A creative, passionate and committed 2021 graduate with an enthusiastic and energetic approach to work and design. Able to produce footwear designs that are innovative and that demonstrate high levels of well executed work. Interested in pursuing a career in women's high-end footwear or fashion trainers. Part-time level 2 qualified women's gymnastics coach.
Achievements: Nominee for the footwear and accessories 'Fashanne' award 2021, Nominee for the GFF 'Size?' footwear award 2021, Nominee for the 'Drapers student footwear designer of the year' award 2021, Finalist in the 'Prospect100' Sneaker Design Competition 2020, Finalist in the Bespoke Orthopaedic Competition run by the Worshipful Company of the Pattenmakers 2020, Winner of a 2 week Scholarship to the Modartech Fashion Design School 2019, Awarded 'Coach of the year' at annual regional sports ceremony 2018.
My final collection has developed from a initial idea, to create footwear that can not only be worn, but can be admired as sculptural pieces of art. This concept led me to Mariko Mori, an artist who constructs tactile, fluid and intertwined sculptural installations which invite the viewer to consider their own interpretations of her ambiguous forms. I wanted to bring these qualities into my own designs.
I determined that a simple colour palette with warm, natural materials would compliment and not detract from the dramatic, organically shaped designs. This process resulted in a collection of shoes with a variety of shapes, styles and constructions. Each piece is a bespoke, one of a kind item, offering its own unique attributes.
I completed my footwear design degree in May 2021 and feel well prepared for the challenges of a fast-paced working environment in the footwear industry. I can prioritise, plan and time manage tasks to successfully deliver multiple projects and demands at once. I have gained many skills and significant, relevant experience during my course, including, strong attention to detail, high quality footwear designs, technical and practical skills including drawing, Promarker use, closing and lasting. Full range of Microsoft applications, photoshop, illustrator and InDesign with experience of Romans CAD, Solidworks and Keyshot software. I am a highly motivated individual with an excellent record of attendance. I work well as part of a team or alone. My key strengths are creative flair, innovative design and the production of high quality, graphic content. In my final year, I excelled at producing ‘out of the box’ designs that were put forward for multiple footwear awards.