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Fashion Designer, ekedie Showclothing, Germany Since 2008
Owner and Designer
Design and manufacture one-of-a-kind clothing for women, men and children as well as various personal clientele & businesses.
Create designs ranging from ready-to-wear, stage show and horse riding costumes.
Administer illustrations, fittings and styling from conception to completion. Designed for all body types and figures.
Specialize in designing custom Swarovski rhinestone crystal embellishments.
Productions were mainly in Pakistan, India and China. I have been responsible for all contacts to the manufacturers and creating technical packages for them.
ekedie.com is leading in Westernriding Show Apparel in Europe. With famous clients like Corinna Schumacher and the Sheikh of Dubai.
Create boards for presentations and market. Coordinate with production and sales on the development of programs from concept through production. Prepare production packages and artwork for production and communicate daily with overseas factories on color and style approvals. Created and designed graphics, packaging design and advertisements.
K Fashion Designer, Darmstadt, Germany 2007 -2010
Designed and manufactured custom-made clothing as well as eveningwear and separates. Designed for all body types and figures: size 32-48
Proficient in working with stretch fabrics, knits, woven, chiffon, georgette, crepe, Angelskin, Lycra, and other special fabrics.
Client fittings, garment construction, pattern making, and alterations. Proficient in draping, industrial sewing, hand sewing and embellishments.
Operations & Production Manager
Floor Manager for manufacturing and production of product. Responsible for client relations, accounts payable, and deadline-driven custom orders.
Managed outsourcing, materials and supply orders, inventory control, shipping and receiving.
Advertising Marketing Producer
Graphic Designer for ads, posters, creative marketing, digital photography and Website updates.
Public Relations and Sales Representative. Orchestrate vendor booth set up at various fashion shows, additionally conducting sales, meetings, fittings and negotiations onsite with various clientele. Conducted and operated phone and Internet sales.
Freelance Fashion Designer, Various, Germany 2006-2010
MTV - Illustrations
Volcom - featured Artist and T-Shirt Designs
Vero Moda - T-Shirts Designs
Fashion Police - Costume Designer- Fashion Shootings
Ol Sorrel Western Apparel - Freelance Fashion Designer Design and manufacture Western Sport clothing for women, men and children
DQHA Apparel - Complete Collection and Merchandise
Winterchild -T-Shirts and Merchandise
Bernard Lewinsky - Magazine Design
Swan Dance Company - Costume Design
S. Ludwig - T-Shirts and CI
NSBA - Collection and Merchandise
and others. Develop Licensed designs for each season. I am well-versed with the design process, from concept to presentation.
P Magazine, Darmstadt, Germany 2009-2010
Featured Artist on monthly City magazine as a freelance Designer. My work is now presented in a Book
published by the city of Darmstadt about artists living in Darmstadt called ,Darmstadt - City of Arts more
under www. surface-book.de
Niels Daxl Photography, Germany 2006-2009
Working with the professional photographer Niels Daxl. Developing concepts and backgrounds/ sets in cooperation
with photographer and clients.
Film Credit, Los Angeles, USA 2004-2006
Ayaka - I believe (filming) Costume Designer
Hikaru Utada - easy breezy (post) Costume Designer
June - Baby it\'s you (filming) Costume Designer
Hikaru Utada - devil inside (pre-production) Costume Designer
Huong - Wonderland (filming) Production Coordinator
Because I moved to LA I changed into the movie business and for a photographer while studying Fashion Design at Art Institute, Hollywood. Freelancer work for CustomPhotoSolutions - Todd Wilkinson and Draw Pictures. Productions of mostly music videos. As a wardrobe girl and production designer I was responsible for the look of the actors or the set. Overseeing the productions and decide quickly and responsible. Working under high pressure.
College Lecturer, Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt a.M. 2000-2004
Because I graduated with honors the academy offered me a job as lecturer immediately after Graduation. I have been teaching the students Desktop-Publishing from beginners to advanced but also design rules and strategies.
Containing Photoshop,Illustrator, Freehand, InDesign, Quark Xpress as well as web programming like Lingo and
Flash but also designing a varied range of materials.
Ogilvy & Mather Graphic Designer, Frankfurt a.M. 2000-2004
Working only for Ogilvy & Mather Healthcare as an Art Director. Gaining a lot of experience in working processes in an Agency and with relevant clients
like Bayer, Merck, Bepanthen and Lilly for example.
Freelance Graphic Designer, Frankfurt a.M. 1996-2000
Working as a Freelance Graphic Designer in Frankfurt a.M. Germany for different Agencies like J.Walter
Thompson, Ogilvie & Mather. But also smaller ones like Schiller Design in Frankfurt a.M. with a more high
quality standard. I worked with clients like
20th Century Fox, Sony Music, Mazda, Siemens, PSM&W New Media, BMW, Braun, Nestlé and many
Fashion Companies such as Light Snowboard, Light Board Corp. and Wicked Skate wear.
Work included exhibition boards, fashion designs, corporate identities, brochures, posters, flyers and more.
Urban Supplies Skateboard Wholeseller, Wiesbaden, Germany 1991-1995
My first Job during school has been working for ,Urban Supplies a wholesaler for Skateboard and Sports equipment. First key market for DC
shoes. First graphic experiences for the skate magazine ,Limited I have also been responsible organizing exhibition, events and skate demos.
Academy of Visual Arts, Frankfurt a.M, Germany 1996-2000
B.F.A., Communication Designs, March 2000
Bachelor of Communication Designs, Graduated with honors: Cum Laude.
The main focus of my Bachelor are Visual Communication, Illustration and New Media.
1999 Internship at Airbag Craftworks
1998 Urban Supplies - Retail Management & Merchandising
School for Fashion & Design, Frankfurt a.M, Germany 1995-1996
Courses in Fashion Sketch, Fashion Design and sewing Techniques during the summer. 8 weeks.
High computer literacy - familiar with a wide range of packages including Photoshop, Illustrator, Freehand,
CAD TexDesign, After Effects, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, InDesign, Quark Xpress and many more. Word,
Excel, Email, Acrobat and such is self-evident.
Fashion design illustration and technical design. Stylizing and Accessory Design. Textile Design, specialty design and Tailoring.
German and Spanish (native speaker) Fluent in English. French (working knowledge)
My Hobbies are Horse-back riding and surfing.