© 2018 Katie Barrass

ABOUT

Experienced fashion & print designer producing beautiful, innovative couture design, together with more trend-led commercial work. A designer first, I have also taught Fashion and Textiles at degree level while continually advancing my own education toward MA level. With direct accesss to global fashion networks and online tools, I am able to maintain a competitive advantage and an eye for emerging trends. I am able to quickly identify with the clients' DNA and design responsively. Naturally empathetic and personable, I listen carefully to the needs of the client, apply my experience and creativity to deliver exciting solutions against the brief.

Sound experience allowing easy integration with product development / supply chain / sourcing departments. Skills include:

- Garment design in the form of CAD, schematic or figure illustration
- Print design and development / Digital print / Repeat pattern
- Excellent painting, drawing & sketching skills
- Mood / trend / colour / detail boards
- Range planning / Fabric and trim sourcing / Textile consultations
- Catwalk / trend reports / comp shopping
- Detailed Tech Pack production, including iaison with buyers / garment technologists
- Competitor research / reports
- Design presentations
- Fluent in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
- Technically aware

Recent commercial clients include:

o Timberland                   o SuperDry Japan         o Valour Menswear
o Dickies Streetwear      o New Look Fashion      o New Fashion Brand Start-ups