Freelance Designer & Illustrator, CEDELLA MARLEY DESIGN, Miami, FL, Summer 2010- present
Worked with designer and develped sketches, illustrations and technical flats for future collections.
Freelance Jewelry Production, ROCK CANDY MIAMI, Miami, FL, Summer 2010 - Present
Create earrings, bracelets and necklaces using wire and other jewelry components
Jewelry Designer & Sole Proprietor, LAUREN CARINA, FL, Fall 2004- present
Designed from concept to completion jewelry collections utilizing wire wrapping and bead stitching
Created campaign for target market including inspiration boards, illustrations, and flats
Assistant Designer, CATCH A FIRE CLOTHING, Miami, FL, 6/08- 12/08
Worked with art director and developed concepts, sketches, technical flats, and screen print graphics for collections using the leading Mac design software and traditional sketching methods.
Communicated production specifications, fittings and approval with factories.
Researched industry related trends, color palettes and prints.
Freelance Designer & Illustrator, JANIE BETTE SHOES, Parkland, FL, Spring 2008
Conceptualized with art director to translate verbal ideas to technical illustrations.
Consulted on fashion industry, trends, and functionality of designs
Assistant Designer, DO DENIM, Hallandale, FL , 2/08- 6/08
Completed designs using Mac design software for embellishment of mens and womens jeans.
Created mock-up pages of t-shirt designs and embellishments for production.
Contacted the factories with changes and approvals to samples
Researched current trends, techniques, and graphics in the t-shirt and denim industry.
Visual Merchandiser and Sales, CUSTO BARCELONA, Boca Raton & Bal Harbour Shoppes , FL , 11/06-2/08
Styled displays, racks, windows and mannequins to promote new merchandise and sales
Maintained communication with clientele to advise of new merchandise and events
Presented outfits utilizing layers to promote multiple item customer sales
Accessory Specialist & Sales Associate, GUESS/MARCIANO , South Beach, FL, 6/05- 10/06
Maintained the accessory department asthetic through displays increasing sales of jewelry and accessories.
Styled outfits on mannequins in interior of store and front window promoting sale of full outfits
Ai Miami International University of Art & Design, Miami, FL
Associate of Arts Degree in Fashion Design Spring, 2005
Designing clothing, Illustrating fashion, Sewing, Patternmaking, Designing accessories, Designing jewelry, Creating jewelry, Styling wardrobe, Designing graphics, Creating layouts, Technical illustration
Computer Skills: Macintosh OSX, Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign), and Microsoft Office
Featured Accessory Designer at Gen Art’s Fresh Faces in Fashion Miami Spring/06
Jewelry Designs worn in Cooyah show during Caribbean Fashion Week 05.
Designs promoted during the Alpark show at Donald Trump’s Mari-A-Lago Estate
Designs featured in GenArt Fashion Show “Baubles and Bangles” as hot new South Florida accessory designer at Moet Lounge