My name is Olivia and I live New York City. Originally from downtown Chicago i consider myself to be quite a city girl. I attended school in NY and London with a focus in fashion design. I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil. Fashion illustration is my biggest hobby and every spare moment of my day is dedicated to my sketch book. My preferred media is a simple pencil and ink style however I'm also proficient in markers, colored pencil, water colors and photoshop image manipulation. Ive done jobs for large companies like Bloomingdales and Diane von Furstenberg along with smaller freelance gigs. I currently work full time doing visual displays so I'm also skilled with interior design work. But at the end of the day, drawing is my life, it's as simple as that!!!
BLOOMINGDALES FLAGSHIP STORE, New York, NY Oct. 2009 - Present
Visual Stylist/Trimmer - Visual Department
Responsibilities include constructing all visual displays for men’s dress shirts and tailored clothing, styling mannequins, creating visual installations (platforms, lighting, seasonal decorations) and building out props. Work closely with Fashion Office to create styled mannequins for PR events. Work closely with corporate Visual Directors to create and execute prototype displays for all other BDS locations to replicate.
KAROLINA ZMARLAK, New York, NY Aug. 2009 - Present
Freelance Product Development Manager - Design, Production, Marketing and Styling
Responsibilities include styling photo shoots for lookbooks, sketching and drawing flats by hand, sewing and altering samples, planning press and media events and collaborating on the design of the Spring/Summer 2010 and Fall/Winter 2011 collections of the Karolina Zmarlak label.
ANDREA KATZ OBJECTS, New York, NY Aug. 2009 - Sept. 2010
Responsibilities included patternmaking and draping for the 2010 samples, assisting with the sewing and production of collection samples, screen printing garments, organizing sales reports and working in-store.
DIANE VON FURSTENBERG, New York, NY Summer 2008
Design, Illustrations for sketches as well as flats, Sales, Production and Marketing
Responsibilities included pulling clothes for photo shoots and sales appointments, styling models for appointments, photographing entire collection, managing photo archives for Spring 2008 samples (which included over 400 individual pieces), sewing and alterations of samples, and training support staff.
BLOOMINGDALES DEPARTMENT STORE, Chicago, IL Summer 2007, Winter 2008, Summer 2009
Seasonal Employee - Visual Department
Responsibilities included selecting clothing and accessories to style mannequins and creating store and window installations.
SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syracuse, NY 2005 - 2009
BFA, May 2009
Major: Fashion Design Minor: Photography, Digital/35mm
Deans List: Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009
Fashion Association of Design Students (FADS): 2005-2009
LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION, London, UK Jan. 2008 - Apr. 2008
FRANCIS W. PARKER, Chicago, IL 2001 - 2005
FWP is a private school that emphasizes progressive learning through the students’ involvement with teachers and each other. Strong focus on academic subjects as well as visual and performing arts.
SPECIALIZED DESIGN SKILLS
Extensive knowledge of Adobe Photoshop
Flats by Adobe Illustrator and by hand
Flat Pattern and Draping skills
Painting, Drawing and Sketching
Digital and 35mm Cameras
Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Detailed Fashion Illustrations
References and Portfolio Furnished Upon Request