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. While attending Wayne State, she had the privilege to have a paid internship as assistant seamstress to the head of costume design for the play Spunk which opened at the Attic Theater in Detroit. The production was supervised by Professor Jane Hooper of Wayne State University’s Fashion Design Department. During her time off from WSU she was a freelance designer for almost 6 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. 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

Work Samples

  • Beamon Designs Raw Artist

  • Beamon Designs by Cynthyah

Work History

  • Fulfillment Specialist

    • Macy's
    • Oct 2014 - Present (7 months)

    • Gather merchandise for online orders
    • Buy on line pickup in store specialist
    • Recovery and replenishment

  • Freelance Associate Designer

    • The Oil Design Company, Inc
    • Mar 2014 - Present (1 year 2 months)

    • Creates the specifications for the products, publishes and maintains all records, style files and samples associated with the product and related programs.
    • Prepare Tech Packs and Pattern Cards, including CAD's using Illustrator & Photoshop
    • Cutter,seamstress and pattern maker

  • Assistant Costume Designer

    • The Buckley School
    • Mar 2013 - Present (2 years 2 months)

    • Costume design assistant and seamstress: A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare,
    Wild Honey, I-Dentity

  • Creative Director

    • Beamon Designs by Cynthyah Beamon
    • Jan 2013 - Present (2 years 4 months)

    Cynthyah Beamon is a Contemporary Women's Wear line. This Contemporary line evokes a sense of wealth in its wears with its innovative style.This line provides its wearer with the luxury of self expression through the use of cut, color, proportion and fabrication. This high quality brand has an acute attention to detail which promotes European fit with all American style. This cerebral contemporary line injects intelligence with timeless classic style for the savy business women on the go. We are selling craftsmanship and always aim to evoke the feeling of luxury in its wearer.

    • Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
    • Clothing Construction, Couture, Tailoring
    • Fabric Manipulation and Accessory Design
    • Drawing
    • Fashion Illustration
    • Tailoring
    • Pattern Drafting
    • Draping
    • Product Development

  • Assistant Designer

    • I.D.I Clothing
    • Jul 2013 - Mar 2014 (8 months)

    • Creates the specifications for the products, publishes and maintains all records, style files and samples associated with the product and related programs.
    • Prepare Tech Packs and Pattern Cards, including CAD's using Illustrator & Photoshop
    • Fabrics and Ordering, Line Sheets and Color Selection

  • Sales Representative, Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market

    • Avocado Fashion Inc.
    • Jan 2014 - Jan 2014

    • Unpacking and re-packaging garments.
    • Steaming garments for display.
    • Hanging and merchandising and decorating booth.
    • Responsible for sales and writing orders.

  • Wardrobe Assistant: "The Purge: Fear the Night

    • Blumhouse Productions
    • Sep 2013 - Nov 2013 (2 months)

    • Distribute costumes or related equipment and keep records of item status.
    • Clean and press costumes before and after performances and perform any minor repairs.
    • Return borrowed or rented items when productions are complete and return other items to storage.
    • Arrange costumes in order of use to facilitate quick-change procedures for performances.
    • Assign dressing areas to employees and maintain the area, dressing rooms, accessory area, or costume storage or laundry areas.

  • Costume Designer

    • Rob Zombie's Great American Nightmare-Fairplex
    • Oct 2013 - Oct 2013

    • Taking measurements, fitting, altering and building of costumes/sewing.
    • Responsible for ensuring that all necessary costumes for the production was completed by the first Dress Rehearsal.
    • Responsible for determining dressing room assignments at the performance venue and creating a costume table and setting it up with the costumes.
    • Responsible for ensuring the costumes are stored at night as necessary.
    • Attended all dress rehearsals and was available to make repairs or changes to any costumes that were needed during rehearsal week.

  • Seasonal Fine Jewelry Associate

    • Macy's
    • Oct 2012 - Feb 2013 (4 months)

    • Bridge semi-precious jewelry sales
    • Customer service and consultant
    • Point of sales and sales goals

  • Assistant Store Manager

    • Dress Barn
    • Aug 2011 - Mar 2012 (7 months)

    · Guest services and sales
    · Stock, visual and receiving
    · Coaching and sales goals

  • Sales Advisor Retail

    • H&M
    • Jun 2011 - Aug 2011 (2 months)

    · Guest services and recovery
    · Stock and replenishment
    · Point of sales

  • Sales Associate Women’s Wear

    • Forever 21
    • Dec 2008 - Jun 2011 (2 years 6 months)

    • Assist customers
    • Arrange in-store displays
    • Floor sets, stock and some visual

  • Sales Associate/Sales Lead-Soma Intimate Apparel

    • Chico's FAS, Inc.
    • Jan 2011 - Jun 2011 (5 months)

    • Coaching and visual merchandising
    • Cash counts and point-of-sales
    • Bra Fit Specialist and clientele

  • Logistics Manager-White House Black Market

    • Chico's FAS, Inc.
    • Jan 2008 - Dec 2008 (11 months)

    • Floor sets and visual merchandising
    • Cash counts and point-of-sales
    • Personal Shopper and clientele

  • Special Occasions and Bridals Consultant

    • David's Bridal
    • Jan 2008 - Dec 2008 (11 months)

    • Special Occasion’s Consultant
    • Clientele Maintenance and Alterations
    • Recovery and Zone Control

  • Sales Associate, Intimate Apparel

    • Macy's
    • Dec 2004 - Jul 2008 (3 years 7 months)

    • Bra Fit Specialist and point- of -sales
    • Visual and customer service
    • Alterations Department

  • Assistant Manager

    • Jo-Ann Stores, LLC.
    • Aug 2002 - Aug 2005 (3 years)

    • Supervised employees and cash counts
    • Assigned Schedules and work loads
    • Floor sets and customer service

Education

  • International Academy of Design and Technology-Chicago

    • Bachelors of Arts Fashion Design
    • 2008 - 2010
  • Wayne State University

    • Undeclared Associates Fashion Design and Merchandising
    • 2001 - 2004

Specialties

Awards

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

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