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Kaitlin O'Connor

Head Illustrator at Deigual (Spanish clothing line)

Barcelona, Spain
Hi! I am Kaitlin!
Although i was born in SanFrancisco I have been living in Barelona for around 5 years now working first as a grafic designer and curretly as the company illustrater for the Spanish clothing line Desigual. I am looking to expand my knowlege of the fashion and illustration industries and work as a free lance illustrater for companies in related fields.
Work Experience
Barcelona, Spain
Sep 2010
Company Illustrator
I work with designers from the women's, men's and children's departments as well as for the accesory line and the Marketing department. Based on a briefing from the fashion designer I propose textile graphics and illustrations with their vision in mind. I use a variety of tools both tecnical: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, and traditional: hand drawing, water colour, or collage. I am knowlegable of different textile printing methods and their posabilities and restrictions and keep them in mind while creating print. i am also required to constantly be researching grafic trends in the art and fashion worlds in order for my work to be current.
Barcelona, Spain
Mar 2009Sep 2010
Graphic designer
As the graphic designer for the childrens clothing department at Desigual I not only created textile prints, I was also required to work closely with the designer, buyer,product manager and the supplier following prints and garments through production. I drew the garments using Adobe illustator and completed the tecnical files explaing them for the supplier. Aside from learning many production processes, I learned the importance of working in a team of profesionals.
Barcelona, Spain
Jan 2007Mar 2009
Intern
I began working at desigual as an intern for the children┬┤s department at desigual. I became familiar for the time line and process of creating a line of clothing. I was able to apply skills learned in school, especially computer skills to working in a profesional enviroment.
Barcelona, Spain
Feb 2008Jun 2008
Intern
I assisted the graphic designer at Jordi Labanda┬┤s studio preparing original artworks to become prints for clothing and accesories. I was required to alter or clean prints, reducing the colours of images or resizing them.
Education
Barcelona, Spain
Sep 2010Jun 2011
Post Grad course in illustration
This was an intense but wonderful course taught at BAU by various profesionals working in different fields of illustrstion. We were given projects by people working in the fields of advertising, product design, fashion, and editorial
Florence, Italy
Sep 2003Jun 2007
Fashion Design
Although I ended up being much more drawn to the graphic and textile sides of fashion, I initailly studied fashion design, where I learned the basics of fabric compositions, sewing, patternmaking, figure sketching, history of fashion and print making.
Languages
 
English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Italian (Conversational)
Skills
 
Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, CAD, Hand Drawing, Watercolor