PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ENTREPRENEUR, DESIGNER 

LFTLT – LIVE FOR THE LITTLE THINGS

SHANGHAI - CHINA

Mar 2015 –  Feb 2020

Sourcing, Product Development, Production Management:

*Sourcing sustainable materials including leftover textiles, organic clay, etc.

*Establish new relationships with workshops for handmade only production.

*Controlled and followed production of Jewellery and Home Décor products, based on quality, execution, and timing.

*Expert in sourcing Home Décor goods and Jewellery in China and Indonesia – a network of over 20 contacts.

Design:

*Developing the Brand: Logo, Branding, Packaging, Website look, Shopify store, etc.

*Design and Concept of the collection

(2 seasons per year with 30 styles per season) including collection outline for sustainable, handmade Jewellery and Home Décor products.

*Innovation and sustainability:

re-inventing unwanted materials into pieces of art.

*Styling and managing Showroom during Market week High Point NC (Trade show -USA).

*Event concepts and organisation 

Administrative Process:

*Responsible for setting up office in Shanghai, delegating a small local team.

*Being directly involved with the HR process and training of personnel.

*Annual Budget and budget management

*Communication with the sales department in the US, analysing results with team members, to drive sales.

*All angles of Business administration and management of a small business.

DESIGN MANAGER

STUDIO STARE 

SHANGHAI - CHINA

Oct 2018 – Feb 2020

*Developing ideas aligned with client’s strategy and needs.
*Art & Illustration.
*Vector graphics, digital illustrations, and concept art.
*Logos, layouts, and other design elements.
*Styling of Product and Lifestyle shootings.

DESIGNER, PRODUCTION MANAGER

NTS LTD.

SHANGHAI - CHINA

Aug 2010 – Sep 2018

Sourcing, Product Development, Production Management:

*Sourcing textiles and trims based on Trend analysis.

*Product development and organisation of sampling.

*Controlled and followed production of Women RTW items, based on quality, execution, and timing.

*Establish new relationships with clients and also vendors.

*Supervision of production process of orders, with over 300 styles per season.

*Source new competitive manufacturing and textile supplier within Chinese territory which meet all EU regulations and laws.

*Expert in sourcing garment, textile and trim supplier in China – network of over 35 contacts.

*Bridging communication channels between clients and supply chain.

*Responsible for all of the prototype fitting techniques, spec sheet adjustments

(Applied technical knowledge of garment construction and production process). 

*Oversea Quality control.

*Communication with the sales department in EU, analysing results with team members, to drive sales.

*Ensure standards as defined by clients are followed and enforced: monitor progress and provide feedback towards goal completion.

*Collaborate and comprehensively communicated with clients to achieve goal completion each season including order placement and profitable margins.

*Support of client’s buying team during annual visits to Shanghai and trade shows.

Design:

*Trend research including creation of

mood boards and color themes according to client’s style and handwriting.

*Design and Concept including collection outline based on season and research results

*Fashion (Women – RTW) – mainly Outerwear, but also Blouse and Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Casual Pants.

*Print Design.

*Leading a team of 5.


Clients including Miss Sixty, Marc Aurel, Apanage, Adler, Vanilia, M&S, Beaumont, and others

ENTREPRENEUR, DESIGNER

FRAU ANA

SHANGHAI - CHINA

Jan 2010 – May 2015

Sourcing, Product Development, Production Management:

*Sourcing textiles and trims – overcoming challenges with small production quantities.

*Product development and organisation of sampling.

*Controlled and followed production of all items (including accessories).

Design:

*Trend research including creation of mood boards and color themes.

*Design and Concept including collection outline based on season and research results

(2 seasons per year – 30 styles per season including Accessories).

*Mainly Fashion (Women – RTW) –Blouse and T-Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Casual Pants.

*In small parts Menswear.

*Fashion Shows and Shootings: Concept, Styling, Management.

*Bridging taste and style of two worlds with Chinese as well as European customers.

Administrative Process:

*Business administration including all aspects of overseeing all steps and supervising sampling, production, sales, and marketing: anticipate, recognise, and solve potential problems.

*Annual Budget and budget management

*Conduct all pricing and price negotiations to ensure cost-effective production.

*Provide leading guidance and support to a small team and coordination communication between different departments, including coaching interns.

DESIGNER

NIENHAUS & LOTZ GMBH / KAPALUA

SHANGHAI - CHINA

Jan 2007 – Jul 2010

Sourcing, Product Development, Production Management:

*Sourcing based on Trend analysis.

*Product development and organisation of sampling.

*Supervision of sampling process, with over 250 styles per season.

*Managed communication channels between HQ and supply chain.

*Assisting with all of the fitting techniques, spec sheet adjustments, workflows.

*Provide leading guidance and support to team and coordination of internal communication between different departments.

*Ensure standards as defined by HQ are followed and enforced: monitor progress and provide feedback towards goal completion.

*Support of management team during annual visits to Shanghai.

*Proactively participated in the setup and shaping of design and product development department, growing the team as its first member to 5 with limited fluctuation.

Design:

*Design (Women – RTW) – Outerwear, Blouse and Shirts, Dresses, Skirts, Casual Pants, Knit – 50 styles per season.

 
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