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Haide Correia

graduate in knitwear design

29 years • London

Summary

I'm a recent Textile Design graduate, i specialised in knitwear but coming from a textiles background i can do a little of everything. I'm a fast learner and can easily adapt to any environment.

Skills

Research, Mood Boarding, Hand Sketching, Textile Development, Draping, Machine Knitting, (single Bed, Double Bed And Industrial), Hand Knitting, Knitting Linkers, Hand And Machine Sewing, Screen Printing, Photoshop/ Illustrator, Pattern Cutting.

Experience

Studio assistant intern

06-2015 - 08-2015 Design /UX / UIknitted swatches with selected yarns and colours. Used the linker machine to link knitted swatches. Draped knitted swatches on the mannequin and stitched them together to make a jumper. steamed the samples. Kept the studio and the knitting machines clean.

Textile factory worker/assistant

06-2009 - 08-2011 Social and cultural activitiesHelped with quality checking garments and hand sewing Organised the fabric and samples swatches. packed orders and sent off to customers. Steamed garments and helped with general factory duties

Education & training

London Metropolitan University

2012 - 2015 London, Greater LondonSocial and cultural activitiesHeal’s Interior Design (Live project) Oct 2014- Feb 2015 Selected among 100+ students Created an inspiration board that could work for both fashion and interior with the selected colour pallet from the client. Made a sketchbook with my designs both hand drawn and some on Photoshop/ Illustrator. Created a variety of knitwear samples that weren’t too complex to be manufactured. They selected about five of my samples.

University of Bradford

2011 - 2012 Bradford, West Yorkshire

Yale college

2009 - 2011 Wrexham, United KingdomSignature Leather (college live project) January 2010- April 2010 Had the opportunity to create leather glove designs for the fashion market and have my gloves handmade. (My illustrations were selected instead of getting my gloves manufactured). Gained experience of colour and fabrics by researching and sourcing. I worked closely with the client Tim Penn throughout the design process. My Illustrations were selected to be on the signature leather website.

My qualities

Persevering
Reactive
Creative
Team player

Languages spoken

  • Portuguese

    Native language

  • Spanish

    Professional

  • Italian

    Intermediate

Non-Work Related Experience

Studio Assistant

Timor Kim
03-2016 - Now

Draped samples on to the mannequin Pattern cutting Maintaining the studio tidy

My dreams

Before I turn 30

Knitwear Designer

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