Upon graduating I took on the role of Research Assistant at The Glasgow School of Art on a project working with Harris Tweed Hebrides. I co-designed and project managed the development of a new range of Harris Tweed that was to show the weavers for Harris Tweed Hebrides the potential of what they could weave.
Within this role I evaluated key stages, worked to deadlines, researched for inspiration and researched the market.
The second stage was to create a database of the fabric and develop different patterns and colour-ways using a selection of Harris Tweed yarns. I used industry standard Pointcarre software to simulate the designs as fabric, and then wove the most successful patterns.
I worked as an intern for Sarkar Defence Solutions. During this time I designed a new bespoke concept for a bullet proof vest in response to a specific brief from the Scottish Ambulance Service. I researched the market, client’s requirements, health and safety standards and material availability. I then produced a prototype vest using industrial machines, pattern cutting equipment, Kevlar and bonded the fabric using Sonibond technology.
During my Masters year at The Glasgow School of Art I was the Student Representative Leader for the Campus Relocation Project.
My primary role was to act as the principal point of contact between the Relocation Task Group and the wider student community. It was my responsibility to support the students during the move from the Garnethill Campus to Skypark in Finnieston. The work I undertook within this role involved co-ordinating meetings with the Decant Manager, Head of the Design School and various members of staff and students. I was responsible for presenting at meetings and communicating information to members of the department. Duties also involved contacting relevant members of staff when issues arose, negotiating difficult circumstances, networking and maintaining important relationships during this highly disruptive time.
I was able to negotiate a reduction in our tuition fees as a result of compensation for the adverse effect the move had on our studies. This was in large part due to my communication skills and professional manner in handling the difficult situation.
During my career and Masters degree I developed a range of skills including Project Management Co-ordination; Creative Thinking; Research and Communication.
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