Kelly Fanch

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KELLY E. FANCH

7 P.D. Harris Rd.

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. 12866

KFanch64@gmail.com

Creative and responsible Fashion merchandising and marketing graduate seeks a challenging career opportunity within the Fashion Industry where education, past experience and strong personal capabilities will most fully contribute to growth, profitability and the meeting of organizational objectives

SUMMARY OF

QUALIFICATIONS•B.S. Degree in Fashion Merchandising from Lasell College

•Six years of relevant experience

•Educated/experienced in specialized areas of:

*Product Merchandising*Fashion Design

*Wholesale & Retail Trade*Fashion Shows

*Visual Merchandising*Computer-Aided Design (CAD)

*Customer Service*Administrative Services

•Demonstrated problem-solving abilities

•Strong customer-service and interpersonal skills

•Capable of working independently or as a “team player”

Recognized by evaluators for excellence, citing: “demonstrated [sense of responsibility]…has maintained excellent grades [in her studies]…able to resolve [problems] in a professional way and complete the tasks assigned to her”

•A personable, innovative and strongly self-motivated team player

EDUCATIONLASELL COLLEGE, Newton, Massachusetts:

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising

May, 2009

*School Fashion Shows

*Coursework included:

•Apparel Development•Trend Forecasting

•3D Design•Textiles

•Fashion Promotion•Visual Merchandising

•Color & Design•Fashion & Society

•Buying•Statistics

•International Retail•Retail Operations Analysis

•Fashion Illustration•Interior Display

•Marketing•Fashion Merchandising

AMERICAN INTERCONTINENTAL UNIVERSITY, London, UK:

Summer, 2008

*Developed photographic portfolio of personal fashion creations

ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY, San Francisco, California:

*Coursework in Fashion Design (2004-2005)

COMPUTERHARDWARE:PC compatibles

LITERACYSOFTWARE:Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, POS programs, CAD, Internet applications

2009LILLIAN’S RESTAURANT, Saratoga Springs, New York:

Server- Fine Dining Restaurant

— Participated in most aspects of an upscale high volume restaurant, including:

•Knowledge in fine dining etiquette

•Daily food preparations

•Exceptional customer service within the area of hospitality

2009HADLEY POLLET, Boston, Massachusetts:

Sales / Marketing Associate (intern)–wholesale apparel

—Participated in all aspects of Company operations, including:

•sourcing of new products from manufacturers

•Liaison with new and existing retail clientele

—Promoted and publicized the Company and its products, interacting with various media outlets

—Coordinated trunk and fashion shows

2007 to 2008STIL, Boston and Natick, Massachusetts:

Sales Associate; Visual Merchandiser–chain of Northern European apparel and accessory stores (college job)

—Participated in establishing and servicing new clientele

—Opened and closed store branches

—Prepared and submitted daily sales summaries

2008LORD AND TAYLOR, Boston, Massachusetts:

Fashion Associate

—Participated in an Elle Magazine fashion show presenting the Winter Collection

—Dressed and situated models

2007BLOOMINGDALES, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts:

Sales Associate (part time) in this high-end retail establishment

—Conducted marketing and sales activities in a highly-competitive, Salon Shoe department

—Successfully developed a strong base of loyal customers

2007NORDSTROM’S, Boston, Massachusetts:

Sales Associate (part time)

—Sold salon shoes

—Provided a high level of customer service

—Developed a loyal clientele

2005 to 2006SARATOGA SHOE DEPOT, Saratoga Springs, New York:

Sales Associate; Visual Merchandiser–specialty department store

—Performed a wide variety of responsibilities, including:

•Product merchandising•displays

•Store opening/closing•customer service

—Participated in organizing invitation-only fashion shoes displaying Parisian designer apparel

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST

Education

Education
Sep 2006 - May 2009

Bachelor of Science

Lasell College