Bunmi Rufai

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A self-motivated, enthusiastic, highly creative, and driven individual with experience as a women's wear designer and patern cuter. I own a double Bachelor's degree in Computer Science and Fashion Patern Cuting and a Master's Degree in Information Systems Management. I am an analytical, innovative, and creative performer who achieves adequate results while satisfying external and internal clients with atention to quality and eficiency. My passion for creativity drives me to look for opportunities that will enable me to further develop my skills and be part of a dynamic team with robust opportunities for personal development and contribute to the organization's success.

Previous Brands
Amar London
Sixth Sense Collections
Tropics Global College
Work Experience
Lead designer / Patern cuter
Apr ‘21 - Feb ‘23
Sixth Sense Collections

Creating new designs that will appeal to the target market. •General studio work Coordination •Bringing creative ideas to life through fabric manipulation and garment construction •Patern-making process, technical and artistic skills. •Creating garment paterns based on sketches, images and maquetes using drape-based and flat creative patern cuting techniques. •Developing accurate toiles to test the fit and construction of the paterns. •Creating detained patern specification sheets to ensure consistency in production. •Working closely with the design team, sample machinists and atelier coordinator to ensure that paterns meet design specifications and feasible to produce.

Studio Coordinator
Aug ‘20 - Jan ‘21
Amar London

production process, and works closely with various teams to deliver high-quality samples and products. •Studio work coordination responsible for managing the sampling process from initial seasonal development to the final samples of the collection. •Studio Organization: Organizing fitings, assisting patern cuters with patern organization, overseeing sampling, buying and stocking studio supplies such as fabrics and trimmings, researching suppliers, and managing the purchase, maintenance, and repair of machines. •Monitoring the transmission of the sample collection to production companies, organizing sample and patern shipment to production companies, and ensuring appropriate completion of paterns and samples. •Coordinating the sample production for the collection, liaising with the design team, patern cuters, and sample machinists to ensure the feasibility of the collection and monitoring the development and changes of the collection during the season following the seasonal calendar, and overseeing the realization of showpieces/styles for special collaborations during show time.

Lead Administrator
Feb ‘16 - Apr ‘19
Tropics Global College

rooms and conference facilities. •Managing the college's administration and general daily chores, including receiving and managing calls and providing secretariat jobs using word processing skills. •Arranging and providing hospitality to students and visitors to the school. •Drafting formal leters (enrolment leters, reference leters) using Microsoft Word. •Supporting the Director of Studies in managing schedules and deadlines. •Managing students' accounts by providing adequate information for informed decisions and issuing notices. •Developing a streamlined process for negotiating with Funders/Awarding bodies. •Provide support for governance and non-governance meeting by minute-taking, raising actions, room booking, and seting calendar invites. •Dealing with absences, arranging cover, and initiating support required from other stakeholders within the program. •Collecting and analysing student data against KPIs. •Coordinate the production of presentation slides for use in governance meetings. •Liaise directly with the assessors and tutors to provide admin support. Style Inspirations Fashion Sales Representative/ Personal shopper 07/2010-03/2012 •Managing the administration and general daily activities. •Working directly with the operations manager liaising with various stakeholders on various enquiries. •Assisting customers while shopping and advising them on what to buy. •Scouting for new fashion trends. •Ensuring customers are happy with their purchase by assisting in a friendly and polite manner. •Dealing with absences, arranging cover, and initiating support required from other contract stakeholders.

English - Fluent
Education & Training
University of Greenwich
Msc Information system management
MSc Information System management
London College of fashion
Bachelor of Art
Fashion pattern cutting
London, UK