Erin Tapp

Freelance Fashion Illustrator & Drawer

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Location:Pasadena, California, United States
Profile:https://www.freelanced.com/erintapp
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Erin Tapp

Jewelry Maker
? Creating jewelry pieces by wire wrapping and beading
? Experience in working with sterling silver; cutting, riveting, soldering, casting, roller-printing, sand-blasting, creating a patina, cabochon stone setting and fusing fine silver

Freelance Illustrator / Intern
Trium Entertainment, LLC, “Something Borrowed, Something New” (01/13-2/13 and 7/13-9/13)
? Created fashion illustrations of re-styled bridal gowns for season one and two of the show. Premier Airdate, 2/8/13 on TLC Network

Kelly Nishimoto, LLC (6/06-12/09)
Client: Kelly Nishimoto (323) 664-2600
? Created artwork for women’s missy contemporary seasonal collections
? Illustrated bartender uniforms for Playhouse nightclub in Hollywood, CA, and server uniforms for Sweet Love Hangover restaurant in Hollywood, CA
? Created full-color, hand drawn images for look-books press kits
? Assisted client with sample production for uniforms and individual garments

CAD Illustrator (Temp Position)
Guess Inc, Los Angeles, CA (5/06-6/06)
Supervisor: Yazdira Cabrera (213) 765-3100
? Created technical images for women’s contemporary garments
? Used Adobe Illustrator to create new flats from previous designs
? Responsible for supplying CAD images for the launch of a new Guess store in Los Angeles
Freelance Fashion Illustrator
Heavy Red Couture Noir, Silverlake CA (4/04-8/04)
Client: Tyler Whitman (323) 481-6215
? Created artwork for a full range of apparel, including contemporary, period influenced and industrial garments
? Created highly detailed hand drawn full color illustrations
? Assisted client with choice of fabrics and colors for a custom corset design
? Produced a CAD flat image, pattern and sample for the design and production of the custom garment

Production Assistant (Temp Position)
Bebe Los Angeles Studio, Century City, CA (10/04-11/04)
Supervisor: Betsey Briggs (213) 362-2336
? Received cut-tickets from production manager, faxed tickets to contractors
? Distributed cut-tickets to production staff
? Generated and distributed cut reports
? Maintained cut ticket files and binders

Design Room Intern
Chinese Laundry by Shelli Segal, Los Angeles CA (3/04-5/04)
Supervisor: Suzanne Fessler (213) 627-5255
? Worked with designer to achieve a high-end collection for a children’s line
? Assisted pattern-maker with drafting, cutting and grading for sample pieces

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Fashion design, historical fashion, women’s contemporary, lingerie, industrial fashion garments, fashion illustration, technical garment flats using Adobe Illustrator

SKILLS
Detailed full-color fashion illustrations by hand, technical garment flats, detailed fabric rendering, knowledge of garment fit and construction, pattern-making by draping, flat pattern drafting, extensive knowledge of historic fashion, knowledge of textiles, expertise in numerous fine art mediums, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Photoshop, MS Office Suite, creating unique wire wrapped jewelry designs

EDUCATION
Pasadena City College, Pasadena CA 6/05

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM), Los Angeles, CA 9/00-6/01
Design, Illustration, Pattern-making and Garment Construction classes
Skills (2) Rating
Fashion Illustration
Drawing