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Limkokwing University

Oct 2017Dec 2017

Fashion Futures Program Lead (London)

Program lead specializing in Fashion Futures at the Limkokwing University of Creative Technology for a 3-month project for visiting multicultural students from Limkokwing, Malaysia. The first project asked students to explore the concept of ‘No Turning back’, encouraging conversations and stories told through drawing, art, photos and personal stories that can be realized into shapes, graphics, prints & concepts for the project. We encouraged self-directed study and to consider ‘what brings people together and what pushes people apart’?

Brighton University

20162017

MA Sustainable Design (www.tokenproject.co.uk)

Design Researcher - Design Meaning

Fashion must move beyond a disciplinary model of design and facilitate deliberate societal change. Educators need to consider how to facilitate fashion education at the undergraduate level to align with contemporary design thinking which recognises the importance for design to lead the way in sustainability and circular design thinking, helping students to understand and shift perspective beyond adornment and a signifier of social mobility into shaping awareness to fashion as an agent of change.

(1) Sustainable Futures - with a focus on the impact of fashion and tourism on the island of Bali, Indonesia

(2) Stakeholder Ethnography and visual narratives as a methodology for disruptive thinking process to challenge Western dominant thinking in terms of cultural and environmental sustainability

(3) Building Emotional Geographies + Circular Economies

Religion Clothing Retail

20062016

Creative Director Retail (Bali)

Curated and project managed the re-design and set up three Multi-Million Dollar stores in Bali, Indonesia, bringing industry contacts to contribute to the projects such as custom made interiors and all designed components such as lighting, textures, colour, rails, and display.

Worked closely with Architect and Directors in the planning of the retail experience to integrate design knowledge of product with the user experience. Responsible for the design direction of retail space liaising with head office in London. Created an individual look for each space and visual merchandise of product and window display.

Managed design team to develop location specific resort product to be merchandised alongside international product to be delivered into stores. Responsible for operational management (design, sampling, retail production).

Collaborated with graphics team to design in-store graphics, points of sale, packaging and any seasonal window display requirements. Biased with head office for social media events.

Supervised and hired the retail team in Bali with particular awareness and sensitivity to cultural differences to benefit both employees and the company. Monitored sales and profit targets to maximise sales and implement a system for re-orders.

Northbrook College

20132015

Visiting Lecturer

Set up and ran three live digital print and industry design projects in 2013, 2014, 2015.

The pilot projects were marked against an established course module and also provided undergraduates with an opportunity to work in a less wasteful way by making digital print integral to the pattern and garment design process.

In 2013, Worked with 3 year B.A. students during their final collections and explored a range of elements of sustainable design practice and helped articulate the concepts behind their aesthetic decisions; the undergraduates were nominated for the Sustainable Design awards at Graduate Fashion Week.

Religion Retail + KUDETA Boutique

20062013

Design Consultant (Bali)

Curated the set up two Multi-Million Dollar flagship stores in Bali, Indonesia. Responsible for the design direction and visual merchandise of product. Visual merchandising & window display. In-store graphics and visual communications. Points of sale. Responsible for operational management (design, sampling, retail production).  Supervising and building retail team in Bali. Managing design team to develop and deliver international product into stores. Monitored sales and profit targets. Responsible for designing and delivering multi-product ranges from clothing to accessories. Reviewed performance and curated renovation of prime retail space-sourcing interiors, props, product for the retail set-ups.

KUDETA PROJECT (Bali)

Sourced new lines of Fashion and Lifestyle Brands supporting local and international designers, traditional Indonesian craft and artisan, global market trends, customer demands and financial budgets.

Responsible for designing and delivering new brand identity through a unique product range of for Kudeta signature line; womenswear, accessory range and stationery product 

Responsible for photographic styling on editorial, packaging, new labeling and graphic development for Kudeta signature line

Turned profitability around in 6 weeks from new shop launch

Bonbon Cadeau Ltd (UK/Indonesia)

20022007

Owner/Signature Line/Design House

Owner Signature Brand "Britta Boyer sold throughout 7 Whistles stores in the UK  and winner of the 2006 Whistles award “ Best New Designer". International wholesale business. Also created a sister brand butik & sway with a focus on print - young customer, wholesale client included ASOS, Miss Selfridges and Laden Showroom.

Design House - Responsible for setting up manufacturing and building a design team in Indonesia for Motel Clothing's expansion into an international market. Licensed an archive of own print and design to the company which was developed from own Bali Design Office which resulted into production of 75 thousand garments per season. Brought years of design experience, Asian manufacturing and Industry contacts to the company, Motel, which led to its growth and development into a multi-million-dollar business through licensing print and design.

Prepared seasonal inspiration boards/concepts for the UK Design Team-focus on print experience and artisan techniques of Indonesia. Planned multi product ranges, taking the collection from design, through to prototype and production delivery for their UK retail and international wholesale base. Company wholesale turnover approximately £4 million on designs generated from our design team

Religion Clothing + King and Co. (Bali)

20012002

Senior Designer

Managed a small team of people that contributed to small ranges for Religion Clothing and developing small ranges for UK High Street (King and Co.)

Created graphics, specialist tie-dye and batik processes, print, airbrush, crochet and embellishment into a range of soft jersey, soft woven and denim fabric 

Urban Outfitters

20002001

Senior Designer

Philadelphia, USA Designer

Motel

19992000

Design Consultant

Design Consultant

earth 33

19952000

Founder/Creative Director

earth 33

wholesale business and own retail outlet in Kensington High Street, London.  An ethical fashion brand created from fashion waste and recycled denim. 

Education

University of Brighton

20162017

MA Sustainable Design

building emotional geographies

University of Brighton

Oct 2013Jan 2014

PGCE Post Compulsory

Central St Martins

19931995

B.A. (Hons) Fashion Print

London College of Fashion

19901993

HND Fashion Design and Technology

St. Lawrence College

19841986

O Levels

including Maths and English

Portfolio

Skills

Visiting Fashion Lecturer

Through the PGCE teacher training managed to set up and run two digital print and industry design projects with a small cohort of 2 year undergraduates and the brand Religion in both 2013, 2014 & 2015. 

Design Management

Running own international wholesale and retail business ·  Industry experience as a consultant to major fashion brands helping to develop brand and global business strategy and flagship retail space in Bali, Indonesia · Interior design projects · Project management experience of critical path from design to delivery · Visual merchandising · Product development (fashion), sampling, retail production · Resourceful and confident to deal with challenges · Strong Visual communications · Lateral thinker · Experienced meeting deadlines and time management · Ability to recognise design and cultural trends  · Organization and motivation of staff monitoring in the UK, USA & Asia · Performance of people and product · Implementing best practice · proactive in dealing with customer service · Intellectual interest in building social justice, equality, diversity · team player · working knowledge of photoshop, illustrator and word and digital design. active on social media

Stylist

Skye (Morcheeba), Robots in Disguise, Yvonne Sporre (France), Shona Joy (Australia)

industry Awards

2006          Whistles New Designer of the Year award

1999          Award from IDEA (International Eco Design Award)

1998          One Year Sponsorship for earth 33 (Barker Brown)