Assistant Designer and Product Developer for Apparel at Kroger/Fred Meyer.

Work Samples

  • Spring Seige

  • ink/blot

  • Sock It To Me

Work History

  • Assistant Apparel Product Developer

    • Kroger
    • May 2014 - Present (9 months)

    Communicate with overseas and domestic factories and vendors.
    Assist senior design team in development of private label product to meet customer needs.
    Maintain calendar and tech packs throughout the season to track changes and ensure on-time delivery.
    Approve lab dips, knitdowns, strikeoffs and fit samples to improve product standards.
    Design product that meets current trends, while working within specific margins and retail costs.
    Participate in development meetings to present new product, artwork and color to buying teams and management.
    Travel internationally with senior designer and buying team to meet with overseas vendors, and place goods with factories

  • Production Lead

    • Cycle Dog
    • May 2011 - May 2014 (3 years)

    Designed an exclusive print collection
    Communicated with superiors to approve strike-offs + colorways
    Completed a product redesign that resulted in a 465% increase in sales
    Worked with unconventional materials to maintain brand vision of sustainability
    Led a team of 5-6 employees
    Maintained production calendar + raw goods inventory
    Implemented a new system of tracking production

  • Design Intern

    • Haunt
    • Sep 2012 - Jan 2013 (4 months)

    Constructed garments for the Holly Stalder Bridal Line + performed alterations for clients
    Produced a line of products sold in-house at HAUNT
    Worked retail in boutique, assisted customers with questions + custom orders
    Assisted in event production + social media marketing

  • Assistant Wedding Coordinator

    • Holy Moly Matrimony
    • Jul 2012 - Oct 2012 (3 months)

    Completed craft projects to guarantee consistent decor
    Focused on details + maintained a clear design vision
    Provided support in vendor management
    Maintained a comprehensive schedule + time table

Education

  • The Art Institute of Portland

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion/Apparel Design
    • 2010 - 2014
  • The Art Institute of Portland

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) Fashion/Apparel Design
    • 2010 - 2014

Specialties

Awards

2012 AniA CHOICE Bridal Scholarship Merit Award Recipient

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