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Amanda Olmstead

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  • date: 7-6-10
I am a graduate of Parsons School of Design majoring in Fashion Design, concentrating on Accessories. I have worked at large and small companies including Ralph Lauren and DANNIJO, and am competent with all stages of the design process of all accessories

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  • Category

    Accessories
  • Market Segments

    Jewelry
    Bags/Leather Goods
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    20-30
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    U4ia
    Microsoft Office
    Adobe In Design
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons School of Design/Fashion Design

More Information

Experience
House of Harlow - Handbags
Freelance
June 2010-Present
• Technical Illustrations , Specing and tech packs
• Source and develop leather, hardware, and trim
Dana Buchman - Accessories
Freelance
April 2010- Present
• Create fashion illustrations for new brand pitch brocure
Liz Claiborne - Accessories
Intern
January 2010 – April 2010
•Jewelry design
•Technical drawings for jewelry design
•Designed and constructed concept boards for jewelry and small leather goods departments
Sam Edelman
Intern
February 2010 - May 2010
•Technical drawing for shoe design and production
•Trend research for Spring/Summer 2011 collection
•Assisted in shoe fittings and design meetings
DANNIJO - Jewelry
Intern
May 2009-February 2010
•Illustrated various designs for mood boards used in meetings to communicated designers’ vision with buyers
•Developed original graphic prints for packaging
•Worked on various graphic projects including layout formats, website backgrounds, new press kits,
and line sheets.
•Assisted in developing the direction for Spring/Summer 2010 collection
Ralph Lauren Accessories
Intern
September 2009-January 2010
•In charge of documenting and categorizing eye wear, belts, and shoes for all the Ralph Lauren collections
•Assisted in pulling items for photo shoots, concept rooms, and development meetings.
Tibi
Intern
May 20008-August 2008
•Coordinated the tech pack for new swimwear line
•Spec measurements for fall collection
•Pattern cutting

Education
Parsons The New School for Design, New York, NY
BFA, Fashion Design, May 2010

Awards
Thesis Featured in the 2010 Parsons Benefit Fashion Show

Skills
Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, U4ia, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Hardware design and production, iMovie editing, Fashion Illustration, Technical Flats, Silk screening.

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