I grew up in a leafy (rainy) seaside suburb of Dublin city, Ireland's sprawling capital of culture and commerce. I attended the National College of Art and Design when I attained an Honors Degree in Fashion Design. After working independently and for a wholesale ladieswear supply company in Dublin, I moved to Japan with a position in the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme. I currently tea
I want to do things, care about things, and make things. I’m passionate about getting outside, protecting the playground of nature, and creating innovative, quality, and useful things.
I volunteered with the Japanese NPO, Peace Boat, as an English teacher on the organization's 95th Global Voyage. I was one of ten experienced language teachers on the GET (Global English/Espanol Training) team on board the Ocean Dream, as we circumnavigated the globe between August and November 2017.
My own brand of luxury ladieswear began with my university graduate collection, entitled "Japonisme" for the Autumn/Winter of 2012. After working in a high-street supply company for 18 months, I decided to return to a craft-approach by working on a small scale and producin
Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) of English at Senior High Schools in Yamagata Prefecture: I was recruited via the Japan Exchange and Teaching (JET) Programme, this teaching role is also one of cultural exchange, bringing to the table not only my native English and teachin
- Inspired by the playful Lolita lifestyle subculture which originated in Japan, Ojou-sama celebrated the key elements of the fun style in a bright range of accessories and clothing. - Handmade by the designer, Ojou-sama products were carefully and precisely finished, usin
• Working as part of the five-person design team for the company's biggest account, a UK supermarket fashion brand. Researching and building multiple fabric/trim packs from trend-led ladieswear stories, up to four phases per season.
2.1 (Upper second class honors degree)
An internship which provided design, sampling/production, and business experience, with an ethical fashion brand. I spent the summer of 2011 working with company founder and designer Sophie Rieu, in The Garden of Unicorn in Greystones; the studio and boutique of Unicorn Design. Location: Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Republic of Ireland.
During my time as Sales Assistant at GameStop Ltd, I was also called on to take key-holding responsibilities including the end-of-day cash up, opening and closing the shop, receiving and shipping stock, supervising staff and delegating tasks. I worked part-time during college semesters, and worked extra hours in peak seasons and to provid