Artist/ Carmen Lever

Southampton, United Kingdom

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CarmenLever

Carmen Lever

I am a screen-print specialist / with a range of transferable skills. I aim to produce high quality luxurious fabric samples and fashion designs. I have exceptional hand drawing and painting skills which I use as the fundamental starting point to my textile designs. I strive to work within the fashion industry & I want to be able to contribute my print design skills to a fashion design house and work within the team together to create a successful fashion collection.

introduction

A recent graduate from Winchester School of Art, passionate about designing and creating printed and embellished fabrics for fashion. An Ambitious and hardworking screen-print specialist, with exceptional hand drawing and painting skills, and a sensitive use of colour. Achievements include work selected for British Fashion Council Graduate Preview Day, Graduate Fashion Week, New Designers and put forward for interview stage of Texprint 2014.

What's Happening

Employment

11/17/2014 - 02/23/2015

GILES

Location:

London

Full time studio internship creating intricate hand embellished and embroidered samples, working on bespoke couture private orders, contributing to the design and production of the Autumn/Winter 2015 main collection and helping the design team with the general running of the studio.

Employment

09/15/2014 - 09/15/2014

Antonio Berardi

Location:

London Fashion Week

Working backstage dressing models and helping to produce the SS15 catwalk show.

Employment

09/14/2014 - 09/14/2014

Marios Schwab

Location:

London Fashion Week

Working backstage dressing models and helping to produce the SS15 catwalk show.

Noise Achievement

09/09/2014 - 09/09/2014

Selected as a Curator's Choice Artist by Fashion Designer Giles Deacon

I was so excited to find out that my work had been selected by Fashion Designer Giles Deacon and I was part of the Noise Festival 2014 as a Curator's Choice Artist. As part of the event I was invited to The House of Commons to celebrate the start of the whole event. I am one of 5 designers chosen by Giles himself, and it was really nice to meet the other designers at the event. We were also introduced to one of the team members from the GILES studio, who also told us that we were invited to come and work on placement within the team at Giles Deacon's Studio. It was really exciting to hear that this was part of our prize as being selected and to more information about how we will be involved within the team.

Hooded Pitta Bird Hand Drawn and Painted Square Scarf Design
Embellished Necklace Collar Tee  Illustration
Hand Painted Sally Lightfoot Crab

Showcase

Graduate Fashion Week 2014

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

London, UK.

I was also selected by my university to show my A3 fashion portfolio at Graduate Fashion Week 2014 at The Old Truman Brewery, London. My protfolio presented in A3 leather bound format shows a selection of my printed textile designs, both scanned and real samples, fashion illustrations, sketchbook work and overall mood of each project that I have created. My A2 portfolio of fabric samples sits comfortably beside and shows the samples that go along with my illustrated fashion collections that are presented in my A3 portfolio. 

Showcase

New Designers 2014

Role:

Exhibitor

Location:

London, UK.

I was selected by my university to show a selection of my work at New Designers 2014 exhibition in London. I thouroughly enjoyed talking to various people that I met over the week. I met interesting industry creatives and professionals, as well as other students displaying their work and also prospective students and the general public showing interest. It was great to 'network', meet up with friends from my previous college courses and meet new people.

Employment

02/17/2014 - 02/17/2014

Ashish

Location:

London Fashion Week

Education / Qualifications

09/05/2011 - 07/17/2014

Winchester School of Art

Qualification:

BA (Hons) Degree: Fashion & Textile Design (Printed Textile Design)

Location:

Winchester, UK.

Skills and experiences learnt from my time at Winchester School of Art include:

Flatbed Hand Screen-Printing (full process). Repeat print design. Fabric dyeing. Freehand Machine Embroidery. Hand embroidery. Hand Embellishment. Digital Fabric Printing (Mimaki). Laser cutting & etching design. Digital Machine Embroidery (Brother). Digital Jacquard Weave design (Apso). Fine detailed hand paintng and drawing skills.

Employment

11/14/2009

SenSpa

Location:

Brockenhurst, New Forest

Part-Time Receptionist at 5 Star Spa Hotel

Having a part-time job throughout college, foundation and my BA Hons degree has helped me to gain key skills including time management, high level of customer service, team work and holding responisbilities.

Employment

02/15/2014 - 02/15/2014

GRACE MXIII

Location:

London Fashion Week

Show styled by Katie Grand

Hand Painted Scarf Design Madame ButterflyExcellent

Skill

Screen-Print specialist

Trained in full flatbed hand screen-printing process. Able to stretch, reclaim, coat and expose screens. Confident in printing and dyeing many different fabric types. Trained and competent with mixing and creating different coloured dyes and dye pastes. Trained in steaming and processing printed fabrics.

Education / Qualifications

09/06/2010 - 06/13/2011

Arts University College Bournemouth

Qualification:

Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

Location:

Bournemouth, UK.

Tudor Lace Inspired Sleeve PrintOutstanding
Digital Embroidered  Hand Embellished Crab Bomber JacketCurator Choice

Employment

11/05/2012 - 11/18/2012

Miss Selfridge

Location:

London

Employment

03/18/2013 - 03/24/2013

Mirjam Rouden Studio

Location:

London

Employment

02/16/2014 - 02/16/2014

Marios Schwab

Location:

London Fashion Week

Employment

02/17/2014 - 02/17/2014

Antonio Berardi

Location:

London Fashion Week

Employment

04/08/2013 - 04/21/2013

Miss Selfridge

Location:

London

Dream Job

A printed textile designer within a high-end fashion house design team.

Work Availability

Available for

Full-Time, Freelance, Internship/ Work Experience, Commission / One-off