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    AA - FIDM, LA - 2001
    BFA (fiber art) - University of Arizona - 1998

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Associate of Arts – Fashion Design, Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, 2001
Bachelor of Fine Arts – Fiber Art, University of Arizona, 1998

-Strong fashion and color sense
-Flat sketching, fashion illustration, technical drawing
-Significant knowledge of textiles and surface decoration
-Repeat patterns and texture recreation
-Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop
-Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Professional Experience:
KAB Merchandising, Inc. 2011-present
Senior Designer/Product Developer
Design, merchandise, and develop comprehensive line of awareness apparel (printables and cut-n-sew) and accessories to support The Keep A Breast Foundation’s educational, outreach, and support programs; design silhouettes, color stories, labels, hangtags, packaging, and POP; organize product photographers; edit photos for catalog and online sales; work with strategic partners to create co-branded and/or benefit products.

The Wheat Group, 2010-2011
Senior Designer
Led team of designers to merchandise and develop accessories for licensed and privately owned brands including Hurley, Reebok, Skullcandy, and Modern Amusement; worked directly with licensors to assure brand consistency and product validity; acted as liaison between Wheat management and vendor base; worked with sales team to provide exclusive designs for key/major accounts.

prAna, 2009-2010
CAD/ Graphic Artist
Built repeating patterns, spot graphics and embroideries from original or purchased artwork; present initial color assignments and work with merchandising team to ensure style/color balance across categories; provide art specs for vendors; update or re-draw designer\'s CADs for brand consistency; illustrate textiles and dye processes for sales workbook.

Adio Footwear, 2004-2008
Senior Designer - Adio Girl (all products)
Researched trends and translated influence into a cohesive juniors program; designed/chose all silhouettes, colors, fabrications, and surface decorations for apparel and accessories; conducted fittings and worked with developers to provide vendors with comments in a timely manner; provided silhouette direction to footwear designers for juniors styles; chose all fabrications, colors and surface decorations for footwear; solely completed all technical packages; managed freelance graphic artists; assisted marketing team in concept and styling for catalog and all other print materials; designed and merchandised all displays for trade shows.

Senior Designer - Footwear
Designed/chose all colors, fabrications, and surface decorations for all kids footwear; worked with Adio sales team and buyers from large accounts to determine what products needed to be developed in order to specifically satisfy those accounts\' needs; researched market trends; designed/chose all colors, fabrications, and surface decorations for all mens, juniors, and kids footwear SMU products.

DC Shoes, 2002 – 2004
Apparel Designer
Worked with senior designer to create a comprehensive juniors apparel and accessories line; designed/chose all silhouettes, colors, and surface decorations for cut-n-sew knits, woven tops, and printable fleece/tees; completed all technical packages for apparel and accessories.

Copia Footwear and Apparel, 2001-2002
Apparel Designer
Worked with creative director to design comprehensive young contemporary/juniors apparel and accessories line; designed/chose all silhouettes, colors, and surface decorations for all apparel and accessories; completed all technical packages; assisted in design of footwear.

Betsey Johnson, 1998-2000
Assistant Designer - Trim Sourcing and Development
Sourced all trimmings to be used in garment construction; worked with Betsey to develop new trim concepts; ordered and received all trims for sample production; hand dyed all trims and fabrics for sample production; completed all technical packages; managed interns.

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