Emma Kenyon, Former Heaton Manor student & Junior Designer, Quiz Clothing Glasgow.
Since leaving Heaton Manor I spent one year completing my Art and design Foundation course, with a specialism in Fashion Design.
Following this I spent 4 years at Northumbria University working towards my Degree in Fashion Design (BA). This course includes one year spent in the industry, where I worked with House of Holland and John Lewis, carrying out pattern cutting and digital design work respectively.
After I graduated I applied for many fashion design jobs and secured a paid internship in the September following my graduation with a jersey wear supplier based in London. This position was a pattern cutting role and extremely fast paced but great experience!
My first ‘proper job’ –with an annual salary- was for a brand called Almost Famous London. Here I spent almost 2 years and worked my way up from Design Assistant to Junior Designer. For my current job I am based in Scotland, Glasgow, working as a Junior Designer for fast fashion high street brand, Quiz.