Charlene Kim

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Hello! I am an Otis fashion graduate that loves to design. I was fortunate to have a well rounded work experience which has helped me to become a more knowledgeable designer. If anyone has any business inquiries please feel free to contact me. Thank you!



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    Adobe Photoshop
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    Otis College Of Art And Design

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New York, NY

Education (May 2013)
Otis College of Art and Design (LA)
B.F.A. of Fine Arts


Computer Skills
-Adobe Photoshop
-Adobe Illustrator
-Microsoft Excel
-Full Circle

Hand Skills
-Pattern Making
-Pattern Drafting
-Flat Sketching
-Tech Packs
-Sewing (Hand bead, knit, crochet)
-Line Sheets
-Trend Research
-Print Design




Lucky Brand Jeans (Summer 2012)
-I was the only intern for the whole design department: women’s, men’s and
-I assisted everyone from each team. Learned to use Full Circle for tech packs,
helped create line sheets with Excel, did flat sketches for women’s, men’s and
accessories team, helped sort swatches and handle samples.
-Worked personally with their creative director to help showcase the next season’s
design for a presentation.

Vince (Summer 2012)
-Worked personally with their head knitwear designer as her intern.
-Learned Microsoft Excel to create line sheets and tech packs.
-Created and/or updated information for line sheets and tech packs, handled
samples that were sent and received from factories overseas, created knit and stripe
designs, did flat sketches and style research.

Juicy and Spicy (Summer 2009)
-Interned as a junior women’s fashion and embroidery designer.
-Took care of samples that were brought
back from overseas factories, taking pictures and updating sample style information,
categorizing, designing embroidery designs, and doing flat sketches for each
embroidery design.
-Some designs sold to various fashion companies such as Rampage and Forever 21.


Other Experiences

Ralph Lauren (February ’14-Present)
Freelance Print Design Assistant
- Handling prints for upcoming season.
- I did print research, organized print samples from different mills, and dealt with
different distributors to take care of fabric rentals.
- Helped maintain and develop a print archive.
- Assisting designer with fabric and sample presentation for Ralph Lauren meetings.

Bedrock Conduit Creative Office (July ’13)
Freelance Designer
- For their accessories team, I did flat sketches for a tech pack for one of their
customer companies.
-Very detailed flat sketches of bags, hats, and scarves, which were later transferred
onto tech packs with detailed call outs and measurements.

Otis’ Scholarship Benefit Show (College)
-Helped produce a fashion show from start to finish. Also included in all the fittings.
-Backstage dresser for the models.
-Lined up clothes, set up and dismantled.
-Mentorship garments were a part of the fashion show.



Betsy Heimann (Costume Design) (Senior)
-Students were divided into different decades: 1940s, 1950s and the 1970s. Each
was based on a specific movie from that era. I was in the 1970s group, which was
based on the movie, Almost Famous. I had to design a collection that interpreted the
time's fashion into a more modern and contemporary way. Design and garment sold
at the fashion show auction at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Halston (Senior)
-Using faux fur, this group learned to expand our horizons to create unimaginable
fur pieces for the fall/ winter. The fur was pieced with a draped under piece.

Anthropologie (Junior)
-This group was inspired by landscape, architecture, and abstract bold prints for the
1960s women to wear to the pool and cocktail party.

Todd Oldham (Junior)
-The direction was designing fall wear for kids or adults with one recycled garment
per outfit. Each student was given an assigned fabric from Todd Oldham to
incorporate into our designs.

Trina Turk (Junior)
-This team focused on women’s swimwear and cover up. With Trina Turk’s floral
images, each student created their own fabric print for their cover up and swimwear.

+ For every mentor project, each group designed and produced fashion under the
direction of professional designers and apparel executives at top companies as part
of the Otis College Mentorship Program. Each of us collaborated with a team of
student designers to create a cohesive collection for each label. We then presented
our design work to industry professionals for judging; best juried looks shown on
the runway to an audience of 1,000 at the annual Scholarship Benefit Show.

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