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Jersey, The Ultimate Material: Resort 2010
Project Next Designer Final Collection
Freelance Fashion Designer
- Mar 2012 - Present (1 year 9 months)
-Communicated with clients to meet the needs for special occasions or activities.
-Developed designs according to client's requirement and arrange presentations.
-Led at least 3 fit sessions per project followed by quality control.
- RYUL+WAI, Korea
- Mar 2008 - Apr 2012 (4 years 1 month)
-Established brand concept, strategy and target market.
-Contributed to brand sales growth to $176,133.00 in sales per year.
-Analyzed current trends and adapted to create salable designs.
-Planned and developed 2 main collections with 2 capsule collections annually.
-Developed concepts, color stories and silhouettes.
-Selected textiles including fabrics, fasteners, and trims.
-Created illustrations and technical sketches both by hand and digitally.
-Presented prototypes of garments through draping techniques to better communicate
final product to sample makers.
-Promoted the brand in international and domestic trade shows and seasonal runway
-Managed budget and calculated profits using Excel program.
-Supervised a production line at the factory and directed the manufacturing process.
- magazine, Lady Kyung-Hyang
- Jan 2009 - Dec 2009 (11 months)
- Wrote monthly fashion columns about innovative fashion ideas and fresh styling tips for a
monthly women's lifestyle magazine.
- Samsung Fashion Milano, DERERCUNY
- Jun 2007 - Aug 2007 (2 months)
-Participated in a design team to develop 2008 S/S collection based on the mood board
and fabrications for Milan Fashion Week runway show.
-Researched and analyzed fashion trend forecasts and competing brands for reports to
the head designer.
-Organized samples and gave direction to embroidery artisans in India.
Samsung Art and Design Institute
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion Design; Fashion Design
- 2005 - 2008
Alliant International University, Mexico City
- Spanish language program Spanish Language and Literature
- 2004 - 2004
Academy of Art University
- Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Fashion/Apparel Design
- 2002 - 2003
San Francisco, CA
/ Emerging fashion designer of the year, Seoul metropolitan government, 2009.
/ Project Next Designer winner; SBS fashion designer reality TV show, Korea.
/ academic scholarship in best achievement, Samsung Art and Design Institute, 2005.