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Joanne Phillips


Nottingham School of Art & Design

Staff Group(s)
Fashion, knitwear and textile design


I am a lecturer in pattern cutting and manufacture within the School of Art and Design. My academic responsibilities include teaching and supporting second year and final year students, on the BA (Hons) Fashion design course with pattern cutting and manufacture, as well as carrying out level five reviews and assessments. I also teach digital pattern cutting (Lectra and Clo3D) and support postgraduate students with 3D garment development on the MA creative pattern cutting course as well as supervising postgraduate students on the MA fashion course. My role includes delivering lectures, tutorials, 2D & 3D design workshops and assessment.

Career overview

Following on from studying for a degree in Fashion Design, I worked as a designer / pattern cutter for a ladieswear supplier for the first 10 years of my career, developing products for numerous high-street brands. Following on from this I worked for a lingerie brand for the last 12 years, initially as a ladieswear Designer / Pattern Cutter and more recently as Technical Manager and then Design and Development Manager. In this role I was responsible for managing the teams and processes involved from initial garment concept and design, all the way through garment development, production and then to delivery. During my time within these roles, I have developed my skills in pattern cutting and manufacture, across numerous product categories, using both manual techniques and state of the art digital technologies.

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