Experience

Nikki Flook

Email:nikki_flook@yahoo.co.uk

Location: London

Availability: Freelance/Part Time/Full Time

Product-area knowledge: Swimwear: Holiday Shop; Intimates/Sleepwear: Leisure; Loungewear: Nightwear; Activewear.

Computer Skills:Competent in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, PC and Mac experience, Photoshop, Email & Internet.

Work Experience

Blue Glue Bikinis 

http://www.blue-glue.com/

Beachwear Designer – Dewhirst (August 11)

Freelance Projects – Lingerie Illustrator – BeingU (August 11)

Freelance Swimwear & Beachwear Designer – House of Fraser (April 11 – On-July 11)

Freelance Projects – Dirty Pretty Things dirtyprettythings.uk.com (March 11 – On Going)

Freelance Projects – Rachel Freire  www.rachelfreire.com (January 11 – April 11)

  • Pattern cutting/Grading stretch fabric garments & corsetry.
  • Making up toiles for sampling.
  • Assisting Rachel in various tasks needed in order to make her A/W 11 Collection for London Fashion Week.

Freelance Projects – Carol Anthony (October 10 – December 10)

  • Designing two capsule collections for Swimwear & Lingerie to coincide with the launch of a UK singing career.
  • Research, Mood Boards, Key Details, Key Shapes, Range Planning, Technical Spec Drawings & Print Direction.

Freelance Swim & Holiday Shop Designer – Debenhams (June 10 – October 10)

  • Creating Key Seasonal Trends including Key Item Prediction, Colour Prediction & Print Analysis.
  • Working on Premium Range Brands i.e Jasper Conran, Melissa Odabash, Matthew Williamson, Henry Holland, Floozie by FrostFrench.
  • Design and development of product area: using both hand drawn and CAD to translate technical drawings to Far East Suppliers.

Swimwear/Lingerie Illustrator for Jld International (On-Going) http://www.jldintl.com/

  • Designing capsule collections and creating illustrations for Spring Summer 12 covering Swimwear, Lingerie & Loungewear.

Freelance Projects – Activewear, Sally Blake (June 10)

  • Project based on High End Activewear.
  • Researching, Designing & CAD work for 3 capsule collections for Yoga, Directional Activewear & Technical RunningWear.

PA to Anjhe Mules, Creative Director – Lucas Hugh (May 10- June 10) www.lucashugh.com

  • Dressing for the castings/shoots, preparing the garments for shipping, Quality Control, Office Admin, Greeting clients, Placing orders, Press Relations, Photoshop & Illustrator CAD’s. Preparing the brand for Press Launch.

Freelance Projects – Swim/Intimates – WGSN (Feb 10) http://www.wgsn.com

  • Project on Couture Catwalks SS10 – Intimates details.
  • ‘Knicker-Back Brief Detail’ Project – compiling a report, and CAD’s, based on archival and current research to create 5 predicted key item shapes for SS11.

Swim & Holiday Designer at Tesco (Aug 08  – Feb 10)

  • Ÿ  Teamwork and communication with designers and buyers to establish accurate trend predictions and key product areas.
  • Ÿ  Colour prediction and Key Shape Analysis across Swimwear and Holiday Shop
  • Ÿ  Working alongside QA to provide technical drawings to be sent to Far East Suppliers.

Stylist’s Assistant- www.styleaware.co.ukSummer 08

  • Working alongside an experienced editorial stylist and fashion photographer.
  • Working on fashion shoots and providing assistance to a group of between 6 and 10 clients enrolled on an Intensive Styling Course.

Stylist’s Assistant – Fiorelli Autumn/Winter Campaign – Marcella Martinelli – Summer 08

  • Working alongside the stylist to create Key Accessories looks for Autumn/Winter 09.

Junior Designer Swim and Holiday Shop at Otto UK (Oli & Freemans) Feb06May 08

  • Researching trends across a wide variety of product areas.
  • Working alongside our Press department to ensure accurate promotion of products to the correct customer profile at the right time throughout the seasons.
  • Working alongside the stylist to create overall looks, including Footwear and Accessories.
  • Involvement in press launches for both Designer and Celebrity collections, i.e Scott Henshall range & Jodie Kidd range.
  • Providing technical drawings and research for a newly launched website and catalogue, Oli.

Buyers Admin Assistant at Otto UK (Freemans)        Sept 05 – Feb 06

  • General administration, Excel spreadsheets, Fabric sourcing, Dealing with suppliers, Attending fit sessions, Working with QA to alter 1st fit samples, Working with Footwear and Accessories on Shoots, Attending pre-shoot sessions and working with the stylist to create the right look required for the shoot.

Qualifications

BA (Hons) Fashion 2000-2004

Northumbria University

Womenswear design

Textiles: Leather belts and bags

RSA: Collection designed on Greece

Live projects: Ted Baker, Butlins, Aquascutum

Final collection: 6 womenswear outfits plus accessories

Contextual studies: Dissertation discussing how the media portray Women’s Sexuality

A-Levels and GCSE’s 1992-1998

Keswick School

A-Levels: Grade A in Art

Grade A in  Design

Grade D in Business Studies

GCSE’s:  10 Grade A-C

Computer literacy

Illustrator Intermediate (3 day training course)

Illustrator Introduction (3 day training course)

Photoshop Intermediate (3 day training course)

Key skills including word processing, Spreadsheets, Powerpoint.

References

Available on request

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