Finding new Design Inspiration going through old Triumph Bra's in their Archive
Working on new Ideas and Inspiration Boards
Working at an internationally recognized and well established company like Triumph, since March 2014, was one of the best learning experiences. Being able to apply everything I had just learned at the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, UK, and seeing how it is implemented in a company like Triumph. I was fortunate enough to start out as a Design Assistant to the Head Designer, who I did not only very much enjoy working alongside, but who was also a mentor I could ask and talk to about any questions I had. She always encouraged me to think outside the box and apply my fresh eyes onto certain projects or work. Working quite closely together with her, I was able to analyze colour trends and help develop and prepare new colour boards, do forecast and trend research, organize catwalk shows, and help design new collections and laces. Working on Photoshop and Illustrator to develop CAD's and Lace designs, my skills were strengthened and enhanced. I was able to do a Trainee rotation for a few months through the company to understand and get a better feel for all the hard work people put in, for the organization itself, and for all the different departments working together to produce an exceptional product. After working at Triumph for less than a year, I got the chance to be integrated into one of the teams as a Junior Designer. I was now handed one of the smaller collections to develop, design and find print and colour inspirations for. It was a great starting point and a huge learning experience. Proving myself through this project, I was able to start working on TriAction, Triumph's sport range, and help further progress with fresh ideas and new technologies. One of the last projects I started to develop before leaving the company, was a new innovation geared towards a more futuristic bra, collaborating with a few different departments.
I am very grateful to the Head Designer, who taught and showed me so much, integrating me into this new world of fashion, bringing a joke or a smile into every day, and to all the amazing talented and hard working colleagues and friends I met while working at Triumph.
Even though it was time for me to leave and say goodbye after almost three years, it was the best opportunity I could have had straight out of University finding my feet!
Browsing through Triumph's treasures in their Archive
The snowy and beautiful Design Headquarters in the South of Germany