Monique Garcia

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I am currently a student at Cal Poly Pomona majoring in Apparel Merchandising and Management under the Retail Option. My anticipated graduation is June 2014. I am mainly interested in styling, marketing, advertising, and merchandising.



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  • Technologies

    Adobe Illustrator
    Adobe Photoshop
    Quickbooks Pro
    Microsoft Office
  • Schools/Training

    Cal Poly Pomona
    Internship at Preface PR
    Assistant Stylist

More Information

To secure a position with a well-established organization that can offer a stable work environment, which will help me grow in the fashion industry and enable me to utilize my creative and organizational skills as well as my keen eye for fashion.

Intern at Preface PR (Current Position) -
Tracking samples and handling showroom pulls with celebrity stylists. Multi-tasking and managing various research projects in a fast pace environment. Database management. Research and updating media placements. Directly assisting account executives with everyday tasks. Coordinate shipments to editors. Keep showroom presentable. Involvement in social media practices. Updating industry contact information. Brand research projects. Client outreach.

Stylist Assistant:
Assist stylist on photo shoots. Two have been published.

Bisous Magazine (Shown in Image set 2)
Fall 2013/ #6. Editorial can be found on pages 160 - 165. Assistant Stylist for Stylist Bruno Lima. Worked with: Lucas Passmore - Photographer, Davia Gomez - Model at LA Models, Claudia Michelle Gaviria - Make-Up at MAC Cosmetics, and Sandra Gaviria - Hair. Location - Exposition Park in Los Angeles.

ICON Magazine (Shown in Image Set 3)
Men\'s Issue, 2013. Article featuring Katie Cassidy can be found on pages 8 - 15. (Uncredited in magazine) Assistant Stylist for Bruno Lima at Exclusive Artists Management. Worked with: Ashley Barrett - Photographer, Ashleigh Louer - Make-Up at The Magnet Agency, Bridget Brager - Hair Stylist at The Wall Group. Location: The Forge LA.

Sales Associate at Bath & Body Works (2010-13)
Maintain visual aspects of the store. Provide exceptional customer service by retrieving customer needs in an upbeat manner. Maintain a clean facility and organization of the store and stock room. Help achieve hourly goals by maintaining and exceeding store’s standards. Work closely with coworkers and managers. Help with inventory prep and inventory. Design front window displays and floor plans while paying attention to detail. Work with the team to finish the job within scheduled time period.

Projects for Classes:

Manager of Off The Farm Venue
September 2013 – December 2013
Assign roles/tasks to each member of the team. Set weekly goals and agenda for team members. Oversee all the positions of Off the Farm. Work with team members of Off The Farm when any problem arises. Act as the liaison between professors, department chairs, and any other correspondents. Ensure that Off the Farm is running smoothly and operating correctly on a weekly basis. Approve all buying decisions, marketing/PR flyers, and any other Off the Farm decision.

Manager of ApparelScapes Wearhouse
April 2013 – June 2013
Oversaw and kept the Wearhouse team on tasks, goals, activities according to the proposal and work schedule. Facilitated open and continuous communication with all Wearhouse team members and Dr. Tucker. Operated the business activities and tasks efficiently and on time to improve business affairs within the Wearhouse team and Apparelscapes venues. Assisted other Wearhouse team members in their roles, tasks,and responsibilities. Improved relations and built relationships between Wearhouse team members and Apparelscapes venues. Retained morale within the Wearhouse team. Executed decisions when needed or applicable for difficult situations, decisions, and business affairs having to do with the Wearhouse and team. Created a productive schedule (i.e. tasks, activities, time management ) during work hours. Assisted in developing skills to improve job roles and meet challenges. Completed administrative duties such as updating and maintaining weekly binder of all tasks/activities. Completed and organized the Operational Manual at end of quarter. Processed purchase orders and shipments for all ApparelScapes venues. Distributed merchandise to all ApparelScapes venues.

Clerical Duties at ApparelScapes Sourcing Team
January 2013 – March 2013
Kept an orderly log of the vendor e-mails from the professor through the Sourcing Division email. Sorted e-mails by category daily. Forwarded time sensitive and important emails to the vendor and client relations’ team member.

Swimsuit Line for AMM 310 (Image Set 1)
Completed March 2012
Designed a swimsuit line inspired by Disney characters - Donald Duck, Mickey Mouse, Goofy, Dumbo, Belle, and Snow White. Created a potential business strategy for the line.

Swimsuit TechPack for AMM 314
Completed June 2012
Created a TechPack for the creation of a swimsuit based on AMM 310\'s creation. Researched different vendors for materials.

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