Vivacious fashion creative that is multi-talented and enjoys working with a great team. Graduated with a BFA from the Pratt institute after studying the craft of fashion design. Background is very diverse ranging from Technical design to freelance sketching. Strong knowledge of draping, patternmaking, construction, and merchandising. Extremely proficient with a number of computer programs and fashion illustration. Lots of experience with administrative design duties and working with my hands. Eager to embark on new challenges in the fashion industry.
- Associate Designer for AH Schreiber
New York, NY 01/08-01/13
Co-design for girls’/Junior’s swimsuits and contemporary cover-ups. Computer sketching and rendering. Technical sketching. Sourcing and tracking trims and embellishments. Preparing design and development samples for buyers. Creating inspiration, development boards, and merchandising ideas for Jrs. and kid’s products. Working with graphic designers and artists on developing original prints for swim. Print manipulation and color variation in Photoshop. Beginning the costing phase for private label and in-house line styles. Reviewing Lab dips, sitting in on fittings, design and fabric meetings. Preparing product line sheets. Divisional liaison for Target Corp through Target’s online communication and product development system. Working with pattern development and fabric team. Shopping the European, NY, Miami, and Southern California market for trends and inspiration in swim and RTW.
-Freelance Design/Sketch Artist
New York, NY 2008-Present
-Designing and crafting custom garments for personal clientele. Draping, patternmaking, and alterations.
-sketch designer for various creative and sources. Helping to develop clients’ vision.
-Bridal Gown Consultant for The White Gown
Brooklyn, NY 05/10-01/11
Assisting future brides to be with their wedding dress purchases. Participating in alterations appointments. Helping brides visualize their complete ensemble on their special day.
-Freelance Fashion Sketch Artist for Herve Leger New York, NY 9/12/10
Fashion’s Night Out Sketch artist for the NYC Boutique
-Technical Designer for SML Sport
New York, NY 11/06-01/08
Technical designer for Lauren Hansen and Private Label Missy knitwear collections. Conducted fittings. Communicated with overseas factories through the fit and production process. Reviewed Lab dips. Measured, and checked garments for correct fit.
Honors and Internships
-Intern For Stelle America Sportswear
New York, NY 06/06
-Winner of the Hiroko Suzuki Evening Award 05/10/06
-Winner of the Solstiss Lace Award for Evening Wear 05/10/06
-Intern for Amsale Bridal Company
New York, NY 02/06-05/06
Press kit and style book preparation and fabric inventory. Assisted sales and design in fashion show preparation for all three collections.
-Adobe Photoshop and illustrator
BFA in Fashion Design @ The Pratt Institute Brooklyn, NY 05/12/06