I am currently a Business Administration & Fashion Design Major at Kent State University. Coming from a West African heritage, I use vibrant Ankara or Batik fabrics in my work. My pieces are all from my line Guwala da Nele, which means "beautiful and strong". I am also the fashion editor for a They Say, I Say, We Say, an online Liberian youth magazine. I am seeking internships to continue cultivating my sewing skills and other necessary skills as a modern day designer.
•Kent State University August 2012 - May 2014
Business Admin. & Fashion Design Major
•Cuyahoga Community College May 2011- May 2012 Richmond Hts, OH
•I am seeking an internship dealing with any form conceptual or creative development
They Say, I Say, We Say Online Magazine May 2011 - Present
•Responsible for conducting a monthly photo shoot and article depicting West African fashion trends and style forecasting.
•Develop and implement concept designs used in the monthly photo shoots.
Guwala da Nele: “Beautiful and Strong”
Fashion Blogger/ Designer
•Advertise and promote personal sewing projects and showcase photo shoot images from collaborations with local photographers and artists.
•Gather inspiration from different aspects and formulate into garments.
•“Model of the Month” is a monthly feature of top African fashion models for the sole purpose of shedding light on models of color.
Extra-Curricular / Volunteer Work
Fashion Week Cleveland Volunteer May 2009
•Helped designers dress models and organize their garments backstage.
KSU “Best Marketing Strategy” Award December 2010
•Created a mood board, online blog and business cards to help advertise a fictional fashion retail boutique.
•Mastered the art of advertising a business and creating a visual depiction that will intrigue customers to buy product amongst 150 other contestants.
KSU Exquisite Inc. “Fall Into Fashion” Designer October 2010
•I designed garments for my up and coming line and showcased them in my self- choreographed, “Coming to America” themed scene.
Wet Seal Clothing November 2011- Present
•Sales Associate &Visual Floor planner
My Boutique Bridal Shop May 2010- May 2011
•Key Holder & Sales Associate