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Emily recently graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign and is currently seeking full time employment in New York City.
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Accessory Product Designer
- M.Z. Berger & Co.
- Aug 2011 - Present (2 years 4 months)
I am a product designer in charge of managing girl's licensed and generic watches. In addition to researching and presenting trends, benchmarking products on the market and designing original watch concepts and silhouettes, I communicate directly with our Hong Kong office and vendors overseas throughout the sampling process seeing my designs through from beginning to end. I work with other designers on my team and salespeople to create cohesive presentations for Walmart, Target, Macy's, Justice, Aldi's, along with many other retailers. I also help to manage newer designers - delegating tasks, approving samples to move into production and facilitating conversation with our Hong Kong office.
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
- MFA Industrial Design
- 2006 - 2011
-Cumulative GPA: 3.84 / 4.00 -Shipley Award: Outstanding Graduating Senior in Art + Design | May 2011 -2011 Student Merit Award Winner representing UIUC | 2011 IDSA Midwest District Conference -International Housewares Association, 2010 Student Design Competition | 2nd Place -FAA Talented Student Scholarship | 2009 - 2010 and 2010 - 2011 academic years -E-Waste Sustainable Design Competition Finalist | Spring 2010