SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS
Fashion Designer with 10 years of sewing, construction and creation experience with a BFA in fashion Design with secondary training in costume design. Business oriented with training in Business management, Microsoft Office suite, Mac and PC, Adobe Photoshop (various versions), Illustration, and Basic knowledge of Gerber CAD. Construction techniques in sewing include Fabric Dying, Leatherwork, prop and armor work, alternative materials, natural fibers and extensive tailoring knowledge. Has expansive pattern drafting skills, fashion history knowledge, styling techniques, Production experience and trend analysis talents, brings a diverse set of skills that can be utilized in various functions. Retail background gives a direct understanding of customers and their needs, while technical skills give talent to utilize such knowledge.
.WORK OF EXPERIENCE
[ May 2008-current-- Epiphany Boutique -- Dallas Bishop Arts, TX ]
Retail Merchandising, Sales Consultant, Webstore Management, Email correspondence, manage email promotions, and facebook page.
[May 2010-Current—Business Owner & Designer—Melancholic Design]
Draft, Plan, produce, source and create Seasonal lines for production and sales . Manage marketing, sales, budget, events, and public relations.
[May 2011--Current—Evil Pastry Studios—wardrobe department]
Manage wardrobe department, create, source and rent/purchase costumes, maintain repair and design costumes during productions
[Fall 2010—current]—Freelace wardrobe stylist/ costume designer
Work as stylist, set seamstress, assistant and various duties within the wardrobe department. Work on Music Videos and Film.
Skills: Create designs from various media (theatrical, historical, & fantasy) with various mediums tailored to specifications of the customers. Duties included: fittings and alterations, sewing, prop construction.
Mediums worked with: Fabric, Trim, Embroidery Interfacing, Sewing Machines and Sergers (Home and industrial), Prop making supplies: Resin, Bondo, Wood, basic carpentry.
[2007-2008—Dance World—Costume Rental and Theatrical Makeup—Employee]
POS systems, Rental management, Makeup demonstration and techniques, sales, marketing, repairs and creation of costumes, Merchanidising
[ 2004-2006] Tarleton State - Stephenville TX ][ Major: Theatre]Worked in the TSU theatre costume shop and technical labs, Classes In makeup, acting, writing, and costume design.
[ 2006-2010] University of North Texas - Denton TX ][Major: Fashion Design] In-depth training in patternmaking, development, and illustration, alterations, construction and tailoring. Also classes in business management and fashion business.
AWARDS & HONORS
Design Creation Selected for the Dallas Career Day Fashion Show 2008
Placed Garment in in Go Red Fashion Show in Denton, TX
Placed garment in Autumn Avante Gaurde Fashion Show in Denton, TX
Placed Multiple Design Creations in UNT’s Artwear Show 2009 / 2010
Dallas Purple Party-- Designer-- 2011
Midnight Circus- Croton-on-Hudson, NY- benefit Meals on Wheels
Austin fashion Week with Melancholic Design- 2011
A world of fashion-- Zouk Nightclub-- 2011
Plitzs New York Fashion Week- 2012
Sugar Fashion Show-- Austin, TX-- 2012
Emerging Designer Finalist - Miami Fashion Week 2012
Fashion’s Living Canvas with Melancholic Design 2012
Pinshow—Dallas TX 2013
Sugar Art and Fashion—Dallas 2013
Fashion Week New Orleans—2013
Inspirare International Emerging Designer Competition—3rd place—2013
RAWartists Expressions Show-- 2013
Photographer: Evelyn Murphy
Model: Fabienne Kernies
MUAH: Joshua Flores