Currently seeking a position in ethical and sustainable fashion. Parsons-trained womenswear designer. Strengths in garment construction and finishing, technical design, color, styling. Background in human rights and anthropology. Very comfortable with social media and web 2.0 applications. 15 years of clerical experience in varied office settings. Speak, read, and write Spanish almost fluently; speak, read and write some French. Additional materials at Issuu.com/AnalogueChic

Work Samples

  • Fashion Sketches

  • Illustration

  • Garment Construction

Work History

  • Owner, Wardrobe Consultant

    • Analogue Chic
    • Jan 2009 - Present (5 years 3 months)

    Wardrobe consultant, vintage fashion accessories dealer, and designer of original upcycled accessories. Sole proprietor in charge of all operations.

  • Intern, Technical Design

    • Eileen Fisher
    • Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

    Support technical design department. Edit design sketches for upload to WebPDM. Update corresponding Excel tracking charts. Steam and prep garments for fit meetings. Ongoing training in technical design duties.

  • Intern

    • PureThread
    • Jan 2013 - May 2013 (4 months)

    Support wardrobe stylist and sustainable fashion entrepreneur with brand research and clerical tasks. Merchandising product and prepping garments for private sale and pop-up shop. Writing blog articles.

  • Volunteer Stagehand and Docent

    • Creative Time
    • Mar 2013 - Mar 2013

    Volunteer crew for Nick Cave's installation 'HeardNY' at Grand Central Terminal.

  • Women's Sportswear Design Intern

    • Hanesbrands Inc.
    • Jun 2012 - Aug 2012 (2 months)

    Designed hypothetical athleisure collection of 7 garments for Fall '13 and presented to all levels of design staff. Presentation included research, design development, color story, construction details, fabrication, and merchandising. Supported design staff with color development, presentation prep.

  • Program Coordinator

    • Housatonic Valley Cultural Alliance
    • Feb 2011 - Aug 2011 (6 months)

    Independent contractor reporting to Executive Director. Coordinate and implement programming and events. Promote programs through development of marketing materials, website updates, email list management, and social networking. Clerical support and technical assistance to staff, members, and event participants.

  • Temporary Staff

    • Marie Nugent Personnel
    • Oct 2008 - May 2010 (1 year 7 months)

    Serve as temporary staff in various office settings. Duties include customer service, order entry, municipal clerical support.

  • Ad Sales Manager

    • Coilhouse Magazine
    • Feb 2010 - Apr 2010 (2 months)

    Solicit independent artisans and designers for advertising space in alternative culture print magazine (Coilhouse Issue 05). Extensive research of clients through online communities. Intense customer service by email throughout process of first contact to submitting artwork and collecting payment. In-depth use of Google Docs and Gmail to track clients.

  • Case Manager

    • International Institute of Connecticut
    • Jul 2006 - Jul 2008 (2 years)

    Provide social work case management services to refugees and victims of human trafficking. Responsibilities include cultural orientation, basic needs coordination, liaison with State Dept. Social Services, trauma care, self-sufficiency skills training, translation & interpretation.

Education

  • Parsons the New School for Design

    • AAS Fashion Design
    • 2011 - 2013
  • The George Washington University

    • BA International Affairs
    • 2003 - 2005

Specialties

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