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Associate Designer, Textile Brand Team at Fossil
I am a designer and creative soul. My skills are unique and modern, while my aesthetic is rooted in all the ancient techniques that make my expertise in textile design distinct. Through my education I have gained a comprehensive understanding of design as a whole. From compositional awareness and color sense to skills like digital design and product planning, my expertise is broad. I currently apply this creativity and knowledge as an associate designer at Fossil Inc, working alongside the print design team.
Specialties: Ned Graphics, Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator,freestyle and registered screenprinting, weaving, creative and analytical writing
Assistant Designer, Brand Team
- Jan 2011 - Present (2 years 11 months)
Support the design team with a high level of organization. Handle print flow, vendor requests, swatch libraries, and color palettes for each season. Act as contact for our partners abroad, developing sample yardage of print development. Sketch, draw, and edit prints, both manually and digitally. Maintain a broad understanding of Fossil as a brand while incorporating fresh ideas through print stories.
- Fairchild Interiors and Design
- Aug 2010 - Mar 2011 (7 months)
Assisted in all aspects of business as needed; accompany designers on house calls, helped with clients, contributed to various design decisions involving fabric, furniture, finishes, layout, and overall design, create floor plans using Dream Draper, organized sample inventory, facilitated showroom, answered and made phone calls efficiently, acted as graphic artist and creative resource for events
Map Library Assistant
- University of Kansas Libraries: T.RSmith Map Collection
- May 2007 - Jul 2010 (3 years 2 months)
Operated circulation desk, charged and discharged items, assisted patrons with directional and referential questions. Cataloged, alphabetized, organized, and filed incoming maps to collection of 350,000. Received annual pay increase based on excellent evaluation.
- Van Go Mobile Arts
- Jan 2010 - May 2010 (4 months)
Active in arts-based social service agency, helped to provide job training and life-skills to under-served and high needs youth (ages 14-18) in classroom setting. Completed collaborative mural for public library.
- Village Animal Hospital
- May 2006 - Aug 2006 (3 months)
Cared for animals throughout the week: walked, fed, played, cleaned cages, and administered medication.
Maintained general upkeep in clinic: cleaned facility nightly and stocked medical supplies. Closed and opened
clinic responsibly (trusted with a key.)
University of Kansas
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Textile Design, Art History
- 2005 - 2010
Courses completed in: essential 2D and 3D design, drawing, weaving, hand dyeing, screen-printing, photography - digital and film, French, historic textiles, history of printmaking, prehistoric to modern art -western culture. Study Abroad: Amsterdam, Berlin, Milan, and Venice Design in Europe, Summer 2009 Emphasis on art history, photography, and contemporary design