Katie Stagles

Freelance Senior Print Designer
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A collaborative and innovative design manager with 20 years experience in print design, leading projects and delivering campaigns for top brands such as Matthew Williamson, Ted Baker and Jasper Conran. Comfortable leading a team, alongside designing original print artworks. With a special interest in reworking vintage inspiration for contemporary application. Additional expertise in trend and colour, for both domestic and international markets. Specialist areas include women's accessories, swimwear, womenswear, lingerie, nightwear, stationery and gifts. An excellent knowledge of print techniques and print production, gained from working directly with manufacturing factories, rather than through suppliers, and an Adobe expert in Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign.

Previous Brands
A.Fulton Company Ltd.
Work Experience
Freelance Senior Print Designer
Jun ‘20 - Now
Self employed

Freelance print designer - designing print artworks, digitising vintage artworks, preparing detailed specifications for the print manufacturer. I currently freelance for Jasper Conran.

Design Manager - Printed Textiles - Swimwear, Accessories, Lingerie and Sleepwear
Dec ‘13 - Jun ‘20

I led my team of 7 print designers, to design across 7 product departments, on 1200+ prints per year, collaborating with 11 Internationally acclaimed Designers at the same time as designing collections for in-house labels, on ranges worth a total of £300M in 2019.

Senior Designer - Printed Textiles - Swimwear, Accessories, Lingerie and Sleepwear
Jun ‘11 - Dec ‘13

Established Designer - Printed Textiles - Swimwear, Accessories, Lingerie and Sleepwear
Jul ‘08 - Jun ‘11

Designer - Printed Textiles - Swimwear, Accessories, Lingerie and Sleepwear
Jul ‘06 - Jul ‘08

Design Manager / Textile Designer
Jan ‘01 - Jan ‘06
A.Fulton Company Ltd.

Promoted twice while working with this manufacturer of printed accessories for high street clients and luxury brands including Burberry and Mulberry - design management, product design and textile design. Extensive CAD knowledge; clear trend research; detailed specifications and strong client relationships. 3 years experience liaising with Far East manufacturing and 2 years experience managing assistant design staff.

English - Fluent
Education & Training
Central Saint Martins
‘99 - ‘01
Master of Arts
Textile Futures
Birmingham City University
‘92 - ‘95
Bachelor of Arts
Fine Art Painting
London, UK