christer leung
梁駿昇

I am a passionate sportswear designer possessing a high level of maturity, good business sense and an international perspective. I am looking for new challenges working at a sports brand with ambitious business goals on a global scale where I can apply and further develop skills, experience and qualifications in a dynamic and exciting environment.

2013–2016

Falmouth University (United Kingdom)

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Performance Sportswear Design

 

Year 1: Exploring Fashion+Sportswear
  • Learned about colour, concept, research, design process through tutorials and seminars
  • Inducted on industrial sewing and hotworks machinery
  • Designed and made garments for 3 projects.
  • Made 2 pairs of jeans, one for hand-in and another pair to wear at the end of term
  • Assisted year 3 students in completing their final collection and backstage at fashion show
  • Study trips to London Fashion Week, ISPO München 2014, adidas Herzo HQ including a.i.t (adidas innovation team)
Year 2: Focus on Sportswear Design
  • Focused on both function and aesthetics
  • Inducted on more advanced machinery
  • Designed and made garments for 3 projects (live cold water surfing project with Finisterre, tennis project, urban football project)
  • Chosen as 1 of 5 students to present Cold Water Surfing project to Finisterre Design Team and received valuable feedback
  • Live group design project with Fourth Element
  • Live International Branding project led by ex-Fred Perry designer
  • Self-directed football shirt project
  • Assisted year 3 students in completing their final collection and backstage at fashion show
  • Study trip to ISPO München 2015 and a visit to adidas HQ at HZO
  • Self-directed trip to ISPO Shanghai 2015
Year 3: Graduate Collection and Dissertation
  • Designed 2 pre-collections: experimental (experimenting with colour) and functional (a football club)
  • From the pre-collections, resolved and designed one final football collection for an imaginary football club based in Rosario, Argentina: Club Atlético Nueva Argentina de Rosario
  • Developed club’s story, colours and identity
  • Digital sketchbook: christerleung.tumblr.com
  • Toiled and constructed four outfits from collection
  • 8000-word dissertation on the evolution of football shirts
  • Mini capsule running collection designed using printed fabrics from Friedman’s for Saucony
  • Self-directed trip to ISPO München 2016 and a visit to adidas HQ at HZO including the Futures Team

2016–present

Assistant

Volare VIA (HK leather goods brand)

  • assist owner/designer in day-to-day operation
  • promote new products at trade shows
  • perform ad hoc duties

2014–2016

Student Ambassador

Falmouth University

  • showcased the university and Fashion & Textiles Institute on Open Days throughout the year
  • led campus tours and answered questions from potential future Falmouth students

2012–2013

Assistant

Volare VIA (HK leather goods brand)

  • assisted founder/designer in developing brand objectives and growth strategies
  • attended a trade show in Paris (Who’s Next) to grow the brand in Europe
  • managed concept store and ad hoc duties
  • gathered customer feedback for future product development

2007–2011

Direct Banking Manager

PFS Direct Channels, HSBC Hong Kong

  • worked with individual banking product champions and planning team to develop both quick wins and long term sales plan/strategy of key banking products
  • used Google AdWords and Yahoo Search Marketing to drive Internet channel sales
  • assisted line manager in providing internet traffic and banner performance analysis to evaluate effectiveness of online advertising
  • managed the launch of HSBC Advance site
  • attended focus groups to study customer behaviour and attitude towards e-marketing, usability and customer service

2004–2007

IT Specialist

IBM Canada Toronto Lab

  • created intranet site and Notes databases to improve communication within team and org
  • worked closely with and provided support for all levels of e-Commerce dev cycle (on-site, US and overseas developers and release managers)

2004–2007

Sales Associate (Full Time and Part Time)

Sporting Life, Toronto, ON, Canada

  • provided the highest level of customer service by helping customer acquire products based on their needs and provide expert product knowledge in men’s sportswear, outdoor and athletic wear
  • received product knowledge sessions from brands such as: Arc’teryx, Patagonia, The North Face, Mountain Hardwear, Spyder, Moncler
  • assisted managers with daily sales report and monthly inventory reports
  • assisted merchandising manager with organisation/co-ordination of in-store display

2000–2001

IT Specialist (16 month internship)

Web Services, IBM Canada

 

1998–1999 (Summers)

Web Designer/Developer

Destiny Web Designs, Toronto, ON

1997–2002

University of Toronto (Toronto, ON, Canada)

Bachelor of Applied Science in Engineering Science (Computer)

  • A demanding and comprehensive course with emphasis upon application of theory. Final year curriculum highlights: Software Engineering, Database Systems Management (DB2), Computer Networks, Computer Organisation, Written and Oral Communication

 

1992–1997

Huron Heights Secondary School (Newmarket, ON, Canada)

 

1990–1992

Diocesan Boys’ School (Mong Kok, Hong Kong)

My short term goal is to design for a sports brand, creating sportswear that both perform well and are asthetically pleasing. If I get to work on football kits, it would be even better. However, I am totally up for designing for other sports. I have always been a world citizen and would consider working anywhere around the world.

  • design process and storytelling
  • creative pattern cutting and garment construction
  • dye-sublimation print and design
  • taping and bonding
  • CAD using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
  • international branding
  • CSM Badminton Team
  • CSM Tennis Team
  • Student Mentor
  • International Society Vice-President (2014–2015)
  • English (native proficiency)
  • Cantonese (native proficiency)
  • Mandarin and written Chinese (working proficiency)
  • French, German, Spanish (elementary proficiency)
  • Web design (hard coding and WYSIWYG)
  • Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook)
  • Mac OS X, Windows 10/8.1/7/XP
  • Adobe Flash, Fireworks, Lightroom
  • HTML5, JavaScript, CSS, Dreamweaver
  • PHP, XML, MySQL, WebTrends, Java, C/C++
  • MS Access, DB2, Lotus Notes
  • love travelling, exploring new places, meeting new people to discover their stories
  • attending live sporting events (grassroots level to elite)
  • playing tennis, football, badminton, volleyball
  • photography (sports, people & modern architecture)