Noah Russell

  • Chicago IL

Work History

Work History
Sep 2005 - Jul 2013

Lead Cashier and Associate Trainer

EXPRESS Fashion

Responsibilities

-Display design and construction

-Trained employees on customer service, visual standards, and touch-screen programs

-Developed customer relations

-Facilitated training of new employees

-Assisted and educated customers with product selection and fashion trends

Accomplishments

-Opened multiple new store locations

-Visual Merchandising Skills Used

-Customer Service / Relations

-Managing a small team -Visual communication skills

-Trained other associates

May 2007 - Jul 2010

Bartender

SOMA Ultralounge

Responsibilities

-Customized and created products and environment to assist patrons in relaxed behavior

-Provide additional service at special events such as the Bartender Date Auction Benefit

-Preformed Opening and Closing duties

-Preformed daily managerial duties when needed

Skills Used

-Customer Service

-Up Selling

-Team Leadership

-Trained Others

Aug 2010 - Mar 2012

Assistant Designer

Randa Accessories

Responsibilities

-Multi brand product development (Calvin Klein, Express, Dockers, Levis, Chaps)

-Attend customers inspiration meetings / Trend research

-Present concepts to customers

-Create physical boards / displays and digital presentations

-Communicate daily with vendors and factories

-Spec designs and track samples

-Develop styles onsite with overseas factories

-Sample creation and alteration

Accomplishments

-Created clear lines of communication between clients, designers, merchandisers and factories

-Streamlined design processes

-Managed the development of multiple Private Label and Young Men's lines

Skills Used

-Brand Identity and Development

-Product Development

-Manufacturing/ Sourcing

-Metal and Plastic work

-Physical modeling

-Visual communication skills

-Presentation skills

-Sketching

-Adobe Illustrator

-Adobe Photoshop

-Adobe InDesign

Jun 2013 - Jul 2014

Stylist

Trianon

Responsibilities

-Design customized haircuts for each client's wants and needs

-Preforming hair treatments such keratin straightening -Eyelash Tinting

-HairDreams Human Hair Extensions Accomplishments

-Introduced New Marketing Techniques -Social Media Consultant

-Salon Moral Booster

-Photo Shoot Stylist

-Celebrity Clientele

-Extension work for Steppenwolf Theatre

Skills Used

-Hair Cutting

-Hair Straightening Services

-Hair Extension Services

-Communication Skills

-Customer Service Skills

Dec 2010 - Present

Designer

Wisdom & Whiskey
Jun 2014 - Present

Barber

Slade's Barbershop

Education

Education
2012 - 2012

Licentiate degree

Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.)

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Skills

Skills

Styling

Brand Development

Photoshop

Fashion Design

Technical Design

Packaging

Furniture

Visual Merchandising

Color Theory

Visual Communication

InDesign

Design Strategy

Industrial Design

Drawing

Concept Design

Adobe Creative Suite

Trend Analysis

Illustrator

Apparel

Trend

Marker Rendering

Sketchbook Pro

Merchandising

Technical Drawing

Sewing

Product Design

Pattern Design

Concept Development

Fashion Illustration

Model Making

Design Thinking

Mood Boards

Tech Packs

Fashion

Sketching