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KATIE BAMFORD

0417 060 034 katie.bamford@hotmail.com

EDUCATION

RMIT University, Bachelor of Design (Fashion) (Honours), Melbourne (2011-2014) Education in a broad range of practical and conceptual industry-relevant techniques to ensure innovative design outcomes. Completed Subjects: - Professional Practice (study of the fashion industry) - Pattern Making - Hand Stitching Studio (using hand sewing techniques to create final pieces) - Textile Technology - Drape (Pattern drafting from fabric placed over a solid form) - Millinery - Tailoring (using traditional practice to make a woollen jacket) - Computer Design Technology - Menswear (conceptual garment designs adapted from existing men’s clothes) - Corsetry - Stretch Wear (covering the use of technical stretch machinery) - History RMIT University, Bachelor of Interior Design, Melbourne (2010) A course based on innovation, encompassing a wide spectrum of profession-based techniques. Completed subjects: - Technical Studies (drafting plans, model making and material understanding) - History and Theory (using the concept of research to engage with design) - Concept Studio (exploring a broad application of the practice of interior to the modern world) Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School, Melbourne (2004-2009) Completed VCE Studies in: - Mathematical Methods - Visual Communication and Design - Philosophy; and - Art - Psychology - English Achieved an ENTER score of 95.25 CAE, Barnes and Harvest Textiles (2009-2013) Completed Short Courses in: - Screen Printing; and - Resin and Silver Jewellery Making

WORK EXPERIENCE

Raggatt- Intern (2013- Ongoing) Small directional women’s wear line. Experience in a range of production procedures such as design generation, pattern drafting and cutting, garment production and fitting. Peter Alexander- Backstage Volunteer (2012) Organised backstage proceedings at S/S industry collection preview. Universe Clothing Group (2007) Developed clothing design for mass production through sourcing inspiration from buying trips which were then transfered to Technical Drawings using Adobe computer programming. Dko Architecture, (2007) Gained exposure to alternative design areas such as Interior Design and Architecture through sample sourcing, 3D model making and computer generated design. Kilmore Pony Club, Riding Instructor (2004- 2008)

EMPLOYMENT

Swarovski Crystal (2010- Ongoing) Retail Assistant for global brand within Boutique and Myer Concession Store with managerial responsibilities such as key holder and money administration. Trained in Visual Merchandise and Customer Service. RMIT University Room Auditor (2012) Demonstrated a commitment to RMIT University. Entrusted with procedures that would aid further improvement of Administration and Academic life. Bevilles Jewellers Retail Assistant (2009- 2010)


SKILLS Technical - Design proficiency Trend Analysis, market research and storyboarding to create well researched collections. Proven ability to generate concepts that can be realised into successful design outcomes. Ability to convey design ideas and concepts through communication and illustration techniques. - Research Capabilities Highly developed analytical and research skills that engage with history and contemporary themes. Ability to problem solve and experiment with multiple mediums and concepts that result in refined design outcomes. - Pattern Drafting Sound understanding of 2D flat pattern making and 3D pattern draping (drafting patterns off the stand). - Textiles/ Fabric Knowledge Comprehensive understanding of fibre composition and fabric weave/knit construction. - Competent in Computer Programs: Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite and a grounding in Gerber Pattern Maker and CAD. - Specialist, Artisan and Haute Couture focused techniques Millinery (Felt blocking, wiring and binding with a range of materials) Corsetry (Fitting to live body, boning and eyeleting) Hand sewing techniques (eg. appliqué, beading, and quilting) - Ability to use machinery directly related to the fashion industry Personal - Strong work ethic Demonstrated through high academic achievement and managerial responsibilities entrusted in employment. - Committed, honest and reliable - Teamwork and leadership Displayed through involvement in committees, appointment into leadership role and managerial posisiton held in employment. - Communication Skills Encompassing verbal, written and visual - fostered through academic study, mentoring and customer sevice training.

ACHIEVEMENTS RMIT University - Excellence Award (2013) High Achievement in Fashion Electives - Selected for ‘The Matter at Hand’ exhibition as part of Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival (2014) - Class Representative First Year Fashion Design (2011) - Golden Key Honour Society (2011- Ongoing) A program that recognises academic achievement in higher education. - Student Mentor (2012) Consolidated knowledge through teaching and supporting students in classes previously completed. - Open Day Ambassador (2012) - Curated exhibition (2012) Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School - Music and House Awards - Winner of Australian Business Week (2007) - Company simulation program. - Head of Publicity Committee (2008-2009) Designing promotional resources for school events such as plays, formals and charity fundraisers. - Golden Mitre (School Magazine) Editor (2008-2009) - Reading - Yoga

- Art appreciation and production - Horse Riding

Professional Reference Sally Bodourian Retail Manager (03) 9840 6402

- Travel: Various places in Europe and Australia

Personal Reference Mick Peel RMIT University mick.peel@rmit.edu.au

INTERESTS

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