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Caroline Potter

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Menswear Designer / Textile Designer / Fabric Designer / Shirt Designer / Product Developer / Print / Woven / Jersey
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  • Category

    Textiles
  • Market Segments

    Wovens
    Knits
  • Specialties

    Textile Design
    CAD / Photoshop / Pointcarre
    Garment styling / Product Development
    Trend & Concept
    Colour
    Fabric Development, Design and Sourcing
  • Years of Experience

    11
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
    Pointcarre
    APSO CADvantage
    APSO Dobby Designer
    Microsoft Office
  • Schools/Training

    BA Textile Design (First Class)
    Art Foundation
    BA Philosophy and Sociology
    A levels B
    10 GCSEs A*-B

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PERSONAL SKILLS

• Strong, adaptable design skills to work in any market
• Excellent understanding of colour and design
• Recruiting and managing small team
• Ability to identify and work with trends
• Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator
• Pointcarré (weave)
• Weavemaker
• APSO
• Microsoft Office (Qualifications: ITC 1, IBT 2 and ECDL)
• Full Clean Driving Licence
• Basic Italian and French.
• Hardworking, efficient and an excellent communicator.
• Willing to relocate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

•ESQUEL APPAREL LTD. LONDON
Senior Merchandising Manager
(Jan 2016 - to date)
Product developer + designer managing a small team.
Developing new accounts.
Seasonal presentations to European customers: Bestseller, Lacoste, Marks and Spencer, Gant, Next,
Charles Tyrwhitt and Fred Perry

•ESQUEL APPAREL LTD. LONDON
Merchandising Manager
(Jan 2014 - December 2015)
Product developer + designer managing a small team working on casual & formal menswear for customers including: Fred Perry, Marks&Spencer, Jack&Jones, Lacoste, Charles Tyrwhitt.

•ESQUEL APPAREL LTD. LONDON
Assistant Merchandising Manager
(January 2010- December 2013)
Product developer designing casual & formal mens tops for customers including: Marks & Spencer, Next, Fred Perry, Ted Baker, Jaeger, Espirit, Reiss, GANT and Geives & Hawkes.
Working to manage a small team.

•ESQUEL APPAREL LTD. LONDON
Merchandising Executive
(January 2008- 2010)
Casual & formal mens tops designer and developer for customers including: Marks & Spencer, Next, Fred Perry, Ted Baker, Jaeger, Espirit, Reiss and Geives & Hawkes.

WORK EXPERIENCE / INTERNSHIPS

Studio Crugnola, Varese September 2012
Worked with the extensive archive and some design CADwork.

•New York Fashion Week, USA: February 3rd - 10th 2006
Assisted at the Lacoste, Alice Temperly and Custo Barcelona shows.

•WallaceSewell,London: August 2006
Woven textile design studio intern

•Paul Vogel Design, Suffolk: September 2006
Textile Design studio intern

•Indigo at Premiere Vision, Paris: September 19th – 22nd 2006
With Paul Vogel at Indigo, Paris, September 2006 as an intern.

EXHIBITIONS

•Indigo at PREMIERE VISION 18-20th Sep 2007
PARIS
I won a place on Texprint
(see www.texprint.org.uk)

•TEXPRINT 18th-20th July 2007
Texprint Firstview
Chelsea, LONDON
Won one of the 24 positions.

•NEW DESIGNERS 5th-8th July 2007
Business Design Centre grad exhibition.
LONDON

•TEXWORLD February 20th–23rd 2007
PARIS

REFERENCES
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