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Cagla Koralay

Shoe designer searching for a full-time job

37 years • Birkirkara

Summary

A confident, energetic designer, with 14 years experience, who is passionate about fashion and excited by challenge, able to take initiative and plan efficiently, a strong team leader with an entrepreneurial spirit who thinks outside of the box. Now looking for a company who truly value their staff and will strive to develop their career to the next stage. Currently I am in Malta, however, me and my husband want to relocate to Europe to take my career to the next level, as I am in possession of the European freedom of movement document.

Skills

DrawingSketchingGraphic DesignFootwear DesignBuyerRetailingShoe Design

Experience

Footwear designer

11-2016 - NowSocial and cultural activitiesAfter leaving Istanbul in November 2016, I have moved to Malta and I am currently working with several Turkish ateliers and retailers as a freelancer to bolster my portfolio.

Head of footwear design

06-2016 - 11-2016 Social and cultural activities▪ Manager of the shoe design department, working with creative directors such as Yossi Cohen who is based in Milan and Istanbul, and independent fashion designer Graeme Black. ▪ Choosing a theme for every respective season, making colour choices along with the material used. ▪ Searching material in international fairs such as Micam and Lineapelle for designing new shoe designs. ▪ Analysing different techniques and ergonomics for all design purposes. ▪ Any customer related quires along with doing surveys to see what are the customer's needs. ▪ Follow international and domestic fairs. ▪ Study and analyse marketing strategies of main competitors in the shoe fashion sector. ▪ Range planning with buyers.

Buyer and footwear designer

10-2015 - 04-2016 Social and cultural activitiesWhile I was in Malta studying English, I have worked with Koton through correspondence, as well as going back and forth from Malta to Istanbul on many occasions. I was working directly with Didem Sagman, a Turkish bag designer now based in Milan, designing and producing complementary shoes and bags. ▪ Collection selection and product development. ▪ Budget preparation with related department. ▪ Following up the market and trends, making competitive analysis.

Head of footwear design

03-2012 - 09-2015 Social and cultural activities▪ Choosing a theme for every respective season, making colour choices along with the material used. ▪ Searching material in international fairs for designing new shoe designs. ▪ Analysing different techniques and ergonomics for all design purposes. ▪ Any customer related quires along with doing surveys to see what are the customer's needs. ▪ Follow international and domestic fairs. ▪ Study and analyse marketing strategies of main competitors in the shoe fashion sector. ▪ Manager of the shoe design department, working with creative directors such as Yossi Cohen who is based in Milan and Istanbul, and independent fashion designer Graeme Black.

Footwear designer

03-2007 - 11-2010 Social and cultural activities▪ Preparing all collection design and create prototypes. ▪ Fit all designs and preparing for production. ▪ Choosing a theme for every respective season, making colour choices along with the material used. ▪ Preparing and presenting all collections for the Micam fair in Milan for Attimo brand. ▪ Follow international and domestic fairs. ▪ Study and analyse marketing strategies of main competitors in the shoe fashion sector. ▪ Responsible for design from concept to the final prototype. ▪ Developing and selecting accessories ,materials.

Footwear designer

03-2005 - 01-2007 Social and cultural activitiesAssistant to the shoe design manager. ▪ Conducting various research and studies for new and efficient shoe designing. ▪ Heel designing. ▪ Study shoe production for factory purposes.

Footwear designer - Internship

11-2003 - 01-2005 Social and cultural activities▪ Assistant to the shoe design manager. ▪ Study leather techniques for shoe production. ▪ Study and learn about every technical material used in shoe designing. ▪ Hands on approach in the company's factory.

Education & training

Nlp Grup

2016 - 2016 Istanbul, TurkeyTeachingIntensive English Speaking classes, 8 hours every day, for 2 months. Speaking proficiency exam after course finished.

Chamber College

2016 - 2016 MaltaTeachingStudied at; Intermediate, Lower-Intermediate, Elementary. Writing Clinic, Reading Circle, Conversation sessions. One-to-one intensive classes, General intensive classes.

Süleyman Demirel Üniversitesi

1998 - 2003 TurkeySocial and cultural activities, Design /UX / UI, Audiovisual production

Cumhuriyet High School

1995 - 1998 TurkeySocial and cultural activitiesFashion design, graphic design.

My qualities

Flexible
Creative
Persevering
Innovative

Languages spoken

  • Turkish

    Native language

  • English

    Professional