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Gelesia Din

Freelance Fashion Illustrator & Technical Illustrator

Location:Los Angeles, California, United States
2 Skills


An organized, detail-oriented, and efficient graduate in
merchandise product development with industry experience offers
the following skills:
•Adept in translating industry trends into product designs for
targeted demographics.
•Experienced with all elements of garment construction (flat
patternmaking, draping, rendering blocks).
•Proficient in line sheet development.
•Skilled in specking
garments and creating accurate tech packs.
•Able to execute seasonal concept boards.
•5+ years experience with PC programs including Photoshop,
Illustrator, Web PDM, and MS Office.


Associate of Arts in Merchandise Product Development
Oct. 2008 – Jun. 2010
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM)
Los Angeles, CA


Sales Representative, Assistant Buyer, and Sales Assistant
Jan. 2011 – Mar. 2013
Los Angeles, CA

•Represented the company at trade shows and engaged with new
clients (Off-Price Show, Fashion Market Northern California, etc.).
•Contributed to all aspects of wholesale apparel sales to major
retailers (Beall’s Outlet, Gabriel Brothers, TJ Maxx, DD’s, and
•Prepared garment displays in the company show room and provided
input on which garments to showcase.
•Visited clothing manufacturers and selected styles for purchase
based on past and forecast company sales.
•Accepted and entered purchase orders into The Rag Closet and
ASW software, ensured availability of merchandise, and
facilitated timely delivery of orders.
•Ensured customer satisfaction with delivered products and
resolved any discrepancies or concerns.
•Engaged outside contractors for secondary services, including
labeling and garment finishing.
•Directly interacted with key company clients to manage and
strengthen relationships.

Assistant PR Manager
Sept. 2010 – Nov. 2010
Diamond Noir Collective/Top Job PR/Tres Jolie Caribb Magazine
Beverly Hills, CA

•Coordinated preparations for the first ever Caribbean
International Fashion Week in New York.
•Organized the event preparation schedule and assigned tasks and
duties to interns.
•Persuaded corporate sponsors to include their brands and
products in the event.
•Arranged meetings with international partners and encouraged
participation of Caribbean designers.
•Selected a venue for the celebrity gifting suite to promote the
•Assisted the Creative Director in creating the event logo,
website, and brochures and performed a wide range of
administrative duties for the company president.

Administrative Assistant
Aug. 2009- May 2010
Mary Kay Cosmetics
Norwalk, CA

•Maintained and tracked inventory of cosmetics and processed
weekly shipments to clients.
•Processed customer purchase orders and payments.
•Composed correspondence such as newsletters and announcements
of training sessions and sales opportunities.

References and portfolio available on request.