Natalie Zavala Adams
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Woodbury University 2007-2011
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design and a Minor in Fashion Ma¬rketing, graduated Cum Laude
Studio Coordinator-DVF Studio LLC. Sept 2012-Present
Work with Product Development to set up calendars, coordinate/schedule all design related meetings in order to ensure the design team stays on calendar, Assist the VP of RTW Design with day-to-day tasks, Manage and book all design and product development travel, Manage all travel, design research, and design supplies budgets, Work with the marketing team to organize fashion shows and look book photo-shoots, Work with tech team and PD team to schedule fittings and book fit models, Manage/track all vintage rentals and purchases, Liaise between design, licensing/merchandising/product development, Coordinate/schedule/manage interns for all design teams
Design Intern-Diane Von Furstenberg January 2012-June 2012
Created mock-ups by draping, patternmaking, and sewing in order to present new ideas to the Creative Director, assisted patternmakers with corrections, experimented with textiles and trims in order to create new embellishment techniques, experimented with prints in order to create new combos, and assisted designers and stylists preparing for and during Fall 2012 Fashion Week and the Transition 2013 look book.
Design Intern TSE Cashmere November 2011-January 2012
Assisted in specing garments, created and refined flats in Adobe Illustrator for line sheets and tech packs, recolored and revised prints, and assisted in fittings.
Production Assistant-Zelouf West September 2009-July 2011
Communicated with mills/factories and ensured all textile and garment orders were on time, processed all purchase orders, assisted with specing TOPs received from factories, and followed up with customers to ensure all information on purchase orders were correct.
Design Intern-Ximena Valero August 2008-December 2008
Assembled inspiration boards, altered samples and added hand-sewn embellishments, assisted in creating flats and line sheets, and assisted with pattern corrections.
Thorough knowledge of high-end womens wear apparel with an in-depth understanding of textiles and techniques
Advanced in creating refined mock-ups through draping, patternmaking, and sewing
Advanced in creating hand-constructed embellishments
Advanced in MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel and Adobe CSS: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver, and Flash
Experience in carrying out a design idea from concept to final result
In-depth understanding of the fashion industry from design to production
Extremely detail oriented without losing sight of the big picture