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Textile/Surface Pattern Designer
I am a full-time textile/surface pattern designer originally from New York, NY. I graduated from the Fashion Institute of Techonology in May of 2010. I am currently seeking full-time employment as a textile designer. My design aesthetic is inspired by vintage research, current trends, bold color combinations, hand-drawn/whimsical motifs and a creative imagination.
Textile and Surface Pattern Designs
95 N. 7th St. APT 11
Brooklyn, NY 11211
The Fashion Institute of Technology, College of Art & Design, New York, NY (January 2009-Present)
A.A.S. for Textile/Surface Pattern Design expected May 2010. Original hand painted design for apparel, home furnishings and accessory/paper products. Strong color sense, understanding of repeats, trend forecasting, woven design and illustration skills. CAD knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Pointcarré.
Syracuse University, College of Visual and Performing Arts, Syracuse, NY (August 2004-May 2008)
BFA in History of Art with concentrations in Communications Design and Fine Arts. Additional Coursework in Art Restoration, Marketing, Development, Psychology, Textile/Surface Pattern and Advertising Design.
Communications Design Student (2004-2007)
Multimedia Graphic Design, strong typographical skill and knowledge of color theory.
Textile Design Trainee, JCPenney, Plano, TX
Working with the Soft Home Design Team to translate seasonal trends into print and pattern direction for private brands such as Linden Street, Studio, Chris Madden and Liz Claiborne, within the JCPenney company. Prints are developed for Top of Bed sets as well as Window Treatments within the home. Trainees collaborate closely with product designers in all areas of the company and follow the process of designing from original brainstorms all the way through to product turnover.
Student Volunteer, Direction by Indigo, New York, NY
Worked with Premiere Vision to assist in the organization/set up of International Textile Design Trade Show. Welcomed guests and provided background information/directions. Participated in Style Sight Spring ‘10 Runway Wrap and Spring/Summer 2010 trendtasting seminars.
Home Design Intern, Limited Brands, New York, NY
Worked with the home design team of Slatkin & Co. to develop packaging design, corporate identity logos, surface pattern ideas and other products that will enhance signature fragrance lines and seasonal promotions. Assisted the Creative Director with styling and creative direction of external photoshoots, contributing to initial concept boards and final production of mechanical comps.
Product Development/Design Intern, Global Sales, Ltd., New York, NY
Completed technical specs of customized packaging, accessories and gift merchandise for fashion, accessories, beauty, and fragrance clientele including Victoria Secret, Guess, Jessica Simpson, and Davidoff. Contributed design concepts, research and organization of trend/story boards under design staff members. Additional administrative support.
Teaching Artist Assistant, The Guggenheim Museum/P.S. 42, New York, NY
Learning Through Art year long residency at P.S. 42 sponsored by the Guggenheim Museum. Development of abstract art project with three fifth grade classes (includes sections where English is not the primary teaching language). Assisted Teaching Artist in creating weekly lesson plans, overseeing classroom setup and interaction, monitoring student understanding/progression, curriculum development, external project research and translation/interpretation for Mandarin speaking students.
Design Intern, Club Monaco, New York, NY
Assisted the Art Director and design team members with graphic design of store visuals, seasonal look books, merchandise signage, merchandise tagging systems, product knowledge books, and overall creative branding/corporate identity projects. Collaborated with visual merchandising towards accomplishing definite store layouts for each season and styling of new collections.
Art/Design Intern, Niche Media, LLC., New York, NY
Graphic Design and photo research for Gotham, Hamptons, L.A. Confidential, Capitol File, etc. Trend and story board development. Final pagination and preparation of layouts for printer output. Various department administrative and clerical tasks as needed.
Hand Painted Documentary Stripe (Textile Design - Apparel), The Fashion Institute of Technology (Fall 2009)
Hand Painted Abstract Wall Covering (Textile Design - Home Furnishings), The Fashion Institute of Technology (Fall 2009)
Additional Languages: Italian (Advanced)
Computer: Adobe Photoshop Illustrator, InDesign, Pointcarré, U4ia, Quark Xpress, Filemaker Pro, Dreamweaver
Interests: Contemporary Art, Painting, Reading, Softball and Tennis (Captain/Varsity in High School), Traveling
Fashion Institute of Technology