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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    TBD
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    MTV/BET Awards Designer/Stylist
    Fox /VH1 TV Network Reality Show Stylist
    Celebrity/Music clientel
    Illustrator and Photoshop
    Industrial Sewing
  • Schools/Training

    FDIM
    Brooks College
    Georgia State University

More Information

(Ph) 404-764-0379 siasiadavenport@hotmail.com
www.enkimikayeservices.yolasite.com

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Fashion styling and Editorial, 1st through production Pattern Making, Draping, Sewing, Mass Garment Production, Illustration, Merchandising, Show and Model Coordination, Fashion Consulting, Lab Dips, Fabric Development, Blank Apparel, Press Kits, etc
• Extensive work ability in bookkeeping, preparing reports, data entry, and filing in fast paced working environments.
• Proficient in multiple VMS Financial Applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, T-shirt printing, and over 60 WPM typing.
• Excellent oral, written, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Strong ability to demonstrate responsibility and dependability when completing assignments by organizing resources and establishing priorities within a certain timeframe.
• Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish and French.
• Possess flexibility and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a diverse group of professionals as well as work independently as part of a team.
• Ability to train assigned staff, make administrative decisions, and maintain confidentiality.
• High level marketing, advertising, and branding

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Enki Mikaye Luxury Brand/CEO-Ongoing International Manufacturing-designing, pattern making, sampling, mass production of clothing in over 20 different countries for over 15 years.

Ucce\' Luxury Brand-Atlanta-GA-Intl
Women\'s Dress/Jacket Designer
1st and production Patternmaker/Draping
Manage Sewers for production sampling
Line Development

Sew Far Under Manufacture-GA
Production Patternmaker
Designer Consultant
Marketing

MATRIX RESOURCES-Atlanta, GA
VMS System Account Coordinator/Client Services Training
Assigned to an existing VMS/WFS client and provide on-going production/post-production Tier 1 & 2 level support. Manage and work to foster a solid customer-centric, service oriented relationship in regards to user and system issues. Create, submit, and engage over 500 individual employee files using PeopleClick VMS Systems for Matrix Companies to include pay rate, vendor, contractor, employee name, begin and end dates, etc. Trained major clients and vendors using the VMS PeopleClick System such as Neiman Marcus, Compucom, Assurant Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Robert Half, EarthLink, SunTrust, Bank of America, etc. Coordinate key steps and strategies to improve current system operations as a clear guideline for hiring managers and administrators to insure correct data inputs and approvals.

Key Contributions:
• Develop multiple training and marketing packages for new clients and vendors
• Travel/Onsite client training in VMS systems and Business Objects
• High Level troubleshooting and validation of vendor/client database, queries, and reporting
• Attend weekly operations support meetings and Client/Vendor Training Sessions
• Perform “special” support projects at the discretion of the Director of Operations and VP
• Creating, submitting, and editing job requirements
• Processing and running reports for timesheets, expenses, and other billing invoices
• Translating bill rates and Canadian currency exchange to vendors
• Submitting, approving, amending and rejecting timesheets and expenses in the VMS system

STYLING & DESIGN JOBS

Epic Magazine (Cover/Spread)

Upscale Magazine/Spread-Jennifer Hudson

Atlantan Magazine

BET-HELL DATE
Costume Designer/Wardrobe stylist

Bravo Project Runway
2008 Audition Finalist

MTV-NY, Atlanta, Paris
Sweet Sixteen Stylist/Designer/Fashion Show Coordinator

MTV-MIAMI
Music Awards Stylist/Designer

PAUL MITCHELL: Atlanta
Collaboration for High Fashion Editorial

VIDAL SASSOON
Created Avante Guard Clothing for Hair Show

MISS LATINA 2007
Constructed gown for winner-up

VH1/FOX NETWORK-Los Angeles, Paris
Reality Show Stylist/Designer

ATLANTA AMERICA\'S APPAREL MART
Showcased couture collection

LAS VEGAS MAGIC SHOW
Merchandise/Sold Sportswear Collection

BET-MUSIC AWARDS
Hostess for James Brown/Stylist for Brian McKnight

JAY-Z “SHOW ME WHAT YOU’VE GOT” VIDEO
Provided garments

JAGGED EDGE FASHION SHOW
Designer

JAPANESE & CALIFORNIA APPAREL NEWS/ATLANTA APPAREL TRADESHOWS
Introduced multiple season of couture collection

NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Presented Couture clothing line

ADAM ZYO FASHION (www.adamzyo.com)-UK/US
Designer/Sales/Sample Maker/Fashion Coordinator
• Market men’s business attire and European high quality suits
• Freelance development of fashion shows, product shoots, events to promote the line
• Develop strategic sales
• Introduction of women’s European high quality suit and jacket line
• Draping, Patterns, Sample Making
• Recruit high fashion model calls for bookings/events

TRACK CHIC NASCAR APPAREL (www.trackchic.com)-Atlanta, GA
Contractual Production Assistant/Pattern Maker/Seamstress/Fashion Coordinator
Conduct contractual independent professional services for design, development and production of Sassy Chic and Classy Chic line of fashions.

