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Cat Horn

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Apparel and Accessories designer looking for creative position that will allow me to grow as a designer and challenge and hone my technical skills within the fashion industry

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Pattern making
    Sewing
    Lectra
  • Schools/Training

    Drexel University

More Information

Cat Horn
www.flavors.me/catmhorn
412-916-2920 (Cell)
catmhorn@gmail.com
2200 Benjamin Franklin Pkwy, Apt N0209, Philadelphia, PA 19130

Personal Summary:
Apparel & accessories designer with a broad range of skills
including textile and trim design, screen printing, styling,
technical design, and patternmaking as well seamstress
experience. Entrepreneurial spirit with an attention to detail,
excellent communication skills and quality of product from design
to production. An intense passion for all aspects of the design
process and development of a line.

Technology:
PC & Apple
Photoshop
Illustrator
Adobe Bridge
InDesign
Adobe Acrobat
PAD CAD Patternmaking software
Lectra Gallery Web
Microsoft Office Suite

Experience:
Sales Assistant/Teacher, November 2010 to Present
Beadworks, Philadelphia, PA
- Advised customers on jewelry design and construction
- Hand crafted custom jewelry designs and completed repairs on
damaged accessories.
- Created and taught an advanced jewelry making class on fashion
macramé

Jewelry Production, December 2010
Michelle Pressler Jewelry, Philadelphia, PA
- Hand crafted production quality intricate wire wrapped fine
jewelry using precious metals and semi precious gemstones.

Designer/Owner, November 2009 to Present
Cat Horn, Philadelphia, PA
- Designs and handcrafts fashion jewelry and accessories for Etsy
shop and wholesale.
- Styles and photographs all items for Etsy shop listings and
other media.
- Designs all print media for advertising campaigns.
- Manages all marketing campaigns utilizing both online and
offline media and networking
- Manages day to day running of business including finances.

Senior Assistant Designer, October 2005 to August 2010
Golden Touch Imports, New York, NY
- Sketched detailed technical flats for factories using
Illustrator.
- Created individual CADs and presentation boards for sales teams
using both Illustrator and by hand.
- Designed key print artwork for fabrics, placement prints,
labels, and trims, including embroidery and embellishment layouts
as well as lace trim patterns, using illustrator and Photoshop.
- Selected and sourced trims and novelty accent fabrics.
- Managed key fabric libraries for each season.
- Generated detailed tech and production packages for factory
use.
- Communicated daily with overseas factories managing creation,
delivery, and approval of development samples.
- Attended fittings for juniors and plus size and made
alterations and comments on tech packages before production
approval.
- Created from scratch illustrator brush, symbol, and swatch
pallets for assistant technical designers.
- Trained and managed assistant technical designers.

Seamstress, August 2005 – October 2005
Marianne Krostyne’s Costume Studio, Pittsburgh, PA
- Constructed full period costumes for the History channel Movie,
Desperate Crossings & Washington DC Opera House

Assistant to the Designer, August 2003 to June 2004
Paula Hian Designs, Manyunk, PA
- Assisted Head Patternmaker create sample and graded patterns
for new styles.
- Prepared and cut fabric for new samples.
- Ordered, received, and coordinated payments for fabrics,
trimmings, and embroideries from overseas vendors.
- Processed and tracked alterations and special orders for
customers.
- Managed and organized fabric library.
- Calculated materials cost for new styles
- Supervised new interns.

Education:
Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, September 2001 - June 2005
Drexel University, College of Media Arts and Design,
Philadelphia, PA
Graduated Magna Cum Laude
Member or the Drexel University Honors College

Affiliations and Honors:
Gown displayed at the International Textile & Apparel Association
Design Exhibition in November 2005
National Forensics League Member with a Degree of Distinction
Golden Key International Honor Society Member

Activities/Hobbies:
Writing a blog about fashion, crafting, and recipes
Yoga
Photography
Biking
Acting
Gardening

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