My teaching methodology is very practical and engaging. It starts with assessing the specific needs of students. I then normally work on real projects and incourage students to ask questions and make progress relevant to the goal initially established.
I also make sure to offer as many tips and advise as possible related to my own professional experience that might benefit students in accessing their chosen industry sector.
I am and artist, illustrator and designer currently working for the retail and editorial sectors with a background in fashion media as a stylist and art director at mainstream consumer magazines.
I have been teaching illustration techniques, drawing, textile design, Photoshop/Illustrator/Indesign and fashion styling industry insights on a private base for 5 years to students who need to prepare their portfolio for access to the main fashion design schools and media industry jobs.
I have also been mentoring young professionals who wanted to make a transition to a different sector related to design or fine arts within their creative careers.
A designer, illustrator, artist and tutor with a background in fashion media. Strong ability to support and motivate students. Very good emotional intelligence and passion for communication and team work. Strong ability in planning and organisation.
Artist and illustrator (Freelance. May 2017 - present)
Creating painterly illustrations and designs for a highly successfull greeting cards publishing company in London.
Textile Print designer (Freelance. May 2016 - July 2017)
Responsible for designing and creatively developing prints, weaves and other surface patterns as required for a major retail brand in London.
Researching print trends and consulting fabric dyes and weaves. Liaising with designers and creating key prints for each season. Contacting print studios and archives and sourcing key prints to re-work into the seasonal themes.
Building seasonal mood boards.
Liaising with fabric developer on a daily base and suppliers in UK, Portugal, China, Turkey, India and Thailand for print sampling. Responsible for contacting and procuring colour palettes from various trend colour prediction companies.
Textile Print designer (Freelance. Feb 2014 - Apr 2016)
Working as a designer and illustrator at a very established Design Studio in London. Responsible for designing original embroideries and prints mainly using different fine art techniques combined with CAD skills.
Weekly liaising with fabric suppliers and consulting on dyes and weaves. Liaising with printer suppliers and co-ordinating artwork printing for fabric swatches production.
Fashion styling (Contract. Jan 2013 - Mar 2014)
Company: MORLEY COLLEGE
Responsible for the teaching of two advanced creative courses in fashion styling and photography storyboarding for fashion magazines. Providing a course outline that reflects the advertised programme meeting the requirements of the courses level.
Creating regular project briefs for the students to follow keeping their motivation and interest for the subject.
Assess students’ learning during the classes and give them feedback regularly.
Administrating classrooms, taking registers and keeping a record of students presence.
Attending regular events and meetings as requested.
Fashion shoot stylist and producer (Contract. Jan 2013 - Mar 2014)
Company: MR PORTER
Liaise with the shoot production team on the logistics and organisation of weekly editorial shoots for the online magazine Mr Porter.
Manage all talent engaged in each shooting from freelance photographers to stylists to MUA. Liaise with the design department for image post production.
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION
Diploma in Fashion Media, advertising image and illustration.
LAVENDER HILL STUDIOS
Professional evening training in traditional atelier drawing, painting and colour mixing techniques
ROMA UNIVERSITA’ LA SAPIENZA (Italy)
First degree in fine arts
Strong emotional intelligence and ability to listen. Very strong communication and team working skills. Very knowledgeable about arts, textiles and fashion industry. Excellent Photoshop/Illustrator/ Textdesign/ Hand drawing and painting
Available upon request
Alessandra has a passion for the arts which she enthusiastically passes on to others.
She is a highly talented illustrator who is well versed in the skills of classic drawing and painting and digital art, making her well equipped to teach those who wish to learn about art and design.
She is particularly knowledgeable about fashion illustration and with a background in styling and art direction she is the perfect person to teach this.
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