MEET ROSIE SPENSER, SUNUVA'S PRINT DESIGNER!
When I wake up in the morning the first thing I do is… I get up early so usually roll back over for another 10 minutes and decide not to bother with makeup.
During my typical day at the office I… Firstly I check my emails as this will typically dictate my day. My role consists of 50% admin 50% design, which I like as I have a good relationship with the factories and understanding of the whole business as well as getting to be creative. Now I am designing prints for the 2020 collection. January to April is very arty, there is time to be experimental especially with colour. The design team has a lot of fun generating stories and themes across Girls, Boys, Baby Girls, Baby Boys and now Teen.
The best part of my job is…. Being part of the Sunuva team. We’re a close squad and have a lot of fun in the office as well as working hard. I love how colourful the Sunuva colour pallet is and the freedom and flexibility I’m given to design. The abundance of neon hues will always brighten your day.
I can’t live without… I’m going to say coffee.
The best career moment was… I’ve always worked with stretch fabric. In my first job, I helped to design the fabric used for the dance costumes worn by Darcey Bussell and Royal Ballet Principals in the balletic climax to the London 2012 Closing Ceremony for the Olympics. Before starting at Sunuva I set up and managed my own online womenswear label, Tinned Bananas. Working alongside my business partner and brother. It was great to do something as a family that projected our personalities. Now at Sunuva I get very excited to see our pieces in major department stores around the world, including Harrods, Harvey Nichols, Barneys and Bloomingdales.
We’re a close squad and have a lot of fun in the office as well as working hard. I love how colourful the Sunuva colour pallet is and the freedom and flexibility I’m given to design. The abundance of neon hues will always brighten your day.
My favourite Sunuva print is… Zebra Fiesta as part of the 2019 collection that will be available in September. Festival inspired and adorned with tassels. Keep your eyes peeled.
I stay inspired by... visiting galleries and exhibitions particularly at the Fashion and Textile Museum. In addition to this Summer holidays always help.
After work… In the summer I’m a keen runner. However, when is dark over Winter I’m probably more likely to chill.
If I wasn't working as a print designer… Something foody. Creativity helps in cooking and I’m always happy to be in the kitchen.
My favourite beach destination is… I was lucky enough to do a lot of travelling with my family when I was at school over the holidays, so this is a difficult one. I would have to say Madagascar. I spent 8 weeks there doing marine conservation when I was 18.
If you were stuck on a desert island who would you like to be with and why? I better say my boyfriend, Conor. He has his own business shucking oysters, so we wouldn’t starve if there was plenty of shellfish anyway.