Nikki Flook


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 


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.


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.


Available on request


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