I am a fashion design graduate from CCA now looking for work. I recently have been working as a women's shoe designer for a Dutch nautical company in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Before that, I completed a minimalist knitwear collection called "grey square" - a company I started and founded. I'm most interested in shoes, but I enjoy working in men's and women's apparel design as well.
2005-2009 California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA BFA Fashion Design Program. Graduated magna cum laude, 3.7 GPA
2001-2005 The Northwest Academy, Portland, OR A 60 student private arts/academic high school. 3.9 GPA
Junior Designer at Gaastra International Sportswear (Amsterdam, NL) Summer 2010 (ongoing) - Specialized in design and illustration of women’s footwear and men’s apparel. Involved in all stages, from concept through production. Responsibilities include fittings, production management, color consulting, technical drawings, and travel to manufacturers.
Freelance/Assistant at Hester Vlamings Footwear (Amsterdam, NL) Spring/Summer 2010 - Involved in design and presentation of footwear for Gaastra, Livingstone, Hub footwear, and Hester Vlamings’ own label. Additionally, completed several freelance jobs independently.
Owner/Founder at Grey Square (Amsterdam, NL) Fall 2009 - Fall 2010 - Founded a small knitwear label, designed collection, sourced materials in China and arranged sampling and production in Latvia.
Intern, Nice Collective (San Francisco, CA) Summer 2007- Experience with patternmaking, technical flats, and production management, including material sourcing, and sample garment inspection.
Working knowledge in Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint. Training and experience in sculpture, graphic design, patternmaking and sewing, fashion illustration, technical illustration and photography.
HONORS AND AWARDS:
2009 - Graduated magna cum laude from California College of the Arts
2009 - One in five selected nationwide for “Project Outdoor Retailer” Student Design 48 hr Competition
2008 - Change.org best fashion product 2008
2008- Runner-up for Innovation for the “Chuck It or Keep It” global student competition at the Fashioning the Future summit in London (cash prize) 2008 - Showed in San Francisco’s Exploratorium Second Skin Fashion Show 2008 - CFDA Geoffrey Beene Competition one of two representing the school
2007 - All College Honors Award For Undergraduate Design
2005 - Arlene Schnitzer Award for Excellence in the Fine Arts
2009 - San Francisco Chronicle “CCA fashion design graduate show by the dozen”May 17
2008 - change.org “Stop Global Warming’s Best of 2008” January 1
2008 - earthfirst.com “Pollution Sensitive Dress Wrinkles On Smoggy Days” May 15
2008 - edie.net, “Fashion Industry Debates Its Future” November 3
2008 - gizmodo.com “EPA Dress Wrinkles Up To Show It’s a Bad Air Day” May 16
2008 - Inhabitat, “Pollution Sensitive EPA Dress by 2nd Skin” May 14
2008 - SF Gate, “Exploratorium Show of Recycled Cyber Clothing” May 4
2008 - Vogue UK, “Sustaining Fashion” October 28
Travel; Art; Design and Product Design; Architecture; Knitwear; Dance; Yoga