I am a 2012 graduate of Philadelphia University in Fashion Design, with a love for color, pattern, and texture.
Upholstery Vest with Ruffled Skirt
Rachael R. Crawford
6115 Vista Terrace Orefield, PA 18069
Cell phone: 610-360-4064
Blog: rachaelcrawford.blogspot.com (portfolio available)
BS Fashion Design May 2012, Magma Cum Laude, Philadelphia University
American Intercontinental University London, England Fall 2010
Design and Construction skills:
Pattern making and draping, Illustration & sketching, Industrial sewing and sample making
Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop, Microsoft Office, Gerber pattern layout/grading
Fiber arts skills:
Loom weaving, felting, dyeing. Embellishments & embroidery
URBN, Inc. Urban Outfitters Philadelphia, PA INTERN August-December 2011
Worked in WebPDM on tech packets, specified and measured samples, updated technical manuals and sewn styles. Organized mockups, samples, paperwork for sample packages.
Bradlee International New York, NY INTERN May-August 2011
Gained experience in fabric sourcing and coordinating between fabric mills and apparel companies. Created mood and fabric boards for specific customer presentations such as Diane Von Furstenberg, URBN INC, Armani Exchange, Chicos, etc. Researched trends and colors to source from international fabric mills. Contacted potential new customers to increase sales.
DEPLOY London, England INTERN October-December 2010
Demi-couture womenswear manufacturing and boutique. Worked with pattern adjustments, fitting and labeling. Updated specification sheets, organized and restructured style library on computer system. Styled garments for boutique.
Philadelphia University Fashion Design Department TEACHING Summer 2012
Guided students at ESF Major Camp through the fashion design process and final fashion projects. Served on their presentation panel for critiques.
Philadelphia University Fashion Design Department TUTORING Summer 2010
Tutoring fashion students in flat pattern techniques, industrial sewing, sample making.
Greene Street Manayunk, PA RETAIL Spring 2011-Summer 2012
Stoll America, NYC Stoll flatbed knitting machine classes Summer 2011
World Shoe Association (WSA) Las Vegas, NV
International footwear trade shows, display set-ups, presentations of footwear
Achievements *see portfolio
Individual exhibition Fashion Design collection, Parkland Trojan Art Gallery, Sept 2011*
Philadelphia Museum of Art Roberto Capucci exhibit- Eveningwear chosen for fashion event Fall 2010*
Philadelphia University Annual Fashion Show– collections chosen 2010 2011, 2012*
Scholastic Art and Writing Awards, National Silver medal winner,- June ‘06*
B.S. in Fashion Design, Philadephia University, 2012