Born in Taipei, Taiwan and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, I was a child of worldly perspective. Always a designer at heart, I am continuously inspired by art and creative movements. In fashion, I found the constructs for my blossoming imagination and found real power in having integral part in composing the image of one’s self. Unique silhouettes and embodiments are my stimulants, as I am a designer that pushes the notion of traditionalism away.
Seeking design challenges worldwide.
Ungender - Women's Sportswear
All Stars - Kid's Sportswear
Mulligan - Men's Golfwear
. Ability to formulate color palettes
. Understands aesthetic form and the ability to design for different consumers
. Great knowledge of manufacturing processes and impact of design
. Comprehensive understanding of textile, garment construction, and material properties
. Excellent communication skills, proactive, resourceful
. Fluent in Mandarin
FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, San Francisco, CA
Associate of Arts Degree: Fashion Design
International Honor Society – Phi Theta Kappa
Swellas Co., San Mateo, CA
Founder / Designer, March 2011 - Present
. Responsible for the design and execution of men & women’s outerwear category.
. Communicate with vendors on a daily basis to ensure deadlines and production needs are met.
. Partners with global developers/material sourcing to create an environmental friendly product.
. Evaluate & fit proto samples; update BOMs, line sheets and sketches.
. Locate and secure non-profit partnerships to promote mutual in-kind assistance goals.
Levi Strauss & Co., San Francisco, CA
Denim Design Associate, Aug. 2012 – Jul. 2013
. Sole designer responsible for managing the design process for Kid Girl and Kid Boy’s bottoms.
. Provides recommendations regarding seasonal themes, design, and edits.
. Responsible for researching current market to identify new trends, fabrics, and techniques.
. Effectively communicate and present design concepts to various internal & external audiences.
. Provide design feedback at initial, proto, and final proto fittings; as well as denim finish review.
. Work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure design packages are complete & accurate.
. Competitive shop and analyze trends accordingly in Young Men’s, Boy’s, and Girl’s market.
. Travels domestically to validate market trends and visit development facilities.
Gymboree Corporation, San Francisco, CA
Assistant Designer, March 2011 – Aug. 2012
. Drove the design and execution of Kid Boy and Baby Boy’s seasonal collections.
. Provided insight regarding style and fit of product during presentation.
. Assigned direction for colorways on stripes, plaids, and prints.
. Created design packages utilizing CAD/BOM software with care and accuracy.
. Tracked design schedule to ensure timely completion of Go-To-Market development calendar.
. Partnered with merchandisers to assort line and develop products in line with business strategy.
Viogemini, Fremont, CA
Design Intern, Sept. 2010 – Dec. 2010
. Worked independently inside an entrepreneurial but collaborative environment with Owner.
. Interpreted design feedback and changes to create a finished product for fitting.
. Created production/design kits for gowns and accessories as needed.
Lululemon Athletica, Burlingame, CA
Key Leader / Visual Merchandiser, Aug. 2008 – Feb. 2009
. Managed staff of 2 Visual Associates and 13 Educators to ensure sales goals are met.
. Planned, produced, and oversaw completion of bi-monthly window display within budget.
. Organized weekly visual merchandising plan to strategically highlight products on the sales floor.
Community work, triathlon, golfing, snowboarding, hiking, Vinyasa yoga, cooking, traveling, family/dog time, and reading self-improvement books.
PORTFOLIO AND REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising