I am a highly motivated and accomplished Fashion Designer with great technical ability. Inexhaustible knowledge of various fashion market sectors as well as trends and branding esthetic. Fantastic understanding of garment specifications in Menswear and Womenswear. Efficient with regards to Computer generated technical packages, trims, fittings, fabrics, prints, dresses, Lab dips, Trend research, Sewing and Wovens. I have formal and extensive training in traditional tailoring and sewing. I am a denim expert, with respect to washes, construction, Inspiration and historical denim research. I've received a great deal of freelance work with sports brands and startups. I am also the Co Owner and Blogger of Online fashion publication www.Infashuated.com

Work Samples

  • Women's Athletic Apparel

  • Mens Sketch Process

  • Print Designer

Work History

  • Fashion Blogger

    • Infashuated
    • Sep 2009 - Present (5 years 11 months)

    Creative Consultant & Fashion Blogger
    - Curator all blog content
    - Orchestrate fashion interviews
    - Publish new content daily
    - Provide trend analysis and brand development
    - Seasonal design consulting (Prints, Color Analysis and Design Direction)
    - On average my blog generates over 2k visitor monthly

  • Lead Designer for Life Fitness

    • Amiee Lynn Inc.
    • Feb 2014 - Nov 2014 (9 months)

    - Worked with licensed apparel startup, Life Fitness, one of the worlds largest suppliers of gym equipment, to translate the brands esthetic into an active apparel line.
    Helped to Launch their first major apparel line for FW15.
    - Responsible for designing men's and women's seasonal collections
    - Handled all technical specifications, from Fit Comments, Tech Packs, Color, Trims and Trend Research .
    - Work closely with Senior Technical Designer, Product Development/Sourcing and marketing to ensure all style were well received.

  • Associate Tailor

    • Levi Strauss & Co.
    • Feb 2013 - Feb 2014 (1 year)

    - Supervised and executed all repairs, denim alterations and hemming.
    - Responsible for restoration work on vintage Levi's clothing.
    - Assist the Master Tailor with all aspects of denim preparation (pattern cutting, stitching, dyeing, and construction of Levi’s Lot No. 1 Jeans)

  • Freelance Fashion/Technical Designer

    • Stall & Dean
    • Jun 2013 - Nov 2013 (5 months)

    Stall & Dean | 2012 - Stallanddean.com
    - Designed Hockey Uniforms (on-ice Off-Ice Warm-up)
    - Built presentation boards (flats/tech packs/color-ups)
    - Provided fit comments and specs sheets for final PO and production.

  • Freelance Fashion/Technical Designer

    • Janji
    • Mar 2012 - Aug 2013 (1 year 5 months)

    Janji | 2012 - 2013 - Runjanji.com
    - Designed a womens running collection (flats/tech packs/color-ups)
    - Built boards with R&D surrounding seasonal inspiration.
    - Conducted fittings with provided comments, photos, and specs to aid in final production.

  • Freelance Graphics & Cad Artist

    • Victoria's Secret Pink
    • Nov 2012 - Jan 2013 (2 months)

    - Responsible for the research and design of prints.
    - I worked closely with Apparel Designers and Product Development to achieve print techniques.

  • Designer

    • Reebok
    • 2008 - Jan 2012 (3 years 5 months)

    - Maintain men’s high end/Core performance active-wear
    - Created tech packs for product development
    - R&D of apparel for Reebok X-Tech/ZigTech/EasyTone
    - Responsible for weekly fittings and amending tech packs
    - Attended costing meetings to ensure margins were met
    - Inspected samples for approval & modifications prior to final PO.

  • Associate

    • Bodega Store
    • Jun 2008 - Oct 2009 (1 year 4 months)

    - Help maintain retail space and inventory stock
    - Assisted on construction development and technical design
    - designing cut & sew BDGA apparel
    - Computer Cads pattern application on BDGA apparel

  • Production Assistant

    • Save The Mannimals
    • Apr 2007 - Aug 2007 (4 months)

    - commissioned to produce moccasins - assembled moccasins
    - construction and technical design - worked with suede & leather skin

  • Knitwear Intern for Liz Claiborne

    • Kate Spade & Company
    • May 2006 - Aug 2006 (3 months)

    - Managed visual merchandising and show room for major product presentations.
    - Worked with research and development to approve fabrics, color dips, and trims, from manufacturers.
    - Produced trend boards, mood boards as well as flats.

Education

  • Massachusetts College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion/Apparel Design
    • 2003 - 2007
  • Linclon Sudbury Regional High School

    • High School Deploma Art/Design/Computer Science/Literature
    • 1998 - 2003

Specialties

Awards

2007 - National CFDA Target Winner

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