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Nanayaa Ntiri-Akuffo

Womenswear & Print Designer
About

is a London Based Womenswear & Print Designer. Alongside her design work, Nanayaa also teaches Fashion design & Art programmes for young people age 15-18; through workshops focused on print design techniques for both art & fashion & the fashion design process.

Previous Brands
Cos
Investin Education
Deborah Nzebele
Interasia Business
ERDEM
Mary Katrantzou
Holly Fulton
Graduate Fashion Week
& Other Stories
Ravensbourne University
Work Experience
Womenswear Print & RTW Design Assistant
Jul ‘22 - Now
Cos

Historical & trend research for all womenswear departments (RTW & Print) •CAD technical drawings &. creating tech packs •Assisting in fittings across all womenswear departments •Sketching womenswear garments •Designing original Print artworks for womenswear & accessories •Checking print strike-offs & sending out comments to production •Developing colour & texture stories in womenswear, menswear & accessories •Updating range plans and overviews •Sewing and sampling fabric manipulation techniques •Assisting in fabric, colour & print allocations •Creating & updating a printable fabric library

Ambassador & Mentor (Freelance)
Nov ‘20 - Now
Investin Education

Designing workshops & running live online programmes for Young Fashion Designer & Artist events for students aged 15-18 years •Teaching workshops on Print & Textile design for Fashion

Textile Design Assistant
Nov ‘21 - Jul ‘22
Deborah Nzebele

Hand drawing & painting to create motifs for original print artworks for womenswear & kids •Designing repeat & placement print artworks using Adobe Suite •Cleaning digital print artworks using Adobe Suite •Creating colour stories in response to concepts & moodboards •Liaising with suppliers to develop and source finalised prints & knits

Sales Assistant
Dec ‘18 - Jul ‘22
& Other Stories

Web-Design Trainee (Kickstart)
Apr ‘21 - Oct ‘21
Interasia Business

Designing web layouts & details from client briefs using Adobe Suite •Designing original graphics & icons for client projects •Research & content write-ups for web-pages & client projects

Atelier Technical Assistant
Nov ‘18 - Mar ‘20
Ravensbourne University

Monitoring & fixing atelier machinery •Manufacturing technical samples for teaching reference archive •Assisting students with pattern cutting & manufacturing help •Distributing fabrics & equipment

Product Development Intern
Jul ‘19 - Oct ‘19
ERDEM

Creating technical packs to send to factories •Sourcing trims and organising trim & fabric archives •Creating and updating trim & fabric boards for collections •Liaising with mills to source fabrics & raw materials •Managing garment samples and fabrics arriving into the studio •Assisting in fabric & trim allocations for SS20 collection •Cutting fabric & tracing patterns •Hand embroidering & embellishing garments •Dressing backstage for SS20 show

Design Intern
Apr ‘19 - Jul ‘19
Mary Katrantzou

RTW & Print design research for collections & collaborative brand projects •Creating & updating moodboards, fabric & trim boards for collections •Designing original print artworks & cleaning artworks using Adobe suite •CAD technical flats for RTW & Accessories using Adobe Illustrator •Creating colour-ups & print placement options using Adobe suite •Updating range plans •Assisting design team in fittings & model castings •Hand-embellishing garments for SS20 show (September 2019)

Backstage Dresser
Jun ‘18 - Jun ‘18
Graduate Fashion Week

Studio Intern
Feb ‘18 - Feb ‘18
Holly Fulton

Tracing garment patterns & cutting out fabric •Manufacturing perspex jewellery •Hand embellishing bags & accessories for AW18 presentation •Assisting in model fittings

Languages
English - Native
Location Preference
To be discussed
Work Pattern
Full-time
Employment Preference
Permanent Positions
Freelance Assignments
London, UK