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Surface and Apparel Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Claire Bushey is a graduate of RISD and currently transitioning her skills into Surface Design and Print Design after getting her BFA in Apparel Design and finding a love for designing prints for fabrics and home goods.
She is currently looking for fulltime employment email@example.com
“CLAIRE BUSHEY IS A CREATIVE AND TALENTED YOUNG DESIGNER, WHOSE DESIGN PROCESS INVOLVES THREE DIMENSIONAL EXPERIMENTATION, AND UNIQUE MIXTURES OF MATERIALS AND COMPONENTS, AS WELL AS EXPLORATION IN SHAPE. SHE IS THOROUGH AND DETAIL ORIENTED, AND EXTREMELY DEDICATED TO HER WORK. I KNEW CLAIRE AS A STUDENT THROUGHOUT HER THREE YEARS IN THE APPAREL DEPT. AT RISD, AND I WATCHED HER EVOLVE AND GROW AS A DESIGNER. SHE ALSO TOOK ON THE RESPONSIBILITY OF HEAD MONITOR POSITION IN THE DEPARTMENT WHILE MAINTAINING HER INTENSE WORK LOAD AT RISD.” July 24, 2009
Donna Gustavsen , Head, Apparel Design Dept. , RISD
taught Claire at Rhode Island School of Design (linkedin recommendation)
OBJECTIVE Seeking a position in a surface design field, in which I can use my skills and knowledge in apparel design, as well as my skills in surface design, to create exceptional design solutions in print design and graphics.
EDUCATION Rhode Island School of Design • Providence RI • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design 2009
Merit Scholarship • Ann Taylor/Piselli Scholarship • Dean’s List • Published: AVA Series: Fashion Drawing
SKILLS Surface Design: experienced in creating and modifying company logos, as well as creating custom artwork
for screen-printing, print repeats, and embroidery for apparel and housing goods. Experienced with fine art printmaking, as well as screen printing: developing screens through photo emulsion, waterbased, plasticsol ink, and digital color separation.
Apparel Design: Concept and mood board creation, fashion illustration, pattern drafting, draping, garment
construction, machine knitting, creating spec sheets and spec packaging for production.
Computer: Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Permaboss Laser Etching, Microsoft Office: Word, Excel,
PowerPoint on PC and Mac platforms.
SURFACE DESIGN EXPERIENCE | Lisa Miller Design Inc • Santa Monica CA
Freelance Textile Designer 2013
Work with a small design team to create home furnishing collections for high-end interior designers using Adobe Suite. Take designs from conception through production to be screen-printed on fabric or wallpaper and/or made into woven fabric or rugs.
East Coast Embroidery • Providence RI
Graphic Production Artist 2013
Create and modify logos for clients, prepare artwork for laser etching, screenprinting, and embroidery using specialty software.
VonJai Children’s Wear Line • Providence RI
Creative Director, Graphic Designer 2012
Designed and created samples for a children’s wear line. Created print for garments, sketches, flats, logos and graphics for the website, and patterns and slopers for production.
Marshall Color Studios • Belchertown MA
Graphic Production Artist 2010
Assisted in print design and development for a variety of apparel companies including Justice, logo creation, shirt graphics for Hasbro and licensed products, graphic set ups and color separations for college sports apparel, set up stitch configuration and jersey numbers for Reebok using Adobe Creative Suite.
APPAREL EXPERIENCE | Nanette Lepore • New York NY
Assisted design team in delivering and sourcing materials to garment district for samples, mood boards, dyed garments and trims for runway pieces, antiqued belt buckles and hardware, completed pattern trace offs, and assisted models at New York Fashion Week.
Apparel Department, RISD • Providence RI
Technician Assistant and Sewing Machine Maintenance 2007 - 2009
Maintained machines [knitting machines, sergers, cover stitch, button hole, and industrial sewing machines] and trained students in proper use of equipment.
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE | Webs America’s Yarn Store • Northampton MA
Shipper 2011 - 2012
Ship orders from the company’s online store and inventory system. Also knit samples for the store front.
LeaderResources • Leeds MA
Freelance Illustrator, Office Assistant 1999 - 2002, 2009, 2012
Created new logos for the company website, print material and mailings, and book covers. Provided office support.
Residence Life Office, RISD • Providence RI
Pre-College Resident Assistant 2007, 2008
Created programs and activities. Served as a resource for student questions, and worked as a team with residence life staff.
Continuing Education Office, RISD • Providence RI
Teaching Assistant for Pre-College Apparel Program 2007, 2008
Taught basic knowledge of the apparel industry, drawing, and aided in the construction of final garments.
Rhode Island School of Design
- Bachelor of Fine Arts Apparel Design
Ann Taylor Scholarship 2006
Piselli Scholarship 2008