Noora Pajari is a Finnish fashion designer specialised in womenswear and print design. She graduated in 2015 from LUAS Institute of Design and Fine Arts with a BA degree in fashion design. Due to her knowledge in clothing, textiles and pattern making she respects tailoring and explores it in her work. The focus within her work is always conceptual and devoted to materials as well as movement. Noora's work has been featured in Vogue Talents Italia, London Fashion Week, Amsterdam Fashion Week and Fashionclash Festival, just to mention a few. 

Nowadays Noora is based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Since March 2017 she has been working as a Junior Designer for SuperTrash and is mainly responsible for print/artwork design but is also designing clothing and accessories for the brand. Nevertheless, Noora is always interested in collaborations and projects so do not hesitate to approach her.

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EDUCATION

- Lahti University of Applied Sciences - Institute of Design and Fine Arts,
   Bachelor's Degree in Culture and Arts, Degree Programme in Design, 2011-2015.
- University of Borås - The Swedish School of Textiles,
   Student Exchange in Design Programme, Spring semester 2014.
- Salpaus Further Education,
   Vocational School Qualification of Arts and Crafts, Clothing artisan, 2007-2010.

WORK EXPERIENCE

- Specially designed and tailored clothing, e.g casual and evening wear.
- Styling for different occasions/customers, e.g promotional photos, videos and concerts.

- JUNIOR DESIGNER, SuperTrash, 15.03.2017 - present, Amsterdam (NL).
   > Print and artwork designing as well as clothing and accessory designing, collection planning, concept      development, colourcard planning, sketching, technical drawing.
- DESIGN INTERN, Tess van Zalinge, 04.09.2016 - 03.03.2017, Amsterdam (NL).
   > Print, clothing and accessory designing, concept development, collection planning, sketching, pattern making,      sewing, illustrations, technical drawing, photoshoot assisting, fashion show assisting, exhibition planning and              organising, product pricing.
- MARKETING AND COMMUNICATION ASSISTANT, FRENN Company Oy, 23.09.2015-23.12.2015, Helsinki (FIN).
   > Social media control and concept development, graphic designing, website development, webshop control,          collaboration research, styling, customer service. 
- DESIGN INTERN, Month of Sundays, 01.06.2013-31.08.2013, Helsinki (FIN).
   > Clothing, accessory and print designing, pattern making, sewing, technical drawing, product instructions,                measurement tables and photoshoot assisting.
- SALES ASSISTANT AND STYLIST, Esprit, 31.05.2012-31.05.2013, Lahti (FIN).
   > Customer service, fitting, styling, cashier.
- THEATRE COSTUME DESIGNER / DRESSMAKER, City of Heinola's Summer Theatre, 13.04.2010-02.06.2010, Heinola (FIN)
   > Pattern making, shaping, sewing, fitting.
- DESIGN INTERN, Globe Hope Oy, 10.08.2009-30.10.2009, Lahti (FIN).
   > Sustainable solutions within clothing and accessory designing, pattern making, shaping, sewing.
- SALES ASSISTANT AND DRESSMAKER, JLM-Fashion Oy, 05.09.2008-31.03.2009, Lahti / Helsinki (FIN).
   > Customer service, styling, sewing, cashier.

SKILLS

- Apparel design, print design, concept development, collection planning, sketching and illustration, design research, material knowledge, pattern making, sewing, technical drawing, knitwear, styling, photoshoot assisting, fashion show and exhibition organising, Adobe software, social media.

LANGUAGE SKILLS

- Finnish - native / English - fluent / Swedish - average

ACCOMPLISHMENTS, FASHION SHOWS & EXHIBITIONS

- Vogue Talents in Vogue Italy, September 2015.

- Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Amsterdam 2017 - TESS VAN ZALINGE x ROYAL DELFT: De Porceleyne Fles,                  Amsterdam (NL), 2017.
- Global Denim Awards 2016 - TESS VAN ZALINGE, Amsterdam (NL), 2016.
- FASHIONCLASH Festival, Maastricht (NL), 2016.
- Oxford Fashion Studio AW16 Fashion Show in London Fashion Week, London (UK), 2016.
- Light+Building Exhibition, Frankfurt (GER), 2016.
- STJM's 100th Annual Celebration and Fashion Show, Helsinki (FIN), 2015.
- KOE15 Fashion Show, Helsinki (FIN), 2015.
- Sustainable Fashion - Zero Waste & Re:Shape Exhibition, Lahti (FIN), 2013.
- KOE13 Fashion Show, Helsinki (FIN), 2013.
- Muotipäivät 2012 by Fashion Unit (Young Talent), Lahti (FIN), 2012.
- Aisti12 Fashion Show, Helsinki (FIN), 2012.
- Kätevä & Tekevä Fashion Show, Lahti (FIN), 2009 and 2008.