Erika A Dickerson

Freelance T-Shirt Designer & Fashion Illustrator

Location:Adelanto, California, United States
2 Skills
Erika Dickerson
* 13920 Swallowtail Lane * Victorville, CA, 92394 * (626) 543-4948 * *

An analytical, personable, and observant Merchandise Product Development graduate offering the following strengths:
• Knowledge of garment construction, trims, and fabrics
• Ability to translate trends into product designs for target customer
• Competent oral and written communication skills
• Literate in PC and Mac programs: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Illustrator, Photoshop

FIDM/ The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA
Associate of Arts, Merchandise Product Development 06/2009
Courses Included:
• Production & Sourcing Strategies
• Classification and Line Development
• Assortment Planning & Purchasing

Self Esteem-DBA All Access Apparel Montebello, CA
Sales Assistant July 2011-Present
Assist Account Executive to coordinate sales development needs
• Write and gather information to write orders for styles that buyers are interested in purchasing every market
• Communicated through email with buyers to answer questions about the merchandise, order updates, and possible new orders
• Completed various worksheets for different retailers for price, price ticket information, units, UPCs, and SKUs
• Offered own opinion regarding design elements
• Created flat sketches for on order styles for various retailers

Hot Topic/Torrid City of Industry, CA
Paid Intern January 2010 to July 2011
Assist designers in the Torrid private label with various tasks.
• Responsible for clerical and administrative duties in design room
• Organize fabric and print library from current vendors
• Develop flat sketches from original samples
• Assign style numbers, develop tech packs, and create/update line sheets for all departments
• Manage and prioritize tasks given by three designers and design manager

REFERENCES/PORTFOLIO Available upon request