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Kristen Lee

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  • date: 7-26-11
I\'m a trained fashion designer from Parsons with a BFA. My background in the field is rather eclectic. I had my own line of head jewels and dabbled in fashion journalism. I\'m advanced with technology as well.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Costume Design
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    negotiable
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Photoshop
    Illustrator
    Blogging
  • Schools/Training

    Parsons School of Design
    Parsons Paris
    F.I.T

More Information

Kristen May Lee
125 Green St. apt 2D,Brooklyn NY 11222
732-948-3158
email: Kristen.May.Lee@gmail.com

Objective: Seeking an assistant design position in knits and wovens. I would like to perfect my technical abilities and use my gifted communication assets to expand all areas of business.

Education
Parsons School of Design NYC/Paris
-BFA in Fashion Design
-Individualized machine knitting classes, hand knitting, couture sewing
School of Visual Arts
-Continuing education in silk screen classes
Fashion Institute of Technology
-Continuing education in tailoring techniques

Strengths and Abilities
-Extremely tactile hands, excellent craftsmanship
-Fashion illustration, drawing croquis and flats
-Excellent with organic draping and meticulous with tailoring techniques
-Skilled in couture such as beading, embroidery and smocking
-Knitting and sewing by hand and machine
-Knowledgeable pattern drafter
-Excellent at research
-Equally adept in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, very computer literate
-Millinery understanding

Awards and Honors
-Parsons School of Design Junior Year Thesis Silver Thimble Award
-Three hair accessory creations from my line Angel Lust, appeared in 2 episodes of hit TV show Gossip Girl
-Selected to vend my line of head jewels at The Henri Bendel Trendy Tresses Trunk Show alongside celebrity hair stylist Ken Paves
-Product mention on website The Fame Game for my line Angel Lust
-Mention in Time Out New York Magazine, Racked.com

Work Experience

Angel Lust Hair Decor
Position: Owner/Designer/Head Jeweler
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Designed and manufactured hair adornments in a variety of materials from silk ribbon and studs to lavish crystals and fine lace
-Developed line sheets
-Developed different brand strategies for internet viral campaigns on sites such as Myspace/Blogger/Twitter/Mode Pass/Facebook
-Communicated with fashion journalists regularly for press coverage
-Sold to Patricia Field, Revolve Clothing, Henri Bendel, SHOP, Stars and Infinite Darkness along with maintaining an Etsy account
-Curated a pop-up shop event and found sponsorship and media coverage for the affair

Freelance Work

Lumete Eyewear
Position: Brand Manager
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Working with publicists to get the product on famed taste-makers and celebrities.
-Reaching out to online sites for product press mentions.
-Developing social media strategy to get fashion insiders to talk up the brand. I pick out brand ambassadors who are in the public eye as well as up and comers who are on the verge of great fame.

Caycee Black
Position: Freelance Accessory Designer and Creative Consultant
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Proposed the idea to use excess fabric from the collection to achieve capital gain from materials
-Commissioned to design and manufacture a line of hair accessories for the Spring/Summer 2010 look book
-Curated and assisted in styling Spring/Summer 2010 campaign
-Assisted in media coverage with developing a web presence
-Attended meetings with fashion industry lawyers regarding copyrighting issues and brand expansion.

The Fashion Spot
Position: Freelance Fashion Journalist
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Wrote press kits and distributed them among PR agencies to attend fashion shows
-Sought out designers, stylists, taste-makers for exclusive interviews
-Sought out photographers to supply original picture content

Screaming Mimi\'s
Position: In-house seamstress and sales associate
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Adjusted vintage garments to flatter the modern-day figure
-Repaired damages to vintage clothing
-Disassembled multiple vintage garments to re-invent a completely new frock
-Merchandised the store on a weekly basis
-Dealt with stylists

Internships

Cynthia Rowley
Tasks and Responsibilities:
-Maintained showroom layout
-Ran a variety of garment district errands
-Created editorial props for store displays, runway shows and photo shoots
-Assisted in pattern drafting and cutting fabric

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