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Colleen Miezejeski

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  • date: 7-8-10
I have a great thirst for knowledge and love to challenge myself with complex materials. My design work is predominantly experimental in nature, combining recycled objects with innovative constructions to create functional, wearable works of art.
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Tabletop
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    25.00
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Adobe Photoshop/ Illustrator
    Microsoft Office
    Digital SLR
    Browzwear V Stitcher Virtual Prototyping
    Gerber Pattern Design
    Web PDM
  • Schools/Training

    The Art Institute of Portland BS in Apparel Design

More Information

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
February, 2008 - Present
• Pattern Maker for Adidas International (Portland, OR)

July, 2006 - July ,2007
• Contract Technical Designer for Kelly Services at Nike ( Beaverton, OR )
• Worked closely within a development team, to ensure agreed upon fit and construction standards were consistently met.
• Built and maintained apparel spec files in Microsoft Excel, with construction and technical illustration updates throughout the development season.
• Reviewed received prototypes against spec documentation and bill of materials.
• Led fit sessions and provided advice on improving garment construction and fit.
• Commented on prototypes with regard to spec, construction, and design changes to ensure styles were approved within calendar deadlines.

March, 2006 - July , 2006
• Contract Technical Designer for Adecco at Nike ( Beaverton, OR )
• Built and maintained apparel spec files, technical illustrations, and construction details for a product category.
• Measured, fit, and reviewed factory submits for construction and design accuracy.
• Replaced estimated usages on bill of materials with actual numbers from factory cost sheets as prototypes were made.
• Created and developed a generic apparel illustration library to streamline the design process for upcoming seasons.

September, 2005 - March , 2006
• Associate Tech Designer for Hanna Andersson ( Portland, OR )
• Supported technical designers by measuring incoming samples and updating and maintaining style records and spec packages.
• Maintained fit room samples and provided photographic assistance during fit sessions.
• Implemented minor pattern alterations and maintained paper pattern files and grade rule tables.

June, 2002 - March, 2006
• Sales Associate for Hanna Andersson ( Portland, OR )
• Greeted customers, ascertained their needs, and shared apparel product knowledge and care instructions with them.
• Shipped and received apparel, set window displays and visually merchandised the sales floor.
• Counted and recorded cash register data and wrote nightly deposit paperwork.

January 2005 - May 2005
• Design Intern for Cosmic Knits ( Portland, OR )
• Researched and forecast trends in the knitwear market.
• Helped source and analyze fabrics from domestic and international vendors.
• Designed, developed patterns, and made prototypes of garments for fall accessories line.
• Developed technical illustrations for factory specification sheets in Adobe Illustrator.
• Measured and altered garments to determine and meet desired specifications.

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