ROMANCE WAS BORN

Since July 2016 I have been working as a Freelance print, textiles and graphic designer for Romance Was Born.
I work in line with a collaborating artist each season, creating detailed prints and textile layouts from elements derived
from the artists original artworks. I also create all graphic design layouts for the lookbooks, shows, invites and EDM's.




PURPLE REIGN PF'19
Print and embroidery design
view the full collection here











Opal Goddess - In collaboration with Jenny Kee
Butterfly embroidery design, placement and artworking













CHIMERA CALLING FW'19
Print design
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7 WONDERS - In collaboration with Del Kathryn Barton
Print designs inspired by Del's artworks
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ELECTRIC ORCHID - In collaboration with Del Kathryn Barton
Print designs inspired by Del's artworks
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Image by Myles Kalus









Photography by Charles Dennington



AURA AURORA - In collaboration with Del Kathryn Barton
Print and embroidery designs inspired by Del's artworks
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Photography by Charles Dennington



QUEEN OF THE NIGHT - In collaboration with Gary Heery
Print and embrodery designs inspired by Gary's artworks
view the full collection here


Photo by @flauntermedia





Photography by Gary Heery


PETER PILOTTO

Full-time Print designer and Assistant to the Head of Print and Textiles at Peter Pilotto / Sept 2013 - July 2015

At Peter Pilotto, I worked closely with Peter and the Head of Print & Textiles in initial key steps of design development, particularly
exploring fresh, alternative approaches to creating digital prints. I also designed and created technical Jacquard, Lace and
knitwear artworks,  produced tech pages for suppliers and engineered and placed prints on complex garments in sampling.

For more information about this position, please visit the resume page.


Peter Pilotto Spring/Summer 2015 Collection - Firework jacquard/loop lace





Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto
DESIGN AND LAYOUT. Bindi Howarth
JACQUARD FABRIC DEVELOPMENT. Stefano Fumagalli



Peter Pilotto Fall/Winter 2015 Collection - Boardgame printed coat




Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto
DESIGN AND LAYOUT. Bindi Howarth



Peter Pilotto Resort 2015 Collection - Loop knitwear and Jacquard



Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto
INITIAL AND FINAL DIGITAL ILLUSTRATON. Bindi Howarth
LAYOUT DESIGN & FINISHING. Carolin Pelican



Peter Pilotto Pre-Fall 2016 Collection - Speckled dot line jacquard




Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto and Giulia Beretta
DESIGN, LAYOUT AND MASTER PRINT. Bindi Howarth



Peter Pilotto Resort 2015 Collection - Floral Mercury Print design


Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto and Giulia Beretta
DESIGN, LAYOUT AND MASTER PRINT. Bindi Howarth
OTHER PRINT CONTRIBUTORS Chloe Elliot, Louise Malcahy



Peter Pilotto Pre-Fall 2015 Collection - Commercial print design styles




Photo courtesy of Farfetch.com

RESEARCH AND CREATIVE DIRECTION. Peter Pilotto
DESIGN, LAYOUT AND MASTER PRINT. Bindi Howarth





3.1 PHILLIP LIM

Full-time freelance Print and Embroidery Designer at 3.1 Phillip Lim / 2012

Working directly with Phillip and the design team throughout the creative process, from research and concept development
right through to designing, polishing and the production of the prints. Extensive experience in Photoshop and Illustrator lead
to creating repeats, colour indexing, creating new colorways, and working efficiently through designs using a wide range of
techniques. Due to the expiration of a working visa, I left New York in December 2012.

For more information about this position, please visit the resume page.


Pre-Fall 2013 Collection - Ripped Landscape print design


Photo courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & FINISHING. Bindi Howarth
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Helena Dunn and Phillip Lim



3.1 Phillip Lim Pre-fall 2013 Collection - Camo Print design and Embroidery design


Photo courtesy of Style.com

PRINT & EMBROIDERY DESIGN RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT. Bindi Howarth
PRINT FINISHING. Jenny Chen
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Helena Dunn and Phillip Lim



3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2012 Collection - Print design




Photos courtesy of Style.com and Modaoperandi.com

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & EMBROIDERY. Bindi Howarth
DEVELOPING & FINISHING OF PRINT. Naarah Hann
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Sally Mison and Phillip Lim



3.1 Phillip Lim Resort 2012 Collection - Print design


Photos courtesy of Style.com

PRINT DESIGN RESEARCH & FINISHING. Bindi Howarth
PRINT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN. Helena Dunn
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Helena Dunn and Phillip Lim




