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AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Fashion styling and Editorial, 1st through production Pattern Making, Draping, Sewing, Mass Garment Production, Illustration, Merchandising, Show and Model Coordination, Fashion Consulting, Lab Dips, Fabric Development, Blank Apparel, Press Kits, etc
Extensive work ability in bookkeeping, preparing reports, data entry, and filing in fast paced working environments.
Proficient in multiple VMS Financial Applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, T-shirt printing, and over 60 WPM typing.
Excellent oral, written, critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Strong ability to demonstrate responsibility and dependability when completing assignments by organizing resources and establishing priorities within a certain timeframe.
Ability to speak, read, and write in Spanish and French.
Possess flexibility and interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a diverse group of professionals as well as work independently as part of a team.
Ability to train assigned staff, make administrative decisions, and maintain confidentiality.
High level marketing, advertising, and branding
Enki Mikaye Luxury Brand/CEO-Ongoing International Manufacturing-designing, pattern making, sampling, mass production of clothing in over 20 different countries for over 15 years.
Ucce\' Luxury Brand-Atlanta-GA-Intl
Women\'s Dress/Jacket Designer
1st and production Patternmaker/Draping
Manage Sewers for production sampling
Sew Far Under Manufacture-GA
MATRIX RESOURCES-Atlanta, GA
VMS System Account Coordinator/Client Services Training
Assigned to an existing VMS/WFS client and provide on-going production/post-production Tier 1 & 2 level support. Manage and work to foster a solid customer-centric, service oriented relationship in regards to user and system issues. Create, submit, and engage over 500 individual employee files using PeopleClick VMS Systems for Matrix Companies to include pay rate, vendor, contractor, employee name, begin and end dates, etc. Trained major clients and vendors using the VMS PeopleClick System such as Neiman Marcus, Compucom, Assurant Health, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Robert Half, EarthLink, SunTrust, Bank of America, etc. Coordinate key steps and strategies to improve current system operations as a clear guideline for hiring managers and administrators to insure correct data inputs and approvals.
Develop multiple training and marketing packages for new clients and vendors
Travel/Onsite client training in VMS systems and Business Objects
High Level troubleshooting and validation of vendor/client database, queries, and reporting
Attend weekly operations support meetings and Client/Vendor Training Sessions
Perform special support projects at the discretion of the Director of Operations and VP
Creating, submitting, and editing job requirements
Processing and running reports for timesheets, expenses, and other billing invoices
Translating bill rates and Canadian currency exchange to vendors
Submitting, approving, amending and rejecting timesheets and expenses in the VMS system
STYLING & DESIGN JOBS
Epic Magazine (Cover/Spread)
Upscale Magazine/Spread-Jennifer Hudson
Costume Designer/Wardrobe stylist
Bravo Project Runway
2008 Audition Finalist
MTV-NY, Atlanta, Paris
Sweet Sixteen Stylist/Designer/Fashion Show Coordinator
Music Awards Stylist/Designer
PAUL MITCHELL: Atlanta
Collaboration for High Fashion Editorial
Created Avante Guard Clothing for Hair Show
MISS LATINA 2007
Constructed gown for winner-up
VH1/FOX NETWORK-Los Angeles, Paris
Reality Show Stylist/Designer
ATLANTA AMERICA\'S APPAREL MART
Showcased couture collection
LAS VEGAS MAGIC SHOW
Merchandise/Sold Sportswear Collection
Hostess for James Brown/Stylist for Brian McKnight
JAY-Z SHOW ME WHAT YOUVE GOT VIDEO
JAGGED EDGE FASHION SHOW
JAPANESE & CALIFORNIA APPAREL NEWS/ATLANTA APPAREL TRADESHOWS
Introduced multiple season of couture collection
NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
Presented Couture clothing line
ADAM ZYO FASHION (www.adamzyo.com)-UK/US
Designer/Sales/Sample Maker/Fashion Coordinator
Market mens business attire and European high quality suits
Freelance development of fashion shows, product shoots, events to promote the line
Develop strategic sales
Introduction of womens European high quality suit and jacket line
Draping, Patterns, Sample Making
Recruit high fashion model calls for bookings/events
TRACK CHIC NASCAR APPAREL (www.trackchic.com)-Atlanta, GA
Contractual Production Assistant/Pattern Maker/Seamstress/Fashion Coordinator
Conduct contractual independent professional services for design, development and production of Sassy Chic and Classy Chic line of fashions.
