Emily is available for work
I am a Knitwear Design Graduate. Previously I studied (BA Hons) Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles SW at Nottingham Trent University. During this time I have developed not only my design skills but also my understanding of commercial markets and trends. My graduate collection was sponsored by UPW Hong Kong, and consequently featured in Drapers Magazine as a designer to watch. I am a collaborative worker with the ability to work to a brief, or to manage my time well and work independently. Following on from winning the Fashanne Knitwear Award I have undertaken a placement in Design & NPD at John Smedley. During this time I gained vital experience within the knitwear industry and developed my own design skills. Previously I completed a 9 month placement at Bobble Ltd, where I sold swatches to brands such as DKNY & White Stuff.
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Freelance Knitted Swatch Designer
Cats Brothers Ltd.
Sep 2022 - Present
Creating knitted swatches in response to Trend/Mood boards, and briefs from studio and clients. Using both machine and hand processes; including Standard gauge Domestic machine, hand knit, & crochet (...
Design & NPD Intern
John Smedley Ltd.
Sep 2022 - Sep 2022
Internship in Design & NPD covering a variety of duties including; garment specification & updating tech packs, researching & collating trend/mood boards, developing colour palettes, preparing neck cu...
Knitwear Commission for MA Student
Knitwear Commission For
Jul 2022 - Nov 2022
Worked in collaboration to create 3 knitted pieces to fit within their MA Collection. Following a set brief by designer, responding to vintage garments and photos for stitch design. Then designed and ...
Bobble Design Studio Ltd.
Sep 2020 - May 2021
Studio Internship covering a variety of duties including; researching & collating trend/mood boards, knitted swatch design & development, swatch finishing & hand-sewing, preparing the collection for b...
Nottingham Trent University
1st Class Honours BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles
(BA Hons) Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles SW
2019 to 2022
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 - Distinction
2017 to 2018
Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College
Art, History, English Literature
2015 to 2017
Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School
2010 to 2015