Mobile. Milan Design
W O R K
From October 2012
Wolf Gordon, NYC: space-enhancing wallpaper: tall, wide, curvy.
Lulan Artisans, SF, CA: sustainable textile collection for interiors.
MS Read, Malaysia: Slimming engineered print women's wear shift dress.
British Home Chic: Range of dresses: Slim, Tall, Curvy
§• Graphic Design: engineered prints for the women's wear and interiors market. Using pattern to visually manipulate, edit and enhance as per the clients wishes. A three dimensional effect on a two dimensional surface. Illusions.
§• Pattern experiments and psychology: how pattern and vision work together.
§• Commercial driven design, seamless repeats, broad handwriting. Industry standard.
Personal Stylist: Levi's Flag Ship
Levis Flagship Store
February 2010 - July 2010
Styled Clients internationally. Merchandise Displays.
May 2009 - December 2009
§• Designed jacquard fabrics for the high-end American and European interiors markets formulated,
initial concepts informed by research, produced artwork, developed weave structures and created color-ways.
§• Met collection deadlines and quotas. Multi-Colored pattern design and repeat.
§• Communicated with customers cross culturally to translate their vision.
§• Stylized interpretations of trendy designs. Fabric analysis for quality assurance.
Assistant Teacher to Lia Cook
California College of the Arts
September 2007 - December 2007
§• Pointcarre textile design software and Photoshop for weaving.
§• Weaving and maintenance on the TC1 loom > Tronrud Engineers
§• Damask design, image translation in weaving, pattern repeat design, file cleanup, concept
Personal Assistant to Gary Snow Real Estate Agent
Paragon Real Estate Group
September 2005 - August 2008
Various administrative duties, personal errands, property showings, selling property both small and large scale.
Hello, My portfolio can be viewed on my website:
Qualifications & Certifications
Masters Textile Futures
UAL Central Saint Martins: School of Fashion and Textiles
California College of the Arts
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