I work in the Pacific Northwest as a Textile Designer for an online/catalog company, Connecting Threads (www.connectingthreads.com) I've previously worked in the Fashion Industry in New York for 10+ years. First as an Intimates Designer, then switched gears and entered the world of Textile Design. I create prints, screen prints, embroideries, accessory artwork. Also technical issues like flat sketching and creating Line Sheets. I've also done print work, creating fliers, invitations, cards.
Jenni L. Calo
Extremely creative individual with a passion for imagery and design. I am highly motivated, with excellent organizational skills, very punctual, a hard working individual who is a great team player with great communication skills.
•Crafts Americana Group (Connecting Threads) (PDX) - Textile Designer /Photo Director & Sylist - 02/10 - Current
•Freelance Graphic Artist - Concurrent
•Ariela Alpha Intl. (NYC) - Senior Cad Artist - 09/05 - 09/09
•Carole Hochman (NYC) - Designer/Cad Artist (Jockey Retail) - 02/05 - 09/05
•NAP Intimates (NYC) - Designer (Victoria’s Secret Catalog Division) - 10/99 - 02/05
•The Limited Inc. - Lerners (NYC) - Temp as Assist. Product Coordinator - 07/99 - 09/99
•Freelance Design for Talbots and Federated - 01/04 - 12/04
•Art Institute International, Portland, OR 09/95 -12/99
•Bachelors Degree in Fashion/Apparel Design
•Academy of Art, San Francisco, CA - Fashion Illustration 01/92 - 06/92
•Create print collections for online/catalog business. Primarily for home sewers and quilters.
•Direct and style photo shoots for each collection.
•Create screen prints, embroideries, accessories, logos, packaging design, flat sketches, create Line Sheets
•Work closely with designers/merchandisers to brainstorm and execute print directions and themes
•Prepare artwork for overseas factories.
•Research trends & inspiration
•Create brush, distress, technique libraries for easy use for artists
•Attend print shows and trend forecasts
•Illustration, Sewing/Construction, Draping, Pattermaking
•Japanese Textile Techniques: Tsustugaki & Katezome
•Began branding myself through my fabric collections.
•Promoted to Senior Cad Artist for being involved in all aspects of the job and taking the lead at being proactive and setting up the foundations for benchmarking and best practices. (Ariela Alpha Intl.)
•Organized fashion show (Art Institute)
•Sent to Turkey office to oversee Development (NAP Intimates),
•Sent to Paris to attend the Premier Vision and Leon for Interfiliere trade shows for market research (NAP Intimates)
•Scholarship for the Concord Unity Foundation,
•1995 Bank of America Award for Art, Academic Letter in Art
•Adobe Illustrator CS5, Photoshop, NED Graphics, Plaidmaker, Indesign, MS Word, MS Excel. Mac & PC, AutoCad,
•Responsible for maintaining printer, color calibrating standards to printer