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Apparel & Fashion Professional
New York, NY
Womenswear apparel designer with experience in custom apparel design, textile development, apparel production, illustration and tech packs for contemporary and luxury markets.
I draw my inspiration as a designer from the culture in which I live. I believe that the study of current events, trend analysis, and market and consumer research are essential to well-designed and innovative products. I believe that all products in the marketplace are a representation of the zeitgeist and that fashion plays a pivotal role in the both the history and development of who we are as a society. I am inspired by modern art, music, literature, politics, and technology.
I am interested in talking about opportunities available within the apparel/fashion field.
Design Support Assistant
- The Jones Group, INC
- New York, NY
- Aug 2013 - Present (4 months)
-Assists design with the creation of new styles by entering manufacturing specifications into PLM
-Communicates with overseas manufacturers
-Assists design and tech by calling out trim specs
-Updates and fills technical sketches and minibodies in Photoshop and Illustrator
-Updates and creates garment handoff reports in Excel
-Updates Visual Retailing to assist Merchandising and Planning departments
Freelance Designer- Women's Wovens/ Cut & Sew Knits
- Design Collective
- May 2012 - Present (1 year 7 months)
Cooperate with sales and management executives to design custom clothing for promotional runway events, individual clients, and cosignment boutique sales.
CEO/ Lead Designer
- Autumn Mary Collection
- Sep 2010 - Present (3 years 3 months)
Manage and lead a womens apparel company which included trend forecasting, pattern and sample making, marketing, sourcing, and product pricing.
Product Development Assistant
- DigiGraphics, LLC.
- May 2012 - Jun 2013 (1 year 1 month)
Assisted production manager with overseeing general steps of fabric print production as well as organizational tasks for sewn product finishing
Technical Design Assistant
- Kelle Dancewear Company
- Oct 2011 - Apr 2012 (6 months)
Assisted technical designer by monitoring the manufacturing process of apparel and accessories through various stages of production. Spec garments to insure accuracy during production. Communicate with manufacturers to troubleshoot issues pertaining to fit, color, and fabric.
- Foat Design
- Dec 2010 - May 2011 (5 months)
Obtained valuable small business skills and insight into the wholesale industry by assisting designer Kaja Foat in womenswear design.
University of Minnesota-Twin Cities
- B.S. double major in Apparel Design and American Studies
- 2007 - 2011
minor in Retail Merchandising