Resume

Education

Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, RI | BFA | Apparel Design | 2015 


Experience

RE/DONE |  Los Angeles, CA | Freelance Assistant Designer | March 2017 - June 2017: Ensure timely adherence to the fashion calendar: from design to sms, to production. Responsible for creation and maintenance of tech packs for all carry-over and new development styles. Maintain and update working line sheet for each season. Issue PO’s for fabrics, trims, and contract sample development. Create original artworks for graphic styles. Research new concepts for upcoming seasonal developments.


Alo Yoga |  Commerce, CA | Assistant Technical Designer | May 2016 - February 2017: Experienced with both knits and wovens in the athleisure market. Created fit comments and construction pages in communication with overseas vendors. Oversaw development of in-house prototype samples from issuing cut-ticket to sample-room sewing. 


Vince |  Los Angeles, CA | Technical Design Assistant | September 2015 - February 2016: Created the Vince Measuring Guide and Manufacturing Manual. Assisted technical designers in creating technical specifications on Illustrator and Excel to meet all design intent.


Material Resource Center | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, RI | Material Collection Assistant | September 2012 - May 2015: Organized and maintained the material archive consisting of 5000+ materials pertaining to science, art and design. Utilized knowledge of materials in order to assist students and faculty in sourcing materials pertaining to their design needs.


Ralph Lauren | New York, NY | Menswear Design Intern | Black Label + Rugged RLX | June - August 2013: Assisted the creative director of outerwear in developing prototype samples for communication with the factory of manufacture. Experimented with patterns for several pieces to outerwear sleeves, elbow patches, and puffer jacket body. Conducted extensive research into vintage archives and curated a selection of pieces as reference and inspiration.


Tim Coppens | New York, NY | Menswear Design + Production Intern | June - August 2012: Worked with the head designer in overseeing production of garments and accessories with various factories. Undertook self-directed projects, such as cutting and pattern-making of pieces and accessories for the runway presentation, creating technical flats on Illustrator, and sourcing fabrics and trims for garments. Worked with the designer’s showroom, The News, to facilitate during photo-shoots and sales appointments.


TSE | New York, NY | Knitwear Design Intern | June - August 2011: Assisted the design team in completing the Pre-fall 2012 and Spring 2012 collections. Involved in both research and technical aspects of the design process: creating layouts for prints and knitwear, draping and pattern-making, working on Illustrator to create technical flats, assisting the technical designer during fittings, maintaining swatch library, sourcing fabrics and trims, and updating tech-packs and line sheets.


Skills 

Personal | Detail-oriented and highly organized: adaptable to demanding studio environment in adherence to the production calendar. Self-motivator and a hard-worker who sees projects through to the end. Active and engaging team-player with an innovative and creative approach to problem-solving. Fluent in Mandarin. Proficient in Spanish

Apparel | Pattern-making and Tailoring: versed in both traditional and experimental drafting and draping techniques. Machine Knitting on Single Bed: Transfer and Tuck Stitches, Mock Rib, Punch-card Jacquard, Knit-weaving, Embellishment. Fabric Manipulation: Pleating, Appliqué, Hand and Machine-embroidery. Able to operate Juki industrial sewing machine for sample production

Production | Extensive knowledge of pattern-making and technical design specific to menswear. Strong textile knowledge as it relates to fit and construction. Experienced in communicating with vendors on fit intent and construction details. Strong understanding of tech pack development and garment specifications in accordance with changes made during fittings. Experienced with PLM and PDM systems in order to ensure seasonal deadlines are met. Excellent design and competitor analysis research skills-- understanding of cost-structure and pricing in the contemporary men’s market. Able to effectively communicate design ideas through hand-renderings

Computer | Macintosh and PC platforms. Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, PowerPoint. Adobe Creative Suite CS6+: Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign. Garment Specification Sheets. Technical Flats on Adobe Illustrator and/or by hand. Gerber Accumark 

Research | Knowledgeable in materiality and construction of high-quality garments. Up-to-date with established and new designer collections 

2D | Fashion illustrations in various mediums: microns, colored pencils, markers. Versed in computer renderings on Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Basic graphic design and layout/copy-writing


Awards

CFDA+ Design Graduate, Certified by the CFDA as one of top 54 graduates from the leading fashion programs across the globe, October 2015

Apparel Department Exhibition Curator, Woods Gerry Gallery, Providence RI, February 2015

Textron Scholarship Award, RISD Apparel Department, 2014 – 2015

RISD Scholarship Award, 2010 – 2015


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