Claire Bushey is a graduate of RISD and currently lives in WA with her fiancé. She took her skills in Apparel Production from an LA based company and now works in Production for licensed houseware products.

Work Samples

Work History

“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 Intern 2009 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
    • 2009




RISD Scholarship 2005 - 2009 Ann Taylor Scholarship 2006 Piselli Scholarship 2008