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Summary

Highly creative individual with a knack for hands on work as well as problem solving and out of the box thinking. Fascinated by clothing construction, particularly knits, with a comprehensive understanding of hand knit fabric design and the drape and behavior of jerseys. Motivated by a natural curiosity and love of a good challenge.

Work History

August 2016Present

Yarn Coordinator and Designer

Vogue Knitting Magazine/Soho Publishing

I project manage each of our 3 magazines from start to finish, collaborating with the Editor-In -Chief to curate submissions, create color stories, and choose the appropriate yarns for each project. I work closely with the designers and yarn manufacturers to keep all processes going smoothly and quality control completed pieces when they arrive.

As a designer, I create custom hand knit designs for the magazine and provide a knitting pattern for hand making. I occasionally assist with our pattern writer to tech edit magazine patterns. 

Feb 2015July 2016

Assistant Manager and Knitting Instructor

Purl Soho

Assisted the managers in adhering to day-to-day while providing first rate service to customers in all areas ranging from knitting project consultation to customer satisfaction. Alongside managing, I taught classes and private lessons for adults and children of all levels, and created custom knitting patterns for clients met through the shop including celebrities such as Maggie Gyllenhaal and Katherine Heigl. 

Nov 2013May 2015

Assistant Designer

Smart Glamour

I assisted the designer with cut and sew knit and woven pieces, drafting patterns for custom clothing sizes XXS to 6X and beyond. In addition to drafting patterns I assisted with construction, producing up to 30 garments per week with our 2 woman team. 

Jul 2014Nov 2014

Stylist Assistant

Sandbox Studio

Worked with clients such as Coach, Milly, Michael Kors, Target, and many others. Quality checked clothing, prepared it for the shoot and dressed the models while offering insight to the stylist and creative team. I've also worked as a set design assistant on shoots for Vogue Taiwan, L'Officiel Singapore, and more, as well as personal work as key set designer.

May 2013Jul 2014

Team Leader

Dune Studios

Managed a team of studio assistants, and efficiently oversaw the equipment department for eight large fashion photography studios. Close attention was paid to proper handling of equipment,  studio appearances, and client satisfaction.

Skills

Knitting

Self taught with 10+ years of experience. I've been writing and designing my own patterns for 5 years.

Sewing

10+ years of experience. Ability to pattern draft by hand and drape designs. 

Kaledo Knit and Weave

Trained at the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Education

2016

Continuing Education - Kaledo Knit and Weave

Fashion Institute of Technology
2016

Knitting Machine Intensive Course

Textile Arts Center

Completed a comprehensive course in Kaledo Knit and Weave

20082012

B.F.A in Film and Television

Savannah College of Art and Design