Sally Wilson

Designer

Fashion

Education 2008-2010(Curtin University of Technology)
Employer Freelance
Location Sydney Australia
Website

I began studying Fashion and Textile Design at Curtin University in 2008 and throughout the three year course I have acquired skills and knowledge that will prepare me for a career in the fashion industry. The course has given me many opportunities to present my ideas and skills in a professional environment as well as outside the institute, which has contributed to my experience of the industry workings and requirements. I am extremely passionate about pursuing a career in fashion and the associated creative fields. My design process starts from a digital framework; I work from technical drawings of my designs, which help me with proportion and perspective. The conceptual underpinning of a collection is an important aspect of my designs and through the support of photography and film I am able to convey a complete story for a collection. I believe I possess the enthusiasm and determination to work in the fashion industry, as well as the creativity and vision to develop my work in a professional context.

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Skills

  • Apparel
  • Block Fusing
  • Cutter
  • Design
  • Design Room Coordination
  • Excel
  • Fashion
  • Illustrator
  • InDesign
  • Office
  • Photoshop
  • product development and technical knowledge
  • Sample Cutting
  • Sample Workroom Assistant
  • Word
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Portfolio

Employers

  • Freelance
    Freelance Fashion Design/Production/Sample Cutting Assistant
    2013 - Present

    - Overseeing quality control department
    - Sample cutting and interpreting/plotting markers for cutting
    - Repairing faulty garments
    - Using InDesign and Photoshop for the creation of digital flyers with InDesign
    - Steaming and preparing garments for studio showings
    - Documenting samples on mannequin
    - Crosschecking garment measurements against specification sheets and communicating discrepancies with Production Manager
    - Machine sewing samples for finishes and trims
    -Visiting local cutting rooms/makers, overseeing in-house machinists and the label’s conveying expectations
    - Packing haberdashery bags for production
    - Block fusing fabric for production
    - Assisting on photo shoots, ensuring garments are prepped and in correct looks
    - Creating and updating spreadsheets regarding production information and timelines using Niche

  • ELLERY
    PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (INTERN)
    2012 - Present

    - Overseeing quality control department
    - Sample cutting and interpreting/plotting markers for cutting
    - Repairing faulty garments
    - Using InDesign and Photoshop for the creation of digital flyers with InDesign
    - Steaming and preparing garments for studio showings
    - Documenting samples on mannequin
    - Crosschecking garment measurements against specification sheets and communicating discrepancies with Production Manager
    - Machine sewing samples for finishes and trims
    -Visiting local cutting rooms/makers, overseeing in-house machinists and the label’s conveying expectations
    - Packing haberdashery bags for production
    - Block fusing fabric for production
    - Assisting on photo shoots, ensuring garments are prepped and in correct looks
    - Creating and updating spreadsheets regarding production information and timelines using Niche

  • DION LEE
    PRODUCTION ASSISTANT (INTERN)
    2012 - 2012

    - Sample Cutting and Pattern Plotting using industry methods

    - Liaising with in-house pattern makers and machinists, ensuring that sample cut work instructions are correctly communicated to machinists and match specifications

    - Leading up to 2012 London Fashion Week show I oversaw all fabric preparation including block and piece fusing. This process gave me a lot of experience with bonding leather to leather, among other fabrics

    - Tracing pattern blocks onto copy paper for digital textile design development

    - Organizing studio workspace and fabric bays/pattern tables

Education

  • Curtin University of Technology
    Fashion and Textile Design
    2008 - 2010

Awards and Achievements

  • DESIGN INSTITUTE AUSTRALIA PROFESSIONAL ENCOURAGEMENT AWARD FOR INNOVATIVE APPLICATION OF TECHNOLOGY [2010]

    Membership to DIA and national recognition as a professional designer


    01/12/2010

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