Fashion Accessory Designer specializing in Handbag, Jewelry and Hat Designs. Work designs range from a historical perspective to modern trends. Strong interest in working as an assistant to a costumer. Willing to apprentice locally in Chicago for designers in the fashion industry.

Work Samples

  • Handbag1

  • Hats 1

  • New Moon Jewelry

Work History

magda szyffer Accessory Design Illustration Magdaszyffer@yahoo.com 773-396-9906 EDUCATION The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Associate of Applied Science - Accessory Design 03/2011 Roosevelt University – Paralegal Certification Emerson College – Bachelor of Science Speech SKILLS Millinery Pattern Design, Hand Sewing and Machine Sewing Jewelry Filing, Etching, Soldering, Beading, Resin molds Shoes Pattern Design, Lasting, Trim Application Handbags Pattern Design, Sourcing, Leather Machine Sewing Computer Microsoft Office 2007, Adobe Creative Suite Fashion Industry Sourcing, Pricing, Negotiating, Quality Control Languages Conversational Polish and French EXPERIENCE 2009 to Present The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago, IL Student Worker · Compile and prepare brochures for student admissions. · Communicate with mailroom director and staff for deliveries. 2008 to Present Charlotte Dubin Chicago, IL Artist Assistant · Hand sewing and repair of jewelry and clothing. · Repair and redesign vintage jewelry. · Organize jewelry inventory. 2007 to 2008 Macy’s Chicago, IL Sales Associate · Seasonal position selling fragrance and skincare products. · Opened credit card accounts sold additional services. 2002 to 2007 American Girl Place Chicago, IL Sales Associate · Assisted with merchandise display and inventory counts. · Met and exceeded sales goals through knowledge and service.

Education

Illinois Institute of Art Chicago

Specialties

Affiliations

Awassa Childrens Project and In Defense of Animals

Awards

Handbags, Hats and Illustration on display at the Illinois Institute of Art - Chicago

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