Category: Art / Creative
Designing *** Illustration *** Draping *** Construction *** Sewing *** Technical drawings *** Pattern Making *** Flats *** Knitting- (standard, bulky, electronic, industrial, fully fashioned) *** Specs *** Digitizing *** Tailoring *** Fittings *** Lectra *** Textile knowledge and application *** Adobe Illustrator *** Adobe Photoshop *** Modaris-(computer manipulated/production-style patterns) *** U4ia *** CAD *** Runway *** Prints Design *** Graphic Design *** Logo Design *** Color *** Repeats ** Mood Boards *** Alterations *** Organization *** Sample making *** Team work *** Fashion Photography *** Photo Shoots *** Layouts *** Versatility
Relevant Education / Credentials
Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, Virginia
VCU School of Fine Arts August 2004 –May 2009
I received my Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts in May 2009 with a major in Fashion Design. VCU's School of Fine Arts has been named the number four ranked art school in the nation., and number one public school. I’ve been on the school’s Dean’s List, andfinished my last semester at VCU with a 4.0, with a final overall GPA at a 3.3. VCU also gave me several opportunities to give presentations, and compete for rewards and scholarships.
Freelance Fashion and Graphic Designer Innovative Concepts
July 2009 - present Washington D.C.
*Worked with independent advertising and production agent to throw fashion show events to gain exposure and client base
*Designed collections to be shown at events
*Designed logo’s, event flyers, and advertisements using Adobe Creative suite
*Assisted on photo shoots, commercials, and production for fashion segments
*Organized fashion shows, rehearsals, models, etc…
February 2009-freelance as needed Los Angeles, California
*Designed original artwork for graphic tees for an up and coming performance auto parts company
*Met deadlines for shows and creative arts directors
*Designed for a particular customer, for specific use,
*Learned pros and cons of design/constructive criticism and selection process
Property Manager Privately Owned
January 2008 – July 2009 Richmond, Virginia
* Practiced business management, advertising, client relations, and ethical procedure
* Conducted interviews, and property showings
* Responsible for appointments, contracts, property maintenance, and problem-solving.
AWARDS, PRESENTATIONS, AND CONFERENCES
Dean’s List. Virginia Commonwealth University recipient of the Dean’s List, with a 4.0 GPA.
“We Sew Cool.” Independent collection fashion s
Years Experience: 3