Award-winning fashion designer with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design with 7+ years in fashion.


  • Award-Winning Fashion-Forward Thinking Fashion Designer
  • Bachelor of  Fine Arts in Fashion Design 
  • Product Development and Generating Creative Concepts
  • Expert Knowledge of Fabric/Textile and Color Combination
  • Strong Communication and Presentation Skills
  • Fashion Illustration and Quick Hand Sketching
  • Team Player

Work experience

Work experience
Jun 2011 - Present

Founder & Fashion Instructor

Haute Fashion Studio

  • Successfully developed fashion programs in recreation centers for tween and teen girls
  • First fashion design program created that teaches the fundamentals of design and interpersonal skills
  • Increased the just-for-girls classes by 62 percent
  • Developed lesson plans for 8 classes totaling 95 students
  • Supervise and work with students as a group and individually to help develop creativity 
  • Demonstrate and guide students through presentation skills to build self-esteem and public speaking skills 
  • Coordinate fashion events to feature student work, build their confidence and encourage community involvement
  • Proactively promote fashion programs in the community to increase enrollment offering new skills to young girls
Sep 2005 - Apr 2010

Owner & Head Designer

Patricia Samaniego Couture

  • Planned and organized product development from concept to completion to meet client deadlines 
  • Maintained cost and increased target profit margin by reducing fabric cost and simplifying designs  
  • Established professional relationships with clients that increased repeat customers by 50 percent
  • Won the national Bacardi Limon Express Your Style Competition, which increased national brand awareness
  • Publicized in VEGAS magazine article, “Desert Patrol: The People Who Make Las Vegas” 
  • Feature spread in SO VEGAS! magazine “Passion for Fashion: Winning Style” 
  • Publicized in national spread in The Fashion Mini magazine
  • Special guest on Daytime Morning Show in Tampa, Florida
  • Designs presented on Fox 5 More Show in Las Vegas, which increased brand awareness 
  • Selected to design bridal accessories to be featured on Fox 5 More Show in Las Vegas, which led to expanding the business into custom made accessories
  • Invited to have a fashion show at the Venetian Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas to promote local talent
  • Selected as a finalist two years in a row for fashion illustration in the GenArt Perrier Bubbling Under Fashion Competition
Jul 2007 - Sep 2007

Design Room Assistant/Mentorship

Ulrich Engler Couture
  • Improved office efficiency and customer service by organizing computer files and streamlining administrative tasks
  • Invited to give feedback on design concepts after proving technical skills in garment construction
  • Handled special assignment to create a sample garment, which was selected for a national promotional campaign
  • Created showroom ready garments, which led to producing VIP client garments and assisting on projects for members of the royal family 
Jun 2007 - Jun 2007



  • Wrote trend reports for creative director, which helped with generating concepts for new collection
  • Produced shopping reports from information gathered on retail sales floor feedback and competitors, which provided an inside look at customer consumer behavior
  • Invited to travel with creative director to participate in a series of private industry events to provide team support and promote the current collection
Aug 2006 - Jun 2007

Fashion Coordinator

So Vegas! Magazine/Richmand Media Group, LLC
  • Researched and forecasted fashion trends to be reviewed for selection and published in shopping pages
  • Networked with retail stores and international luxury brands to be featured in monthly issues, which increased new advertisers 
  • Successfully coordinated and managed photo shoots while simultaneously working on the next issue
  • Designed fashion shopping pages with Editor-in-Chief and design team to achieve artistic flow
  • Wrote product descriptions of items published in monthly issues
Apr 2005 - Oct 2006

Wardrobe Attendant and Seamstress

Sirens Cove Show-Treasure Island Hotel & Casino

  • Adjusted designs, patterns and made alterations for new performers 
  • Repaired costumes with design team for over 30 female and male cast members   
  • Responded to internal requests on costume changes, urgent repairs and costume malfunctions
  • Insured timely execution in prepping and organizing wardrobe for multiple shows a nigh


Jan 2004 - Sep 2007

Bachelor of Fine Arts

International Academy of Design and Technology
Sep 1996 - Jun 1998

The Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York

Two-year fashion design program

Won the Critic's Choice Award for Best Designer

Portfolio Samples



Design Skill

Specialize in women's evening-wear, bridal, cocktail dresses, prom gowns and stage costumes

Hand Tools & Work Room Equipment

Experience in using a variety of hand tools such as but not limited to; hand drill, electric saw, hammer, pliers, hot glue gun, measuring tools, cutting tools, screw drivers, wrenches, leveling tools, climbing ladders, grommet machine, industrial sewing machine, serger, industrial iron, professional steamer, jewelry making tools, draping and pattern making equipment.

Fluent Spanish


Mood and concept board presentations Teach presentation skills to tween and teens  

Computer Skills

Adobe Photoshop PC (Microsoft Office) MAC proficient   

Trend Research & Forecasting

Clothing Construction

Draping Pattern Making Fit Garment Construction Hand Sewing & Couture Techniques Hand Embroidery, Beading, Feathers, Rhinestone application