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Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA
1999-B.F.A., Fashion Design
University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
1/199912/1996-Coursework in Art History
New York University, New York, NY
9/1990-5/1993-Coursework in Theater and Art History
Senior Designer Mikael Aghal, New York, NY 8/2011Present
-Conceptualized collection from initial inspiration through production TOP.
-Managed design team, and collection timeline.
-Communicated daily with overseas factories regarding sample execution and
-Conducted all fittings and supervised construction revisions.
-Sourced and designed fabrications and embellishments.
-Merchandised and styled all looks for seasonal promotional catalogues.
Senior Designer Silvrlining, Los Angeles, CA 12/20108/2011
-Created and illustrated all technical flats, design sheets, and CADs.
-Sourced and developed sustainable fabrications and trims with domestic and
-Commissioned all lab-dips, designed prints, and approved print strike-offs.
-Managed design room, patternmakers, and sewers.
Adjunct Professor FIDM, Los Angeles, CA 1/200712/2010
-Taught courses in the principles and elements of Fashion design and
-Led instructional workshops for illustrating drapery, textile rendering, and
Senior Designer Single After Eight, Los Angeles, CA 8/20073/2008
-Initiated branding concepts to launch label through market research,
silhouette development, color direction, and merchandise planning.
-Supervised fit development, domestic sampling process, and garment
Senior Designer Just USA Jeans, Los Angeles, CA 10/20045/2005
-Developed washes, fabric treatments, and finishing techniques with domestic
denim wash houses.
-Researched and incorporated historical construction techniques to enhance
Creative Director Andraegonzalo, Los Angeles, CA 2/20026/2005
-Established brand aesthetic and shaped design direction for line and retail
-Produced promotional fashion shows, gallery openings, and art
Buyer American Rag Cie, Los Angeles, CA 6/20002/2002
-Managed wholesale buying and seasonal visual merchandising strategy.
-Compiled monthly trend and sales reports.
Assistant Designer Cynthia Vincent, Los Angeles, CA 7/1999 5/2000
-Created layouts for embellishments, organized stock fabric library, scheduled
Proficient in all Mac operating systems, Microsoft Office, Adobe CS4 Illustrator,
ADDITIONAL RELEVANT EXPERIENCE
Cast Member - Project Runway, Season 2- BRAVO, New York, NY 6/20058/2007
References & Portfolio- Available upon request.