Madeleine Holland



Madeleine Holland

Product Developer | Freelance Designer | Product Designer | Women's High End Fashion

Current Location

Melbourne VIC, Australia

Madeleine is available for work

As a Freelance Designer & Product Developer I specialise in women's high end fashion and work with clients to create handbags, leather goods, footwear, accessories and swimwear. With extensive experience in design development and production management with two of Australia's most respected design houses, Scanlan Theodore and Windsor Smith, I possess exceptional knowledge of the full product life cycle, flawlessly executing design requests and aiming for client delight. At Scanlan Theodore I established a brand new Belts category, relaunched the handbag category and managed the offshore suppliers. These challenges enhanced my skills and confidence as a designer, project manager and leader. Over the course of my career I have formed outstanding relationships with suppliers in Italy, Spain and China. Understanding and learning how things work and are constructed is one of my great loves. My focus is to appreciate and enjoy the process, because you may not end up where you expected. I bring my clients' visions to life using luxurious techniques and materials. Some of my proudest moments have been watching my passion for creativity become reality in the form of beautiful and versatile products. My work is never set in stone, and there are always twists and turns and possibilities along the way. This is the joy of the design process. I have a particular passion for high end leather goods and accessories; products made for a long life with beautiful craftsmanship.. Clients appreciate my expertise in elevating products to a high quality, providing recommendations on improving existing designs. I'm committed to sustainability in the fashion industry, designing items for longevity, not landfill. I excel in creating and meeting briefs, meeting targets and working within defined budgets and have a deep understanding of competitor analysis. A highly creative, resourceful problem solver with strong attention to detail, I am a true 'people person' who loves building strong relationships. I pride myself on clear communication, patience, flexibility and adaptability and always thinking ahead.

  • Brands Madeleine has worked with
    • Madeleine Holland
    • Scanlan Theodore
    • Windsor Smith Footwear
  • Madeleine's past titles
    • Freelance Product Designer
    • Product Development Manager
    • Accessories Designer
    • Designer
Work Preference
Location Preference

Open to relocation

Work Pattern

Open to Full time or Part time work

Employment Preference
  • Freelance Assignments
  • Hourly Consulting
  • Permanent Positions

Founder | Product Developer & Freelance Designer

Madeleine Holland

Jan 2022 - Present

As a freelance designer I partner clients through every step of the design and production process. Specialising in women's high end fashion, I work with clients to create handbags, leather goods, foot...

Accessories Designer & Product Developer

Scanlan Theodore

Sep 2016 - Jan 2022

As Accessories Product Developer I managed the development and production of Handbags, Belts, Jewellery, Accessories, and Swimwear throughout each product's entire life cycle utilising my strong under...

Assistant Accessories Product Developer

Scanlan Theodore

Jan 2016 - Jan 2018

In this role I worked in collaboration with the Category Manager to manage different categories, from sampling and production to research, quality control and project management. Key responsibilities ...

Design Assistant

Windsor Smith Footwear

Jul 2013 - Jul 2015

In this role I was Assistant to Creative Directors in production and design tasks, responsible for external staff liaison and communication. Key responsibilities included creating and approving protot...

  • Accessory Design


  • Product Development


  • Technical Packages


  • Shoes


  • Handbags


  • Luxury Goods



Work Proficiency



Melbourne Fashion Institute

Certificate IV


2016 to 2016

RMIT University

Associate Diploma

Diploma, Fashion/Apparel Design

2011 to 2013

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