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Nicci James

Nicci James

Design and Development Assistant

Unmade Studio

London, England

I am a Design & Development Assistant for Unmade: the first on- demand knitwear platform changing the face of the industry. Currently seeking creative roles or collaborative projects to continue developing myself as designer and grow my skill set.

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Unmade Studio

Design and Development Assistant

This has been an incredibly dynamic role, growing alongside a fast growing company in which I was initially one of six, to being one of more than twenty.

My main role encompasses:
- Assisting the knitwear designer with all aspects of design and development for all knitted products
- Developing interactive designs for Internal Collection from initial research and sketching through to sampling and prototyping.
- Creating designs and developing garments for external collaborators, including pieces for Christopher Raeburn catwalk shows
- Programming STOLL Machines using M1 Plus
- Operating and Maintaining STOLL CMS Multigauge Machines.
- Assisting tech team by programming technical samples
- Sourcing yarn and overseeing stock
- Producing trend reports for knitwear and technology
- Prototyping and developing garment shapes through fit sessions
- Overseeing quality control of all garments during and post production
- Developing and implementing production flow system
- Training production staff in all aspects of making and finishing including steaming, linking and hand finishing

Many things have changed in 2015, checkout the updates at https://lnkd.in/dcFUtBB

Having been somewhat on hiatus for a few weeks, I return with a progress report and a newspaper feature! The past few weeks I have been interning with Knyttan – the knitwear company I blogged about in November. Stranger things have happened I am...

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Nicci James

Freelance Designer

I have been invited to showcase my collection later this month at Don't Walk Charity Fashion Show in St Andrews - 27th February.

Personal Achievements:

- Gold Prize Winner: "Phoenix Village" International Fashion Design Grand Prix Ningbo, China 2014

- Featured as a ‘One-to-Watch’ Disorder Magazine Issue#2 Graduate Special October 2014.
- Featured in F*cking Young! Online ‘Orbital’ Editorial July 2014
- Selected for Catwalk Presentation at Graduate Fashion Week: June 2014
- Featured in Drapers Magazine: Graduate Fashion Week Preview May 2014
- Selected for Graduate Collection Sponsorship by Harris Tweed Authority & Dr. Martens
- Created Fashion Film shown at GFW June 2013 with Zoe Hitchen (prev. 1st Assistant to Nick Knight)