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Erin Ballou

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  • date: 5-4-12
Motivated, detail oriented designer. I began designing upholsery fabrics with an interest in contract applications. I have moved toward coloring, and merchandising interior fabrics. But my passion is to experiment with materials, techniques, and color.
  • Category

    Textiles
  • Market Segments

    Wovens
    Prints
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Ned Graphics
    Jacquard Design
    Pointcarre
    Adobe Photoshop
    Weavepoint
  • Schools/Training

    Rhode Island School of Design
    Savannah College of Art and Design

More Information

ERIN ELIZABETH BALLOU
103 Spruce Street
North Attleboro, MA 02760

Email: erineballou@gmail.com
Cell: 774 .306 .6813

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2004 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textile Design

Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah, GA
1998-2000 Painting Studies

SKILLS

WEAVING: design, drafting, weaving of complex structures and jacquard
SURFACE PATTERN: all studio techniques, layouts, repeats, fabric silkscreen, and dyeing
CAD: Nedgraphics print, Weavepoint, Pointcarre, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Microsoft Office

EMPLOYMENT

Kravet Inc.
Medfield, MA 02052
2009-Present
Designer, Stylist, Merchandiser, and Trend Analyser for Kravet Couture Brand

Cynthia Tella Design Inc.
Medfield, MA 02052
2006-2009 Designer for Kravet Couture Brand

Hasbro Inc., Pawtucket, RI
2005 Comp Artist

Lisa Scull, Providence, RI
2005 Assistant: assisted in CAD design, scanning, cleaning, and repeating of patterns
2004 Assistant: loom preparation, assisted in CAD design for contract upholstery
2003 Assistant: loom preparation and set up of dobby looms for complex structures

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2004 Teaching Assistant for Jacquard course

Paul Cuffee School, Providence, RI
2004 Teaching Assistant for Elementary level art class

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2004 Teaching Assistant for Rug Weaving course

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI
2003 Teaching Assistant for Complex Structures course

ACHIEVEMENTS

Exhibited work in RISD Senior Invitational, June 2004
Work featured in RISD Graduate and Undergraduate Catalogs, 2003 – 04
Work featured on RISD Admissions Folders, 2004
Exhibited work in faculty juried departmental exhibitions, 2003, 2004

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