Throughout my time at university I have gained knowledge and skills that have prepared me for my future career as a potential buyer. These skills include a good understanding of the different sectors within textiles design: Embroidery (primarily), print and constructed textiles. As well as the business aspect such as visual merchandising, buying and marketing. And also I have a enhanced my skills on editing software such as photoshop, InDesign, sketch up, illustrator and other software related to my field.
I have furthered my knowledge in retail as I have worked as a Sales Assistant in the past, and have also carried out a placement within Debenhams, in which I was shadowing management, experiencing being a part of the visual merchandising team as well as the personal shopper team and the general womenswear department.
These experiences enriched my desire to work within retail management. I am motivated specifically to become a buyer as I have always been fascinated by the role and what it entails, and with the skills I have developed along with my passion for trends and innovative designs I feel I would thrive if given the opportunity.