Odalis Venegas

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I am an apparel designer/merchandiser professional specializing in target market and client needs. My strengths include drafting 1st paper patterns and clothing construction. I have achieved creating designs as requested and styled individuals.
  • Region:
  • Southern CA



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    Technical Illustration
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  • Hourly Rate

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  • Schools/Training

    Cal State University Northridge
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I've had a passion for sewing since I was a young girl and have continued to progress my skills by evolving my sewing techniques and design concepts .


Present : Stitcher at Universal Studios

July 2018-July 2022: Lili Bridals & Formals
Hand sewing, pressing manually, fittings.

Oct. 2016 - Feb. 2018: Women's Shoe Expeditor at MACY'S.
Retrieving shoes in a timely manner, merchandising display shoes, stock room organization, inventory, fulfill shoe orders, markdowns, signage, proactive in assisting customers if needed.

Oct. 2014 - Oct. 2016: Support Associate at MACY's in Laurel Plaza.
Fulfilling online orders, Merchandising, Recovery, and other tasks as necessary.

Freelance Projects:

Handbag Patternmaker for Honeydose (2017-18)
Created belted pouch hand bag from original concept to final product.

The Hunting - Trollax Productions (2015)
Designed and constructed lead actress (Gail) dress and outdoor look. Mother's purple dress and the villain costumes.
Designed and sourced fabric for men's outdoor hunting coats and styled additional characters' outfits.

Pseudo - Casanova Pictures (2014)
Coordinating outfits and accessories for an actor and actress in a short film.

Team Investigating The Supernatural - Casanova Pictures (2012)
Designed and constructed two men's 4-piece suits featured in a web series; Gray suit seen on episode 1(coat, pant, vest, dress shirt) & Gentleman's suit seen on episode 5 (long coat, pant, vest, dress shirt). Attended all dates of scheduled shooting. Completed task under a tight deadline.

Internship Experience:

Spring 2012: Plus Size Fashion Designer/Intern at Clothing Obsessed Company: Wholesale Women's Clothing Los Angeles
Introduced design Sketches to sales team for approval. Designs were based on the company's base client, needs, and desires for the following fall season. Created 1st patterns manually by draping method, took fitting notes and made changes as necessary.

Fall 2011: Associate Intern at Bloomingdale's Studio Services in Sherman Oaks Fashion Square.
Learned all aspects of the retail and studio services. Acquired vendor and visual merchandising knowledge. Assisted costume designer and stylists daily as well as general office work along with recovering sales floor. Practiced excellent customer service in a fast paced environment.


Relevant Courses:

Spring 2011: Designer at CSUN Night of Fashion - Sustainable Cotton INC Show / Style Voyage; Valley Performing Arts Center. Applying theoretical concepts to design, produce, and present a creative apparel collection and design portfolio.

Spring 2011: Apparel for Special Groups. Understanding needs and desires of the elderly. Study of dress in relation to personal characteristics and applying theoretical concepts to create specialized apparel. Conducting interviews, recording data/observation, measuring, senior center site visit.

Spring 2011: Fashion Development. Developing a fashion collection from conception to wholesale distribution. Identifying target market, sourcing inspiration, identifying materials and their use, manufacturing technology, costing, pricing, spec sheets, line sheets, merchandising, distribution, and promotion.

Spring 2010: Designer at CSUN Spring Fashion Show - Style is Eternal. Clothing designed by the draping method. Study of interrelation of fabrics, design, and form.

Spring 2009: Designer at CSUN Spring Fashion Show - The World Is Your Runway (Pre-Show). Garment construction from flat pattern design. Theory and application of pattern alteration, construction techniques, analysis of fashion fabrics, and analysis of fitting on models.

Fall 2005: Fashion Illustration; West Valley Occupational Center. Study of garment and garment details, developing croquis, developing technical flat sketches, figure proportions, collection development, and watercolor.

Additional Skills:

Design and Production Process
Drafting Patterns
Clothing Construction
Apparel/Trend Analysis
Fit Analysis
Target Market Research
Developing Tech Packs
Illustrator/Photoshop Basics
Basic knowledge on Excel,
Snapfashun Program
Fluent in Spanish

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