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Sim Tan Au

Freelance Portrait Photographer & Photo Editor

Location:London, London, United Kingdom
Phone: (44)7542415261
2 Skills
Education and Qualifications:
2006 – 2010 The University of the Arts London (Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design) BA (Hon) in Fashion Design (Women’s Wear)
2003 – 2005 The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (ITC) Higher Diploma (with Credit in Dean’s Honours List) in Fashion and Textile Studies Fashion Design Pathway

Working Experience:
2011 Sleeping Bag (London) Bag Design (Freelance)- Design Bags for 45 Park Lane Hotel rooms ;Communicate with Factory

2011 Sas Matiste & Co. (France) Fashion Graphic Designer (Freelance)- Design graphic prints for an Ethical Teenage brand called Have A good World

2010-now Tunalien (Hong Kong/ London) Founder and Designer- Set up Eco fashion company with innovative business model

2010 - 2011 Valo Studio (London) Photographer Assistant (Part time)- Lighting set up; Styling ;Photo Retouch; Taking Photos; Studio Management

2010 Bunnies Forever (London) Pattern Cutter (Freelance)- Draft Patterns

2010 Sotos Design (London) Fashion Designer (Part time)- Design Research; Draft Patterns ;Making Sample orders

2009 Mintdesigns (Tokyo) Studio Assistant (Placement)- Design Research; Sewing Samples ;Making show accessories for 09-10 F/W collection; Back stage staff of company’s fashion show in Japan Fashion Week

2009 Bauhaus-University Faculty of Media (Weimar)- Guest Lecturer and Tutor Workshop: Wearables - Artistic Strategies for Clothing and Body in Public Space- Provide knowledge in fashioning techniques

2008 Tata-Naka (London) Studio Assistant (Placement)- Fashion studio work: pattern drafting, cutting fabric, sewing garment; Contact with PR companies

2006 Berube (London) Studio Assistant (Placement)

2006 Momo House (HK) Salesperson and clerk- Personal styling; Visual Merchandising ;Planning promotion campaign

2005 – 2006 Freelance Handbag Designer in Kinstar Handbag Manufacturing Co., Ltd and Osmose International Co., Ltd (HK)- Design ladies' fashion handbags (made by PVC, leather); Research on HK/ US/ French markets;Design prints on bags; Materials sourcing; Follow up sample making

2005 Assistant Handbag Designer in Jibsen Industrial Ltd. (HK)- Job duties same as being Freelance Handbag Designer; Follow sampling process; Cost calculation; Setting up resources library in the company

Awards and Exhibition:
2011 London Style Collectives’ Pop up store during London Fashion Week.

2010 Shortlisted in University of the Arts London’s Creative Enterprise Award - Best Social Enterprise or Ethical Business

2010 Christian Art Exhibition (London) - Theme: Light

2008 Director and Costume Designer in short film: Invasion featured in Fashion in Film Festival (London): Fashion and Crime

2005 - 2006 APLF trade fair (Hong Kong)

2005 Finalist in ITC Gala Fashion Show, Best Texture and Colour Award offered by Tajima Embroidery Machines Limited

2004 Finalist in the 4th Footwear Design Competition, Hong Kong 2004 Drawing competition held by the HKPU Fine Art Society (1st runner-up)

2000 ‘I-School’ of World Day of Architecture 2000 – Architecture for Learning

2010 The (Pop 296 Weekend 22-23 May 2010) (London)
2007 STiLUS (Passport DIVAT ’07) (Hungary)
2005 SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST 17/6/2005 (Hong Kong)