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PILAR JURADO MEJIAS  FASHION & TEXTILES DESIGNER
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CONTACT

pilarjuradomejias@

gmail.com

+61 447.089.538

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EDUCATION

2021. The Age of Sustainable Development course by Columbia University.

2010-2015. Bachelor Degree of fashion and textiles design in Universidad Argentina de la Empresa (UADE).

2009. Fashion design course in Facultad de Bellas Artes, Argentina.

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AWARDS

Sustainable Design and Experimental Materials award as Young Talents in Sustainable Design granted by MynCyT.

Ss17 Womens Apparel show "Gagner" at BAFWEEK (Buenos Aires Fashion Week).

UADE PRIMSA award as Young Talents granted by UADE.

Golden Yarn award as problem solving an excess liability list of $1.9M granted by Hanes Brands Australasia.

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EXPERIENCE

2022-actual. Freelance Textiles Designer. 

2023. Textiles Designer at Mister Zimi. Byron Bay NSW, Australia. 

- Resposible for the creation of print artworks, from initial concept to development. 

2022. Fashion Designer & Product developer at Bird & Kite. Byron Bay NSW, Australia. 

- Womens Apparel with a key focus on dresses.
- 5 months turn around with building inspirational across seasonal direction, big idea concepts and global market research to meet calendar deadlines.
- Creating in-house print artwork assets in line with brand aesthetic.Tracking artwork & colour developments ensuring all strike offs and bulk approvals are consistent.
- Producing specification drawings of final design concepts, continually assessing quality and suitability in fittings to resolve any design issues.
- Working closely with manufactures to ensure tech packs and final feedback occurs accurately and according to the critical path.

2019-2022. Junior Designer for Bonds & Berlei Innovation at Hanes Brands Australasia. Burwood NSW, Australia.

-  Womens Underwear and Womens Apparel projects. 
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uilding inspirational across seasonal direction, big idea concepts and global market research following calendar deadlines.
- Experience on American, European & Australasia market  working across different ranges and brands.
- Style design and preparation of technical drawing using illustrator and collaborate with garment tech on product development, sampling and fittings for final spec packs.
- Collaboration with R&D team; new fabric innovations, knitwear, customised trims and print techniques to achieve sustainability goals and company budgets.
- Creating marketing guidelines.

Senior Design Assistant for Bonds.

- Baby wear, Kids Outerwear and Kids Underwear. Working closely and collaboratively with the Senior Designer on developing new and exciting ranges and to problem solve an excess liability list of $1.9M.

- Strong participation in textile print design and product development. Working closely with Bands, Merchandisers and R&D Team.

- Project leader for collaborations (such as Disney, ABC, Pixar & Warner Bros.) and grocery channels. Including cross-category projects.

- Presentation of trend direction, colour palette and final range to buyer, Brands Team and head of design.

- Working across Colour Team, Trend Team and Green Sustainable Team.

2018-2019. Assistant Manager at Baku Swimwear. Manly NSW,Australia.

2016-2017. Sustainable Project Research at Ministry of Science and Technology (MinCyT), BS.AS Argentina.

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LANGUAGES

Spanish.

Native.

English.

Fluent.

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STRENGTHS

Team Player.

Business

Sense.

Sustainable 

Fashion.

Illustrator. Photoshop. InDesign. Premiere Pro.

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VOLUNTEER

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2018. 12-week internship at Cosmopolitan magazine. Sydney, NSW Australia.

2018. 12-week design and production internship at Suboo, an Australian swimwear and resort wear label. Alexandria, NSW Australia.

2018. Volunteering at MBFWA. NSW Australia.

 

2015. Fashion internship working alongside the collection Ss16 Denim-wear at Tavex S.A.Buenos Aires, Argentina.

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