Fashion Design student with passion for fashion and costume design and illustration, visual merchandising, sales communication, and building a network of lasting contacts as well as potential clients. I am currently in the market for a part/full time job or internship. I thank you ahead of time for viewing my portfolio and resume'. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. ~{E-mail: Adrina_Graham@fitnyc.edu }~

Work Samples

  • Tech Sheets Spec Sheets and Web PDM

  • Intimate Apparel Work In General

  • Intimate Apparel Garments

Work History

Adrina Graham Adrina_Graham@fitnyc.edu www.Coroflot.com/Adrina_Graham Objective: Fashion Design student with passion for fashion and costume design, visual merchandising, sales communication, and building a network of lasting contacts as well as potential clients. Education: Fashion Institute of Technology Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree: May 2010 Associate in Applied Science Degree: May 2012 Major: Fashion Design Specialization: Intimate Apparel North Carolina State University August 2005-May 2008 Textile and Apparel Management /Concentration in Apparel Development Work Experience: David's Bridal -- New York, New York January 2011 - Present Bridal Consultant Assist in the finding of special occasion garments, accessories, and other event-related merchandise to provide a stress-free process for brides, their parties, and others attending special events. Office of Disability Services--New York, NY January 2009-January 2011 Clerical Assistant Performed tasks necessary to assist in keeping the office running smoothly and efficiently. Coney Island USA - Coney Island, New York Costume Designer July 2010 - Present Designer and creator of the Post Mistress Costume for the Coney Island USA Museum's Post Card exhibit Sales Representative - July 2010 - October 2010 Performed routine inventory checks and assisted customers and visitors to Coney Island USA by providing information on the company and its programs, selling Coney Island and Coney Island Sideshow related Merchandise. Merchandising Advisor July 2010 - October 2010 Advised staff of the best ways to design merchandise displays as well as which merchandise best represented the company and its motto. Performance Artist July 2010 - October 2010 Post Mistress of the Non-For Profit, Coney Island USA Museum Verlaine--New York, New York May 2010 – July 2010 Intern Helped designer make decisions on design details .Converted draped samples to paper pattern form and pressed sample garments .Prepared fabrics for draping/dying and prepared strips for woven/knotted garments/accessories .Wove/knotted foundations for scarves/throws, etc. .Wove/knotted a portion of a floor-length garment which appeared on the cover of WWD {December 21, 2010} Phat Buddha--New York, New York May 2010 Freelance Graphic Designer .Designed original stylized line sheet and made all corrections as requested. {Variations pictured in online portfolio} .Illustrated six different garments {front and back} in Adobe Illustrator for the line sheet presentation for various buyers. {Pictured in online portfolio} .Inserted all line sheet color ways and style information. Lila Horn—New York, NY June 1-10, 2009 Freelance Patternmaker Created sample size pencil skirt in pattern and muslin form and completed a fit session The Bear and the Butterfly--Staten Island, NY May - July 2007 Merchandiser/Store Assistant Merchandised the inner store and windows to increase traffic and purchases. Supervised the boutique, all stock, and purchases in owner’s absence. Volunteer Experience: .Math/ Fashion Design Tutor Fall 2005 – Present .Fashion Design Club-Hope for Haiti 2010 Sewed tote bags to be filled with school supplies for the children affected by Hurricane Katrina .Modern Bride’s, “Project Bridesmaid,” Dresser March 7, 2009 http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=39284252284 .“Service Raleigh” 2007-2008 Annually performed community service around the city of Raleigh as a unified group .“MorLove” 2007 – 2008 Collected and re-fashioned donated clothing to help aid the crisis in Uganda .African American Student Union Public speaker on college awareness for parents and students 2005 .J.R.O.T.C {Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps} Event Coordinator Nursing home volunteer Fall 2004 Achievements: .The Underfashion Club Scholarship 2010/2011 School Year .The Jean and Sophie LaBUE Scholarship 2010/2011 School Year Qualifications: .Capability to work independently without direction .Knowledge of basic patternmaking, draping, machine knitting, and hand sewing techniques .Knowledge of basic marketing and merchandizing techniques .Knowledge of basic photography techniques .Ability to plan mood and story boards to relate to specific topics and designs .Ability to source fabrics, trims, notions, etc. and keep a detailed library .Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, Web PDM, and all Microsoft office programs .Proficient in hand drawn and Illustrator/Photoshop drawn flats .Ability to compile various basic spec sheets

Education

Fashion Institute of Technology

Specialties

Affiliations

Fashion Design Club of FIT, Intimate Apparel Club of FIT, Freelancers Union

Awards

.The Underfashion Club Scholarship 2010/2011 School Year .The Jean and Sophie LaBUE Scholarship 2010/2011 School Year

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