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Lessons offered by Fiona
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • At the tutor's house
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Fashion Design
  • Sewing
  • Sewing machinery
  • Embroidery
  • Fabric Printing
  • Handbag design
Levels
  • All Levels

Designer and Tailor (currently at Levi's) with a 1st class degree from the University Edinburgh offering lessons in all areas and levels of design, perfect for portfolio building, developing digital a

Methodology

I am happy to help with all stages of students wishing to pursue fashion; whether that be creating a portfolio for a university application, university coursework or applying for a fashion design/related job. I teach mostly online when regarding design skills, but am based in London and more than happy to teach in person evenings and weekends too.

I love to pull the potential out of each design student and find a unique spark that will help you stand out. I have 3+ years work experience for both start-up and large global brands, and very open to share my fashion contacts and advice.

Background

In May 2018 I graduated with a BA hons in Design (1st) from The University of Edinburgh, with an exchange to the Amsterdam Institute of Fashion.

Whilst completing my studies in Amsterdam I joined the ethical luxury brand OSIER as an accessories designer, and since assisted with marketing strategies, international sales, and sustainability events; bringing OSIER from a two-man team to an award-winning brand retailing in global markets.

Throughout my education and work experience I have confidently developed in research, CAD, prototyping; including programs such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe InDesign, Lectra Modaris, and Sketch Up. Through my studies we focused heavily on hand illustrations, design style, creating a fluid and unique aesthetic, creative pattern cutting and tailoring sills. As well as developing a diverse portfolio both physical and digital, I also hand-crafted a 6-outfit collection which was showcased at Graduate Fashion Week London. My collection was focused on ethical and sustainable design.

Rates

Transportation Fee : £10
Rate for online lessons : £40/h

Details

I am flexible for the lesson duration, for a portfolio consultation you may need only 1 hour, to work on your portfolio I would suggest 3-4 hours, and for sewing lessons (making a dress, shirt, trousers, jeans...) I would suggest around 5-8 hours to complete them within the day! :)

Please let me know if you'd like to cancel as early as you can, 24 hours before is the minimum cancellation :)

Lessons offered by Fiona
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
At the tutor's house
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Fashion Design
  • Sewing
  • Sewing machinery
  • Embroidery
  • Fabric Printing
  • Handbag design
Levels
  • All Levels

Fiona's CV

Education:

• British School in Tokyo, Shibuya, Japan
• Kineton Highschool, England, UK
• SCEGGS Redlands, Sydney, Australia
• The University of Edinburgh

Qualifications:

International Baccalaureate Diploma 39 Points
- (Higher Level) Business & Management (6),
Biology (6) and Visual Arts (7)
- (Standard Level) English Literature (5), Spanish initio (7), Mathematical studies (7)
- Theory of Knowledge, Extended Essay (1) and CAS (Creativity, Action, Service).

University Graduate:
- First class Fashion BA(Hons) The university of
Edinburgh & Edinburgh award 2018
-Amsterdam fashion institute (exchange)

Skills:

- Photoshop, Indesign, after effects, sketch and Illustrator (adobe)
- Microsoft Word, Excel
& PowerPoint on Macintosh & Windows
- Lectra Modaris 3D design
- Graphic design & UX design
-HTML, CSS, Javascript
- Python (intermediate) and GIT proficient
- Pattern cutting, drafting, prototyping, design
- Professional proficiency Spanish and Japanese
- Organisation and time management, class
representative for Fashion (second & third year)

Achievements:

- CodeFirstGirls advanced python (2019)
- CodeFirstGirls python Competition winner(2019)
- CodeFirstGirls Beginner (2019)
-Luxury fashion and sustainability (2019)
(business & management)
-Vivienne Westwood ethical & Sustainable award YYK accessories award (shortlist) (2018)
-Boohoo Social Media award finalist at GFW (2018)
-Edinburgh award UoE (2018)
- Michael Kors Accessories finalist (2016)
- Mackintosh OUTERWEAR design finalist (2016)
- Top achievers HSC & IB Redlands school (2013)
- Art, Spanish and Mathematics IB Award (2013)

Graduate Tailor Lot1 Levi Strauss & Co. (Oct 18 – Date)
- balancing the perfect combination of denim weight, properties, ageing, and details to suit individual clients.
- I research and present current and future sustainable strategies to our team as well as develop unique and practical tailoring skills

HEAD OF DESIGN at OSIER The Label (Jun 17 – May 19)
- Vegan luxury market accessories brand
- Designing the full range of women’s accessories
- sketch, technical drawings, market research, trend reports, website content, digital merchandising
- Overseeing factory manufacturing Bucharest, Romania
- marketing, styling, social media and mailing outlets.

Code First Girls Ambassador (Feb-July 19)
-During our beginner and advanced python courses i managed socials, meet-ups, and began developing an additional London community for girls proactively entering into tech

Internship at Bourgeois Boheme (Jun-Aug 16)
- Vegan footwear brand based in London,
- Managed back-end website content and stock controls, directed creative vision of photoshoots
- Gained a wide breadth of business experience

Bilingual tutoring for Spanish and English (Edinburgh, 2017)
- Tutoring Spanish, Mathematics and English at Redlands Junior School (Sydney 2011-2014)

Edinburgh Charity Fashion Show committee 2015 and 2016
-Front of house organisation and backstage
administration, coordinating hair and make-up, dressings and rehearsals.
- Teamwork and stress management with tight deadlines

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