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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
Company Description
Design studio specialising in fashion lifestyle brands for Women's, Men's & Kid's categories.
  • 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