Kaiya Tyson

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Creative, highly motivated designer in search of full-time employment in the Los Angeles area.

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    Academy of Art University - Master\'s Program

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Technical Proficiencies:
Photoshop/Illustrator CS3, Gerber/Accumark Pattern Design, PDM, Mac and PC software, Microsoft Word & Excel, Technical Draping, Complex Pattern-making, Hand and Machine Knitting, Corsetry, and Fitting Expertise.

Skilled in use of Industrial Single-needle, Leather machine with walking foot, Overlock, and Pearl-edge machines.

Experienced in Patternmaking, Trend Forecasting, Design Research, Fabric Resourcing, Flat-sketching, Rendering, Styling, and Photography.

Academy of Art University
August 2006-August 2009
MFA Fashion Design/Construction
GPA 3.7 (Cum Laude)
MastersÂ’ Student Representative 2008-2009

Boise State University
September 1994-May 1999
Bachelors of Science: Biology/Chemistry; Minor: Fine Arts
GPA 3.5
Also: September 2002- May 2003
Associate Technology Degree in Surgical Technology
GPA 3.9

Core Skill Set:
Self-motivated and Hard-working
Able to prioritize tasks
Strong written and oral
communication skills
Remain calm and nice under pressure
Indispensable part to any team effort.

Herve Leger by Max Azria (November 2010 - present)
2761 Fruitland Avenue, Vernon, Ca. 90058
(714)487-4062 (Francine Dao)
Associate Patternmaker for Herve Leger Runway.
Responsibilities include, but not limited to: Draping Runway looks from sketches. Transferring/digitizing 1st patterns. Altering
patterns in Accumark/Gerber. Organizing/communicating with our sewing team. Set-up and maintain PDM tech packs/files.
Create flats in Illustrator/Photoshop. Participate in Fittings/Stylings. Photograph/dress model. Communicate with
overseas vendors. Order and organize bandages and hardware. Execute/cut/assemble all the hand-knotted, weaved, looped pieces
and leather harnesses that were a part of Fall 2011 - Spring 2012 runway seasons.

gr.Dano (September 2009 – February 2010)
440 Brannan Street, San Francisco, Ca. 94110
415-272-5758 (Jill Giordano)
Design Assistant/Intern
Assisting in complex sample sewing (using both jersey knit and wovens), pattern drafting, and technical draping

Verrieres & Sako (May 2007- August 2007)
1091 Calcot Place, Suite 402, Oakland, Ca.
510-534-7150 (Stephanie or Kimmie)
Design Intern
Patternwork, cutting of fabric for final production, and sample sewing

Honoree designer for \'Discarded to Divine\' Charity Auction - Chosen among hundreds to be in the auction, De Young Museum, and Catwalk event.

I have also been a dresser, stylist, make-up artist, and assistant for photoshoots and runway shows.

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