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Szilvia Braz

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CREATIVE, AMBITIOUS, HARDWORKING, and PRECISE fashion designer with over 10 years of experience in many field of designing. With highly effective international experience in fashion design and illustration.

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  • Category

    Apparel
  • Market Segments

    Womens
    Costume Design
  • Availability

    Freelance
    Permanent
  • Hourly Rate

    50 USD
  • Relocation

    0
  • Technologies

    Croquis, hand sketches
    Vector illustrations
    Flats, CAD-s
    Technical drawings
    Labdips, coloring
  • Schools/Training

    College
    Courses
    Companies

More Information

I can utilize my proven strengths in designing, managing, contributing my skills and design aesthetic to assist in creating stylish, salable fashion collections with enhancing company profits.

A fast learner and eager to challenge myself, I aspire to continually grow and further develop my talents within the industry.

SKILLS

Compurter Skills:
MS Office and Open Office
Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design
Macromedia Fireworks, Dreamweaver
Corel Draw, Photopaint
Hand sketching and computer illustrations
Google SketcUp 3D modelling
Knowledge of Maya, Imagine, 3D Studio, and Archidad

Language skills:
English (Professional working proficiency)
Finnish (Limited working proficiency)
German (Beginner proficiency)
Hungarian (Native or bilingual proficiency)

Designing and Engineering Skills:
hand sketching, computer illustrations and vector graphics; creative and ambitious; reliable, precise and quick; analyzing international information; organize my work very efficiently; always ready to bring new ideas.

Financial Skills:
very good sense of finance and understanding companies business ideologies according to budget and money handling, related to developing effective and marketable services and products.

Communication Skills:
through many team projects I learned rules that have helped developing own negotiating skills to a higher level; following and commenting the designing process with keeping close relationship with suppliers and manufacturers all over the world; improving communication skills during my long work experience (lots of technical reports in English and in Finish).

Team Work Skills:
organizing complete processes from beginning to the end; working as a leader and organizer as well as a team member; personal growth books, training courses help making teamwork and problem-solving skills working more effectively and more conflict-free.

Problem Solving Skills:
always developing from the very beginning of working experience so with making quick, deliberate decisions work can be more effective; opened for new tasks and challenges, learn and adapt new information very quickly; always had high responsibility at work; solving problems efficiently and quickly.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Designer at Naistenpukutehdas Oy., Hollola - FINNLAND
August 2010 - 2011
Designing collections (hand sketches and fashion illustrations)
Textile, print and logo design
Making flats, CADs, mood boards, presentations
Making specifications for the sampling process
Organizing and fileing design packets in style books
Arranging and managing the prototyping process
Calculating prices and making price negotiations with the partners
Finding cost cutting possibilities
Cooperating with the quality control department
Making orders for the pre-production (fabric, accessories, etc.)
Keeping daily relationship with suppliers and manufacturers during sampling process, commenting prototypes (China, Hong Kong, Turkey or Estonia as well)
Stylist at photo shootings

Designer - freelancer, Budapest - HUNGARY
2004 - 2009
Designing and managing collections and production for different companies in Hungary
(J.Press, Aboriginal, Eurohód, EGO Sport, Elegant Mode, Mikka, Xeno, Coreana, Fibri, Black Box...)
Designing collections (hand sketches and fashion illustrations)
Textile and print design
Making flats and CADs on computer
Making specifications for the sampling process
Arranging and managing the prototyping process
Calculating prices and making price negotiations with the partners
Finding cost cutting possibilities
Making orders for the pre-production (fabric, accessories, etc.)
Keeping close relationship with suppliers and manufacturers (Hungary, China)

Art director at Sylber Bt., Budapest - HUNGARY
2004 - 2006
Chief Editor and art director of a Hungarian monthly magazine with whole layout designing and
organizing the whole publishing operation, following budget, making calculations
desktop publishing, journalism, photo shooting, creative direction

Finnacial coordinator at TESCO Stores, Budaörs - HUNGARY
2003 - 2004
Making the budget plan for the new opening stores in Hungary
Coordinating the financial plan
Making reports of the costing
Making presentations
Calculating prices and making price negotiations with the partners
Finding cost cutting possibilities

Freelancer designer at Eternity Fashion (top Lebanese fashion company), Beiruth - LEBANON
2001 - 2003
Designing monthly collections in MAN\'s wear
Making computer vector fashion illustrations (hand sketches and fashion illustrations)
Designing prints, logos, and catalogs
Making specifications for the sampling process
Organized and filed design packets in style books

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Account and Finance - diploma: 2002
Financial College, Budapest – HUNGARY (2000 – 2002)

Fashion Designer
Technical College of Light Industry, Budapest – HUNGARY professional course,
(1996 – 1997)

Bachelor of Fashion Industrial Engineering - Fashion Designer - diploma: 1996
Technical College of Light Industry – fashion, Budapest – HUNGARY (1993 – 1996),

Costume Designer
Budapest – HUNGARY professional course (1994 - 1995)
Laszlo Lovassy Highschool, Veszprem – HUNGARY (1989-1993), graduation: 1993

HONORS AND AWARDS

Griff Gentlemen\'s Rt. Fashion Contest special prize (1998)
Imperiál Divatfakulcy Fashion Contest 2nd prize (1997)
Ruhamutatvány Fashion Show (1997)
Star Center Fashion Show (1997)
Alkotó Ifjúság Pályázat Competition 3rd prize (1996)

ACTIVITIES

Member of TMTE (Hungarian Society of Textile Technology and Science)
Publications in Hungarian monthly fashion industrial magazine TextilForum

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