Freelance Textile and Product Designer
April Katherine Design, LLC
Aug 2016 - Present (5 years 2 months)
Freelance textile and product design for various clients.
Sr. Product Designer
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Oct 2014 - Jul 2016 (1 year 9 months)
Product Design Specialist
Lowe's Home Improvement
Mar 2012 - Sep 2014 (2 years 6 months)
Design specialist for outdoor living textiles and decorative accessories.
Contract Product Design Specialist
Apr 2010 - Mar 2012 (1 year 11 months)
Design specialist for seasonal and home decor categories.
Aug 2008 - May 2010 (1 year 9 months)
-Create custom designs for companies such as The Neiman Marcus Group, The Stationery Studio, and Swoozies.
-Design patterns for use on paper products and configure designs for 4-color process and digital printing.
-Design advertisements for use in design magazines such as Gift & Decorative Accessories, Greetings, etc., Southern Accents, and Stationery Trends Magazine.
-Organized and created images for a 30-page print catalog for companies’ dealers.
-Participated in the National Stationery Show (NSS).
Trend Strategy Intern in Product Design Department
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007 (2 months)
-Designed a series of 2008-9 Back to Campus canvas mats; Pet inspired welcome mats; and Traditional welcome mats.
-3 canvas mat designs chosen for production and use in Fall 2008 Back to Campus promotion.
-Created canvas bins to coordinate with Back to Campus Canvas mats for use in 2008 Lowe’s Home Organizational Guide.
-Research of 2008-9 home furnishing trends.
-Conducted a presentation of design work to Retail Merchandising Manager of Trend, Design, and Brand and Senior Manager of Product Development and Global Sourcing.
Dean's Office: Syracuse University
Oct 2006 - Dec 2006 (2 months)
-Prepared original floral scarf design for digital printing for the College of Visual and Performing Art’s Dean’s Holiday Gifts.