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As a recent graduate from the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, I am an open minded and driven individual ready to take on a full time position prospering in the field of Product Development. With years of self taught Apparel/Costume construction skills, as well as thorough training in technical design and CAD design, I am willing to take on any task at hand, not only to learn from it, but to excel in it to produce consistent and excellent quality products.
North Carolina State University, College of Textiles
B.S. in Textiles and Apparel Management: Concentration in Fashion Development and Product Management.
Graduated: December 2007 Cum Laude
- 4 semester deans list.
- National Young Menswear Association Scholar
- Winner in 2006 African American Textiles Student Fashion Expose
- Winner in 2007 African American Textiles Student Fashion Expose: 1st Place Couture Best in Show Audience Favorite
Costume Construction and Actress, Turner Studios, July 2005 Atlanta, GA
Participated in a commercial shoot for cartoon network. constructed garments used in the shoot. commercial aired on nationwide television September 2005.
Sales Representative, Delias, July 2005-December 2006 Raleigh, NC
Lead fashion representative. Back room stock work and floor set construction. Presided over
new employee training and assessment.
Seamstress, North Carolina Theater, February-May 2007 Raleigh, NC
Costume repair and alterations. Worked on the production of Jesus Christ Superstar
Intern, William Ivey Long Inc., May-August 2007 New York, NY
Worked on the costume production team of 5-time Tony Award Wining designer William Ivey Long. Responsible for: Research, fabric sourcing, sketchboard board presentations, shopping, costume bible construction, fiting, and styling. Worked in the productions of:
Young Frankensteing CHICAGO Herringbone The Lost Colony
The Ritz Curtain Hairspray
Print Lab Technician, College of Textiles, August-December 2007 Raleigh, NC
Operated large scale digital printers for: portfolio prints, story board prints, digital fabric printing on various mediums (Cottons, silks, Satins). Tutored students in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Pointecarre, and Powerpoint.
Lead Production Director, FYSH Clothing Co., Dec. 2006-Present Raleigh, NC
Quality Control specialist for all Cut-N-Sew products. Made sure that all products were up to company standards. In charge of fit quality assurance and spec sheet alterations that must be communicated with manufacturers overseas. Assisted with graphic design and
Co-Founder, Custom Cut Media, November 2009-Present Raleigh, NC
Co-founder of a graphic design company specializing in helping individuals and small
businesses establish or re-establish brand image by substantiating a strong and stable web presence. Done through website design, content management, graphic design(business cards, logos, resumes, etc) or any other advertisement media.
Costume Designer, Mambo Dinamico, January 2009-Present Raleigh, NC
Designing Latin Dance competition costumes for Latin dance troupe Mambo Dinamico. In charge of design, fabric and material sourcing, pattern making, fitting, and construction.
- Trained in Word Processing, Microsoft Excell, Microsoft Powerpoint, and Microsoft Outlook. Adobe Illustrator, Adobe photoshop
- Proficient in hand pattern drafting, draping, garment fitting, and CAD design using Gerber Suites system. Moderately proficient with CAD design systems such as with u4ia and Pointecarre.
- Verbally fluent in English, Spanish, and Chinese(mandarin)
- Experienced in Industrial Sewing Machine and Industrial Serger operation.