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  • Leah VandenAkker

    Print Designer

    Philadelphia, PA

Print Assistant Designer for Women's Design at Urban Outfitters

Work Samples

  • Urban Outfitters Prints

  • Urban Outfitters Accessories

  • Press

Work History

Highly motivated, positive individual with strong work ethic and strengths in: • Adobe Creative Suite -Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign • Knowledge of Textiles • Print and Pattern Design • Strong Color Theory EDUCATION FIDM/The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising San Francisco, CA Associate of Arts Degree: Fashion Design Courses include: • Computer Aided Fashion Design I & II • Creative Design Theory & Elements • Textile Science for Fashion Design I & II • Creative Design Applications Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY Pre-College Program Fashion Design WORK EXPERIENCE Urban Outfitters Inc March 2013 – Present Philadelphia, PA Assistant Print Designer • Delegate and track work flow • Work with design and buying to create a cohesive collection vision • Design on all categories including collection, leggings, panties, basic tees, accessories, scarves, bags, and shoes. • Coordinate with the UK buyers to rework and create prints geared toward the European market. • Contribute to the concept teams print vision every season Urban Outfitters Inc September 2011 – March 2013 Philadelphia, PA Design Assistant Print • Style patterns into dynamic layouts, re-color prints, create repeats and rework vintage artwork into fashion prints for the Urban Outfitters customer • Responsible for the CAD catalogue: sketching garment flats in illustrator, filling with colors/prints, and organizing into a book for each season and each brand. • Create artwork for accessories including shoes, scarves and intimates Urban Outfitters Inc September 2010 – May 2011 Philadelphia, PA Print Design Intern • Prepared color separated artwork printouts, CD files, & color position Charts for technical packages. • Maintained inspiration boards, digital reference library, & ?original artwork archives. • Created a Back To School line of accessories including laptop cases, pencil cases, ipad cases and sunglasses cases that were best sellers


Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising