A GLASWEGIAN fashion designer says she is ready for whatever is heading her way after an unusual campaign has been launched – to help find her a full-time job within the industry.

Gillian Macdonald’s skills and designs are being advertised to thousands of people in a bid to gain her additional clients or employment with a company.

It comes after Innis & Gunn was named the UK’s most recommended beer brand this year, and the company looked to return the favour by rewarding fans in any way they could.

Gillian opted to take part in the campaign herself and the company have now bought the domain HireGillian.co.uk and placed the URL on two billboards in the city’s West End.

The 28-year-old who lives in the South Side of the city started making clothes in 2017 on a freelance basis and has built up a community of clients including Glasgow-based drag queens and bloggers.

Gillian said: “When I was younger my mum was really big on creative things – we always made our own Hallowe’en costumes and that’s where I fell in love with ­designing.

“I remember looking fashion designers up when I was younger and it said they earned no money so I was going to go on and be an architect until I felt that I just couldn’t not be a fashion designer – I feel like it’s in my blood.

“When I got the opportunity to go to university to study the ­subject,

I ran with it.”

Gillian has a master’s degree in fashion and textiles and an honours degree in fashion business. She has also worked for Glasgow-based company Oh Polly as a designer.

She added: “I’d love to work for a brand that I love and respect or develop my own brand until I can live off it.

“I’m open to whatever comes of this, but I would really like to turn my business into full-time employment.”

Gillian explained that she would rather build up the Scottish fashion scene than move to London.

She said: “I think it’s important for the Scottish scene to thrive. I’m just hoping that something amazing is going to come out of this – it’s one of the most exciting things that’s ever happened to me.

“Seeing the billboards was a bit surreal, I knew it was happening but it was still overwhelming going to see them. I’m now ready for what’s to come.”