Specializing in soft goods product development. Detail/result oriented, problem solving to enhance functionality & design as well as cost reduction. Extensive experience in juvenile furniture industry, theater, toys, home decor, novelty products w/adaptable communication skills in all phases. Available for freelance, contract work, consulting, individual projects while searching for a well-suited FT opportunity. Feel free to contact me & together we can bring your next project to life!

Work Samples

  • Prototypes & Samples

  • Clothing

  • Banners

Work History

Lauren Angell Attleboro, MA Email: langell1@comcast.net OBJECTIVE: To use my talents, skills and knowledge to their fullest while seeking challenges to further expand my potential. SPECIALTY: high quality soft goods consumer products EXPERIENCE Soft Goods Product Development / Private Sewing Instructor • Build, troubleshoot, cost reduce samples, prototypes & final product for a variety of companies nationwide & in the private sector • Sewing instructor in the private sector - age ranges vary from children to adults Soft Goods Designer / Sr. Sample Maker / Dept. Mgr. Dorel Juvenile Group / Safety First, Foxboro, MA • Create /modify / make pattern changes to samples for products corporate-wide to improve & meet safety requirements • Develop concepts / construct prototypes to prove out designs • Schedule / prioritize workload to maintain efficiency and meet deadlines • Assist designers and engineers regarding construction process and fabrics • Operate / maintain industrial sewing equipment, facilities and supplies to ensure efficiency • Problem-solve regarding construction process, cost and fabric issues Sample Maker Hasbro Toys, Pawtucket, RI • Create samples and prototypes / make pattern changes to meet deadlines for products corporate-wide • Create swatch cards per product specification / maintain fabric supply • Operate/maintain industrial sewing equipment Seamstress / First Hand RI College, Providence, RI / Theater-by-the-Sea, Matunuck, RI / URI Theater Department, Kingston, RI • Cut, fit, build, alter costumes • Supervise seamstresses in production and technique Certified Teacher’s Assistant / Literacy Aide - Cranston School Department, Cranston, RI • Selected to participate in grant project “Project Literacy” • Tutor elementary school students in reading, writing and math skills • Assist teachers in supervision, classroom activities and clerical duties Upholstery Seamstress Stannard Upholstery Cranston, RI • Construct upholstery items for furniture recovering Alterations Manager David’s Bridal, Warwick, RI • Manage staff of alterations specialists with fluctuating workload in fast-paced environment • Create and fit bridal and special occasion garments • Manage payroll, appointments and consultations Seamstress Scandinavian Home for the Aged, Cranston, RI • Evaluate the needs of the aged and infirm re: clothing solutions, daily comfort solutions and design products to suit those needs • Problem solve to improve quality of life EDUCATION University of Rhode Island Cooperative Extension • Certified Master Seamstress University of Rhode Island • Undergraduate studies in textiles and child development COMMUNITY SERVICE • CPR Trained/Certified • Blackstone Valley Community Action Child Mentor • Make-a-Wish Foundation Volunteer •Search Committee Member, Cranston School Department, Cranston, RI Held seat on several search committees to fill teaching positions – interview /recommend applicants • Volunteer – recruited vendors for local non-profit agency fundraiser • ServeRI - school child mentoring program PROFESSIONAL PROFILE - in no particular order (!) • creative problem-solving abilities to enable enhanced functionality, design, cost reduction • Forward thinking & resourceful • Adaptable communication skills • Quality / performance driven • 100% success at meeting deadlines throughout career • Dynamic, highly motivated, dedicated and dependable • Sense of humor accompanying positive attitude • Strong work ethic / Strong ability to multi-task • Detailed / results oriented AFFILIATION Member, American Sewing Guild

Education

University of Rhode Island Master Seamstress Program

Specialties

Affiliations

American Sewing Guild

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