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T Matteo

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Fashion professional eager to gain a position that can apply my unique combination of fashion design training and retail market knowledge. Has expertise in fashion styling & visual display, for corporate and Independent fashion retailers.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    $12
  • Relocation

    0
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    The Art Institute

More Information

EDUCATION:

AS Fashion Design- 2006
The Art Institute of Philadelphia Philadelphia, PA
GPA: 3.5
Academic Recognition 2005, Best of Quarter Draping 2006, Best of Quarter- Portfolio preparation 2006, Graduated with Best Portfolio in Fashion Design & Outstanding Achievement

AREAS OF EXPERTISE:

•Sales-exceptional customer service (Commissioned & Non-commissioned)
•Merchandising
•Mannequin Styling/ Fashion Coordination
•Fashion Consultation
•Fashion Design
•Problem Solving
•PC & Mac Proficient

EXPERIENCE:

Arden B. - Fashion Specialist/Styling
2009-2010
The Grove, Los Angeles, CA

•Provided exceptional customer service and personal styling consultations.
•Repeatedly called upon to assist management with floor sets and visual merchandising tasks according to corporate standards.
•Responsible for styling and dressing of mannequins
•Assessed client lifestyle and personality through maximized clienteling
•Maximized selling opportunities due to exceptional customer service and
styling abilities.
•Contributed to increase in daily sales goals and stores visual appeal.

FlyP Sportswear Inc. - Design Assistant/Website Stylist 2007-2009
New York, NY

•Assisted head designer of juniors denim label on a temporary basis with the day-to-day needs of the design room including, sourcing of current denim trends and design concepts.
•Contributed design ideas, pocket designs, fabric washes, and hardware selection prior to pre-production.
•Collaborated with designer and sellers; selecting final designs in pre-production.
•Extensive knowledge of P.O.M and proper garment fitting.
•Styled models and photographed final denim designs to be used on company’s website
•Responsible for photographing and editing final denim samples for denim style log
•Use of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and MS excel to sketch denim pocket designs and creation of technical packages and style logs.

LELE Boutique: Custom Evening wear- Design Room Assistant/Key Holder
2006-2008
Philadelphia, PA

•Assisted head designer and owner of independent women’s wear boutique with day-to-day needs of design room and sales floor.
•Assisted with sample makings and customer fittings.
•Used complete knowledge of garment construction and patternmaking,communicating designers needs to patternmakers.
•Used my excellent eye for colors and fabrics- sourcing local establishments for fabrics and trims.
•In charge of styling mannequins and window display.
•Maintained clientele books and records.
•Performed computer tasks as needed.
•Responsible for making sure the store was always ready for opening and closing.

Dr. Wesley Collier- Office Assistant/Receptionist
2005-2006
Philadelphia, PA

•Greeting clients and handling office receptions for private practice on an as needed basis.
•Performed computer tasks as needed: word processing, data entry, and emails.
•Managed clerical duties as needed: record and mail filing, faxing, photocopying of documents.
•Business Card and Letterhead design.
•Running errands and maintaining daily needs of the office.

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