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Summary

Creative and hands-on fashion professional who is well versed in design of apparel and accessories. A strong aesthetic sense and keen eye for color, design, and quality. A positive multitasker with strong interpersonal skills who can easily adapt to new situations while being fashion-forward. Dedicated with a strong passion for the fashion industry who can provide innovative fabric, trend and theme inspiration and direction.

•  Extremely attentive to detail
•  Exceptional organizational skills
•  Strong communication skills, interpersonal skills and presentation skills
•  Ability to function in a fast paced environment
•  Excellent collaborator
•  Excellent time management

Work experience

Jun 2011Present

Costume Designer and Wardrobe Stylist

Urszula Madri

• Clients include Sanuk Shoes, Richard Marx for Target, Sigur Ros, Google, Sony, and Samsung.
• Assisted key wardrobe stylists on projects for Vogue/CFDA, Vanity Fair, JustFabulous, Lisa Marie Presley, and iHeartRadio.
• Design garments for music videos, commercials, print and a feature movie.
• Accessorize and style wardrobe according to client-specific guidelines.
• Organize all samples according to daily shooting schedule.
• Attend fittings for last looks and coordinate pick-ups and returns.

Aug 2012Sep 2014

Wardrobe Costumer and Production Assistant

Team Tours

• Wardrobe costumer for will.i.am's "#willpower" European Tour (2013).
• Production assistant during rehearsals for Cher's "Dress to Kill" World Tour (2014), Rihanna's "Diamonds" World Tour (2013), and P!nk's "Truth About Love" World Tour (2012-2013).
• Steamed and ironed fashion items in preparation for nightly concerts.
• Organized all wardrobe for quick changes according to set list.
• Assisted with production, artist, and crew on diverse errands and request fulfillment.
• Fulfilled ledgers and data entry for production manager.

Jun 2009Feb 2011

Runway Production Intern

BCBGMAXAZRIAGROUP

• Assisted on production for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week seasons (BCBGMAXAZRIA, Max Azria, and Hervé Léger).
• Assisted with coordinating guest seating arrangements, crowd control, and distribution of production sheets.
• Utilized competitor and event analysis along with insider and consumer research.
• Assisted in styling of garments at photo sessions and shoots.

Nov 2007Jan 2008

Showroom Intern

Anna Sui

• Maintained a filing system and archiving lookbooks and swatches.
• Worked with Vice President of Sales on assisting with specific requests.
• Prepped schedules for buyers on upcoming Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Skills

Skills
Sewing (machine, hand) •  Sketching/Illustration •  Draping •  Patternmaking •  Accessories Design (jewelry, bags, hats) •  Knowledge of techpacks and line development • Fashion styling •  Resourcing
Adobe Workshop
Photoshop • Illustrator 
Mac OSX
 Numbers •  Pages •  Keynote 
Microsoft Office
Excel • Word • PowerPoint

Education

May 2011

Fashion Design, Bachelor of Science

Philadelphia University

Core Studies: Garment Structures, Advanced Pattern Making, Fashion Design, Collection I and II, Accessories, Costume Design

Activities and Societies:

• Study abroad program in Shanghai, China for fashion apparel production and manufacturing (2009)

• Member, Fashion Industry Association (2006-2009)

• Contributing Writer, Styleline Magazine (2006)

Mar 2011

Certificate

School of Style

Studied with Celebrity Stylist, Lukey Storey.

Activities and Societies: Fashion/Editorial Styling, Wardrobe/Costume Styling, Business of Styling

Awards

• Semi-finalist for NBC's "Fashion Star" (2013)
• Featured fashion designer in "Emerging Fashion Designers 3" hardcover (2012)
• Recipient of Neiman Marcus "Most Salable Collection" Award (2011)
• Featured Designer, WGSN (2010)
• First Place Winner of Butler Bag Concept and Production Project (2008)
• Second Place Winner of Push Pin Exhibit (2007)

Languages

English - Fluent

German - Basic

Interests

Travel, Fashion, Art, Music

Miscellaneous

Valid Passport

PORTFOLIO

Sounds of Nature Collection

Inspired by walks of nature.

The Waking Life Collection

Inspired by Richard Linklater's "The Waking Life". 

Swimwear

Inspired by nautilus shells.

Accessories

Accessories

Unconventional

Garments created from non-fabric/unconventional materials.

Costume Design|Wardrobe

Illustrations