Alida Xavier

Leather | Graphic & Accessories Designer
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MA Luxury Accessory Design and Management Graduate from Istituto Marangoni, London. Currently working as a full-time Administrative assistant for British heritage Military surplus brand Silvermans Ltd and British Military watch brand Cabot Watch Company. Actively looking for leather Accessories designer roles in the UK. June-October 2023, London, UK. • International Accessories category winner for Real Leather. Stay Different in collaboration with Arts Thread, Lineapelle, UNIC- Concerie Italiane, Institute of Digital Fashion and Leather and Hide Council of America. • Shortlisted under the Top 500 projects for the Graduate design show competition in collaboration with Gucci, hosted by Arts Thread. 2016-2020 Specialized in Leather Technology - National Institute of Fashion Technology, India. Experience in Garment, Footwear, and Leather goods design & pattern making respectively. Digital knowledge of Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe Indesign. 2019 Chosen as the best Leather Garment design winner by Central Leather Research Institute, Chennai, India.

Previous Brands
Silvermans Ltd
The Restory
The Pineapple Nation
Landmark Group
Bellaura Auroville - Leather Embossing Craft
Work Experience
Graphic Designer
Aug ‘20 - Now
Self employed

Branding · Graphic Design · Editorial design · Social media content · Commercial design · UI design · Educational Illustrations

Administrative Assistant
Nov ‘21 - Now
Silvermans Ltd

Inventory Management · Consumer Behavior · Customer Relations · Fraud Detection · Point of Sale (POS) Systems · Graphic Design · Branding · Retail Buying · Market Research Design solutions · Veeqo · Shopify

Atelier Assistant
Apr ‘22 - Jul ‘22
The Restory

Luxury goods restoration · Hand stitching leather · Machine Sewing · Mending · Edgecoating · colour mixing · Teamwork

Junior Graphic Designer
Sep ‘20 - Jan ‘22
The Pineapple Nation

Branding · Graphic Design · Editorial design · Social media content · Commercial design · UI design · Educational Illustrations

Footwear and Accessory Designer
Jan ‘20 - Jul ‘20
Landmark Group

Womens and Children’s Accessories and footwear design collection SS’21 · Technical Drawings · Retail brand analysis · Teamwork · Liaison between buying and merchandising team · Design Assistant

Footwear Design
Jun ‘19 - Jul ‘19

Womens footwear designer · Teamwork · Technical Drawings · Export house exposure · Sampling Liaison between buying and merchandising dept · Design Assistant · Footwear pattern making · BOM · Overseeing export shipments

Leather Embossing Artisan
Jun ‘18 - Jul ‘18
Bellaura Auroville - Leather Embossing Craft

Crafted Accessories and other products using embossing technique veg tan leather · Leather thonging · Hand stitching · Machine Stitching

English - Native
Location Preference
Open to relocation
Work Pattern
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Evrim Kadioglu Marriott
Apr 2022 - Jul 2022
Atelier Operations Manager & Leather Engineer

It was a real pleasure working with Alida. She showed great interest to learn new skills around the atelier and it was nice to see her continues technical improvements with passion.

Sanaa Hunt
Sep 2020 - Jan 2022
Founder & Creative Director

Working with Alida was nothing short of wonderful! Her can do attitude really helped push the team to do more & collaboration was never an issue. Clients loved the extra mile she took with projects & the outcome was always spot on.

Education & Training
Istituto Marangoni
‘21 - ‘23
Master's degree
Luxury Accessories Design and Management
NIFT Chennai
‘16 - ‘20
Bachelor of Design
Department of Leather Design
Good Shepherd Convent chennai
‘14 - ‘16
High School Certificate
Commerce with Business Math