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Interested in designing womenswear, from ready-to-wear to bridal. Looking for positions as Assistand Designer or Technical Assistant Designer.
Experience: Feb 2016 - Present Assistant Technical Designer, Stella Carakasi, Berkeley, CA Prepare tech packs for fittings, measure counter and production samples, attend fittings, comment on fit and construction details Create single patterns on Gerber for the collection according to spec. Styles include cut and sew knits, woven tops, jackets, trousers, and skirts Take fit notes and modify patterns for production on Excel sheets Create technical sketches of sewing construction details to communicate with factories Dec 2014 - Feb 2016 Assistant Designer, Trish Lee Bridal, San Francisco, CA Grade custom patterns for clients, cut out fabrics, including silks and laces, for production Cut and sew muslin for fittings, take fit notes, make pattern adjustments Manage production schedule around fittings, appointments, and collection samples Work with designer and seamstress to create looks for collection May 2012 - Sep 2012 Head of Design and Operations, Boditecture, San Francisco, CA Lead and manage team of two assistant designers; delegate tasks and set deadlines Design collection: draft patterns, drape and sew samples, source fabric and trim Event coordinating: recruit models, makeup artists, and hair stylists; set up venue, arrange transportation and accommodations for fashion shows and photoshoots Work with factory to produce garments Maintain inventory, pack and ship products for sales on Fab.com and NoMoreRacks.com Oct 2011 - May 2012 Assistant Designer, Boditecture, San Francisco, CA Collaborate with team members to create cohesive collection for LA Fashion Week and Ahead of Fashion Start-Up competition Research ideas for convertible garments, create samples, source fabric and trim Interview, recruit, and manage interns; conduct model casting for fashion show Contact buyers and press for sales and brand exposure; create lookbooks and take aways Education: Sep 2007 - May 2011 Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design Achievements: Oct 2012 Elle Vietnam Pieces from Senior Collection featured in October issue Mar 2012 Keiretsu Forum Ahead of Fashion Accelerator Program, San Francisco, CA Won First Place with Boditecture in Fashion and Tech Start-Up competition May 2011 Graduation Fashion Show, Academy of Art University, San Francisco, CA Senior Collection: Collaborated with textile designer to design and sew large-scale gowns; finale of 16 collections Skills: Gerber Accumark 8.3 Fabric Form Draping Spec Measuring Microsoft Word and Excel Foundation Garment Updating Tech Packs Photoshop and Illustrator Proficient Sewing Positive Team Player Patternmaking and Grading Technical Flat Sketching Organized and Efficient