PENTLAND BRANDS - MAKING IT IN YOUR CAREER IN DESIGN

Katie Greenyer, Creative Talent and Networks Director, Pentland Brands

Thursday 7 July, 13:00 - 13:45

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Katie and members of the Pentland Creative Team which includes ND Alumni discuss making it in your career in the design, from job interview skills, how to present yourself, and a broader discussion about challenges they have overcome in their careers. Giving insight into their day to day as designers and the success of Pentland’s internal Design Pool which turns 20 this year! Pentlands believe in the next generation of creative talent and warmly invite you to be a part of their session.

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Katie Greenyer (Creative Talent and Networks Director, Pentland Brands)

Katie Greenyer is a creative mind, business leader and producer of innovative design.

She believes passionately in the value of design education and is an ambassador for creative opportunity and new design talent.  Katie currently holds the position of World President of the Textile Institute, is a Cordwainer liveryman with freedom of the City of London and a mentor for Graduate Fashion Week.

After graduating in 1989 with a BA in Fine Art Printed Textiles at Liverpool School of Art, Katie went on to produce work for some of the most formative names in fashion, from luxury brands (Vivienne Westwood, Benny Ong, Paul Costello and Christian Lacroix) to high street (Next, Jigsaw, Dr Martens and French Connection).

Katie’s first steps into creative design for retail were taken with Red or Dead; the cult fashion footwear brand acquired by The Pentland Group in 1996. Now, as Creative Talent & Network Director at Pentland Brands, she works across the global portfolio to generate products & campaigns for some of the world’s best-loved sports, fashion, and outdoor brands (Speedo, Canterbury, Berghaus, Ellesse, Kickers, Mitre, KangaROOs and Lacoste to name a few). Her role has seen her deliver award-winning workplace environments, & consumer experiences that inspire performance, creativity, and collaboration in locations from London to Hong Kong.

Katie’s unique flair for identifying exceptional talent coupled with an ability to foster and develop new careers has allowed her to make her mark on the creative industry. As a trustee of the Saturday Club and an Honorary Fellow of Plymouth University, Katie uses her enduring relationships with educators and institutions across the nation to support young people with the ambition to achieve a career in design.