Spotlight on Talent – Leah Hinton
Studied: Level 3 Art & Design, HNC and HND Fashion and Textiles and BA Hons Fashion Design
Progression: Part-time creative assistant at Hissy Fit
Four qualifications, coupled with three years’ internship experience has ensured Leah Hinton is achieving her career goals.
Leah first began working with Hissy Fit after winning a competition to design a bag. The competition was delivered exclusively through the college and her internship was the prize.
The opportunity exposed Leah to different aspects of the fashion industry, including design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution.
“I got involved in everything from creating mood boards to updating the website and helping with packing,” said Leah. “This taught me a lot about how a brand achieves success and is able to keep growing creatively and financially.”
Leah’s decision to progress into higher education at Walsall College was motivated by how close the campus was to her home. Studying qualifications that came highly recommended and having lots of friends here also influenced her decision.
“I’ve had as much fun at college as I would have done at university,” continued Leah. “The links to fashion brands and companies, plus the work experience gained here has set me up well.”