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May \'11-July \'12: CHEROKEE GROUP, Sherman Oaks, CA DESIGNER (product development & tech for men and women\'s, kids, toddlers and accessories)
Jul 08-Mar 11: SEVEN7 JEANS, Los Angeles, CA TECH DESIGNER (knits and non-denim woven tops & bottoms)
Jul 07-Dec 07: TARRANT APPAREL GROUP, Los Angeles, CA DESIGNER (junior bottoms/knit tops for private labels)
Jan 07-May 07: BING BANG, Los Angeles, CA DESIGNER (knits and woven swimsuit cover ups, tops, dresses and bottoms)
Dec 05-Dec 06: APPLE BOTTOMS, Los Angeles, CA KNIT DESIGNER
May-Sep 06/ Dec 07: THE DISNEY STORE, Pasadena, CA TECH DESIGNER (temp)
Sept 03-Nov 04: ECKORED, Los Angeles, CA - DESIGN ASSISTANT (knits and woven tops and bottoms)
ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCE/SHORT PROJECTS
May 07-Jul 07: DOROTHY DUNCAN, Toronto, ON T-SHIRT DESIGNER (freelance)
Dec 06-Jan 07: NICKEL for SEVEN FOR ALL MANKIND, Los Angeles, CA - DESIGN ASSOCIATE (freelance)
Cads, trend research, specs, tech packs, line sheets, costing, fitting and post-production documentation.
2006: NOLCHA LLC, London, England and New York, NY FASHION FORECASTER AND COLUMNIST (internship).
Mar 06: SPEEDO USA, Los Angeles, CA - TEXTILE PRODUCTION DESIGNER (temp)
May 2005: JUICY COUTURE, Los Angeles, CA - FASHION DESIGN ASSISTANT/CAD ARTIST (temp)
Aug 2003: PACIFIC SUNWEAR, Anaheim, CA - FASHION DESIGN ASSISTANT/CAD ARTIST (temp)
Aug 2003: FASHION CLICKS, Los Angeles, CA - FASHION DESIGN ASSISTANT/CAD ARTIST (freelance)
2001: PLAYBOY LINGERIE, Los Angeles, CA - FASHION DESIGNER/GRAPHIC ARTIST (freelance)
SPRING 2005: LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION at the University of the Arts - London, England
Study Abroad Semester Program in Fashion Design.
2005-2006: PENN FOSTER SCHOOL - Los Angeles, CA
Certificate in Dressmaking and Fashion Design.
2003-2004: LOYOLA MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY EXTENSION - Los Angeles, CA
Certificate in New Media Marketing.
2002-2003: Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM) - Los Angeles, CA
Certificate in Fashion Design. Scholarship awarded through the Italian Chamber of Commerce.
2001-2: UCLA Extension - Los Angeles, CA (Package Design, Commercial Advertising and Publication Design.)
1998-1999: PLATT COLLEGE - Los Angeles, CA
Associate Degree in Computer Graphic Design and Visual Communications.
1997-98: Centro Nuove Tecnologie e Immagine Creativa - Rome, Italy (Certificate in Computer Graphics.)
1994-1996: LA SAPIENZA UNIVERSITY- Rome, Italy
English major (completed 2 years). Coursework included linguistics, American history, and pre-Colombian civilizations.
-Excellent understanding of the garment design and manufacturing process, from conceptualization to final assembly - Strong fashion and color sense with the ability to create and adapt designs to changing market conditions and different target markets - Good knowledge of fabrics, draping, pattern-making and sewing - Excellent technical drawing & illustration skills combined with knowledge of all major fabric print techniques - Teaches Photoshop and Illustrator to professionals and students (vector/raster illustration, cads, textile design, repeats, color correction, photo retouching, etc.)
PLATFORMS: Macintosh and PC.
SOFTWARE: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, PageMaker, ImageReady, QuarkXpress, FreeHand, MS Office, WebPDM.
FOREIGN LANGUAGES: Italian (native); French (fluent); Spanish (fluent); German (academic); Portuguese (academic)