Feb 2014 - Present (8 years 3 months)
Develop patterns for soft touch automotive components using 3D pattern design, digital flat patterning, and paper flat patterning.
Freelance Clothing Designer
Freelance Clothing Design and Production
2005 - Present (17 years)
-Produce custom clothing for customers taking into consideration needs and designs for the product(s) being produced.
-Source all materials used for customers’ products.
-Manage financial records.
-Manage production schedule.
Call Center Supervisor
Garden City Group
Jan 2013 - Jul 2013 (6 months)
-Assisted agents in answering inbound calls in regards to class action lawsuits.
-Managed a team of eight (8) to twelve (12) agents.
-Track project billing for agents.
-Trained agents on project knowledge.
-Handled escalated calls.
-Coached agents on call flow and quality assurance procedures.
-Monitored agents’ calls for quality assurance purposes.
Costume Shop Assistant: Stitcher
The Ohio State University
Jan 2012 - Jun 2013 (1 year 5 months)
-Cut fabric for garments and other items as needed
-Sewed garments as needed.
-Altered garments as needed.
-Created patterns for garments as needed from drawings.
-Assisted with fittings as needed.
Lecturer and Teaching Assistant
The Ohio State University - Department of Consumer Sciences
Sep 2009 - Jun 2012 (2 years 9 months)
-Lecturer for Fashion Forecasting.
-TA for Fashion in Popular Culture, and History of Twentieth Century Fashion.
-Prepare course materials and teach classes.
-Grade student work.
-Assisted students with questions relating to both class materials and general program questions.
-Write and give examinations and assignments.
-Post grades to Carmen, the online database website where students could view their grades.
Historic Costume and Textiles Collection at the Ohio State University
Sep 2009 - Dec 2011 (2 years 3 months)
-Liaison between faculty and HCTC to facilitate use of artifacts in classroom setting.
-Documented use of collection artifacts, using Past Perfect database for museum collections.
-Helped conduct tours of the collection to educate visitors about research opportunities in the collection.
-Responded via e-mail and phone to research requests.
-Researched incoming artifacts for inclusion in the Past Perfect database.
-Dressed and prepared mannequins for exhibitions.
Full-time Sales Associate
Sep 2006 - Aug 2008 (1 year 11 months)
-Management training completed in October 2007.
-Assisted customers with finding clothing to fit their needs.
-Assisted with department inventory management.
-Coordinated visual merchandising floor sets.