I'm graduated in Fashion Design in Caxias do Sul - Rio grande do Sul, in the southern part of Brazil. During my University years, I had a wide experience in two fields:
- Comercial: I had a retail store store for 2 years, which gave a greater knowledge in consumer's needs, dealing with buyers and seller, administration, marketing and events ( I used to organize events and create all marketing and propaganda projects).
- Knitwear creation and development: I worked for 2 years in a company that sells Shima Seiki knitwear machines. I was the designer's assistant, helping designing, choosing the complements (zipers, buttons..), designing silkscreens and establishing measurements of each product. Also, I was inbetween the pattern making responsible and the programmers, talking and explaining the kinds of stictches and patterns to be used. I also used to program and simulate knitwear using Shima's software (SDS One).
After I graduated, I moved to Sao Paulo and started in a company that makes yarns for hand knitting. I'm responsible for color charts, products and patterns using the yarns, designing for their annual magazines (women, accessories, children and homewear) and helping on the development of new yarns for the brazilian and american market. Also, they have a shop that sells haberdashery, so I research for trends on zipers, buttons, laces, ... to help them selling and buying the right products for each season.