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Ingrid Engel

Creative Leader | Trends | CMF Senior Graphic Designer

Ingrid Engel
Professional Status
Available soon
Open to opportunities
About Me
10+ years of working experience in the Apparel industry with a focus in apparel & footwear specifically in the Color and Materials Design.

Solid experience in collection & prints, design & development.

Highly creative with commercial eye & design trends seeker. Great experience in supporting teams.
  • Collect, consolidate and shape global trends in order build seasonal themes presented on mood boards with colours, materials and finish proposals.
  • Produce and present global colors strategies to internal teams - design, sales, marketing and top management.
  • Design and develop relevant styles, SMUS and collabs which includes concepting, story-telling, and technical development.
  • Renew carry over styles with materials, colours and finishes to capitalise the value of existing outsoles.
  • Techpacks, prototypes follow up until final validation.
  • Create printed designs, embroideries for the collections
  • Periodic travel to Asia for product development, inspiration and trade shows.
  • Working closely with development, product, marketing and sales team
  • Main clients: Kenzo Kids, Disneyland Paris, The Bespoke Company Paris, Levi's Kids, Chipie, Lili Gaufrette, Esmod École Lyon, Bellecour École Lyon.
  • Coordinating and communicating with designers, product managers, fabric buyers, developers, photographers, agencies, sales staff.
  • Manage a team of graphic designers
  • Main missions:
    • Study and research current and future trends, maintain expert knowledge in global design trends, market competition, and retail landscape. Conduct on and off-site to bring new ideas to the brands.
    • Develop concepts and creative strategies that fulfil the brand's brief and DNA.
    • Product design + technical files
    • Allover and placement prints design (screen prints, digital printing, embroideries, applications,..)
    • Product art direction
Learn more
  • Design apparel prints and allover prints for Carlin's women's & men's clients.
  • Create mood boards for styling, new shapes , color, material and finishes.
  • Design the women's apparel and accessories collection for the Disneyland Paris store.
  • The company is dedicated to producing customized leather accessories for luxury brands
  • Design patterns for all different luxury brands like La Mer, The Beverly Hills Hotel, Breitling,..
  • Design the product look book (print and digital) and creat mock ups of luxury bespoke products in leather
  • In charge of designing the jersey basic and fashion collection
    9 collections per year (50 refs by season)
  • Preparation of the seasonal fabrics, colours and decorations
  • Design products and focused collection development with a commercial eye.
    Handling strike offs/ samples, fittings and approvals
  • Development trips to China and Bangladesh
    Inspiration trips to key trendy cities
  • Manage a team of 3 graphic designers
  • Design and present positional prints for jersey products for Spanish brands:
  • Follow product development in Portugal and China.
  • Working closely with the fabric purchasing team and product managers
  • Digital Fashion Art Direction Lecturer
    Digital Art DirectionMaster at Bellecour Ecole Lyon
  • Trends Forecasting Lecturer
    Fashion Marketing Program at Esmod Lyon
  • Bold sense of colour
  • Team spirit
  • Strong visual and verbal skills
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop & InDesign
  • Tecnical knowledge of garment & footwear construction
  • Managing experience
  • Art Direction of photoshoots
  • Spanish (native)
  • English (fluent)
  • French (fluent)
  • German (intermediate)

Master in Fashion & Accessories Design

IED Madrid, Spain

September 2009 to June 2010

Master in Product Photography

UTadeo University Bogotá, Colombia

September 2004 to June 2005

Graphic Design

UTadeo University Bogotá, Colombia

September 1999 to June 2004