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 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 Communications 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 2013 to Present Community Colleges of Chicago Chicago, IL Testing Specialist Travel to campus locations to test incoming ESL and GED students. Assisted with completing paperwork and placement of students. Administered computer testing of incoming students. Presented PowerPoint lectures on services available to students. 2009 to 2011 The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Chicago, IL Student Worker Compiled and prepared brochures for student admissions. Communicated with Mail Room Director and staff for additional projects. 2008 to Present Charlotte Dubin Chicago, IL Artist Assistant · Hand sewing and repair of jewelry and clothing. · Repair and redesign vintage jewelry. · Organized jewelry inventory according to styles and genres. 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.


Illinois Institute of Art Chicago



Awassa Childrens Project and In Defense of Animals


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