Education: 7 GCSE's including English and Maths. BTec National Diploma in Art and Textiles BA with hons in Textile Design specialising in Fashion.
Film, Music, Yoga, Poi spinning, Reiki, Fashion, Photography, Art, Singing.
LinkedIN Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/amanda-chapman-bruce-6b475b148
Current Company: Debenhams
Current Position: Senior Print Designer for Girlswear on Ted Baker brand
Experience Description: * Retail shop floor for several years working for the Arcadia group (Miss Selfridge, Topshop, Dorothy Perkins, Wallis). * Range selector for online Haberdashery store, writing e-zines and speaking to colleges about our products. * 6 months of Recruitment Experience. * Sold my own clothes and accessories in Afflecks Palace of Manchester, and part ran the store. * Head of Design for Trims and tapes for ribbon manufacturer Selectus, end use clothing, packaging, Homewares. * Consultant on trend for Selectus for a further 6 months after leaving. * Began as Junior Designer as no former Homewares experience , became Acting Design Manager on Homewares for Matalan across living, kitchen and dining, bath and bedroom, stationery and luggage and packaging. * Senior Designer on ladieswear brands for Matalan. * Homewares Head of Design (Mat cover) for House of Fraser. * Senior Homewares Designer for Next. * Homeware Textiles Lead Designer at Tesco (Mat cover). * Senior Print Designer on ladies casualwear (Mat cover). * Set up own freelance company and began working for Tesco as a contractor designing Ladieswear print and pattern on casual, and formalwear, sport and active wear, and girlswear from toddler to teen. * Freelance Print and pattern design for HandQ Print agency. * Freelance Print and pattern design for Web4Design producing graphics and print for trend books. * Senior Print Designer at Debenhams on Ted Baker brand for Girlswear. (Mat cover).
I’m an experienced print and pattern designer whom has several years of retail and wholesale experience.
I’ve worked on the shop floor, to design studios and set up my own company. I’ve a vast product background from Fashion to Homewares, print and product design.
I’ve worked for High Street and Luxury, managed staff and undertaken Far East travel. I’ve covered the usual aspects of the job such as competitive shopping, trend research and analysis, critical path negotiation and staff appraisals.
I can offer guidance based on my experience and welcome the opportunity to share any knowledge and advice.
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