Thursday, February 26, 2009

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Victoria.Meadows. B.a hons
Objective
Curriculum Vitae.


2008-2009
Experience

Retailing on-line
www.originalsample.etsy.com
U.S.A site based in New York.
March 2008-August 2009
Ebay site.www.ebay.co.uk shop-Accessories-by-Designers.
2006-2009
Nottingham Trent University.
PGCE course.
2006-2007
New College Nottingham.
Fashion Department.(teacher training).
2005-2006
Chris Judge.
8 a Peacock yard,
London,
SE 17 3LH
Freelance Knitwear Design.
Fashion chains in the UK.
2004-2005
Knitwear Network.
Unit N, The Business Design Centre,
69 Lower Parliament st,
Nottingham.
Freelance Designer Knitwear swatches. Tommy Hillfigger.DKNY.Calvien Klien.


1989-2004 Original Sample Nottingham.
Designer Director.
Handcrafted Knitwear Company.
Unit J, The Business Space,
69 Lower Parliament st,
Nottingham,
NG1 3BB
Accessories Designer lead company designing and selling knitwear to upper price market world worldwide with a large Japan customer base.
Customers- Paul Smith, Harrods, Selfridges. French Connection. Japanese stores. U.S.A Sax’s 5th Ave, Barneys , Macy’s etc.
Achievements- Won a UK business award within Princess Youth Trust.
Showing Globally at international trade Fairs. Pret-a-poter Paris.Sehm Paris. New York Coterie.
British Fashion awards- knitwear collection within Paul Smith and French Connection when these labels won the award.
1999-2001.
Part time Lecturer Fashion/Textiles.
Lincoln Demontford University. Lincoln.
ND Diploma Fashion/Textiles.
2000.
Part time Lecturer Fashion.
New College Nottingham. Adams building.
ND Diploma Fashion.(part of teaching deploma)
,
1987-1988 Charterhouse. Loughborough.
Knitwear Designer
§ Designing for middle to lower market designing for major chain stores.
§ Fareast production and circular machine plant in Leicester.
§ Licensed products N.F.L. Childrens Charactors.

1988-1989 Openhouse. Nottingham.
Senior Designer.
§ Heading design meetings within designer team. Allocating work
§ Passing production, making first samples on flatbeds.
§ Meeting buyers middle market U.K. and U.S.A.
§ Next Stores. Primark . USA stores. Burton group. Top Shop etc.

1984 Tom Necturline. N.Y.C. U.S.A.
Design Assisant.
§ Assisting production/meeting deadlines.
§ Colourways for styles.Handknit Designer range,Sax’s 5th Ave.


Education
1975-1982 Quarry Bank Comp. Liverpool.
" O " Levels, English, Mathematics, Biology, Geography, Photography, Art, Fashion/textiles, Needlework. "A" Level Art. General Studies.
Ballet Teaching Qualification.Allied Dancing Associastion.1980
1982-83 Foundation Course, Liverpool Polytechnic.
1983-1987 Nottingham Trent University, B.A Honours 2-1 Fashion Knitwear Design.
1984 Student Exchange New York City F.I.T 7th Ave, 21 credits.
City & Guilds stage 1& 2. 7302 Teaching Certificate. 2000 Clarenden college Nottingham.
2007 PGCE in further education, teaching qualification. Nottingham Trent University.


Full driving license.



Interests
Collecting books and researching for fashion forecasting and market research,blogging on line.. Visiting art exhibitions and fashion fairs. Browsing in antique shops and on-line.Gardening(growing veg , cooking, and walking.
References.
Liz Clague .Programme Leader PGCE
School of Education
Nottingham Trent University,
Lionel Robbins Building,
Clifton Campus,
Clifton Lane,
Nottingham,
NG11 8NS
Janet Langford,
Head of Fashion department,
New College Nottingham,
Adams building,
Stoney ,st
Nottingham,
NG1
Tel 0115 910-4747

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