Interest

  • Traditional construction techniques
  • Theater
  • Reading novels
  • Drawing
  • Sewing
  • Knitting
  • Costume history
  • History in general
  • Researching
  • Cooking/Baking
  • Historical reenactment
  • Film

Summary

I am a graduate of the Art Institute of Portland with a Bachelors degree in Apparel design, who also has a huge amount of interest in historical costuming. I have interned for the Portland Opera Company and am currently working on a short independent film called "Widow's Walk Lake". Though most of my experience is in costuming, I also have interests in lingerie and women's apparel. My goals are to start working for a theatrical or opera company or getting into design work.

Work History

Work History
Aug 2009 - Present

Costume Fabricator/ Wardrobe PA

Widow's Walk Lake

Constructed garments, made garment adjustments, worked on set as an extra, helped maintain historical accuracy, and worked with the Art Director.

May 2007 - Present

Customer Service

Fabric Depot

Help Customers and give professional advice and manage phone calls Contribute in store layouts, displays, and merchandising Trained new staff

Nov 2009 - Present

Sales Assocaite

The Lingerie Closet

Help customers with personal bra fittings, assist customers in finding perfect pieces for their lifestyle. Label and keep inventory of merchandize

Nov 2008 - Mar 2009

Stitcher/Intern

Portland Opera Company

Assisted on the opera "La Callisto" as well as did finishing work on "The Turn of the Screw" and "Rigoletto".  Constructed garments, but also assisted in fittings, made garment adjustments, pattern making, and was part of design meetings.

Education

Education

Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of Portland

The mission of The Art Institute of Portland is undergraduate design education. Degree programs at the college include both liberal education and professional education. Instructional programs require course work in communications, the humanities, the social sciences, the natural sciences and mathematics; they also prepare students for entry-level positions in design fields by focusing on the demands of professional practice. The college is dedicated to personal service. It also seeks to be an innovative center for design, a lively supporter of the arts, and a positive community partner in the city of Portland, the state of Oregon, and the greater Pacific Northwest.

- AiPD URL

2006 - 2009

The Art Institute of Portland

Skills

Skills

Organization

The ability to keep track or dates and information in a timely and cost effective manner as well as great communication and collaboration skills.

Research and Historical Knowledge

Large capacity for retaining historical knowledge, especially costume and silhouette, from all decades and researching historical themes and costumes for theatrical as well as apparel related concepts.

Fashion and Technical Illustration

Fashion and Costuming illustration with understanding of illustrating fabric. Competent in computer aided as well as hand drawn flats/technical illustrations.

Pattern Making and Draping

Know how of traditional draping and flat pattern making, as well as computer aided pattern making programs.

Garment Construction

Advanced garment construction with a focus on couture and tailoring techniques, accompanied by expert knowledge of fabric/textiles and domestic and industrial machinery.