Key Contributions:
• Pre-development-design, fashion illustration, pattern making, sourcing, trend analysis
• Project development, budget, timeline preparation and compliance
• Sample garment production
• Oversight of domestic and/or international production
• Quality assurance-strict control of waste, “seconds” or inferior quality merchandise

MATTHIAS STONE LLC (www.mattiasstone.com)-Atlanta, GA
Contractual Production Assistant/Pattern Maker/Seamstress
• Consult and oversee development of high end men’s polo shirts and bottoms
• Develop initial patterns and samples
• Develop duplicate patterns, markers, samples international
• Manage mass production of garments oversees
• Insure custom clearance regarding international affairs
• Develop digitized flats and figure illustrations for website, portfolio, and line sheets
• Assist in selling line to domestic and international buyers at tradeshows and stores

MATTIE’S BOUTIQUE- Atlanta, GA
Contractual Senior Production Assistant/Freelance Fashion Designer
Analyze trends, color, fabrications, and silhouette and interpreted such as information into themes, concepts and categories of importance that represent the company’s desire for apparel. Work with merchandising staff to ensure product design package is complete, accurate, and delivered within established timelines. Design and produce all patterns for winter and spring couture line for the boutique. Construct sample garments while working closely with seamstresses and pattern makers overseas for small production. Design and illustrated concept boards and catalogues for line presentation. Travel and purchase garments and fabrics in European stores and boutiques.

Key Contributions:
• Presented clothing line to vendors at the Las Vegas Magic Show, Atlanta Apparel Mart, and New York’s Fashion Week.
• Organize and coordinate all fashion shows and staff for events.
• Immediate assistant to owner of company and made major financial and production business decisions for the clothing line.

ANTHONY LAWERENCE-New Orleans, LA
Senior Production Assistant/Freelance Fashion Designer
Design, illustrate, and construct sample garments and patterns for the entire men’s line. Develop professional portfolio, concept boards, and fabric swatch book. Consult in design trends, fabrics, manufacturing, and other major business decisions using previous experience and references. Key personnel to owner. Research market and competitors of line such as Kenneth Cole and Ralph Lauren

APPLEBOTTOMS APPAREL-St. Louis Missouri
Fashion Designer/Intern
Designed and illustrated junior’s apparel line. Presented and merchandised clothing and introduced new items to buyers and employees of the company through seminars and tradeshows. Made patterns and sample prototypes that were sent overseas for mass production.

Key Contributions:
• Constructed samples and patterns from personal working sketches.
• Digitized visuals using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD and presented them in magazines, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations.

HOTLANTA APPAREL- Atlanta, GA
Senior Designer
Created concepts and fashion illustrations for the pre-development of the clothing line and presented seasonal portfolios for review and approval of selected pieces. Digitized visuals through Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD and presented them in magazines, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations. Made sample garments and master patterns from a working sketch. Pressed and hand finished samples, fitted the samples perfectly to models, alerted senior designer to sewing problems that could be solved by altering patterns. Ran the design room in absence of the senior designer, filled out cost and spec sheets, and supervised the receipt and storage of sample fabrics. Presented and sold the line in guiding the buyers in their selections at the Las Vegas Magic Show.

WU\'S BRIDAL-Japan and Atlanta, GA
Freelance Pattern Maker/Designer/Seamstress
Drape formal wedding gowns and formal dresses and transfer to blue dot paper patterns. Construct sample muslin garments and fit to clients for proper look and several fits and tailoring to actual garments. Designed garments for international stores and catalogues. Occasionally work in Japanese sweat shops to ensure and manage proper production and care. Fabric sourcing in major European countries. Run store in absence of owner.

Olive Clothing/ Beehive Boutique-Atlanta, GA
Pattern Maker/ Seamstress
Prepare and alter women’s contemporary patterns and create samples for buyers and custom clientele.

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