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Work experience

Sep 2005Jul 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 2007Jul 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 2010Mar 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 2013Jul 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 2010Present

Designer

Wisdom & Whiskey
Jun 2014Present

Barber

Slade's Barbershop

Education

20122012

Licentiate degree

Paul Mitchell the School-Normal
20062010

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

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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