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    San Diego Mesa College
    Grossmont College

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Kimberly Myers
Phone: (619) 993-9258
11291 Spitfire Rd. San Diego, CA 92126

Technical Experience: Illustrator, Photoshop, Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Email), Justwin WebPDM

Work Experience:

Costume Designer
InCharacter Costumes San Diego, CA
2010- Present
• Designs and develops infant to adult costumes for Party City, Spirit, Spencer\'s, Target, Wal-Mart and Costco
•Researches current trends in the market place
• Designs and develops costume accessories
•Facilitates transition of high end Halloween costumes from design concept/first prototype to
final, production-ready sample
• Strong understanding of garment construction and cost effective development for the mass market.

Freelance Technical Designer
Hybrid Apparel Cypress, CA
• Development technical packages for Men’s & Young Men’s Knit and Woven Tops
• Development of POM Guides for Men’s and Women’s styles
• Ensure proper fit and construction of incoming samples

Freelance Designer
Hot Topic/ Torrid City of Industry, CA
• Developed costume and accessories concepts for 2010 Halloween Costume line for both Torrid and Hot Topic
• Created technical packages for all costumes and accessories kits

Freelance Technical Designer
In Character Costumes, Inc. San Diego, CA
• Developed technical packages for adult, teen, tween, child, and toddler costumes
• Responsibility for the fabric and accessories sourcing for each style
• Extensive trend research and creation of trend boards for presentation
• Developed in-house accessories samples for sales presentations

Contracted Designer
Balboa Park Junior Theatre San Diego, CA
• Developed costume concepts for theatre production of Blue’s Clues The Musical
• Responsible for the patternmaking, building, and fit of all costumes in the production
• 2009 Outstanding Designer Award from National Youth Theatre for Blue’s Clues theatre production

Costume Designer/ Technical Designer
Disguise, Inc. Poway, CA
• Facilitate transition of costumes from design concept/first prototype to final, production-ready sample
• Developed technical packages for adult, children, infant, and toddler domestic and offshore costumes
• Track and manage workflow, communicate fabric, fit, and sewing adjustments to factories using Justwin WebPDM
• Digital and manual patternmaking, sewing, and draping

Education and Achievements:
Grossmont College San Diego, CA
Fall 1999- Spring 2002
• Associates Degree General Education

San Diego Mesa College San Diego, CA
Fall 2004- Spring 2006
• Coursework completed for Fashion Design program
• Honor Student (President’s List)
• Recipient of Baratelli and Gladys E. Carter memorial Fashion Design Scholarships
• Featured Senior Designer in Fashion Program
• Member of the San Diego Mesa College Fashion Advisory Board

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