Michael Kawa

Freelance Fashion Illustrator & Drafting Freelancer

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Location:United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/michaelkawa
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Michael Kawa
585 Amberwood Dr., Auburn Hills, Michigan 48326
Cell (248) 895-7366 • Home (248) 332-7542
kawamichael@yahoo.com
Portfolio: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/fbx/?set=a.1599764808860.67274.1678232394&l=01bbcdb1f9

Education
International Academy of Design and Technology (IADT) Troy, MI
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design
Graduation Date: 10/2010
GPA: 3.5/4.0
Certifications
Unitized Body and Frame Repair
State of Michigan 1983 – Current
Employment
Joann Fabrics, Auburn hills MI 1/2011 – Current
• Sewing instructor along with instructing how to read and manipulate patterns.
• Contract labor/ part time
International Academe of design and technology, Troy MI 11/2010 – Current
• Substitute instructor for textiles, color theory, sewing, pattern drafting, draping, couture, Adobe Illustrator, and Adobe Photoshop classes
• Salary/ part time
LaRose Fashions, Auburn hills MI 3/2010 – 10/2010
• Design, color, and textile selection of garments to be sold at local fairs for venders
• Contract labor/ part time
Skills
Pattern drafting Color Matching Adobe Illustrator
Draping Alteration/Tailoring Adobe Photoshop
Designing Couture Microsoft PowerPoint
Fabric Matching Gerber Sewing
Awards
Fashion Design Assistant IADT 2008 - 2010
Imagine Fashion Show (Masonic temple) IADT (Honorable Mention) 2009
Accomplishments
• Teachers assistant, Tutor, Lab Technician while attending IADT 2007 - 2010
• Fashion design Assistant IADT 2007 - 2010
• Awarded Most Qualified Fashion Design Assistant 2008 - 2010
Fashion Shows (Designer)
• IADT Imagine Fox Theater Detroit, MI 2010
• IADT Imagine Masonic Temple Detroit, MI 2009
• Red Dress (Woman's Heart Foundation) Detroit, MI 2009
• Founders Fair Farmington, MI 2009
• Fashion in Detroit Detroit, MI 2009
• Breast Cancer Association, Comerica Park Detroit, MI 2008
Professional Experience
International Academy of Design and Technology Troy, MI 2007-2010
Fashion Design Assistant and Tutor
• Assist students and instructors with the following: Pattern Drafting, Draping, Couture, Sewing,
Alterations/Tailoring, Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop
• Supervise open labs (Sewing, Gerber, Pattern Drafting, and Draping)
Freelance Alterations 2008 - Present
• Alter men’s and women’s clothing (dresses, pants, shirts, and jackets)
Freelance Color/Design 1985 – 2007
• Custom metal fabrication and custom paintwork displayed at national auto shows
References
Cynthia Bechill
President at International academy of design and technology 2006 - current
248-457-2746
I.A.D.T
1850 Research drive
Troy Mi. 48083

Laura Rockwood Zingler 2005 - current
Pattern drafting and draping instructor at the International academy of design and technology
734-674-8834

Robin Chinn 2003 – current
Program advisor , instructor, Board member for Fashion Group International
248-457-2700
Skills (2) Rating
Fashion Illustration
Drafting