Pre-development-design, fashion illustration, pattern making, sourcing, trend analysis
Project development, budget, timeline preparation and compliance
Sample garment production
Oversight of domestic and/or international production
Quality assurance-strict control of waste, seconds or inferior quality merchandise
MATTHIAS STONE LLC (www.mattiasstone.com)-Atlanta, GA
Contractual Production Assistant/Pattern Maker/Seamstress
Consult and oversee development of high end mens polo shirts and bottoms
Develop initial patterns and samples
Develop duplicate patterns, markers, samples international
Manage mass production of garments oversees
Insure custom clearance regarding international affairs
Develop digitized flats and figure illustrations for website, portfolio, and line sheets
Assist in selling line to domestic and international buyers at tradeshows and stores
MATTIES BOUTIQUE- Atlanta, GA
Contractual Senior Production Assistant/Freelance Fashion Designer
Analyze trends, color, fabrications, and silhouette and interpreted such as information into themes, concepts and categories of importance that represent the companys desire for apparel. Work with merchandising staff to ensure product design package is complete, accurate, and delivered within established timelines. Design and produce all patterns for winter and spring couture line for the boutique. Construct sample garments while working closely with seamstresses and pattern makers overseas for small production. Design and illustrated concept boards and catalogues for line presentation. Travel and purchase garments and fabrics in European stores and boutiques.
Presented clothing line to vendors at the Las Vegas Magic Show, Atlanta Apparel Mart, and New Yorks Fashion Week.
Organize and coordinate all fashion shows and staff for events.
Immediate assistant to owner of company and made major financial and production business decisions for the clothing line.
ANTHONY LAWERENCE-New Orleans, LA
Senior Production Assistant/Freelance Fashion Designer
Design, illustrate, and construct sample garments and patterns for the entire mens line. Develop professional portfolio, concept boards, and fabric swatch book. Consult in design trends, fabrics, manufacturing, and other major business decisions using previous experience and references. Key personnel to owner. Research market and competitors of line such as Kenneth Cole and Ralph Lauren
APPLEBOTTOMS APPAREL-St. Louis Missouri
Designed and illustrated juniors apparel line. Presented and merchandised clothing and introduced new items to buyers and employees of the company through seminars and tradeshows. Made patterns and sample prototypes that were sent overseas for mass production.
Constructed samples and patterns from personal working sketches.
Digitized visuals using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD and presented them in magazines, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations.
HOTLANTA APPAREL- Atlanta, GA
Created concepts and fashion illustrations for the pre-development of the clothing line and presented seasonal portfolios for review and approval of selected pieces. Digitized visuals through Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and CAD and presented them in magazines, flyers, and PowerPoint presentations. Made sample garments and master patterns from a working sketch. Pressed and hand finished samples, fitted the samples perfectly to models, alerted senior designer to sewing problems that could be solved by altering patterns. Ran the design room in absence of the senior designer, filled out cost and spec sheets, and supervised the receipt and storage of sample fabrics. Presented and sold the line in guiding the buyers in their selections at the Las Vegas Magic Show.
WU\'S BRIDAL-Japan and Atlanta, GA
Freelance Pattern Maker/Designer/Seamstress
Drape formal wedding gowns and formal dresses and transfer to blue dot paper patterns. Construct sample muslin garments and fit to clients for proper look and several fits and tailoring to actual garments. Designed garments for international stores and catalogues. Occasionally work in Japanese sweat shops to ensure and manage proper production and care. Fabric sourcing in major European countries. Run store in absence of owner.
Olive Clothing/ Beehive Boutique-Atlanta, GA
Pattern Maker/ Seamstress
Prepare and alter womens contemporary patterns and create samples for buyers and custom clientele.