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ABOUT ME

Raised in Omaha Nebraska, I first realized my love for fashion taking an Intro to Sewing class in high school. Since then, I was sold. I did everything I could to continue my craft, which eventually brought me to the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. While juggling a full class load, part time jobs, and internships, I received my Associates Degree in Fashion Design in May of 2017. Along with improvements regarding my taste and design level, I also learned how to manage my time and pay attention to the details. Since June of 2017, I have worked as an Assistant Designer at a private label. For me, this job turned my dreams into reality. At this job I have learned all the ins and outs of the industry, as well as structuring my understanding of product development from start to finish. I plan to continue my education in the evening wear concentration at the Bachelor's program at FIT. I am so thankful and proud of how far I have come, and cannot wait to pursue my devotion to art and design into a long-lasting career.

SKILLS



Illustrator

Photoshop

Creating Line Sheets

Tech Pack and Spec Sheets

PLM

Hand Sketching

Draping

Pattern Making

Sewing

Hand Beading

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

ASSISTANT DESIGNER, PERMIT FASHION GROUP

Assists in all needs for Lead Designer. In charge of sending out sample requests and overseeing all aspects of sample development. Keeps logs of all information regarding fabric orders, development deadlines, and finished samples sent to buyers. Designs and creates technical flats and line sheets for Lead Designers approval.  Communicates with overseas factories and textile mills. In charge of sourcing all fabric and trims. Attends weekly meetings to communicate with the production team. Manages team of interns and delegates needs of the lead designer.

INTERN, JOHN&JENN

Assisted in Design Development and Research, as well as technical flats in Illustrator. Assisted in office needs and errands. Gathered swatches for sample garments. Tended to personal needs of both the Design Team and Sales staff. Helped brainstorm ideas for future trends and color stories. Assisted the Lead Designer in creating mood boards.

FREELANCE DESIGNER, OMAHA FASHION WEEK

Designed three personal collections under portfolio brand name, Lauren Nicole. Was in charge of all aspects of the shows from concept to finish. Decided creative direction for the collections. Sketched designed, and constructed the garments. Was in charge of hair, makeup, lighting, background, and models. Set up, directed, and styled corresponding photo shoots.

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