Artist/ Naomi Reid-Evans

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom

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Naomi Reid-Evans

Designer

introduction

Naomi Reid-Evans is a textile designer specialising in printed textiles and knitwear. She has worked in industry for luxury British companies such as Alexander McQueen, DAKS and John Smedley where she received specialist training. Her most recent knitwear collection ‘Knots and Splice’ has been sponsored by John Smedley and was displayed at the Central Saint Martins 2014 show. Naomi is known for her minimalist design approach, attention to detail and passion for innovation and tradition.

It is known to persons that I am a pleasure to work with, a team player who pays great attention to detail. I digest the learning curve along with positive criticism well, bringing my own initiative to each task. I am a prompt learner, well organized with a burning desire to tackle any challenges given to me. I settle in quickly to my environment. I conduct myself in a professional manner and work to the best of my ability. My communication skills gained through life experience have been a repetitive trend, which continues to formulate successful outcomes.

What's Happening

Skill

WORKING TO INDUSTRY STANDARDS

 

DAKS SIMPSON HOUSE CHECK PROJECT 

Designed a range of prints for the company DAKS, based on their existing house check. 

See work experience for more info.

KNOTS  SPLICE COLOUR  PATTERN DEVELOPMENT  SAILING ROPES Excellent

Skill

Knitwear

Skill

Printed Textiles & Surface design

KNots  Splice Fabric Primary Research Inspiration and Development Outstanding
Knots  Splice Fabric CollectionExcellent

Skill

confident hand illustrator

Showcase

09/06/2011

Guest Speaker

Role:

Guest Speaker for GCSE and Alevel students

Location:

Lord Williams's School

Employment

06/01/2006 - 08/31/2009

Greens Furnishings

Location:

London

This role involved working closely with the companies interior designer, researching current trends, archiving and having input in buying the fabrics brought in by the shop. I also worked closely with individual customers advising them on material combinations and colour schemes

Employment

09/01/2009 - 11/30/2010

Selfridges

Location:

London

I worked part-time as a sales assistant for the concession All Saints within Selfridges. This was a highly demanding role due to the busy nature of the department store. I was trained in customer service, receiving 100% customer satisfaction when approached by mystery shoppers.

Employment

04/01/2011 - 06/01/2011

Alexander McQueen

Location:

London

I worked closely with the Womenswear design team on various projects, such as the dress published on the front cover of US Vogue’s September issue, worn by Kate Moss. The role was very varied and required you to work from your own initiative. My hand illustration, knitwear and dressmaking skills were frequently implemented. The ability to work under pressure was imperative for this role.

Employment

01/01/2011 - 12/01/2012

Louis Heal

Location:

London

I assisted the British designer, Louis Heal with his collections. The role involved a high level of organization, flexibility and working from your own initiative. I gained insight into the management of a small high*end fashion label.

Employment

09/01/2011 - 10/01/2012

Kurt Geiger

Location:

London

I was a part-time stylist for Kurt Geiger, at their Grafton Street branch where all press events are held. The role involved a high level of contact with customers.

Employment

02/24/2012 - 02/25/2012

SUMY LI

Location:

London

I was commissioned by designer SUMY LI to assist her with a knitwear project for the Italian fashion label, Ermenegildo Zenga and artist Lucy Orta. The project was exhibited at the Maxxi Museum, Rome.

 

Employment

06/04/2012 - 06/21/2013

WGSN

Location:

London

I produced a selection of samples predicting knitwear trends for 2013-2014.

Employment

02/11/2013 - 02/18/2013

DAKS SIMPSON

Location:

London

I assisted the head designer for womenswear and accessories, Sheila McKain-Waid, during the lead up to London Fashion Week and backstage at the show. This role required a high level of organization and the ability to work well under pressure.

Employment

06/01/2013 - 09/30/2013

John Smedley

Location:

Derby

I worked very closely with the company’s design team and factories to gain insight into the production of British knitted luxury goods. During this role I received extensive training in design for manufacture and production operations, with particular emphasis on placed on quality control.

Education / Qualifications

09/02/2007 - 06/30/2009

Lord Williams's Secondary School

Qualification:

ALevels : Art, Textiles, History, English Literature, Critical Thinking

Location:

Oxfordshire

Grades: A-B

Education / Qualifications

09/02/2010 - 06/23/2014

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts

Qualification:

Ba(Hons) Textile Desgin

Location:

London

Education / Qualifications

09/02/2009 - 06/22/2014

Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts

Qualification:

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design & ABC Level 3 Award in 3D Materials Exploration

Location:

London

Dream Job

Creative Director

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Consulting, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off