Area of Expertise: Aileen is design professional with expertise in business development, product development, design management, fashion design and retail, and consumer trend forecasting.
Experience: A graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Aileen holds an MBA (2002), with a specialty in Design Management. Aileen’s background is in the Fashion Industry, working initially in design, and for 8 years as Head of Design and New Product Development with Ireland’s largest fashion manufacturer, Styletex Ltd, supplying Arcadia Group, Oasis, Geroge@ASDA, Wallis, Wal-Mart and A-Wear among others. Aileen has worked internationally with clients, manufacturers and suppliers in Ireland, the UK, USA, Korea and China.
Since 2005 Aileen has worked with businesses across the design and creative sectors in business development and specialist project management roles. Recent projects include the launch of the National Tailoring Academy at Louis Copeland & Sons.
Aileen is a member of the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) and was a council member of the IDI from 2002 – 2005, and Hon Secretary from 2012 – 2014, and a member of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC).