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Kathy Wilson

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To secure a position in fashion design where I can use my vast experience to make a positive impact and be a part of a creative and innovative team.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Mens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    35
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Contemporary
    Eveningwear
    Special Occasion
    Outerwear
  • Schools/Training

    FIDM
    SDSU

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AWARDS AND HONORS
 Designer featured on ALL ON THE LINE WITH JOE ZEE on Sundance Channel, Season 2, Episode 3
 Featured on “Access Hollywood” for clothing designed for Adam Lambert in December 2011
 Recognized as an emerging Asian American designer in New York by the Asian Society & Museum
 Rotating TV credit for clothing designed for Chris Jacobs, male host of “The Insider” on CBS
 Designed a jacket worn by Stevie Wonder for the 2009 White House Correspondents’ Dinner
 Editorial spread in UK’s “Highlights” magazine

SKILLS
 Successful styling for high end and celebrity clients
 Extremely creative and conceptual thinker
 Possess strong photographic aesthetic, sense of design and typography
 Solid background in project management and meeting deadlines
 Ability to anticipate other departments’ needs and work in a fast pace environment
 Business background translates into problem-solving with a focus on practicality and cost- effectiveness
 Advanced in Illustrator, Photoshop, Web PDM, Powerpoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Filemaker Pro

WORK EXPERIENCE
Kathy Wilson Atelier July 2005 to Present
Brooklyn, NY
Creative Director
 Created art direction and production for photo shoots
 Managed brand marketing and company public relations, to include Academy Award gifting suites
 Created two lines of women’s clothing and men’s suiting
 Designed pearl jewelry, handbag, and shoe collections
 Constructed flat sketches, CAD illustrations, and technical packets for all designs
 Conducted all fittings to ensure proper fit, draping, and construction
 Negotiated supply-chain and distribution contracts
 Traveled to China, Vietnam, and Mexico to source materials and manufacturers
 Oversaw production quality control in China and Vietnam
 Source, procure, and return props for shoots, and created sets for shoots

Bushwacker, LLC December 2010 to April 2011
New York, NY
Freelance Designer
 Created inspiration boards
 Constructed flat sketches, CAD illustrations, and technical packets for all designs
 Responsible for line sheets
 Attended regular meetings with founder and apparel production manufacturer
 Responsible for technical packets

Inverno Women, LLC March 2009 to December 2010
New York, NY
Freelance Senior Designer
 Oversaw brand and art direction
 Conducted color and trend research
 Created flat sketches by hand and CAD, as well as croquis illustrations by hand
 Created lines sheets and technical packets
 Attended trade shows
 Point-of-contact for domestic and international manufacturers
 Sourced fabric and trim
 Supervised Hong Kong production

Richard Tyler/Tyler Trafficante, Inc. November 2002 to June 2004
Los Angeles, CA
Assistant Designer and Showroom Manager
 Assisted Richard Tyler with the design of 6 collections over 3 lines, comprising 175 pieces
 Styled Diane Keaton, Janet Jackson, Meg Ryan, Bai Ling, Padma Lakshmi, Jamie Lee Curtis, Mary J. Blige, MC Lyte, Donald Sutherland, Jennifer Garner, Marcia Cross, Felicity Huffman, etc. for red carpet events where they wore Richard Tyler.
 Stylist liason for Rachel Zoe and Robert Verdi
 Designed custom pieces for celebrity and bridal clients
 Oversaw all fittings for proper tailoring, hang, draping, construction, and technical packets
 Sourced fabric and trim from domestic and international providers
 Managed quality control of the patternmaking department
 Front-of-House Coordinator for fashion shows during L.A. Fashion Week
 Assisted on specialized items for nominees to be worn during the Academy Awards, Emmy Awards, and Golden Globes
 Created line sheets in Illustrator
 Assisted with sewing and beading of couture pieces when needed
 Keyholder for showroom/flagship store

FASHION SHOWS

America’s Next Top Model, “My Life as a Covergirl” February 2009
New York, NY
• Helped with alterations on wardrobe from Tibi and organization of interns
• Dresser and on-camera make-up artist

Jill Stuart August 2008 to September 2008
New York, NY
• Responsible for sourcing fabrics
• Backstage alteration support and core staff support

Richard Tyler October 2004, March 2004, October 2003
Los Angeles, CA
• Acted as Front-of-House Coordinator
• Responsible for celebrity & VIP check-in

Alexander McQueen January 2004
Los Angeles, CA
Supervisor for dressers at the Chateau Marmont Fashion Show
 Organized, trained, and led a team of dressers for jewelry and accessories
 Assisted with alterations of clothing for proper fit and flow for the runway

EDUCATION

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles
A.A. Degree: Fashion Design, December 2003

San Diego State University, San Diego
B.S. Degree: Business Management, December 2000

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