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Lindsey Williams

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  • date: 5-24-22
I have owned and operated an online boutique including designing, creating, & buying looks for women and children since my graduation. I'm currently looking for a full time fashion design career either from home or in a studio near DFW in Texas.
  • Region(s):
  • Midwest, Midsouth

Stripes with Plaid LLC

Stripes with Plaid LLC X
While home with my babies, I continued to pursue my love of fashion and design by creating cute and clever coordinating collections for our growing family of 7, plus grandparents! With family matching photos so popular on Instagram, it was perfect!

Coastal Couture, Inc

Coastal Couture, Inc X
After FIDM, I married and had children. Over the years, I created one of a kind formalwear and costumes, as well as items sold at trunk shows and online. Here are a few images of my creations including my self designed, patterned wedding gown.

Portfolio in Print

Portfolio in Print X
Here are a few of my printed and hand drawn designs from FIDM, internships, and more. Collections all begin with an image board and theme, then continue with color ways, names, line sheets, and cost analysis.

Barrier Reef Theme

Barrier Reef Theme X
This collection is inspired by the Great Barrier Reef! The large collection was designed to transcend time. From 2004 to 2022, these designs would rock the fashion world! Multiple contrasting fabrics and color patterns create an eclectic look!

Energy Theme Portfolio

Energy Theme Portfolio X
I have showcased my hand drawn flat sketches and illustrations in this portfolio. Each color way is digitized on the computer with physical fabric samples attached for hand and texture. Descriptions are present under each sketch. The theme is Energy
  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Childrens
  • Specialties

    Modern, contemporary
    Formal, couture
  • Years of Experience

    18
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    15.00+ depending on project
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
  • Schools/Training

    FIDM
    Michigan State University

More Information

Lindsey B. Williams
Looking near DFW in Texas
C: (904) 669-9548
Lbwilliams2780@gmail.com
www.styleportfolios.com/lindseybrown
www.linkedin.com/in/lindseybw

EDUCATION

The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA
Professional Designation Degree in Fashion Design
Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Michigan State University, Lansing, MI
Bachelor of Science in Biosystems Engineering

STRENGTHS

Creative and Detailed Design
-Freelance apparel design and construction for women and children
-Designed and sewed my own wedding gown within 3 months
-Designed two complete 5-group collections; freehand and computer. Details include color-blocking, trims, embroidery, creative seams, layers, ruffles, multi-fabric construction, prints, lining.
-Create theme and merchandising pages, flat and figure sketches; use graphics, backgrounds, and organized display
-Design seasonal groups using trend forecast and predictive books which match the company’s profile and target market
-Sketched, designed, patterned, fit, sewed garments at FIDM
-Freehand/computer pattern making, drafting, grading, sewing
-Reviewed collections for styles/trends and organized trend books for buyers at Robinson's-May
-Excellent Computer Skills
-Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop Experience
-Formatted sample spec, cost, line sheets in Microsoft Excel
-Computer pattern making and grading
-Writing, communicating, presenting; MS Word, PowerPoint, Internet
-Analytical Problem Solver; Self Motivated; Team Player;Patient and Determined
-Developed strong problem solving, analytical, time management, and teamwork skills through coursework in biosystems engineering.

ACCOMPLISHMENTS

- Owned Coastal Couture, Inc: a fashion forward online boutique. Met with designers in New York, NY, created one of a kind fashions and coordinating mommy and me collections before it was popular. Business was located in Saint Augustine, FL.
- Owned and operated Stripes With Plaid, LLC: Mommy and me oriented fashion boutique. Online and small trunk shows. Located in Cleburne, Texas.
- Created logos for multiple businesses.
-Held two internships simultaneously during my last quarter at FIDM for Poleci and Cocoe Voci in Los Angeles, CA.
-Dress models for high fashion shows including St. John; Donna Karan
-Styled characters in a film for the 168 Hour Film Festival; Fox Studios
-Engineering senior design project won first place in the national ASAE design competition, 2002.
-Traveled overseas to Costa Rica, Europe, Asia for studies in art, history, environment, and engineering

EXPERIENCE

Stripes with Plaid, LLC; Owner & Designer 2017-present
Designed, created, and styled mommy and me/family coordinating collections. Tshirt designs. Business logos. Personalized designs and monograms. Available at online boutiques and local markets.

Coastal Couture, Inc ; Owner & Designer 2005-2012
Designed, patterned, and sewed mommy and me matching dresses, jackets, tops, bottoms, and accessories. Met with designers and pattern makers in New York, NY for samples. Debuted in loa trunk shows. One of a kind designs. Personal orders only.

Poleci, Los Angeles, CA; Intern Oct-Dec 2004
Learned fabric buying, detail, construction; Interacted with designers, manufactures, cutters, sewers; Reviewed trend reports, seasonal groups

Cocoe Voci - Couture Bridal Designer, Los Angeles, CA; Intern Oct-Dec 2004
Worked closely with couture designer and purchased trims and fabrics. Chose individual exotic flowers to arrange with refreshments; steamed/displayed dresses, dressed model in personal fashion show for Neiman-Marcus buyer. Created background, modeled dresses, decided on lighting and positions in photo shoot for Cocoe's new bridal collection. Doubled as fit model.

Universal Studios, Hollywood, CA; Wardrober, Aug - Sept 2004
Completed sewing test for hire, dressed and walked actors in cumbersome character costumes, quick fixes, laundry

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