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Jessica J. Mead
Knitted Dove/Los Angeles CA -Associate Designer
Assisted in all aspects of design from conceptualization through production. Create, re-create, re-color artwork for embroideries, print and intarsia. Create flat sketches. Create pantone pitch sheets. Create and maintain linesheets, and lookbooks. Create print placement CADs for overseas instructions. Manage invoices and POs for salesman samples coming from overseas. Communicate with overseas factories regarding progress in development and assuring salesmen samples will arrive in time for markets. Responsible for all salesman samples being distributed to sales reps. Attend trade shows and market weeks to maintain relationships and assist in sales.
S.Y.L.K/Los Angeles CA -Technical Design Associate/Assistant Designer
Create and update tech packs for production, fit garments and make fit comments, communicate with China about production and sample schedules as well as get costing on fabrics and styles, spec garments, recolor prints, source fabrics and trims, source local vendors for domestic production, research trends, create color stories, inspiration boards. Create presentations for wholesale buyers such as Dillards, create flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator and by hand, create and update linesheets as well as lookbooks
Betsey Johnson/New York NY -Intern for Betseys PINK LABEl
Create Tech Packs for Betsey\'s mass market PINK LABEL, Source fabrics and trims, create flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator and by hand, create pro-formas for international shipping. Create patterns and sew garments, dressed models and set up racks at Mercedez Benz Fashion Week runway show. Update linesheets and work-in-progress charts
Twigs Jewels/San Clemente CA - Production Coordinator / Assistant Designer
Worked directly with the designer in every aspect of the business: researched trends for upcoming seasons, sourced and purchased materials from vendors and foundries, met with sales representatives in the California Market Center to discuss consumer reports and buying trends, and delegated production among employees. Acted as sales representative at trade-shows and market weeks in Los Angeles.
The Art Institute of California-Orange County-BFA Fashion Design
Graduated with Deans Honors: 3.8 GPA
Proficient in Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop
Proficient in Microsoft Office
Excellent verbal and written communication
Attention to detail and organization
2011-First Place | Cotton Couture Runway Show-Anqi Bistro
Designed and produced a six piece collection inspired by the 1960s, using materials made solely of cotton.
2010-Top 15 National | Cool Vs. Cruel -The Art Institute of California-Orange County
Designed a cruelty-free garment for a contest for the humane society chosen to represent the school in a nation wide competition.