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Stephany Okyere

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Menswear Assistant Designer who has drive and determination to becoming a member of a production team wanting to bring excitement and fun narratives to designing menswear while enhancing and honoring the classic cut and fit

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Mens
    Fashion Illustration
  • Availability

    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    18
  • Relocation

    No
  • Technologies

    Illustrator
    Photoshop
    Microsoft
  • Schools/Training

    Pratt Institute

More Information

Summary/Qualifications
A graduate of Pratt Institutes Fashion Design Department, assisted in mens knits & wovens team at Li & Fung\'s Walmart Division,internship with Nautica assisting mens knits and additional retail experience in fragrances and cosmetics. Awarded men’s sportswear honors at Pratt Institutes 2009 Fashion Show. Skilled in Apparel Design, Fashion Illustration, and Sewing.

Fashion Production Design Skills
Fashion Illustration, Fabric Rendering, Designing, Mood Board Creation, Sourcing Fabrics and Trims, Draping, Sewing and Tailoring, Market Research, Pattern Making, Specking, Embellishments

Computer Skills
Mac and Pc programs Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel

Education
Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY School of Art and Design
Major: Fashion Design
Bachelors of Art, May 2009

Pratt Munson William Proctor Institute, Utica, NY
School of Art Major: Fine Arts
Associates Degree, May 2005

Special Awards/Achievements
 Roberto Calasanz Menswear Collection Award winner 2009
 Renee Hunter Individual Evening Award winner 2009
 Selected participant of the 2008 CFDA Geoffrey Beene Scholar Competition

Fashion Experience

Hermes of Paris, New York, NY November 2010-January 2011
Holiday Sales Associate Temp
 Assisted clients in enamels, scarves, belts, fragrances
 Organized displays and restocked items
 Charge Sends
 Designed / created art work for scarves

Li & Fung DSG Division, New York, NY Spring 2010-Fall 2010
Mens Knits & Wovens Assistant Designer
 Ai Sketching
 Trend /Inspiration Research
 Updating Linesheets
 Organizing Fabrication, Trims
 Preparing Tech Packets
 Attend to Design Meetings
 Prepare/Assist creating Mood Boards

Nautica Jeans Co. New York, NY Fall 2008
Men’s Knits/Design Department Intern
 Coordinated department proto samples and Lab Dips
 Probe the internet for inspirational imagery
 Attended to sample fittings
 Assisted in designing graphic t-shirts
 Aligned inspiration boards and seasonal showcase room

Pratt Institute Fashion Department, Brooklyn, NY Fall 2006
Assistant to Department Chair
 Maintenance of Fabric and Fabric swatch room
 Organized special events

Retail Experience

Solid Gold Summer 2007
Beauty/Hair Care Consultant
 Conduct wig assessments
 Assisted in makeovers

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