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Interested in designing womenswear, from casual to abstract to bridal. Looking for position as design intern or design assistant.
Objective: To design and create modern, clothing for independent, contemporary women who value simplicity. Education: Sept 2007 – May 2011 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design Experience: Jun 2014 - Present Design Intern, Trish Lee Bridal, San Francisco CA • Cut and sew muslin samples for fittings and bridal fabrics for production • Grade and cut patterns • Assist with photoshoot for media and lookbooks Nov 2013 – Jan 2014 Technical Intern, Nomadic Traders, Berkeley, CA • Cut patterns and sample fabrics • Labeled and tagged inventory; packed salesman samples to ship to trade shows • Assemble design swatch book • Participated in fit sessions; took spec sheet measurements Sept 2012 – Present Freelance Apparel and Costume Designer, Oakland, CA • Designed and created custom dresses and costumes for private clients • Created mock-ups and samples based on measurement specifications • Sourced materials and supplies from various vendors • Drafted invoice and terms and conditions contracts for professional transparency • Coordinated fitting appointments to work with clients on progress and modifications May – Sept 2012 Head of Design and Operations, Boditecture, San Francisco, CA • Led and managed team of two assistant designers; delegated tasks and set deadlines • Designed collection: made patterns, draped, sample-making, trend research, sourced fabric and trim • Event coordinating: contacted models, makeup artists, and hair stylists; set up venue, arranged transportation and accommodations for fashion shows and photoshoots • Worked with sewing manufacturer to produce garments • Maintained inventory, packed and shipped products for flash sales on Fab.com and NoMoreRacks.com Oct 2011 – May 2012 Assistant Designer, Boditecture, San Francisco, CA • Collaborated with team members to create cohesive collection for LA Fashion Week and Ahead of Fashion Start-Up competition • Designed outfits, created samples, sourced fabric and trim • Interviewed, recruited, and managed interns; conducted model casting for fashion show • Contacted buyers and press for sales and brand exposure; created catalog layout for handouts Aug – Oct 2011 Design Intern, Boditecture, San Francisco, CA • Researched concepts, sketched designs, made patterns, sourced fabric and trim • Created line sheets to maintain organized record of designs • Organized studio space to maintain an efficient workspace for the team Achievements: Oct 2012 Elle Vietnam • Pieces from Senior Collection featured in October issue Sept 2012 “The Fall Issue” LeQuiVive Gallery, Oakland, CA • Created 14-piece 3D illustrations, 3 muslin samples, and couture gown; featured in gallery’s September exhibition with proceeds going to charity. March 2012 Keiretsu Forum Ahead of Fashion Accelerator Program, San Francisco, CA • Won First Place with Boditecture in a Fashion and Tech Start-Up competition May 2011 Graduation Fashion Show 2011 (Senior Collection) Fashion Show Designer, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA • Collaborated with textile designer to design and sew large-scale gowns; collection was the finale of the show out of 16 collections Skills: Design Illustration Sewing Fabric/trim sourcing Model Fitting Fabric form and draping Concept research and development Foundation Garment Bodice construction and underpinning Event coordinating Portfolio presentation Maintain stock/inventory Pack and ship products Microsoft Word and Excel Photoshop and Illustrator Gerber PDS: Accumark 8.3 (basic training)