I am an experienced designer with a formal education in Surface Pattern Design from Syracuse University. I have hands-on experience in licensing soft and hard goods, bedding, package design, and printed textiles. I have collaborated with domestic and international mills to maintain the highest standards for designing and manufacturing in order to create the best quality products while adhering to strict character licensing specifications. I am highly motivated self start and team player who can motivate others, manage multiple projects, set goals, meet deadlines and incorporate and track the latest fashion trends for new product development.

Work Samples

  • Men's Tie Design 1997-1998

  • Textile Design-Apparel, Nickelodeon Stores-1998

  • Dan River Inc., 1998-2000

Work History

  • Creative Advisor

    • Simone Jolie International
    • May 2013 - Present (11 months)
  • Vice President

    • Syracuse University Alumni Chapter- Minnesota
    • Aug 2010 - Present (3 years 8 months)

    Organizing alumni events around the Twin Cities- New Student Send-Off, Football and Basketball viewing parties, and picnics. Helping the President of the Chapter with work overflow. Reaching out to new students and Alumni in the MN area.

  • Principal Designer

    • NELKEN DESIGN
    • Jan 2010 - Present (4 years 3 months)

    Designing and creating apparel and home fashions for clients, specializing in children’s clothing.
    -Start up company and selling out of my house.

  • Finance/Office Manager

    • MICHAEL’S ARTS AND CRAFTS
    • Jan 2008 - Jan 2010 (2 years)

    Responsible for essential store administrative support functions including:
    -Maintaining store sales records, daily store deposit, maintaining Human Resources records and facilitating in bound and out bound direct freight shipment
    and paperwork.
    -Daily store cash management and administration including registers, vault, and petty cash.
    -Created and submitted daily store sales and accounting reports to corporate headquarters.
    -Store merchandise placement and display.
    -Assisted customers on the sales floor and per phone.
    -In store specialist for customers seeking expertise with art supplies and children’s crafts.

  • Designer

    • NICKELODEON-MTV NETWORKS, VIACOM INC
    • Jan 2000 - Jan 2005 (5 years)
  • Designer/Stylist

    • DAN RIVER INC
    • Jan 1998 - Jan 2000 (2 years)

    Designed licensed children’s bedding ranging from NFL, MLB, NHL, NCAA, Sesame Street, The PowerPuff Girls, Batman, Looney Tunes, Coco-Cola,
    Blue’s Clues, and Barbie.
    -Liaison between the licensor approvals, freelancers, mills, vendors. Wrote up prepared designs for production.
    -Created designs within the licensee’s standards while adhering to a limited color for textile printing and limitations.
    -Supervised and approved onsite strikeoffs for design, color corrections, and strike-off patterns at the textile mills, in Lynchburg, VA.

  • CAD Designer

    • NICKELODEON MTV NETWORKS
    • Sep 1998 - Jan 1999 (4 months)

    Worked with senior design team and production mills in Hong Kong to ensure accurate design manufacturing.
    -Created patterns using Nickelodeon characters for the boys and girls lines to go on pants, dresses, and shirts.
    -Collaborated on seasonal trend boards to show Art Directors and Marketing Team.

  • Designer

    • SILK SPECTRUM INC
    • Jan 1997 - Jan 1998 (1 year)

    Designed men’s neckwear on the Prismacolor CAD system, and/or paints and inks.
    -Clients included Kenneth Cole Reaction and Kenneth Cole New York.
    -Partnered with the sales team to address clients needs and created lines that were both fashion forward and traditional.

Education

  • Syracuse University

    • BFA Surface Pattern Design
    • 1993 - 1997
  • George School

    • High School High School/Secondary Diplomas and Certificates
    • 1989 - 1993

Specialties

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