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Work experience

2003Present

Freelance Contractor

Amadore Designs

Pattern Making, Pattern Grading, Sample/ Prototype Construction

20042005

Seamstress/Beadworker

Garden of Eden Bridal Gallery
19982004

Costume Department

IATSE 891 Film Union

Education

Emily Carr University of Art and Design
1999Present

Film Industry Orientation

Capilano College
1990Present

Alberta College of Art
19971998

Certificate

UFCW/IATSE 118
19951996

Certificate

International Corresponence School

Skills

Theater & Film Costumer
Developed and built props, sets and costumes for theatrical Productions. Held I.A.T.S.E. 891 membership from 1999-2004, with credits in Truck Costumes, Set Supervision, On-set Costumes, Prep Costumes, Buyer, Seamstress, Dresser,  Assistant Costuming and Costume Design.
Graphic Arts
Designed and directed musical CD/DVD graphic packages.
Illustration and Painting
Proficient in developing, mixing and teaching RGB and CYMG color wheels. Passion and knowledge of life and landscape perspective drawing. Ability to Matte and frame art and photographs.    
Computers
Strong computer skills in MS Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Dreamweaver.
Seamstress
Broad knowledge of production techniques in an array of areas relating to clothing, costuming and special effect costuming.
Pattern Grading
Pattern Drafter
Master Pattern Drafter with the ability to produce and translate technical specification drawings. Have a broad knowledge of complex clothing construction

Summary

A Professional Artist/Artistan with over 15 years experience in the fashion, entertainment and art Industry

Corsetry

Relevant Skills & Experience

  • Safety certificates and training for use of specialized materials such as high solvent glues, fire retardants, latex and paint removers.
  • Class 5 drivers licence with a clean driver's Abstract.
  • Experienced in planning and executing art shows and events.
  • Solid Background in production management, planning costs and implementing and executing plans according to a project guidelines.
  • Hands on team manager, with acute skills in developing highly productive and satisfied teams.
  • Proven ability as an innovative and creative problem solver.
  • Personal and friendly in dealing with the public.
  • Committed to the challenge of providing quality customer service
  • Quick learner.
  • Forthright and tactful communicator with an ability to develop a positive productive relationship with colleagues, staff and clients alike.
  • Experienced in maintaining stocks, inventory, placing orders and handling cash/credit card transactions.

Illustration

Clothing Design

Costume Design