Cynthyah Beamon is a Detroit native. She graduated from International Academy of Design and Technology-Detroit with a Bachelors of Arts in Fashion Designs in 2010. She also attended Wayne State University in which she majored in Fashion Design and Merchandising but decided to take some time off from her studies before transferring to IADT-Detroit.

Work Samples

  • Michigan F.A.S.H. Fest

  • International Academy of Design and Technology-Imagine Fashion Show 2010

  • Beamon Designs Portfolio

Work History

During her time off from WSU she was a freelance designer for almost 15 years. She realized that there was something missing from her career. She worked various retail jobs along with freelance work before returning to International Academy of Design and Technology to complete her degree. She worked as a Teacher’s Assistant and tutor while in college as well as working a part time retail job. She went on to graduate magna cum laude from IADT and has never looked back. Cynthyah Beamon 4205 Noyes St. San Diego, CA 92109 Visual Merchandising Internship-Forever 21 Oakland Mall-Troy Jan 2010-July 2010 Wayne State University-Detroit, MI Undeclared Associates Degree, 1996 Fashion Design and Merchandising International Academy of Design and Technology-Detroit Bachelors in Fashion Design Degree, July 2010 Fashion Design Major Ashford University-San Diego, CA September 2011-currently Admissions Counselor • Enrollment in the College of Health • Prospecting for prospective students • Retention and maintain current students Dressbarn, Mira Mesa Mall-San Diego, CA July 2011-September 2011 Assistant Manager • Shift leader and cash counts • Customer service and visual • Daily sales paperwork Hennes and Mauritz-H & M, Westfield Oakridge-San Jose, CA July 2011-currently Sales Advisor Retail • Guest services and recovery • Stock and replenishment • Point of sales Forever 21, Oakland Mall-Troy, MI December 2008-Currently Sales Associate Women’s Wear • Assist customers • Arrange in-store displays • Floor sets, stock and some visual White House/Black Market, Somerset Collection-Troy, MI January 2008-December 2008 Logistics Manager and Guest Services • Floor sets and visual merchandising • Cash counts and point-of-sales • Personal Shopper and clientele David’s Bridal, Madison Height, MI January 2008- December 2008 • Special Occasion’s Consultant • Clientele Maintenance • Recovery and Zone Control Macy’s, Northland Mall, Southfield, MI December 2004-July 2008 Sales Associate, Intimate Apparel • Bra Fit Specialist and point- of -sales • Visual and customer service • Alterations Department Joann Fabric and Crafts, Livonia Mall-Livonia, MI August 2001- August 2004 Assistant Manager • Supervised employees and cash counts • Assigned Schedules and work loads • Floor sets and customer service Objective: To obtain a position in the fashion design industry. Skills • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator • Sketching, drawing, painting • Sewing, pattern making, draping Training / Education International Academy of Design and Technology • Illustration • Pattern Making • Garment Construction • Textile Science • Draping • Production and Planning • Merchandise Management Work Experience Visual Merchandiser Internship for Forever 21 2010 Freelance Designer 2008- Present • Prom Dresses • Customized bridesmaids gowns for wedding parties • Designer for Young Jones Detroit Fashion Teachers Assistant and Tutor-IADT 2008-2010 Notable Accomplishments • Designed fashion collection at Image Fashion Show for the IADT-Detroit • Won award for Distinguished Achievement from the Fashion Design Council of Detroit • Worked on Costumes for the Play Spunk at Wayne State University


International Academy of Design and Technology-Detroit



Award for Distinguished Achievement from the Fashion Design Council of Detroit 1993