Ute Ketelhake

I work as manager of the creative department of home textiles As freelance collection consult for style management in the textile industry Tasks: Selection of patterns and color concepts, colorites Selection and development of materials International procurement Marketing Research of products and trends Exhibition management Consultant for the GTZ (international cooperation enterprise for sustainable development with worldwide operations) with foreign assignments in the Far East. Collection consultancies in trading partners countries of the FRG (Indonesia and Czech Republic) exhibition management for Hungary, Belarus, Czech republic on various German trade fairs Chairperson of the Springer art association „Kunst im Bahnhof Inc.“ including art- and creative school Art school course programme and exhibition organisation (5-6 exhibitions per year), public relations, project management, donation acquisition, management, representation of the association, cooperation and communication with artists, media, economy and politics. My professional strong points I can look back on more than fifteen years of professional experience combined with an in-depth knowledge of the business in the development of textile collections, company-driven style management and in lecturing at university level. My career is based on an ability to develop concepts and be visionary combined with creativity, quality awareness and a sense of reality. In-depth knowledge of materials, production techniques and the way the business functions are further aspects, a proven sense of colour artistic and creative skills, combined with a very good sense of style and creative reliability with colours directed towards target groups, a high level of commitment, organizational flair, interest in social, cultural and scientific developments, Understanding and taking into account relevant trends, I am very flexible, a team player. I love to organise and to arrange things, to form my environment Tasks in industry Trend previews and consulting creating storyboards turning trends into products Trade fair visits and evaluations Customer meetings planning and designing fair stands P.R. and support in creating advertising media. Style management defining an independent design philosophy Ability to develop concepts and be visionary combined with creativity, Quality awareness and a sense of reality. In-depth knowledge of materials, production techniques

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