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Rebecca Larson

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  • date: 12-6-17
Experienced Wardrobe Stylist and Designer with over 15 years of experience in the apparel and fashion industry. Skilled in Adobe Illustrator, Textiles, Retail Management, Apparel Design, and Fashion Show Production. Interested in Assistant Buyer jobs
  • Region(s):
  • Northwest, Northern CA, Southern CA

Silent Spring - SS '12

Silent Spring - SS '12 X
Final collection for UC Davis Design program. All textiles were hand-dyed using plant and mineral based dyes. 2012

Student Work UC Davis 2010-2012

Student Work UC Davis 2010-2012 X

Flats and Technical Illustrations

Flats and Technical Illustrations X

"Bookish" Fall 2015

"Bookish" Fall 2015 X

"Stormy Seas" SS15

"Stormy Seas" SS15 X

"Victory Garden" F16

"Victory Garden" F16 X
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Technical Illustration
  • Specialties

    buying
    small business management
  • Years of Experience

    15
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $27/hr
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    UC Davis
    Portland Fashion Institute - Fashion Forward Program
  • Social

More Information

University of California Davis
Davis, CA
Design major emphasizing in Fashion. Classes in: Pattern Making, Screen Printing, Draping, Apparel Production, Fashion and Textile Histories, Fashion Drawing, Surface Design and Film Studies.

Portland Fashion Institute
Portland, OR
Fashion Forward graduate. Classes in: Apparel Business Management, Technical Drawing, Excel for Apparel Business, Strategic Marketing and Branding, and Concept Development.

Summary of Qualifications:

*Pattern drafting, draping and sewing abilities
*Small business and office experience
*Over 15 years of customer service and fashion sales skills
*Computer knowledge (Mac and PC) Photoshop, Illustrator, Corel Draw, MS suite
*Fashion illustration and flats skills
*Hand knitting and crochet knowledge
*Knowledge of and interest in fashion and current trends
*Knowledge of design and proportion as related to fashion - Experience in Plus Sizes

Work Experience:

Cascadia Wholesale
Owner/Independent Sales Rep / 2015-Present

• Clothing, accessory and stationary wholesale focusing on products designed and manufactured in the Pacific Northwest.
• Forge and maintain relationships with buyers.
• Communicate feedback from buyers to designers to help them improve their offerings and sales.
• Work independently and balance several tasks simultaneously.

Union Rose
Assistant Buyer/Store Manager / 2015-2017

• Maintained professional and timely email correspondence with vendors.
• Responsible for finding new artists and curating the boutique's assortment.
• Inspected all new product for quality control.
• Communicated daily with Owner and acted as a liaison between her and the store’s staff and vendors.
• Developed a buy plan based on passed sales, goals and market trends resulting in over 50% growth for two consecutive years.
• Created and implemented employee training manual to increase efficiency and accountability of staff.
• Created and implemented a marketing plan to increase traffic and sales in the store.

Mag-Big
Production Designer/Production Manager, Assistant Buyer / 2013-2014
• Designed clothing for Mag-Big's house line based on target customer.
• Created patterns from sketches. Graded patterns. Production sewing. Sourced fabric.
• Set and manage production goals for the production team.
• Selected and curated product assortment
• Built and maintained relationships with vendors
• Recognized customer demand for greater size variety and spearheaded company’s expansion into the plus size market which helped to increase sales of Mag-Big's house line by over 100% over the previous year.
• Created and implemented new store procedures to increase efficiency, accountability and sales.
• Inspected new arrivals for quality control

The Wardrobe
Sales Associate, Apparel Designer
• Apparel and accessory sales.
• Created and maintained window displays.
• Designed, drafted and produced a small line of clothing for the spring/summer 2009 season. Worked closely with the store's owner to realize her vision and stay within budget.

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