Sia Arnika
Sia Arnika
Based in
Berlin, Germany
Seniority
5 - 10 years experience
Age
32 years old
Gender
Female
Nationality
Denmark
About

I am currently based in Berlin where I began my career as a Junior Designer for the accessories developer, Scarpe. Subsequently I moved to the LVMH prize semifinalist Ottolinger as a Junior Designer, Studio Manager and Head of Production. In cooperation with Ottolinger, I was also a Technical Assist

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ant for Yeezy. Recently I have worked with Dumitrascu as well as producing the new work of my own that have just been published; https://bit.ly/2B3dlkj.

Having had 4 years’ experience working with independent labels I am now keenly looking for a design role in an established fashion house. I am a strong communicator, thrive under pressure and am detail orientated. I aim to see things from always-new perspectives and to exercise highly critical thinking. I have an innate curiosity and creativity, and a relentless desire to discover new things in all areas. I have been told a great skill of mine is to be capable of understanding what is needed, even when unspoken.

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Designer, freelance/special projects
Sia Arnika Jan. 2018 - Present
Berlin, Germany


- Designer on personal and commissioned projects.

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Junior designer
Dumitrascu Nov. 2017 - Mar. 2018
Berlin, Germany

- Concept development, research, fittings, print design
- Setting up production cycle, running contact with suppliers/developers, distribution

Technical Assistant, Production Assistant
Yeezy May. 2016 - Dec. 2017
Berlin, Germany

- Via Ottolinger, I was involved with the production of 3 seasons; colour development, technical documentation, sampling

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Junior Designer, Studio Manager, Production Manager
Ottolinger May. 2016 - Dec. 2017
Berlin, Germany

- Concept development, research, translating design briefs into garments, draping, fittings, print design, sourcing material
- Head of studio (5+ people); planning season schedule, meeting deadlines + assistance at NYFW and PFW
- Setting up production cycle, running contact with suppliers/developers

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, distribution

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Scarpe
Junior Designer Nov. 2015 - May. 2016
Berlin, Germany

- Junior designer working on all aspects of the collection from design to production.
- Concept development, research, technical documentation

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BA
ESMOD Sep. 2012 - Jul. 2015
Berlin, Germany

BA in Fashion Design and Pattern-Making/Draping

RTW intern
Eudon Choi Jun. 2014 - Sep. 2014
London, United Kingdom

- Right hand to the studio manager
- Assisting in pattern development, toiling, technical documentation and general studio duties + LFW assistance

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Assistant
Søren Bach Dec. 2010 - Sep. 2013
Copenhagen, Denmark

- Right hand girl in all aspects; design, technique development, construction, communication + CFW assistance

Foundation course in Fashion Design
VERA School for Art and Design Sep. 2011 - Jul. 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark

Foundation course in Fashion Design

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AP Degree
KEA - Copenhagen School of Design and Technology Sep. 2008 - Jul. 2010
Copenhagen, Denmark

AP Degree in Design, Technology and Business

RTW intern
Louise Gray Jun. 2009 - Sep. 2009
London, United Kingdom

- All in studio work. In charges of the studio when Louise Gray was traveling.

- Textile development, screen-printing, embroidery, pattern making, sewing and making finished garments for SS10 + LFW assistance.

Skills

Strong team player

Ability to adapt to frequent change and a high pressure environment

Outstanding understanding of design and aesthetics on a high creative level

Effective, reliable and positive communication and interpersonal skills

Open minded, positive attitude and problem solving mind-set

design concept/research

Collection development

Sketching

Fittings

Garment Construction

Draping

Pattern making

Sewing

Textile understanding

Print Design

Production management

Technical Documentation

Organisation

Sourcing

Supplier contact

Software skills

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe InDesign

Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel...)

Languages

Danish

Native language

English

Fluent

German

Basic knowledge

DANSK LOVES DIAGNOSTICS, A DIGITAL FASHION LINE BY SIA ARNIKA AND KRISTINA NAGEL

Press_ Project: DIAGNOSTICS

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Jay Boogie: 'My generation will make history'

Press_ Project: PRCH

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"What I see is what you get"

Sia Arnica, 2016
Oil on canvas
11 4/5 × 13 4/5 in
30 × 35 cm

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die jungdesignerin sia arnika erklärt dir, warum marken zur ersatzreligion wurden

Press_ Project: BA collection

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