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Maria Bowyer

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  • date: 5-25-12
European taste level,with runway experience,fashion-forward,innovative and highly-organized designer seeking full-time opportunity.Great understanding of garment construction and fit aspects of wovens and cut&sew. (email)maria.bowyer1@gmail.com

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Womens
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    Negotiable
  • Relocation

    Yes
  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Gerber Web-PDM
    Enovia PLM
    Microsoft Outlook
    Word, Excel
  • Schools/Training

    Marymount University
    Fashion Institute of Technology

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KEY SKILLS
-Creative freehand drawing, fashion illustration and artistic rendering, flats and specs
-Creating and updating tech packs (using Enovia PLM and Gerber Web-PDM software)
-Flat pattern, draping, advanced apparel construction knowledge
-Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills
-Lab dips approval
-Computer proficiency (Adobe Photoshop /Illustrator,Microsoft Word, Excel,Outlook)

WORK EXPERIENCE

Perry Ellis, Inc. –New York, NY 2010-2011
Freelance Design Associate
-Designed and edited flat sketches using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop for Original Penguin brand
-Created and updated tech packs using Gerber Web-PDM
-Completed construction details pertaining specific styles, using Adobe Illustrator
-Contributed in fittings, ensured successful sample tracking and efficient communication with Asian factories
-Performed sample measurements and specs
-Created line sheets using Microsoft Word and Excel
-Maintained daily email communication with Asian factories via Microsoft Outlook

Michael Kors, Inc.-New York, NY 2009-2010
Design Assistant (Menswear Collection)
-Designed pertinent styles for Mens Collection, assisted with approval and pre-production stages
-Drew flat hand sketches for department divisions
-Prepared and edited concept line boards for presentation with VPs of Design/Production
-Developed and maintained archive of inspirational samples; arranged sending/delivery of archival protos between design studio and warehouse
- Designed and updated tech packs of wovens and knits (using Enovia Web PDM software)
-Researched inspirational imagery for line development using library of books/magazines/web
-Sourced fabrications and trims; and ensured successful line development
-Maintained proper showroom display, looks, and overall appearance for presentation to CEO and buyers

LANGUAGES
English (Second native)
Russian (Native)

EDUCATION
Marymount University- Arlington, VA Cum Laude: Dec 2009
Major: Fashion Design (Bachelor of Fine Arts)
Fashion Institute of Technology- New York, NY 2008
Draping and CAD courses

HONORS and AWARDS

-National Menswear Buyers Association Award for the Men’s Sportswear Senior Line
-Member of Delta Epsilon Sigma National Scholastic Honor Society

*PLEASE CONTACT ME VIA EMAIL ONLY
**REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

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