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Natalie Harris

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Bridal, Swimwear, Prom, Evening Designer seeking freelance projects nationwide. Available for Custom Bridal Design in Houston, Austin, Atlanta. Experience in design, sales, construction, illustration, service, mgmt, MORE.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop
    Windows, Microsoft Apps
    Gerber Pattern Design
  • Schools/Training

    Purdue University Apparel Design & Technology
    Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Office XP
    Retailing, Advertising, Marketing, Merchandising
    Fine Arts - Illustration
    Sewing Construction, Patternmaking, Technical Desi

More Information

WWW.NATALIEHARRISDESIGN.COM
Houston, Texas
(832)472-2517
natalie@natalieharrisdesign.com
--------------------------------------- Natalie J. Harris

--------- Objective

• To bring innovation, reliability, and enthusiasm to an apparel design position or freelance project.

----------Education

Purdue University 2005
West Lafayette, IN

• Bachelor’s of Arts in Apparel Design and Technology
• Minor in Fine Arts
• Major GPA: 3.4/4.0

Coursework:

Misses Sportswear Internship; apparel rendering; retailing; advertising;
marketing; costume design; garment construction; runway show production; interviewing principles; accounting; textiles.

---------- Industry Experience

Freelance Bridal Design
Illustrator and Technical Designer
•Currently developing Bridal line for growing Bridal manufacturer.
•Freelance bridal design from concept to garment, also veil design.

Jet Set Swim
President and Designer
Launching Summer 08
Houston, TX

•Independent Design/Patterning
•Wholesale Management
•Sourcing
•Conducting fittings
•Fashion Show Production
•Fashion Illustration

Ventura's Bridal
2007-current
Bridal Fashion Consultant
•Listening with brides one-on-one to suggest styles to fit requests

Linda Segal Design (Sportswear)
2006-2007
Customer Service Manager
•Sales Entry, ARIA Software
•Customer Problem Resolution
•Shipping Preparation, Inventory Control

Winnie Couture Bridal
Flagship Salon and Home Office
Jan - Dec 2006
Customer Service Represenative
Houston, TX

•Independent Design
•Direct and Commercial Sales
•International Manufacturing and Distribution
•Conducting fittings
•Advertising and Market Coordination
•Client Problem Resolution
•Quickbooks Software
•Inventory Management
•Retailer Exclusivity Management Team
•Retail Location Expansion
•Human Resource Management - Conducting Hiring Interviews

Victoria Pappas Collection
2004
Design Assistant
Houston, TX

• Assisted design team with fitting sessions
• Attended Dallas Fashion Market
• Organization, care of patterns and sample garments
• Communication with retail buyers, sales reps, contractors
• Preparation of line presentations, swatch sheets, trims and finishes

-----------Relevant Skills

Illustration & Design
• Various media including charcoal, watercolor, marker, pencil, ink
• Bridal, Special Occasion, Men’s & Women’s Sportswear, Accessories
Patternmaking & Construction
• Various grading techniques, draping, drafting, and digitizing
• More than 8 years sewing experience

Software
• Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Excel & Word, Artworks System, Accumark and
Gerber Pattern Design, Windows

Activities
• Purdue Fashion Association President 2004-2005, Secretary: 2003-2004
• Runway Show Models Committee Leader: 2004-2005
• Runway Show Advertising and Promotion Committee Leader: 2003-2004
• Production of designed garments for Runway Showcase: 2001-2005

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