I am a freelance textile designer with professional experience in the apparel and home goods industry. I love fashion, interior design, stationery, art, and travel. My passion for textile design comes directly from my previous 10-year career as a dancer and choreographer. Integral to the art of dance is fabric and costumes and my growing love of this aspect of the craft is why I decided to become a textile designer. Repeats, patterns, flow, editing, movement, texture, color, curiosity, mood, attraction and technique all inspire me. I am currently seeking both full-time and freelance work in and around New York City.
2013 FREELANCE RUG DESIGNER, MARTHA STEWART LIVING OMNIMEDIA, NEW YORK
Developed rug lines for MSLO/JC Penny and MSLO/Home Depot collections. Created original designs and artwork around brand guidelines. Trend research and forecasting that was translated into mood and color boards and finally executable designs for spring 2013 lines. Managed junior CAD artists and worked with senior management.
2011-2012 ASSISTANT CAD DESIGNER, COLLECTING COLOUR, BROOKLYN, NY
Responsible for scanning, re-coloring, cleaning and creating repeat prints for both all-over and engineered layouts. Designed print and placement artwork. Reworked purchased and vintage swatches. Handled the task of sketching designs using cad software.
2009-2011 FREELANCE DESIGNER, CRATE & BARREL, NEW YORK, NY
Sold original paintings and hand woven samples for pillows, rugs, bedding and table categories. Numerous pieces went into production and were popular sellers worldwide. Worked on color trends for spring season.
2009 SHOWROOM ASSISTANT, DIMITRIOS DESIGN ARCHIVE, NEW YORK, NY
Organized and identified woven swatches. Recorded technical information such as dimension,yarn type, and pattern. Provided suggestions to clients on types of fibers/yarns.
2002-2009 PROFESSIONAL DANCER, TEACHER AND CHOROGRAPHER, NEW YORK, NY Danced with choreographers such as Bebe Miller Company. My own work was presented
throughout the country.
2009 FASHION INSTITUTE of TECHNOLOGY, NEW YORK, AS, TEXTILE SURFACE DESIGN
2002 OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY, COLUMBUS, BFA DANCE AND Choreography
Knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop CAD. Expert with pattern repeat and layout. Ability to formulate multiple color ways, color reduction and coordinates. Hand painting, sketching and weaving in many mediums. Trend analysis and concept development. Possess strong problem solving and analytical skills. Comfortable juggling numerous projects with tight deadlines.