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  • Hourly Rate

    Freelance: $25 hr.
  • Relocation

  • Technologies

    Microsoft Office
    MAC and PC literate
  • Schools/Training

    BFA VCU School of the Arts

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Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts: B.F.A. in Fashion Design
(Graduated December 2004, Cum Laude.)

Summary of Skills:
Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and Microsoft Office. A comprehensive art foundation in color and design theory, as well as illustration and computer-aided design. Corporate apparel design experience across multiple lines of business, including soft woven’s, dresses, shirting, denim, and outerwear/suiting. Design and technical sketching capabilities in a children\'s products market.

Work Experience:

Trend and Surface Technical Designer - Kids II - January 2013 - Current:
Atlanta, Georgia
• Assist all In-home gear designers with spec creation, and the overall production aspects of each baby product.
• Create sales call presentation boards for national and international clients, roadshows, and showrooms.

Independent Apparel and Accessories Designer - Rebels and Saints Clothing - 2009-2013:
Atlanta, Georgia
• Create collections from conceptualization to development.
• Use social media to create an interest in fashion line, fashion shows and events.
• Attend and participate in local independent arts and crafts fairs.
• Photograph and maintain my product site on Etsy.

Associate Apparel Designer – White House/Black Market Corporate - March 2008 - November 2008:
(Contractor through 24Seven Inc., New York, NY)
Fort Myers, FL
• Worked as a liaison among sourcing, overseas vendors, merchandising teams, and design teams.
• Used the latest technology to create product sketches and marketing/showroom collateral.
• Used an internal PDM system to create tech packs, and manage sample garments and deliveries.
• Sourced and chose seasonal fabrics, materials, hardware, trims, and small accessories.
• Worked closely with my staffing agent to accomplish jobs as assigned by the design teams, and as a result, extended a short term freelance project to a long running contract.

Assistant Apparel Designer – Macy’s Corporate - 2006 to 2008:
New York, NY
• Used Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and WebPDM to create product sketches and marketing/showroom presentations, as well as product tech packs.
• Worked closely with Design Director to create color, trend, and silhouette forecasts for Style & Co. as well as Alfani Women’s labels.
• Sourced and chose seasonal fabrics, materials, hardware, trims, and small accessories.
• Aided designers with day-to-day tasks including emails, and other correspondence with team and vendors.
• Trained and project managed freelancers and assistant designers.

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