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Alternative Design Assistant Placement

Listing ID: 584126

Alternative Design Assistant Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Pretty Disturbia
Location: Manchester City Centre, Greater Manchester, North West, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 3 months minimum
Hours: Part Time
Specified Hours: 9-5 Monday, Wednesday, Thursday
Compensation: Unpaid Student Work Placement (no allowance / expenses)
Twitter Handle: @prettydisturbia
Deadline: Ongoing
Ad Expires In: 1 day 17 hours
About: Pretty Disturbia was launched in January 2009 and was created by Manchester based Fashion Designer, Leesa Bertram. Having trained at Manchester Met University and working for many well known companies as Senior designers and A PR and Marketing Manager, She had the intention to create something unique and alternative in her own busines, which was burlesque inspired, using unique hand dyed effects and hand embellishments. Leesa was heavily influenced by vintage clothing and the confident Manchester street wear style.
Etra Design House was set up to launch a number of fashion brands, but Pretty Disturbia was so well received that Leesa and her team invested all their time and energies into building a sustainable platform to cater for the high demand for the subsequent seasons collections, the collection is now in 38 key independent boutique accounts in the UK and Europe (including two in central London and one in Dublin, as well one in Austria, Dubai and one in Australia) .

We are currently looking offering a Work Placement for 2 Students to join us in our creative design studio and small creative team in Manchester City Centre, which is based in the quirky Northern Quarter- A stones throw from Piccadilly.

 We are looking for creative individuals who are looking to get hands on and try a wide range of tasks in a small alterative fashion brand. We ask for a minimum of 3 Months, part time with us where you will design and make garments for our Alternative, Mens and Women's Fashion Label, Pretty Disturia. PD is a well established brand of 8 years and has featured in all the big magazines and press.  This is a very hands on placement in a friendly, creative environment. 

Duties:  

  • Designing clothings/ accessories/ graphics/prints- Mens and Womens
  • Listing online mainly on Asos Marketplace
  • Organising stock
  • Repairing damaged items eg- missing buttons etc
  • Make up, photography and styling shoots
  • PR and Marketing- across all SEO
  • Making accessories and clothing, customising garments
  • Streetstyling and blogging
  • Packing orders
  • Getting involved in events such our Clothes swapping parties

Skills / Experience:

  • Reliability
  • Enthusiasm
  • A hands on approach
  • Professionalism
  • A willingness to learn

What you will learn / we will teach you:

  • How to run a small fashion business, hands on in a small, creative team by working closely with other interns and the Managaing Director Leesa, day to day.
  • How ecommerce works- we sell on many platforms, Our own website, Asos Marketplace, Afflecks, Etsy, Folksy, Rebels Marketplace, Ebay.  We will show you how to list on a variety of these online stores, to maximise sales.
  • Designing and making for an Alternative fashion brand- Mens and Womens. This starts with creating mood boards and leads on to customising items, making garments/ accessories from scratch or working on hand painted prints/ applique designs and our collection concepts change every few months to keep excitement and momentum.
  • PR and Marketing. Across all SEO platforms- Instagram, depop, facebook etc. We will show you how we use free marketing tools to promote Pretty Disturbia.
  • How to pack and send orders, to the high standard which do. It is also a good insight into what sells well.
  • Plus many more skills like how we photograph our collections, styling make up etc.

Application:

If you interested in learning about a growing Alternative fashion brand and learning lots of new skills - please contact us via email for further information.


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