Objective: To obtain a position that will utilize my skills as a Fashion Designer, Technical Illustrator, and Artist. Specialties: Hand&Machine Sewing, Textile Design, Fabric Treatments, Draping, Technical Flats, Mood Boards, Apparel Construction, Fashion Illustration, Hand Embroidery&Embellishment

Work Samples

  • I Believe in Pink

  • The Wind Cries Mary

  • En Pointe

Work History

  • Assistant Designer

    • Gauge by Design
    • Oct 2012 - Present (1 year 6 months)

    • Designed and Fabricated Sweaters in Multiple Colorways
    • Sketched flats by hand and via Adobe Illustrator
    • Created original stripe,bead, and cable layouts and engineered prints
    • Drew direction from trend reports to pull samples for client meetings
    • Attended and assisted with client presentations
    • Management of swatches and samples
    • Responsible for training new interns
    • Hand sewing and embellishment
    • Photographed and Spec'd garments
    • Tech Packs and CADS
    • Trend Research

  • Fashion Intern

    • Shop Addicts
    • Feb 2013 - Feb 2013
  • Freelance Assistant Designer

    • Tory Burch
    • Sep 2012 - Sep 2012

    • Assisted the Design Team in preparation for the Spring 2013 RTW Fashion Show
    • Created Mock-ups for and constructed purses that were used in the show
    • Hand sewing, beading, and embellishment on shoes and bags
    • Fashioned jewelry

  • Mentorship

    • Cirque du Soleil
    • 2011 - 2012 (1 year)

    • Using crystals and their corresponding chakras as inspiration, worked as a team to conceptualize 6 looks consisting of airbrushed bodysuits and cover-ups
    • One look was presented at the Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show

  • Mentorship

    • David Meister
    • 2011 - 2012 (1 year)

    • In affiliation with the Susan G. Komen foundation, 12 pink looks were developed to raise awareness for Breast Cancer
    • One look was shown at the Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show

  • Design Intern

    • Gregory Parkinson
    • May 2011 - Aug 2011 (3 months)

    Summer Design Internship: Styling, Sample Sewing, Photography, Patternmaking & Alteration, Production of Handmade Look Books

  • Mentorship

    • La Blanca
    • 2010 - 2011 (1 year)

    • Designed 12 swimsuits inspired by YSL’s controversial ’71 collection
    • Created samples using gold hardware

  • Mentorship

    • Old Navy
    • 2010 - 2011 (1 year)

    • Illustrated 12 casual Americana looks for the Old Navy Woman
    • Repurposed used sweaters from Goodwill to fashion new garments
    • One look was constructed and featured at Otis’ annual Scholarship Benefit Fashion Show

Education

  • Otis College of Art and Design

    • Bachelor of Fine Arts Fashion Design
    • 2008 - 2012
  • William H. Hall High School

    • 2004 - 2008
  • The Art Institute of Boston

    • Pre-College Fine/Studio Arts, General
    • 2007 - 2007

    Fashion Illustration

  • Maine College of Art

    • Early College Fine/Studio Arts, General
    • 2006 - 2006

Specialties

Awards

Ben Maltz Scholarship Otis Institutional Scholarship

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