3.1 Phillip Lim Holiday 2012 Collection - Embellishment design


Photos courtesy of Style.com, 3.1philliplim.com and fashion.telegraph.co.uk

EMBROIDERY EMBELLISHMENT DEVELOPMENT & DESIGN. Bindi Howarth
EMBROIDERY FINISHING. Christine Lee
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Sally Mison and Phillip Lim



3.1 Phillip Lim Spring/Summer 2013 Collection - Patchwork Print design


Photos courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT & FINISHING. Bindi Howarth
PRINT DESIGN CREATIVE DIRECTION. Helena Dunn and Phillip Lim



3.1 Phillip Lim Fall/Winter 2013/2014 Collection - Print Design



Photos courtesy of Style.com

RESEARCH. Helena Dunn
DEVELOPMENT AND FINISHING. Bindi Howarth
CREATIVE DIRECTION. Helena Dunn and Phillip Lim
ACLER

Since early 2017, I have been working for Adelaide-based high-end brand Acler on seasonal prints. I work remotely
from my Fitzroy studio with a focus on hand-drawn and painted elements to work on a range of different garments.


PF'19 Orange floral print





Images sourced from Moda Operandi


AW'19 Snake shadow print and Crescent dot print





Images sourced from Moda Operandi


Resort'17 Watercolour Geometric print




Campaign shots from Acler's website



AW'18 Amber crescent print







AW'18 Rosewater Fleck print


Campaign shots from Acler's website, streetstyle shot by Georgia Zogopoulos



PF'18 Bakewell romper in the Bramble cluster print


Campaign shots from Acler's website
ARNSDORF

Arnsdorf and I have gone full circle - from interning with Jade in New York 6 years ago to now creating
a few little things in her latest release.  Arnsdorf embodies everything I support in a fashion label;
well-made clothes designed with purpose. Here are a few embroideries and a print I worked on for
Collection #2, released in August 2017, check out the full range at at www.arnsdorf.com















Bindi Howarth is a Textile print designer, who originally hails from New Zealand. She studied a Bachelor of Visual Communication
(Graphic Design), and Honours in Graphic Design and Fashion in Melbourne, before moving to New York in September 2011 to
broaden her creative opportunities within the fashion industry.

In New York she gained experience interning at Cynthia Steffe, Eighteenth, and Arnsdorf, before moving into full-time freelance work as
a Print and Embroidery Designer at 3.1 Phillip Lim. In late 2012 she moved to Copenhagen to experience Scandinavian design at it's best.
She continued to work freelance, assisting local labels Designers Remix and Freya Dalsjø in the lead up to Copenhagen Fashion Week
and also took time to work on personal projects.

After being appointed Print Designer and Assistant to the Head of Print and Textiles at Peter Pilotto, Bindi moved to London in 2013.
Working closely with the so-called 'King of Prints' allowed Bindi to extend her skills in digital design, engineering and placement.
Further knowledge was also gained in fabric development, designing and artworking jacquards and knitwear.

With a range of international experience under her belt, Bindi moved back to Melbourne in early 2016. She has since worked freelance
for acclaimed Australian labels such as Romance was Born, LIFEwithBIRD and Arnsdorf. She is currently available for freelance and
collaboration projects.
Please feel free to get in touch any time
hello@bindihowarth.com
instagram: @bindihowarth
Current city: Melbourne, Australia

EXPERIENCE

March 2016 - current // BINDI HOWARTH / Melbourne / Freelance Print and Textile designer
- Working as a freelance Print designer for Australian-based fashion labels.
- Clients include Romance Was Born, Viktoria and Woods, LIFEwithBIRD, Acler, Neuw denim, Limb, Megan Park,
Bul and Arnsdorf
Responsibilities include:
- Research, trend forecasting and developing moodboards
- Exploring new techniques to create prints through drawing, painting, collaging, photographing and digitally
in photoshop and illustrator
- Creating print repeats and pantone matching colours
- Creating print-ready files for both digital printing and screen printing
- Liaising with printers and factories, creating strike-offs and sampling achieve the best quality outcome
- Designing and creating files for fabric developments such as appliqué, devore, beading and machine embroidery
- Always ensuring that the print/fabric development whole-heartedly speaks the essence of the brand I am working
with (everyone is different!)

