Kate Knight

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Kate Knight

Freelance Knitwear Cashmere Designer

Current Location

Bordeaux, France

Kate is available for work

Kate Knight is a knitwear designer who specialises in recycled and sustainable cashmere and cashmere blends. Currently she lives just outside of Bordeaux, France after living and working in New York City, London and the Swiss Alps. Kate has designed knitwear for brands such as Nordstrom, The White Company, Lands' End, Barney's and Whistles. She has taught every age group from 7 year olds to PhD students and industry professionals and loves to build connections with factories, yarn agents, brands, fellow freelancers and designers. Today, Kate is passionate about design and building communities and helping to educate people on knitwear design.

  • Brands Kate has worked with
    • the Cashmere Designer
    • Aiglon College
    • Tricot Industries Pvt Ltd
    • Barrow Hills School
    • Denner Cashmere
    • Silver Dragon
    • University of Leeds
    • DZ Group Uk
    • DZ Group New York
Work Preference
Location Preference

To be discussed

Work Pattern

Open to Full-time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions
Experience

Freelance Knitwear Designer

the Cashmere Designer

Jul 2021 - Present

Working with brands and factories as a knitwear designer and consultant specialising in collections of cashmere knitwear for womenswear, accessories, dogs and babywear. Expert knowledge of Adobe Illus...

Art & Design Teacher + Houseparent

Aiglon College

Aug 2015 - Jun 2021

Taught years 5-13 Art and Design, iGCSE and IB. Led and managed critical paths for a team of 60.

Freelance Knitwear Designer

Tricot Industries Pvt Ltd

Jan 2014 - Feb 2019

Designed new start-up cashmere brand for women's and men's contemporary market. Concept boards, sketching, technical design and fitting advice.

Art & Design Teacher

Barrow Hills School

Apr 2012 - Jun 2015

Taught Design Technology and Art including vacuum forming, resistant materials (wood), painting, textiles, ceramics, digital photography and sculpture.

Freelance Knitwear Designer

Denner Cashmere

Sep 2010 - Apr 2012

Designed collections for a luxury, cashmere brand based in London. Responsible for design and fit of collections for women and men as well as accessories. Worked closely with the factory to make sure ...

  • Knitwear

    (Advanced)

  • Jerseys

    (Advanced)

  • Tech Packs

    (Advanced)

  • Adobe Illustrator

    (Advanced)

  • Factory Planning

    (Intermediate)

  • Fabric Development

    (Intermediate)

  • Yarn

    (Advanced)

  • Apparel

    (Intermediate)

English

Fluent

French

Work Proficiency

Not specified.

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