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New York & Company | Assistant Designer | NY, NY | 2012 - 2013
Denim & Outerwear | 2012
Casual Woven Tops | 2013
Supported design teams of well-established and quickly growing brand. Met the challenge to modernize department through trim and fit. Created and updated tech packs in PDM. Maintained all records of submits/approvals. Collaborated with CAD artists in the development of prints. Researched trend, fabric, and trims. Partnered closely with sourcing, technical design, and merchant teams to adhere to quick seasonal time & action calendars in a fast-paced environment. Strived to create a product that is on trend, of quality, cost-driven, and brand appropriate.
The Vanity Room | Designer | NY, NY | 2010 - 2011
Worked alongside production and sales team of domestically produced private label company in creating seasonal knitwear collections. Liaised with buyers at Urban Outfitterʼs, Deliaʼs, Alloy, Ideeli, Arden B. and more. Developed original and innovative designs. Created presentations. Worked alongside NY sample room and pattern maker to create all prototypes. Completed garment spec sheets. Participated in fittings and communicated directly with production team. Sourced new trims and fabrics. Researched trends. Maintained all files, fabric library, and style information.
J.Crew | Temp Production Assistant for Quality Assurance| NY, NY | 2010 Offered administrative support to department on a temporary basis. Assisted in correspondence with factories and vendors regarding quality testing of product. Maintained all records and files.
Lela Rose | Freelance Assistant Designer | NY, NY | 2010
Acted as primary contact in the development of Fall 2010 collection for Chinese retailer, Ochirly. Created patterns, designed embroideries and embellishments, and worked directly with NY based factories in the development of all original presentation samples.
Anthropologie | Design Assistant - Intimates | Philadelphia, PA | 2008 - 2009
Reinforced team in all phases of design process from initial concept through to bulk. Devised original & creative designs. Communicated with overseas partners and mills in all stages of style progression. Input and managed style information in PDM. Participated in fit sessions. Approved lab dips. Composed trim reports, inspiration boards, and artwork layouts. Maintained all files and records.
Lela Rose | Design Intern | NY, NY | Summer 2007
Cooperated directly with creative team to aid in the completion of samples. Created flats and illustrations. Prepared for S/S 2008 runway show with the fitting of samples and dressing of models backstage.
[ design ]
- Flats & CADs - Hand sketching - Illustration - Tech packs - Fabric knowledge - Garment construction - Technical aptitude
[ computer ]
- Mac & PC - Web PDM - Photoshop - Illustrator - Outlook
- Excel - Word
[ professional ]
- Time management - Creative problem solving - Multi-tasking & prioritizing - Communication - Organization - Team player - Positive perspective
Savannah College of Art and Design | Savannah, GA | Graduated May 2008 BFA in Fashion Design - Deans List, Magna Cum Laude
SCAD Outstanding Achievement Award in Fashion | Class of 2008 1 of 3 graduating students nominated by professors for renowned performance within department
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