Alyson Blanchette Tobin
Alyson Blanchette Tobin
Based in
Copenhagen, Denmark
5 - 10 years experience

A womens footwear and accessories designer that specialises in sustainable and ethical practices. Encourages thoughtful consumption with the hopes of seeing a more honest and transparent future within all industries.

MA Regenerative Design
Central Saint Martins (London) Sep. 26, 2022 - Present
London, United Kingdom
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Footwear Designer
Cecilie Bahnsen Mar. 1, 2021 - Present
Copenhagen, Denmark
Freelance Accessories Designer
Stine Goya Jul. 2021 - Jan. 2022
Copenhagen, Denmark
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Assistant Accessories Designer
Ganni Aug. 3, 2019 - Aug. 3, 2020
Copenhagen, Denmark

Working with all product categories within accessories including leather goods, SLGS, soft accessories (hats, scarves, belts, socks, swim) and footwear.

Freelance Footwear and Jewelry Designer
Alexander McQueen Jun. 1, 2019 - Jul. 28, 2019
London, United Kingdom
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Assistant Footwear Designer
Stella McCartney Jan. 9, 2017 - Jan. 9, 2019
London, United Kingdom
Accessories Designer - Trainee
Stella McCartney Oct. 1, 2016 - Sep. 1, 2017

Assisting with trend research. Using Photoshop and Illustrator to explore different material and surface techniques on initial sketches. In charge fo implementing new material archiving system.

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Accessories Design Intern
Reiss Jul. 1, 2016 - Sep. 1, 2016

Working directly with the manager of accessories design and footwear to create initial sketches of accessories after thorough trend research. Assisting with quality checking all accessories products, developing surface techniques in 2D and 3D, archiving materials, CAD work and supporting all tasks ne


eded for small leather goods, handbags, jewellery, scarves, swimwear and footwear.

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Fashion Matters UG Future Plan Bursary Award
London College of Fashion Jul. 1, 2016 - Jul. 1, 2016

Award Recipient.

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Millinery Assistant
Laura Apsit Livens Feb. 1, 2016 - Jul. 1, 2016

Reporting to director to develop bespoke millinery skills. Millinery skills gained include: hand and machine stitching, blocking, bespoke detailing, quality checking and sending shipments to clients.

Kering Award for Sustainable Fashion
London College of Fashion Sep. 1, 2015 - Jul. 1, 2016

Finalist for Stella McCartney.

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BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development
London College of Fashion Sep. 1, 2012 - Jul. 1, 2016

A recent London College of Fashion valedictorian graduate with a First Class Honours degree in BA (Hons) Cordwainers Footwear: Product Design and Development. Excellent insight into international footwear and accessories design, developed
through extensive creative and technical education. Key skill


s include research into new design and development processes, sustainable materials and conscious of cost evaluation through design analysis.

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Jimmy Choo Scholarship of Excellence
Cordwainers College Jun. 1, 2016 - Jun. 1, 2016


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Cordwainers Student of the Year
London College of Fashion Jun. 1, 2016 - Jun. 1, 2016

Finalist for London College of Fashion for the national Cordwainers Student of the Year Award.

Design Graduate
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Design Intern
Paul Andrew Jul. 1, 2014 - Apr. 1, 2015

Daily responsibilities involved assisting the design team with trend and consumer research, implementing new archiving systems, hand rendering, CAD work (Illustrator, Photoshop, ExCel), editing patterns on Photoshop and specification sheets for production. Helped support sales, PR, and merchandising


teams when required. This consisted of editing Lookbooks and Salesbooks, photographing and editing products, sending shipments to clients and assisting with social media.

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New York Fashion Week Dresser
Donna Karan Sep. 1, 2014 - Feb. 1, 2015

During Fashion Week tasks included dressing models, assigning footwear to outfits and quality checking of shoes.

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Handbags Product Development Intern
The Row Aug. 1, 2014 - Nov. 1, 2014

Main responsibilities included archiving products and materials, photographing products, competitive research, design research, sending shipments to factories and quality checking products. Supported the design team when needed through hand repairing products, pattern cutting and creating prototype m



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Design Intern
Chelsea Paris Jan. 1, 2014 - Mar. 1, 2014

Working within the design team to create mood and concept boards, trend and consumer research, designing and creating colourways for the collections. During Fashion Week assisted with PR, sales and merchandising.

Software skills


Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign



Basic knowledge


Basic knowledge


Native language