An Apparel Designer with work experience in pattern drafting, garment construction, and creating collections from concept to final product. Background in customer service, retail sales, and management. Strong computer skills which include Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator and MS office.
Lululemon Lab March 2011 – Present
Educator and Designer
-On retail floor to educate guests on the functionality, fabrication, and inspiration behind each garment as well as promote awareness of the community and concept of the lab. Created a 7-piece collection from concept/vision to in-store product. Create flats/spec packs on Illustrator. Draft patterns and alter patterns as per changes and feedback from fit sessions. Collect design feedback from athletes and instructors in the community.
Jason Matlo January 2011 – Present
Design Studio Assistant
-Work with design team to brainstorm design direction for Jason Matlo RTW, Babe, and Jason Matlo Bridal lines. Assist designer with pattern drafting and grading. Sew samples for fit sessions and final product for sale on retail floors.
OR by Angela Chen July 2010 – December 2010
-Work with design team to draft patterns and sew samples. Assist with model casting and fittings, and garment alterations for fashion shows (i.e., launch parties, Taiwan Fest, LG Fashion Week). Assist with lookbook photoshoots. Attend buyer meetings and helped acquire account with The Velvet Room Boutique.
Family Business Distribution May 2010 – July 2010
-Shared between the Design and Marketing team for labels Gentle Fawn and Left on Houston.
Updated clientele database, organized sample clothing for Fall and Spring seasons, organized trims and fabric swatches, participated in design meetings, helped out with fitting and styles for photoshoots, organized inspirational images on Illustrator/Photoshop for designers.
Kim Cathers May 2010 – July 2010
-Helped designer with sorting and cutting fabrics; modest sewing; delivering finished garments to merchants.
Elim Village (Christian Care Home) April 2009 – Feb 2010
Manager of Support Services
-Overseeing operations in food service, housekeeping and laundry of a 120 bed long-term care facility: ensuring food safety guidelines are being followed; touring the dining rooms and interacting with residents and staff; weekly/daily scheduling and staffing; conducting hiring interviews; co-organizing catering events. Helped achieve over 90% in yearly employee satisfaction survey.
Royal Columbian Hospital August 2008 – Jan 2011
Administrative Food Service Supervisor / Clinical Technician
-Co-ordinating food production and ensuring that supervised staff maintains the standards for quality and service at all times; daily staffing; update patient diet orders/preferences; process meal tickets and tallies; nutrition screening; patient visits to determine food preferences/restrictions to optimize food intake.
The Consulting Group July 2007 – Nov 2007
-Worked towards strengthening our client’s customer base and business objectives through a door-to-door marketing approach. Ranked in Top 3 of sales on a weekly basis.