I am a senior studying fashion design at Dominican University. I am interested in creating innovative, high-end wearable art. I hope to get my masters at Central Saint Martins and work for one of their alumni or an established creative design house. Eventually I want to start my own lifestyle brand of high-end clothing called MEKA and found a program called Sew Smarts that provides education and community living to clothing producers in impoverished regions.

Work Samples

  • Central Saint Martins Study Abroad

  • Collages

  • Illustrations

Work History

  • Career Assistant

    • Dominican University
    • River Forest, IL
    • Jan 2012 - Present (2 years 9 months)

    enter job and internship postings into online job site for over 4,000 students to browse
    enter confidential information for Study Abroad trips into the computer
    answer phones and direct people in the office

  • Intern

    • Not Equal
    • New York, NY
    • May 2013 - Aug 2013 (3 months)

    produced hand dyed reward products for Kickstarter donors
    copied patterns and produced Fall/Winter 2013 collection
    assisted photographer and designers on photo shoot of Fall/Winter 2013 collection
    aided designers in process of designing Spring/Summer 2014 collection

  • Study Abroad Program

    • Central Saint Martins College Of Art and Design, University of The Arts London
    • London, United Kingdom
    • Jul 2012 - Jul 2012

    visited museums and conducted extensive research in the school library in order to develop a design concept
    experimented with creative fabric manipulation and sewing techniques
    documented research and progress including collages and illustration in a sketchbook
    constructed a coat and a skirt toile inspired by research

  • Intern

    • Anastasia Chatzka
    • Chicago, IL
    • May 2012 - Jun 2012 (1 month)

    marketed the brand by passing out business cards and selling at local street markets
    pattern drafted and sewed up a custom order skirt and hemmed dresses
    pattern drafted, graded, and cut out 20 bralette and panty sets and 55 pencil skirts

  • Intern

    • Leigh's Boutique
    • Grand Rapids, MI
    • Nov 2009 - Jun 2010 (7 months)

    hung, steamed, and transported new merchandise onto the selling floor
    filed paperwork and fashion show pictures for the buyer
    dressed models at the Fashion Event Show; the show raised $2,500 for the DeVos Children’s Hospital

Education

  • Dominican University

    • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Apparel Design Major, Graphic Design Minor
    • 2011 - 2014
  • Seattle Pacific University

    • 2010 - 2011

Specialties

Awards

$,5000 Senior Design Scholarship, FGI 2013 $150 Emerging Designer Grant, Spoonflower 2013 $500 Research Grant, DU 2013 Up and Coming Designer, DU Fashion Show 2013 National Art and Writing Scholastic Award 2010 Transfer Student Merit Scholarship 2012-2014

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