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Katelan Azzam

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  • date: 6-7-17
Designer with 3 years experience currently seeking freelance or permanent employment as a Design Assistant/Associate in a Better/ Contemporary market. Experience in Cut&Sew Knit. https://katelanazzam.wixsite.com/portfolio
  • Region(s):
  • NY Metro, Southeast

Fall/Winter

Fall/Winter X
I love how each season brings a change in the textures of nature. As a nod to my Alabama roots, these designs are inspired by the rich colors of a fall on a clear autumn day and the juxtaposed texture of dry, sharpened leaves and soft boll of cotton

Up-cycled

Up-cycled X
As an acknowledgement to the severity of waste, particularly in the garment and textile industry, this gown is constructed entirely of old t-shirts and white plastic shopping bags.

FALL 17

FALL 17 X
This stormy seas season, consisting of dark neutrals and morbled pattern, is inspired the wilderness of the sea and the calm repetition of lapping waves

Fine Arts

Fine Arts X
A collection of figure drawing, colored pencil and charcoal

Current Work

Current Work X
A sample of my illustrator sketching ability and embroidery layouts
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Specialties

    Contemporary
    Missy
    Embroidery
  • Years of Experience

    3
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    23
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    Excel
    Word
    Filemaker
    PLM
  • Schools/Training

    Auburn University
  • Social

More Information

I was born and raised in Huntsville, AL.

In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelors degree in Apparel Design and Production Management from Auburn University and moved to NYC for an internship.

Currently, I am an Associate Fashion Designer with 3 years of experience in Cut & Sew Knits and Illustration and am looking for opportunities in Women's Contemporary/ Better market.

SKILLS
Adobe Illustrator CS6, CC Illustration-Computer & Hand
Adobe Photoshop CS6, CC Tech packs
Garment Construction Microsoft Office (Word, Excel,PowerPoint)

EXPERIENCE

06/2016 to Current
Associate Designer
One Step Up - New York City, NY
Added responsibilities
-Training new assistants
-Being more hands on and influential in the development of new styles
-Assist in creating development tech packs for both Missy and Plus
-Manage email correspondence with factories regarding lab dips, fabric quality and trim

04/2015 to 06/2016
Assistant Designer
One Step Up - New York City, NY
-Research trends
-Sketch flat CADs in Illustrator for line development
-Communicate with factories on a daily basis
-Keep submits regarding development samples, fabric, trim updated and organized
-Help make fabric quality and color decisions on submits received from factories
-Create embroidery and embellishment layouts
-Take notes in design meetings and sit in on fittings

11/2014 to 02/2015
Design Illustrator
Jones New York - New York City, NY
-Create all technical sketches in Illustrator
-Update sketches with print and color in PLM for Dresses, Sport, and Signature
divisions

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

Bachelor of Science: Fashion Design - Fall 2014
Auburn University - Auburn, AL, USA
(GPA 3.8) Magna Cum Laude
Minor: International Studies - Studied in Ariccia, Italy - 4 months

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