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Amanda Blackwell | Elance
 
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Amanda Blackwell

Tri-lingual Footwear designer, very experienced
   United Kingdom
  |   Huddersfield, England
  |  7:38 am Local Time

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Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $49

A talented, practical and very experienced designer, happy when exploring new ideas and technologies. I always assign copyright to my clients and can assure you of complete confidentiality. You will own the design work I do for you.

Particularly interested in fair-trade, ethical/ecological projects. Happy to consider a job as small as a box-end label or as big as, well something really, really big.

I keep up to date on latest trends, materials and processes via the web and by attending trade fairs and talking to other designers.


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Portfolio

Ladies hiking boot with Tri-fit lacing system, memory foam tongue lining, collar and...
Cheeseplant inspired sole, ladies comfort sneaker.
Fabric slipper with elasticated back for easy fit. Hand crafted, story book look with...
Tongue in cheek hommage to Venice and its gondolas

Skills (10)

Tested
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Test
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Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Photoshop CS4 Extended Test
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Translation French English
French To English Translation Skills Test
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Drawing and Illustration
Italian
Italian To English Translation Skills Test
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Footwear design soles - technical
Footwear design uppers
Graphics and trims
Pattern Cutting for footwear
Microsoft Word

Service Description

Trained at Cordwainer's college, London. After many years designing just about every type of footwear over 3 continents I've settled in Yorkshire, England. If you'd like help with any aspects of shoe design from a single shoe to a full collection please contact me. I'm great on Illustrator, PhotoShop and can still wield a pencil. (Stopped the Magic Markers though!)

Fluent in spoken or written French, Italian and of course English.

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Employment

Ortho Europe
part time Footwear Designer - ORTHOPAEDIC Footwear
2012 - Present
Joojos
Freelance design for Joojos.com NYC
2010 - Present
Had a great time working on this wonderful new brand for little kids. Charming website just launching, fun people and lovely product.
Pavers Shoes
designer
2010 - 2011
Hotter Comfort Concept
Footwear Designer
2008 - 2010
A super brand to work for,I work just 2 days a week designing Sporty and Gore-tex styles for the over 50's. Would love to balance this up with some free-lance designs for a younger customer!
Bacup Shoe company Ltd
designer
2006 - 2007
What a busy year! I have learned to work FAST! This company thrives in a very competitive market. It supplies value footwear to all the supermarkets and big stores in the UK. Stores I have...
Brasher Boot Company
designer
2000 - 2006
Responsible for the whole range of Brasher footwear. I really enjoyed the technical challenges of producing footwear for tough environments and also moving the brand from a "brown boot" to a more...
Berghaus
designer
1999 - 2000
I really enjoyed being the first full time footwear designer for this exciting outdoor brand, I left only to follow my boss across the corridor to the Brasher boot company - both are part of the...
Reebok Inc
technical design manager
1997 - 1998
Thailand! Based in Bangkok I was the "go between" responsible for making sure the footwear design team in the US got the product they wanted, and when that just wasn't possible, providing the...
Cordwainers Technical College
lecturer in CAD for footwear
1996 - 1997
I joined the staff at Cordwainers to run the new CAD bureau service. I was soon asked to lecture in CAD. I had a great bunch of students (sorry I lost touch guys!)
Clarks shoes
designer children's footwear
1991 - 1996
Initially taken on the help train other designers to use CAD I missed designing and moved into the children's division where I designed shoes, wellingtons (PVC moulds), and slippers.

Education

Cordwainer's college, London
diploma in footwear design
1979 - 1982

Keywords

footwear
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illustrator
drawing
sketches
innovation
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shoe
sneaker
tech
creative
innovative
shoe designer
engineer
technical
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