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Design Work Placement

Listing ID: 779684

Design Work Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Self-Portrait
Location: East London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3 - 12 months
Hours: Full Time
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Twitter Handle: @
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 week 2 days
About: Self-Portrait was established end of 2013, founder by Han loon Chong, Central Saint Martins graduate. Self–Portrait aims to create attainable fashion, showcased through an exquisite range of feminine dresses and separate pieces using luxury and high quality fabrics.

As well as having our London Flagship store, we are also stocked online by Net-a-porter & matches, and our collection is also available to buy in Selfridges, Bergdorf Goodman & Neiman Marcus.

We are offering a Womenswear Design Student Work Placement opportunity in at Self-Portrait Studio for Students undertaking their industry placement.

What you will be doing:

  • Creating concise mock ups and colour ups using Adobe Photoshop
  • Working with the design team to develop print and fabric artwork, using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Assist and take direction from creative director for preliminary design research
  • Create initial design tech packs, assist with basic specification of products and measurements
  • Ensuring design boards, line ups and line sheets are up to date.
  • Assisting design team during lookbook and product shoots
  • Assisting the design team with daily workings of the studio
  • Participating in fit sessions, – supporting both design and technical
  • Housekeeping and maintainence of Design Department; organisation of fabrics, keeping records updated.
  • Ensuring tasks are completed in line with the critical path
  • Daily communication with overseas suppliers.

Skills / Experience:

  • Student level proficiency and confident user of Adobe suite including Photoshop, Illustrator & InDesign
  • Hand drawing ability with good portfolio
  • Ideally knowledge of Excel
  • Strong and concise communication skills
  • Ability to hand sew 
  • Positive and enthusiastic attitude
  • A quick learner with a focused work ethic and excellent attention to detail
  • A supportive team player

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • An understanding of the design and development process
  • Experience with creating initial development tech packs, which will help to develop an understanding of the initial development process
  • An understanding of how to apply CAD skills within the design department; including colour ways, patterns placements and design detail changes
  • An understanding of how fabric artworks are developed and carried out from design through to press stage 
  • A further understanding of garment construction

Application:

Apply with a CV and cover letter along with up-to-date portfolio example.


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