BFA Fashion Design (August 2009- September 2012)
The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
Fashion Design Certificate (Summer 2008)
School of Fashion Design – Boston
Fashion/Fine Arts Certificate Program (2006-2009)
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
-Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign
-Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Suite with presentation skills
-Adept knowledge of Web PDM, Gerber Accumark, and Kaledo (Print, Weave, Knit)
-Extremely creative Mood Board and Design Development skills
-Experience with flat sketching and tech packs
-Trend research and forecasting skills
-Knowledge of line and product development
-Skillful Pattern Maker and Seamstress
-Mercedes Benz Fashion Week, New York, NY (February 2013)
FOH/BOH assistant at Reem Acra, Dennis Basso, Vantan Tokyo, DL1961, and Zang Toi Fall/Winter 2013 runway collection shows
-Chicago Fashion Focus, Chicago IL (October 2012)
Top 5 Designer in Chicago’s Dress Code Fashion Show Hosted by the City of Chicago
-New York Fashion Week EMERGE! Fashion Show, New York, NY (February 2012)
Model / Back Stage Assistant
-Seventeen Magazine Style Mix Tour, Old Orchard Mall Skokie IL (September 2009)
Assistant Stylist to stylist Daisy Lewellyn / Model Dresser
Product Designer, The TJX Companies, INC., Framingham MA, (June 2013-Present)
Product Designer in the decorative seasonal hard homes product development department at The TJX headquarter in Framingham, MA. Responsibilities include researching concept, color, and trend information, developing concept boards and designing flat and three dimensional product. Working with buyers on buying trips, QC of product, and customer service skills.
Sales and Design Assistant, Sherwin Williams, Seekonk MA/Chicago IL, (June 2009-June 2013)
Sales and design assistant at Sherwin Williams.
Responsibilities include assisting customers in coordinating custom color pallets for interior and exterior surfaces while delivering outstanding customer service.
Design Intern, Bates Designs, Chicago IL, (January 2012-October 2012)
Design intern at Bates Designs in Chicago, Illinois. Everyday responsibilities consist of pattern design, sewing, and fit modeling. Assistant to owner and designer Barbara Bates at main office and showroom.
Sales Associate, Zara Michigan Ave, Chicago IL, (October 2009-July 2010)
Sales Associate at Zara on Michigan Avenue in Chicago, Illinois. Zara is a Spanish owned clothing company that mass-produces and sells the latest and most fashion forward clothing across the world. Responsibilities include assisting customers in finding the perfect outfit for client’s size and fit.
-Winner of The Illinois Institute of Art- Chicago Half-Tuition Scholarship in 2009-2012
-Second Place winner in the Rendering Style Competition at the School of Fashion Design Boston, MA