Leah Testa Syracuse University, 2011 BFA in Fashion Design

Work Samples

  • Senior Collection 2011

  • Garments

  • Fashion Collections and Illustrations

Work History

EDUCATION Syracuse University Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, May 2011 • Graduated Magna Cum Laude, GPA: 3.7 • Placed in the top 15% of the 2011 graduating class • Dean’s List: December 2007-2011 EMPLOYMENT Medved Running and Walking Outfitters Associate, Rochester, NY (March 2012-present) • Assist in the seasonal buying of apparel, set up displays in the store, assist with bi-annual inventory, check in shipments of various store goods ¬ • Fit customers for running sneakers through the use of video gait analysis • Coach 5k/10k training groups, preparing runners for various races in the community Gates-Chili High School Assistant Outdoor Track Coach, Rochester, NY (March 2013-present) • Coach JV boys and girls jumps, sprints, and hurdles • Develop training programs • Enter athletes into meets and record their performances on Yen Timing Gates-Chili High School Field House Supervisor, Rochester, NY (April 2012-present) • Open and close the facilities • Oversee and enforce the rules during the community use of the fitness center, indoor track, and pool • Give orientations for new members Cache Intern, New York, NY (November 2011-March 2012) • Worked under the Head and Assistant Sweater Designers • Helped with all necessary duties including creating flats using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, creating garment layouts, and creating tech packs using Microsoft Excel DESIGN EXPERIENCE • Currently working on a t-shirt design for a training group that prepares athletes for extreme races, like the tough mudder • Designed Jenn Suhr’s autograph card (Olympic gold medalist and the number one ranked pole vaulter in the world), December 2011 • Cache Design Intern, 11/7/11-2/29/12 • Designed and created athletic clothing for ViewSPORT • Senior Fashion Show (Designer), April 2011 • Milestone Fashion Show (Designer), April 2011 • Fashion Association of Design Students Fashion Show (backstage hand), November 2011 • Participated in CFDA competition (2009) ATHLETICS/ HONORS • Member of the Syracuse University Track and Field Team (2007-2011) • Qualified for Big East and ECAC competitions while at SU • Tied Syracuse University indoor school record in the pole vault • National Honor Society of Collegiate Scholars (2007-2011) • MVP, Coach’s Award, Sportsmanship Award, All-Greater Rochester in track and field (2005-2007)


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