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Apparel, Design, Development, Excel, Fashion, Fashion Design, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, PowerPoint, Sewing, Sketching and Drawing, Word


  • Collette Dinnigan
    Assistant Designer - Freelance
    2013 - 2013

    -Researching and sketching for the new Resort 14 collection
    -Assisting in the draping of new styles
    -Fabric and vintage garment sourcing
    -Assisting in the toile and sample fittings
    -Hand drawling specs and artwork
    -Liaising with the pattern cutters and sample machinists

    Designer – Full-Time Freelance
    2012 - 2013

    -Designing the seasonal collections (hand and computer design)
    -Trend research and analysis
    -Print design
    -Fabric and trim sourcing
    -Garment fittings
    -Overseeing and updating the pattern maker
    -Offshore supplier liaison

  • Collette Dinnigan
    Assistant Designer - Freelance
    2012 - 2012

    -Researching and sketching for the new SS13 collection
    -Fabric sourcing
    -Producing embroidery markers (lay plans)
    -Assisting in the toile and sample fittings
    -Hand drawling specs and artwork
    -Liaising with the pattern cutters and sample machinists

  • Burberry Prorsum
    Product Development Assistant
    2010 - 2012

    -Working closely with the designers to develop the collections from the initial designs through to final samples for the catwalk show
    -Launching and developing trials and sketches with the vendors
    -Assisting the proto and sample fittings
    -Maintaining and keeping track of all sketches launched in order to keep within budget
    -Managing the live Google document for the ‘Runway to Reality’ for the catwalk shows in both Milan and London
    -Maintaining the range plan

  • Erdem
    Design/Product Development Assistant
    2008 - 2010

    -Assisting with research and sketches for the new collections
    -Attending fit and garment construction meetings for new collections
    -Ensuring samples, lab dips and trims are delivered on time
    -Liaising with the design and production departments to ensure style files are updated and accurate
    -Creating print and embroidery lay plans
    -Ordering and preparing components, embroidery and beading
    -Setting up internal organisational procedures including sample archives
    -Liaising with and visiting factories, at all stages of the development process
    -Inputting of style, factory and price information into the garment costing

  • Alexandra
    Design Assistant
    2005 - 2006

    -Attended and prepared garments for a catalogue shoot
    -Refined my Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills by producing initial designs, colour pallets, design flats design presentation boards for clients
    -Conducted and presented research into competitor products and prices
    -Updated sample logs


  • University of Wales, Newport
    BA (HONS) Fashion Design
    2004 - 2007
  • City of Bristol College
    BTEC National Diploma Fashion and Clothing
    2002 - 2004

Awards and Achievements

  • 'Creative' Award at Burberry

    Shortlisted as part of a group for the ‘Creative’ Category for the Burberry Employee awards 2012

  • Design a paper dress compeition - Matches Fashion

    Having my dress featured on Facebook page for a design a paper dress competition for

  • Key member of the Burberry Prorsum collections

    Being a key member of the running of the Burberry Prorsum live shows in London and Milan and online shopping for ‘Runway to Reality’

  • Development and growth of the Erdem brand

    Assisted in the development and growth of the Erdem brand


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Rachel Tanner
Education University of Wales, Newport
City of Bristol College
Employer Collette Dinnigan
Location Sydney Australia


About Rachel

I am an excellent communicator and work well under pressure in a competitive environment, together with excellent sketching ability, exceptional trend forecasting skills and a keen interest to further develop my knowledge within a fast paced role. I am looking to challenge myself within a passionate, creative team.




Total $5



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