Carolina Shearer

Freelance Fashion designer

I am a positive and innovative professional fashion designer and pattern maker with 4+ years of hands-on experience handling multiple collections from start to finish. With 3+ years spent working remotely in an autonomous design and material sourcing role. Equipped with the ability to identify trends and opportunities as well as overcome obstacles by utilizing skills gained in the creative industry. I am particularly passionate about sustainable and inclusive fashion and work towards a more responsible industry.

Previous Brands
Carolina Shearer
Studio Carolina Shearer
Carolina Shearer
Balzac Paris
Création Conseil
Work Experience
Freelance Fashion Designer and Material Sourcing
Oct ‘22 - Now
Carolina Shearer

Fashion designer with 4+ years of experience working in the affordable luxury fashion field. Highly skilled at identifying trends and building coherent collections based on brand identity and target market. Outstanding communication skills, time management and material knowledge. Works closely together with clients to create original designs and creative visions while consistently meeting deadlines. Well equipped with the ability to work remotely in an autonomous role as well as within a dynamic team. · Fashion Illustration and Technical Drawings · Trend and Seasonal Research · Material Sourcing · Collection Planning · Technical Files

Fashion Designer and Pattern Maker
Oct ‘22 - Now
Studio Carolina Shearer

Pattern Maker and Fashion Designer Currently working freelance with design and material sourcing as well as running a sewing pattern company focusing on creating digital downloadable sewing patterns for home sewists of all levels.

Freelance Graphic Design
Jan ‘14 - Now
Carolina Shearer

Designing layouts, posters, business cards, prints and more for a variety of clients.

Fashion designer
Feb ‘20 - Oct ‘22

Head of design: Working as the solo designer for the brand doing everything from designing knitwear and woven pieces, building the collection plans, sourcing fabrics and accessories, creating all the technical files and flat drawings, doing extensive seasonal research and compiling the trend reports for each season. As well as attending fitting sessions to evaluate samples.

Assistant pattern maker and designer
Jul ‘19 - Dec ‘19
Balzac Paris

Pattern making and design assistant: Tasks included knitwear and swimwear design (women’s RTW as well as bralettes, underwear and 1-pieces), pattern making, sewing of prototypes, flat drawings, textile print design, sock design, making gradation size tables in excel as well as technical sheets for both knitwear, woven and swim. Worked in direct contact with manufacturers regarding prototypes and launching productions. Was also involved in the sourcing and selection of fabrics.

Assistant Fashion Designer
Mar ‘18 - Mar ‘18
Création Conseil

Designer of luxury brand uniforms: Flat drawings, moodboards, image editing, Illustrations. Had various work assignments during the internship effectively gaining a broad understanding of how a small fashion company is organized and run.

English - Native
Swedish - Native
French - Fluent
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Employment Preference
Freelance Assignments
Permanent Positions
Hourly Consulting
Education & Training
ESMOD École Supérieure des Arts et techniques de la Mode
‘17 - ‘19
Bachelor of Arts
Fashion Design and Pattern Making
Malmö University
‘16 - ‘17
Product Design
Linnaeus University
‘14 - ‘15
Web Design and Image Editing
‘11 - ‘14
High School Diploma
Paris, France