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Lisa Yost

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  • date: 8-27-10
My aesthetic is streamlined with an inclination for all details of the garment to serve a purposeful function. I am a creative, detail oriented individual and would love the opportunity to discuss my qualifications with you further.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Schools/Training

    The Fashion Insititute of Technology
    Politecnico di Milano

More Information

I graduated magna cum laude from The Fashion Institute of Technology with a B.F.A in International Sportswear Design in May of 2009 and received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence. My experience at FIT was enriched by spending my Junior year abroad in Milan, Italy, where I was fortunate enough to study at the Politecnico di Milano. The experience challenged me to approach design in a new light, with the consumer really at the forefront of my mind.

I spent the past year working at Reebok International, Ltd. where I was involved in all aspects of the design and development process, from initial ideation, sketching, and assisting with fabric and trim choices to fittings, cost analysis team meetings, and final product review sessions. Working on the Sports Basics team introduced me to working on extremely price sensitive product that still strives to speak to our overall design themes and current trends. It was a challenging yet rewarding experience and I am a better designer because of it.

WORK EXPERIENCE
Reebok International, Ltd., Canton, Ma (08.2009 - 07.2010)
Apparel Design Apprentice for Men’s and Women’s Sport Basics
- Supported the Men’s and Women’s Design Team for all of Sport Basics product, a total of 240+ styles
- Researched trends online and at retail shops for color, print, silhouette, and design details
- Collaborated with Designers cross category and gender to define seasonal design themes
- Participated in sketch sessions for Women’s and Men’s Tracksuits and Women’s Graphic Tee collections
- Followed Designers direction to execute sketches as Illustrator CADs and reflect desired proportion and styling
- Assembled initial tech packs and updated styles with feedback received throughout the design process
- Lead for SS11 and FW11 Women’s Core Large Logo(4 styles) and Avon(6-8 styles)
- Designed French Terry SS11 SMU collection for US market, 5 styles with forecast of 3,000 models each
- Organized, created, and kept records of late adds, revisions, and color ups throughout the season
- Assisted in fittings and attended product reviews and cost analysis team meetings with Product Managers and Development team

Mbf Trend Consulting, Inc., New York, NY (01.2009 - 05.2009)
Forecasting Intern
- Researched and gathered supporting images for Women’s Theme Categories
- Matched yarns to Pantone Seasonal Colors and prepared final color boards
- Sketched Women’s silhouettes for Runway Trend Validation Book
- Photographed window displays for New York Retail Trend Validation Book - SoHo, Bleecker St, Meat Packing District, Herald Square, Fifth and Madison Avenues
- Worked closely with Senior Consultant to prepare InDesign layout for New York Retail Trend Validation Book

Takeout Sweaters Incorporated, New York, NY (10.2005 - 05.2006)
Women’s Cut & Sew Design Intern
- Sourced trims domestically with 3 vendors
- Organized and maintained color chips library for 2 seasons
- Speced Cut & Sew sweater samples with Designer
- Sketched and highlighted embellishment details for tech packs, 20 styles

EDUCATION
Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sportswear and Outerwear, magna cum laude, May 2009
Associate in Applied Science, May 2007

Politecnico di Milano, International Fashion Design
Study abroad program with FIT in Milan, Italy 2007-2008
Working knowledge of flat bed knitwear machine technology

AWARDS & RECOGNITION
SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence, 2009
Lehigh Valley Couturier Society Scholarship, 2005-2009
Fusion Fashion Show Competition, April 2007
Annual Fashion Design Club Instillation 3rd Place, May 2006

PROFICIENT PROGRAMS
Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office, Digital Merchandising Tool, Citrix, Primavision, Lectra Modaris, Gerber

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