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nicole reneé gray
1338 S. Carmelina Ave. Apt. # 1, Los Angeles, CA 90025
Cell: 312.371.6334 Email:

PERSONAL SUMMARY: Extremely creative and ambitious fashion
technical designer who multitasks in diverse and fast-paced
environments. Experienced in garment construction,
patternmaking, and establishing measurement specifications.
Organized and goal-oriented with an excellent eye for fit,
construction detail and design.


•Technical Illustrations
•Cost Management
•Computer Patternmaking
•Vendor/Internal Communications
•Tech Pack Specifications
•Garment Fit Evaluation
•Line Development
•Fresh,Innovative Designs
•Fabric Sourcing and Selection

LTD Commodities LLC- Bannockburn, IL
May 2010-August 2011
Junior Stylist

•Selected backgrounds and props for shots that complemented the
product and were appropriate in terms of scale, style and
•Developed new concepts, sets and locations to enhance sales
•Built sets according to each product such as bathrooms,
bedrooms, living spaces and implied outdoor environments
•Provided on-set styling while assisting photographer with shot
•Styled soft goods such as bedding, drapery, towel stacks,
clothing lay-downs and pin-ups
•Styled live models for fashion apparel and provided on set

Mira Couture-Chicago, IL
February 2008- March 2011
Assistant to Owner/Patternmaker

•Drafted patterns for articles designed, cut patterns, and cut
materials according to patterns
•Consulted with clients to design a garment that exceeds the
client and company standards
•Daily correspondence w/domestic & non-domestic vendors
•Assisted with beading layouts and custom designs while
adhering to the customer’s wants
•Established, maintained, and updated files, databases, records
and other documents

jlee silver-Chicago,IL
October 2008- April 2010
Technical Designer/ Production Manager

•Designed current and aesthetically appropriate garments for
the brand, while adhering to production and costing requirements
•Rendered flat drawings and fashion illustrations using Adobe
Illustrator and Photoshop
•Worked with patternmaker on all fit sessions to ensure proper
fit, balance, movement, proportions and construction
•Assisted with construction of first samples and garment
•Assembled technical packages and sourced vendors
•Communicated with international and domestic factories;
meeting strict deadlines with excellent time management and
•Corresponded with overseas and domestic factories for sampling
and production of styles
•Created line sheets for sales and production teams
•Organized & maintained garment samples
•Assisted with creating trend and presentation boards for
design team
•Attended tradeshows and sales meetings to maintain customer
focus; trend shopping and sales reports

OrganiK Revolution-Chicago, IL
April 2008-July 2008

•Sourced fabrics and trims for the fall 2008 line
•Attended meetings at factories and gained additional knowledge
using Gerber system
•Arranged for showing of sample garments at sales meetings or
fashion shows
•Attended fashion shows, reviewed garment magazines and manuals
to analyze fashion trends, predictions, and consumer
preferences to create new inspirations for upcoming collections
•Organized, booked and dressed models for FAME (Fashion and
Media Extravaganza) and “Make a Statement: Design for the Cure”
fashion show

•Featured designer in \"Chicago is...Red Hot\" 2008 Fashion Show
•Featured designer in \"Fashion Focus\" 2008 Fashion Show, Chicago
•Awarded \"Best in Show\" at 2008 Portfolio Show
•Designer in FAME (Fashion and Media Extravaganza) “Two Toned”
three evening gowns using only black and white. “Gray Matter”
Wearable art gown made of gray wool
•Awarded complementary scholarship to attend the AIBI \"Business
of Fashion\" seminars 2008

The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago, Chicago, IL
September 2005- June 2008
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design

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