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Alaina Miller

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Highly creative with three + yrs experience, with over two in denim design. Eager to keep learning and thriving within the fashion industry but needing the stimulation only a new environment provides.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Relocation

    No
  • Schools/Training

    Washington State University, BA in Apparel Design

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Qualifications

Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Experience in the contemporary market
Proficient in both Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
Experience creating line sheets, flat sketches, and tech packs
Knowledgeable of fabrics, garment construction, and fit
Great at multitasking and self-managing

Experience

10/2010 - Present: Assistant Designer/Brand Manager at BYCORPUS and Blue Hand Manufacturing, Inc.

ByCorpus Assistant Designer Duties:
Flat sketching for designer
Rendering fashion illustrations during development stages
Requesting fabric and trim sourcing
Ordering fabrics and trims for sales samples
Providing production team with all information necessary to proceed to production
Designing sweaters
Fitting most production styles
Creating linesheets
Served as liaison between buyers and production team when they had questions regarding buyers\' requests

Blue Hand Mfg, Inc. Brand Manager Duties:
Working with customers to make sure samples were made correctly and in a timely manner
Overseeing sample room
Answering any questions cutters or sewers had in regards to customers\' samples
Keeping inventory of all trim and fabric customers brought with samples
Overseeing pattern adjustments and conducting shrinkage tests prior to production
Updating customers on sample lead times as well as production statu

6/2008 - 10/2010: Denim Designer/Pre-Production Coordinator at Anlo:  www.anlo-nyc.com
Duties:
Developing both denim styles and washes as well as silk collection pieces
Sourcing fabric and trims
Flat sketching denim bodies for linesheets using Adobe Illustrator
Flat sketching silk collection for linesheets by hand
Creating colored fashion illustrations during development stages
Creating line sheets
Creating tech packs
Making sure all denim samples are ready for markets
Ordering and keeping inventory of all trims
Scheduling and conducting all denim fittings
Approving washes for production
Quality inspecting production
Communicating with factories to ensure all samples, fittings, and production are completed on time

7/2010: Freelance Fashion Illustration for By Corpus
Created colored renderings for line presentation based on flat sketches and fabric swatches

9/2007-2/2008: Merchandising Assistant at contemporary denim company, Saforte.
Duties:
Tracking samples sent to and received from buyers
Creating line sheets
Compiling merchandise information packets for buyers
Coordinated a mini-fashion show for buyers at market
Quality inspection for charge-backs
Preparing trim and wash boards
Compiling trend research
Requesting UPCs to be created for styles
Uploading styles in to AIMS
Creating purchase orders using AIMS
Assisting Designer in completion of tech packs

7/2007-9/2007: Intern, Kaya Couture
Duties:
Sourcing fabric and trims
Cutting dresses
Altering patterns for custom fits
Liaison between head designer/owner and production house
Making sure all orders were filled in time
Shipping orders
Customer service via showroom and website
Merchandising window and wall displays in showroom

Awards and Accomplishments

“Mollie Pepper Best in Show” -- earned in 2007 at the annual
Washington State University AMDT fashion show

“Best Jewelry Design”-- earned in 2007 at the annual Washington
State University AMDT fashion show

President’s Honor Roll all three years spent at Washington State University -- 3.65 gpa

Education

Bachelors of Arts in Apparel, Merchandising, Design, and Textiles with Design Option
-Washington State University 2007

Associate of Arts with emphasis in Fine Art- Grays Harbor College

References

Jenna Andreola/Lonstein
Anlo NYC
jenna@anlo-nyc.com
will call upon request

Sergio Blake
GRP Private Label
sergioblake@aol.com
323-603-9265

Melissa Nogy
Anlo
lisss24@aol.com
818-917-2861

Joe Kim
Caitac Garment Processing
joek1004@yahoo.com
310-261-2406

Dr. Carol Salusso
Washington State University
509-263-9113

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