Name: Lisa McNair
Objective: To design and develop footwear that is exciting and desirable but ultimately marketable and saleable.
LAM OF LONDON Jan 2011 ongoing
Freelance Footwear Designer and Consultant
(client list available on request)
DEBENHAMS June 2010 - Jan 2011
Senior Footwear Designer. Working with designers such as Henry Holland, Jasper Conran and Ben de Lisi on their Designer at Debenhams ranges. As well as working on trend packs and designing in house brands, a total of 14 brands. Also manager of footwear design team - FULL TIME POSITION
LAM OF LONDON April 2008 - April 2010
Freelance Footwear Designer and Consultant, during this time I worked with various clients:
Selecta Leathers - Designing ladies footwear for Monsoon and Arcadia
Tribe - Assisting with the start up and design of a new childrens brand
42 Associates / Levis - Desiging the Levis Premium Mens Footwear Range.
KICKERS June 2004 - Feb 2008
Footwear Designer across womens and mens categories - FULL TIME POSITION
I.S.A HOLDINGS (International Shoe Agencies) June 2002 - June 2004
Footwear Designer / Product Developer - Far East Fast Track production
Footwear Designer / Product Developer - European and Brazilian production
BASE LONDON June 2001 - August 2002
Ladies footwear Range Builder / Designer - FULL TIME POSITION
WORKERS FOR FREEDOM September 1999
Freelance footwear designer. Working alongside the designer on mood board and accessories story development to sit alongside his SS catwalk collection.
SELECTA LEATHERS September 1999
Freelance footwear designer. One off design project.
LLOYD SHOE COMPANY Aug 1998 - May 2001
Footwear Concession Buyer (account: USC).
Footwear Concession Buyer (account: ENVY).
Footwear Concessions Product Developer / Designer (Across Wallis, Principles FW, Envy, Top Man)- FULL TIME POSITION
LAM OF LONDON CHILDRENSWEAR June 2004 - June 2006
Owner / Designer. Babies and childrens customised clothing and accessories range. Range sold exclusively to Harrods.
VIVIENNE WESTWOOD October 1996 - March 1997
Assistant accessories department. Working at Design Office with accessories- footwear, bags and jewellery. Creating / developing ideas of hand made samples. Communicating with suppliers and dealing with press enquiries.
BA (HONS) Degree in fashion (with textiles):
Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication. Sept 1995 – July 1998
BTEC National Diploma in Art and Design:
Kent Institute of Art and Design. Sept 1994 – July 1995
I am also trained in Illustrator, Photoshop and Microsoft Office.