Work Samples

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  • Accessories

Work History

Jacqueline Zaffarano 735 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11238 jacquelinezaff@gmail.com 631.219.4987 Work Experience: Toby NYC New York, NY Assistant Designer / Showroom Merchandiser March 2012 - Present • Designs accessories in Newborn, Infant, Toddler, Girls, Boys and Junior categories • Visually merchandises showroom to communicate trend and design direction and showcase key styles • Communicates and coordinates with designers, merchandisers and sales on a daily basis to insure that showroom merchandise reflects the needs of accounts prior to appointments • Assesses where the showroom needs to be strengthened visually, and directs sample maker to make or edit samples accordingly • Specifies instructions for creating development samples to factory agents overseas • Creates planograms that cater to the needs of buyers and their specifications of their accounts • Merchandises products on linesheets for buyer presentations • Maintains trim, swatch and stitch libraries, sources new trims and shops local market Haute Hippie New York, NY Apparel and Accessories Design Intern December 2011 - March 2012 • Sourced and selected fabric, trim and notions for accessory and garment sample production • Personally communicated with Garment Center contractors and vendors in their factories to ensure correct production of samples and sketched accessory specs • Created tech packs and edited linesheets • Acted as the liason between design team, pattern room and local factories Destination Maternity Corporation Philadelphia, PA Apparel Design Intern Feb. 2011 – May 2011 • Conducted initial research, sketched designs, created mood boards, sourced fabric and trims • Patterned samples and perfected fit of samples on fit models • Assisted pattern maker and technical designer with paper pattern edits, and scanned them to create digitally Mau Mau Studios New York, NY Freelance Production Assistant Sept. 2011, Jan. 2010 – March 2010 • Assisted with production of shows for New York Fashion Week by seeing to smooth set up and run of shows • Dressed and styled models, assisted stylist, set looks, kept correct order in the model line up MTC Casting New York, NY Freelance Casting Assistant Dec. 2010 – March 2010 • Coordinated castings for Fashion Week shows, editorials and ad campaigns • Maintained professional relationships with agents, models and designers while coordinating castings and keeping all parties on schedule • Maintained social media, wrote blog entries, maintained database of model information P.R. Consulting New York, NY Fashion Public Relations Intern June 2009 – September 2009 • Cataloged details of samples, prepared samples for pick-up or international shipment • Serviced clients: Balenciaga, Dries Van Noten, Jil Sander, L’ Wren Scott, Narciso Rodriguez, Nina Ricci, Pierre Hardy, Pomellato, Proenza Schouler, Raf Simons, Repetto, Rag & Bone Education: Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design, University of Delaware Newark, Delaware Fashion Study Abroad Program, Paris American Academy. Paris, France May 2011 Skills: Visual merchandising, excellent written and verbal communication, garment and accessory construction, sewing, pattern making, draping and fitting, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Education

University of Delaware, Bachelor of Science, Apparel Design Paris American Academy, Study Abroad

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