Neil is available for work
Throughout my career, I have worked on a diverse range of collections, from light jerseys to heavyweight
tweeds. My experience includes working on both men's and women's collections, with a focus on
modern body shapes and fit. I have had the opportunity to work with renowned brands such as Nike,
Adidas, and Carhartt, building style and garment archives for them.
In addition to my design skills, I have also developed new cutting/design/cloth processes and researched
vintage patterns to create heritage-based cloths. I have a strong understanding of fabric development
and sourcing, having worked with suppliers in the EU, USA, and Japan. Furthermore, I have managed
design teams both in Japan and the USA, showcasing my leadership abilities)
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Freelance Design and Development
Apr 2011 - Now
Collaborations, design and development projects within ARN Mercantile include:
Nigel Cabourn: 2011 – to date , Collaborations on technical Heritage and Tailoring collections working within trousers, ...
Owner, Head Designer, Pattern Cutter, Production and Design Manager, Fabric development.
Apr 2002 - Now
ARN Mercantile is a small design/tailoring lead brand, developing both it’s own brand and ‘own brands’ for outside clients The focused is on sustainability,reduced waste 3D design and cutting, fit and...
Project and Brand development
Jul 1997 - Now
Brand development, web site traffic growth, web site UI and advertising revenue. Developed brand strategy and statistics systems.
Strategic Consulting, including business plan & sales strategy develop...
Production and buyer manager
May 1995 - Now
Overseeing the switch from US to European production (full range) Sourcing new factories and developing new accessories ranges and fabric and product production for ‘non clothing’ ranges. Developing s...
too many years ago to remember
Buyer, seller and shop manager