Textile Design Instructor and Color and Design Instructor
Academy of Art University
San Francisco, CA
Sep 2007 - Present (13 years 11 months)
Teaching students creative - and technical aspects of Textile design. Preparing and executing engaging, informative and memorable demonstrations on numerous printing- and surface altering techniques. Giving thorough and methodical information and guidelines on how to use heavy duty equipment and hazardous materials in a safe manner. Teaching color theory fundamentals, using slideshows/visual media and hand drawing/painting during demos and for examples. Lecture class with heavy emphasis on visual presentation and giving speeches. Development and preparation of assignments, projects and tests. Modifying syllabus to enhance overall class- time productivity and promote individual student learning. Continuous progress reporting, individual assessment and grading of 80 -100 students per semester. Communicating w students via email on a daily basis to en- sure efficiency, develop a clear awareness of expectations and to show motivation and support. Supervising 2-3 Lab technicians per semester. Individual after school tutoring and guidance for special needs students. Teaching BFA levels 1-3, MFA level 1, BFA level 1 On-line as well as Summer Art Experience for High School students.
Powis Parker Inc.
Jul 2014 - Mar 2015 (8 months)
Contracted to help company initiate an online market place, PowisCustom.com Researching- and curating a broad selection of contemporary Artists to display their artwork onto products such as iPhone case and tablet cases. Heavy emphasis on selecting imagery suitable in content, composition and layout for the products as well as attracting a younger demographic and be market competitive. Extensive communication with Artists and Art agencies worldwide. Organizing, categorizing, filing and setting up tracking systems for large quantities of artwork in Google Drive and Excel. Product photography, including styling and image editing in Photoshop. Art direction for Facebook advertisement campaign- artwork selection, image placement, copy writing and editing. Promotional print material designed- and created. Preparing and resizing artwork to go into production. Consultation on color and material choices and trends forecasting for new products such as the iPurse. Social media work included Instagram and Pinterest.
Feb 2014 - May 2014 (3 months)
SF Creating customized, heavy duty, messenger bags using Juki and Pfaff industrial sewing machines. Work in- cludes customer service, giving information on designs and advice on fabric- and color selection. Customization of bags, troubleshooting design malfunctions and repairs. General maintenance and upkeep of sewing area and machines.
Aug 2006 - May 2007 (9 months)
Providing excellent customer service, Greeting and directing customers upon entering the store, Managing fitting rooms and making sure operations run smoothly, Being proactive in theft prevention, Counting and stocking Inventory after closing, Folding, hanging and displaying garments and merchandise in an appealing, neat and orderly manner.
Vintage Clothing Buyer
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 2005 - Feb 2006 (3 months)
Chosen to personally select app. 3000 vintage garments from national collection central of vintage clothing for shipment to new flagship store opening in Australia. Minimal supervision and guidance. Performing quality control, showing excellent sense of style and trend accuracy in selection of garments. Contributing directly to the companys overall success in opening new store with unique, high quality, vintage garments.
Assistant Store Manager
San Francisco, CA
Jun 2004 - Oct 2005 (1 year 4 months)
Responsible for ensuring store revenue target and providing high quality customer service. Communicating with Scandinavian vendors and designers, placing orders and tracking shipments from overseas. Quality control and inventory count upon arrival of shipments, calculating price markup and labeling of goods, entering goods into computer system and preparing each new item to go on the floor. Supervising and guiding sales staff during day to day operations of the store. Creating inviting and unique window display and styling mannequins to attract high volume business. Personalized customer service including selecting out- fits for customers such as for spe- cial events, photoshoots and personal makeovers. Opening and closing register.
Laura Mercier Cosmetics at Macys Union Square
San Francisco, CA
Aug 2003 - May 2004 (9 months)
Opening and closing register, counter maintenance including cleaning, upkeep and restocking display items. Anticipate and report upcoming shortage of merchandise, detecting defect merchandise and sending back returns. Meeting and exceeding sales goals and working pro-actively to close sales in a commission based work environment. Setting up and participating special sales events and performing personalized application of makeup on customers.
San Francisco, CA
2002 - 2003 (1 year)
SF Working in small scale production setting, sewing five pocket pants in various materials, such as denim, spandex and pvc for independent clothing boutique using overlock and straight stitch industrial Juki machines. Assisting in pattern cutting using electric fabric cutter. Applying finishes to garments such as rivets, studs and corsetry details. Assisting in fashion shows as a Dresser.