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Womenswear Design Studio Placement

Listing ID: 636954

Womenswear Design Studio Placement

Type of Position: Internship / Work Placement
Company / Organisation / Artist Name: Paul Smith Ltd
Location: Central London, London, UK
Length of Internship / Placement: 6 months
Hours: Full Time
Start Date: June 2017
Reference Number: 000535
Compensation: Allowance / Expenses
Allowance / Expenses Details: Daily lunch and local travel costs will be reimbursed
Reporting To: Senior Design Development Supervisor and Head of Womenswear
Twitter Handle: @PaulSmithCareer
Deadline: 4th May 2017
Ad Expires In: 3 days 16 hours
About: Paul Smith is Britain’s foremost designer. He is renowned for his creative spirit, which combines tradition and modernity. Famous for its clothing and accessories collections, Paul Smith specialises in an inventive use of traditional craftsmanship and cutting-edge design to create beautifully made, desirable, modern pieces.

Commencing in June 2017, the primary focus of this 6 month undergraduate Placement is to work in close collaboration with the Womenswear Design Team, to support with research, design and development of the Paul Smith collection and carry out general design studio and administration duties to ensure the smooth running of the department. This is an unpaid undergraduate role; daily lunch and local travel costs will be reimbursed.

Responsibilities:

  • To assist and work with all members of the design studio on a variety of tasks including; mood boards, colour boards, colour cards, research, organising the studio space and sourcing art supplies.
  • To assist with the sewing up of trials and new development samples, creating maquettes and draping on the stand.
  • To work on colourway options, print placements, artworks for fabric developments and embellishments using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • To amend and update sketches and fitting imagery using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator when needed.
  • To update design boards (style, fabric, colour, research) through close collaboration with the team and ensure boards are photographed, copied, distributed and archived when requested. 

Essential Experience and Skills Required:

  • Currently studying towards a degree in Fashion, Textile Design or related subject.
  • Previously attained 2 A Levels or equivalent practical attainment and a minimum of 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, including Maths and English subjects or equivalent qualifications.
  • Advanced user of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Microsoft Office suite. 

About You:

  • Creative flair with knowledge of fashion design processes, fabric bases, colour and proportion.
  • Basic machine and hand sewing skills
  • Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal.
  • Able to plan, organise and prioritise to meet set deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and disciplined.
  • Strong interest in fashion and awareness of trends. 

 
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  • CV
  • A link to your work examples totalling no more than 10 pages that is live for a minimum of 4 weeks.

Applications are welcomed from all sections of the Community.
 


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