Emily Warne

Fashion Knitwear Graduate.
Portfolio website

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.

Previous Brands
Bobble Design Studio Ltd.
Cats Brothers Ltd.
John Smedley Ltd.
Knitwear Commission For
Work Experience
Freelance Knitted Swatch Designer
Sep ‘22 - Now
Cats Brothers Ltd.

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 (also incorporating hand embroidery and surface embellishment).

Design & NPD Intern
Sep ‘22 - Sep ‘22
John Smedley Ltd.

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 cuts, updating trims, buttons & zips archive. Shadowing the NPD department, gaining an understanding of size grading, CAD technology, and size trial process. Working within the design team on the AW23 & SS23 collection. Collated a Comp. Shop report for the buying department. Whilst also gaining experience within the factory, understanding the production process involved in knitwear.

Knitwear Commission for MA Student
Jul ‘22 - Nov ‘22
Knitwear Commission For

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 produced a hand-knitted cardigan, crochet vest, and lace vest.

Studio Intern
Sep ‘20 - May ‘21
Bobble Design Studio Ltd.

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 buyers meetings, updating and organising studio social media & website, and keeping the studio organised and tidy. Sold swatches to brands such as DKNY, White Stuff, TJMaxx, Express, & Crew Clothing.

English - Fluent
Education & Training
Nottingham Trent University
‘19 - ‘22
1st Class Honours BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles
(BA Hons) Fashion Knitwear and Knitted Textiles SW
Greater Brighton Metropolitan College
‘17 - ‘18
Foundation diploma
Foundation Diploma in Art and Design Level 3 - Distinction
Cardinal Newman Sixth Form College
‘15 - ‘17
A Levels
Art, History, English Literature
Cardinal Newman Catholic Secondary School
‘10 - ‘15
Brighton, Brighton and Hove, UK