Resume - Last updated January 2015
Energetic, creative, hard-working. Demonstrates an ardor for design, and working with textiles. Excellent communicator with people from any background. Eager, self-motivated, quick learner who strives for excellence in any task set forth.
University of North Carolina at Greensboro August 2007 – December 2011
Bachelor of Science in Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies, concentration in Apparel Product Design.
- Patternmaker, VF Jeanswear. May 2013 - Present. Greensboro, NC.
- Designer & Picture Framer, Thousands O’ Prints. April 2012 - April 2013. Greensboro, NC. Assisted clients in making interior design upgrades through artwork and framing. Able to complete a framing project start to finish from building the frame, matting the artwork, to packaging. Responsibilities also included being a key holder, social networking coordinator/web master and opening and closing the shop.
- Sales Associate, Jo-Ann Fabrics & Crafts. February – October 2012. Greensboro, NC. Assisted customers with textile and craft product inquiries utilizing the experience and knowledge gained from my coursework. Specialized in the apparel line of fabrics and clothing construction techniques. Assisted in taking inventory, daily stocking, and general retail duties. Achieved two “Above the Cut” recognitions related to customer service.
- Design Intern, John Varvatos. May – August 2011. New York, NY. Assisted Apparel Designers and Technical Designers for the JV Collection and Star USA lines. Assisted in the process of developing technical packages, and specing garment samples.
- Leasing Specialist, Landmark Property Services. March 2009 – May 2011. Greensboro, NC. Marketing, sales, and customer service for a multifamily housing community.
- Showroom Management Intern, Nautica/VF-Sportswear. June – July 2010. New York, NY. Assisted the showroom manager in organizing, merchandising, and locating samples in the showrooms.
- Teaching Assistant, UNC-Greensboro. April - June 2009. Greensboro, NC. Designed literature, organized and planned meals for an entrepreneurship summer course.
- Sales associate/Personal Stylist, Ann Taylor Loft. November 2007 – March 2009. Greensboro, NC. Consistently exceeded sales quotas, achieving multiple “Bravo sales recognition” awards.
- Spring 2010 – Spring 2011, President of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s Consumer Apparel and Retail Studies Organization, Threads. Duties and accomplishments included, supervising Threads officers, coordinated a partnership with Make-A-Wish foundation, spearheaded the Retail Strategies Competition to encourage members to think like entrepreneurs and develop presentation skills, organized student-made merchandise to be sold at a local retailer to raise awareness of the local economy, and raised money for the annual fashion show.
- Spring 2008 through Spring 2010 Vice President of Design, Threads. Assisted Threads President and officers, developed workshops on sewing proficiency and knitting, organized Threads members in development and production of their garments for the annual Threads fashion show.
Honors & Awards
- Fall 2011, Awarded the Bryan School Award for Leadership and Achievement from UNCG. Award addressed the leadership responsibilities as a VP and President of Threads.
- Fall 2010, Awarded the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarship, based on a research case study project submission, as well as academic merit.
- Spring 2010, Awarded an American Apparel and Footwear Association Scholarship, based on academic achievement.
- Fall 2009, Awarded the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Scholarship
- Spring 2009, Awarded the Frances B. Buchanan Scholarship, based on academic merit and achievement.
- Spring 2008, Awarded an American Apparel and Footwear Association Scholarship
- V-Stitcher, 3D Patternmaking software
- Lotta, 3D Apparel Design software
- Accumark 8.5
- Microsoft Office including - Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and Access
- Adobe Creative Suite including - Photoshop, Illustrator
- Product Design Studio I: Process & Structure: Studied flat pattern and fitting principles and designing and constructing apparel for various target markets.
- Product Design Studio II: Process & Structure: Studied advanced principles and methods of developing patterns for the body, including advanced flat pattern, draping, and fitting principles.
- Product Design Studio III: Creative and Experimental Design: Developed a visual vocabulary and knowledge of trend prediction to generate design ideas. Used diverse materials and structures for three-dimensional design.
- Product Design Studio IV: Technical Design: Developed an understanding of improving apparel fit, specification development of apparel products and quality assurance. Created a senior line of men and women’s apparel that included the production and development of six garments and technical packages to accompany them.
- Design Principles Applied to Textile Products: Studied the elements and principles of design and how to analysis textile products and create solutions design problems, with emphasis on textile product design evaluations through verbal and written communications.
- Quality Analysis of Consumer Goods: Studied the physical structure and properties of fiber, yarns, fabric, and apparel. Learned how to evaluate ready-to-wear apparel and related consumer goods from a consumer perspective.
References available upon request.
January 2010, NYC, YMA-FSF Scholars Event. From Left: Dr.
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