Person-centred and collaborative. Art, Design and Fashion are subjective, and I encourage and nurture individual creativities, to let each students uniqueness shine through to be the best they can be. To compliment this, I have 20 years experience in a difficult and competitive industry, so encourage honest self appraisal and realism
Highly Creative Fashion Designer with 20 years industry experience, specialising in Footwear Design and Development, Trend Forecasting, Range building, Presenting, Leadership, Brand Collaboration, Project/Team Management, Interviewing, Budgeting, extensive worldwide travel for research and factory visits, and Student Mentoring. Prolific in Adobe Creative Suite, PowerPoint and Keynote.
I’m young at heart, with a passion for learning and sharing what I learn with others. As a leader and manager, I have mentored students for the last 12 years, with extensive experience in interviewing prospective employees and interns. I pride myself in making people feel at ease and nurturing and developing to their full potential.
I have worked for various brands, including Dr Martens, Kickers and Start-Rite, as well as collaborating with many other brands including Yohji Yamamoto, Mullbery, RAF Simons, Vivienne Westwood, The Beano, Adventuretime, Pokémon and Gary Baseman.
I have travelled all over the world for work and am well-versed in good business etiquette.
Open to negotiation
I met Claire through the music scene and she always stood out for her incredible sense of fashion and originality. She's also got the most outgoing personality which makes her approachable. She's a fun, sassy and energetic character, who not only has got the skills, talent and expertise, but embraces it as a way of life.
Claire is one of the most genuine, funny and talented people in my friends circle. We met through our love of music and found out that as well as both being creatives, we share the same birthday! Claire is an accomplished designer, having worked for internationally famous brands, but is down to earth and I am confident that all facets of her experience and personality will make her an excellent tutor.
Claire is the sister of one of my old school teachers and is an excellent and outgoing person who has inspired me. She has shown me that a small town girl can go on to achieve bigger and better things which is hard to believe coming from a rural area. I sincerely wish her all the best in her new career path and that she keeps on inspiring younger people like she has me. A wonderful person who anyone deserves to have as a tutor.
Claire has been not only a friend but a mentor to myself for several years. She is patient, calm, caring and so passionate about her field of work. Alongside this her knowledge of the industry is outstanding, meaning she can pass on skills & training to others with much ease and enthusiasm. Working with Claire in a professional and social setting is an honour!
Claire was a mentor to me in the truest sense of the word during our time at Grays School of Art. Her career path has taken her from strength to strength as a leader of design for some of the worlds most reputable brands. Highly recommended as a tutor of Fashion Design.
Claire has a wide range of design skills and stacks of industry experience. She is lots of fun to work with with plenty of contacts. She is a thoughtful and kind person and this translates into a supportive learning environment. Many have flourished under her leadership. I've known Claire for over 10 years in a professional and personal capacity.
I've known Claire since she first started her studies into Art & design, needless to say quite a number of years. Claire has always been a creative and diligent person, highly motivated and with a great sense of humour and humility. Claire is an awesome teacher with a wealth of knowledge and experience.
Claire has many years experience in fashion and design having worked for major shoe manufacturers . She has a great personality and work ethic and I can imagine a student having fun and learning loads .
I’ve known Claire for about 10 years. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her. She is very friendly and approachable and easy to talk to. She is passionate and knowledgable about her work. My daughter also loves her too!
Claire has an amazing accumulation of creative, technical and industrial knowledge. Having had a long and interesting career, holding influential positions in the fashion sector she is very well qualified in her area of expertise.
Claire was really supportive of me and took on the role of coach in this particular scenario, helping me to take my work to the next level.
She’s able to support students, consult within an existing project (like mine) or just provide those much needed ‘fresh eyes’ that you sometimes need!
Thanks Claire. I really hope we’ll work together again soon!
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