September 2016 // LONGINA PHILLIPS / Sydney / Freelance Print designer
- Working on designs for the LPD Print collection, which is sold locally and internationally
- Designing from moodboards and trend forecasts to suit the current market

Sept 2013 - July 2015 // PETER PILOTTO / London / Print Designer and Assistant to the Head of Textiles
- Work closely with Peter and the Head of Print & Textiles in initial key steps of design development,
particularly exploring fresh, alternative approaches to creating digital prints
- Design and create technical Jacquard, Lace and knitwear artworks, and produce tech pages for suppliers
- Engineer and place prints on complex garments in sampling, and create minimal consumption layouts for
production prints and jacquards
- Manage all ‘master’ sampling prints and boards; designing, creating colourways and refining prints for use
- Confidently and efficiently use Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign to create all artworks

Dec 2012 - Sept 2013 // BINDI HOWARTH / Copenhagen / Freelance Print Designer
- Researched and developed print concepts for Danish fashion designer Stine Goya’s SS14 collection
- Assisted in the lead up to, and back stage at Copenhagen Fashion Week A/W13 for Designer’s Remix & Freya Delsjø
- Used danish architecture, fashion, and culture to develop my own body of work, and evolve my design style

Jan - Dec 2012 // 3.1 PHILLIP LIM / New York / Print & Embroidery Designer (Full-time Freelance)
- Produced and contributed to all creative Print & Embroidery designs featured in 3.1 Phillip Lim ‘12 & ‘13 collections
- Worked directly with Phillip Lim, Head of Print and Embroidery, and the design team and accessories team
- Researched and sourced inspiration, materials, and specific techniques for development
- Liaised with factories, created artwork pages and sample packs, assessed samples, and gave feedback to vendors
- Proactively managed and directed interns on a daily basis in the Print and Embroidery department
- Commenced as Print & Embroidery design intern in Jan 2012 before moving into freelance in March 2012

May - Oct 2012 // SOLUDOS / New York / Print & Embroidery Designer for Espadrille shoes (Part-time Freelance)
- Freely researched for initial ideas and developed creative direction for each collection
- Developed color palettes and mood-boards for print and embroidery designs
- Considerately designed within the confinements of a shoe and for Soludos’ key consumers
- Designed innovative intricate embroidery and lace patterns for shoes
- Created all content to send directly to factories for sample yardage and production

Sept 2011 - March 2012 // EIGHTEENTH / New York / Fashion Intern
- Winner of an ‘Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation 2012’ Award
- Attended industry appointments to source and select fabrics for seasonal garments
- Styling and creative direction for the 2011 look-book photoshoot and online store shots
- Assisted with designing and patternmaking of shirts for Fall/Winter 2012

Oct - Dec 2011 // ARNSDORF / New York / Fashion Design Assistant Intern
- Sourced inspiration, collected research and appropriate seasonal fabrics
- Created detailed Illustrator fashion flats for buyer look books and specification boards

Sept 2011 // CYNTHIA STEFFE / New York / Fashion Week Intern

Jan - Sept 2011 // THE FABRIC STORE / Melbourne, Australia / Fabric Specialist and Retail Assistant
- Worked with international designer fabric off-cuts in a commercial environment
- Developed an extensive knowledge of fabrics, trims and yarns
- Consulted local fashion designers with fabric choices for seasonal fabrics and collections
- Collaborated fabric samples for outsourcing to regional clients

Jan - Dec 2010 // ‘THE WORKS’ DESIGN CONSULTANCY / Melbourne, Australia / Graphic Designer
- Independently managed and directed client briefs from start to finish
- Attended client meetings and produced critical paths and budgets for projects
- Worked on large client briefs, creating up to 1,000 units
- Constructive contributor to group projects and worked though the entire creative process


QUALIFICATIONS

PATTERNMAKING SHORT COURSE / Parsons New School / New York
CERTIFICATE IN FASHION ILLUSTRATION / CAE / Melbourne, Australia
HONORS IN VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS / RMIT University / Melbourne, Australia
- Graduated with First Class Honors (Fashion-based Thesis)
BACHELOR IN DESIGN (VISUAL COMMUNICATIONS) / Monash University / Melbourne, Australia
- Graduated with Distinction
- Completed ‘Fashion, Image and Advertising’ elective with High Distinction



SKILLS

COMPUTER SKILLS // Mac and PC Proficient
- Advanced skills in Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Word, Powerpoint, Acrobat, Image Ready, Camera Raw
CREATIVE SKILLS
- Advanced skills in pattern repeats, index colouring, colourways, colour matching, Photoshop touch-ups,
screen-printing, watercolour, drawing, sewing, patternmaking, collage, photography, processing and printing.
INTERESTS
- Photography (film and digital), ceramics, traveling, gardening, hiking, food and wine, attending design forums
and seminars, visiting galleries and going to theatre and music performances