Three years experience in fashion design and retail/sales, gaining a broad understanding of construction, trend forecasting, and competitive sales. Ability to follow through with projects, create detailed work, and push my limits to my greatest creative capacity. I am detailed oriented, reliable, loyal, and motivated with a professional work ethic.
Bachelor of Fine Arts - Fashion Design
The Art Institute of California - San Diego
Freelance Fashion Design/Styling Orange County, CA Feb.10-Present
Featured Designer for the annual IT fashion show. Analyze, fit, and design custom swimwear and ready to wear. Styled forty-five looks for the Lost Chapter Fashion Show. Assist clients with personal styling and wardrobe building. Trend Forecasting for editorial styling. Custom headbands and jewelry upon request. Currently working on my personal RTW collection, PAXTON.
Saavy Couture - Admin Assistant/Event Coordinator Orange County, CA Feb.10-Present
Worked directly under the owner, assisting with road appointments to meet with clients and vendors. Attend trade shows/Orange County bridal shows to optimize sale opportunities. Build and maintain relationships with clients for future business proposals. Help with bookings, vendor meetings, and sales. Participate, plan, and execute day of event coordination. Create proposals, presentations, concept, and inspiration boards. Assist with trend forecasting. Organize and maintain workspace.
BB Dakota - Office Intern Costa Mesa, CA May.11-Aug.11
Organized sample and showroom before meetings with buyers and prospective clients. Cut, weighed, and measured fabric swatches for production. Kept trim, fabric, and line sheets updated and in order for production binders. Updated Purchase Order forms in the data management system. Organized past inventory for warehouse sales. Distributed samples and new inventory to sales representatives.
Nordstrom - Sales Associate Costa Mesa, CA May.07-Oct.07
Promoted current sales and assisted in personal shopping upon request. Weekly visual merchandising, creating visually pleasing and presentable looks to help promote new inventory. Participated in a competitive sales environment to meet daily sales goal. Maintained client relationships, keeping them updated with current trends, promos, and events.
Microsoft Office Draping + Construction Fashion Illustrations Adobe Illustrator
Line Development Customer Service Adobe Photoshop Cost + Line Sheets
Detail Oriented Motivated Loyal Tactful Problem Solver
- Apparel Design
- Concept & Line Development
- Editorial & Personal Styling
- Fashion Illustrations
- Creating Mood & Story Boards