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Assistant Dress Designer

September 2017 - December 2018

  • Hand-sketched dress designs for factory development

  • ​Color corrected and created CAD colorways of dresses for buyers/ line sheets

  • Responsible for requesting all production costing from international factories for both divisions

  • Produced and maintained tech packs with Excel for production orders

GUESS/ Marciano

Assistant Dress Designer

September 2017 - December 2018

  • Worked with team on inspiration and collection development through various social media platforms and publications

  • ​Provided comments on lab dips, print strike-offs, hardware & trims to overseas factories

  • Arranged appointments and sourced fabrics & prints for upcoming seasons with local and international print suppliers

  • Created & maintained Excel-based charts for sample development and fabric printing tracking

DKNY/ Donna Karan

Freelance Assistant Dress Designer

December 2016 - September 2017

  • Create, update, & maintain 100s of tech packs & development charts using Microsoft Excel

  • ​Order, track, & collect over 500 samples per season from overseas factories

  • Communicate with foreign vendors, factories, & internal departments daily via email

Freelance Assistant

Production, Styling, & Casting Assistant

June 2016 - April 2017

  • Production:

  • Styling:

    • People StyleWatch

    • Fossil

    • Lane Bryant

  • Casting:

    • Nicholas K


    • Fiverr

Brooklyn Fox

Business Operations Assistant

May 2016 - March 2017

  • Catalog inventory using LightSpeed

    • Create POs

  • Update website with new products, photos, and information

  • Design promotional advertisements for print and social media

New York Fashion Week (LDJ Productions)

Production Assistant

February & September 2016

  • Worked with designers, models, and PR staff to set up and run shows

  • Checked out and collected 100s of CV radios to PR and production staff

  • Directed guests, models, and staff before and after performances


Design Intern

March - August 2016

  • Design fabric patterns in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

    • Recolor ​fabric patterns

  • Collaborate with designers on projects; attend fitting sessions

  • Complete tech packs with tech flats and measurement details

  • Assist staff, models, and freelancers in photo studio

    • Scout locations for photoshoots​

    • Organize and prepare garments and accessories for photos

  • Collect and distribute garments for press release


Fashion Showroom Intern

January - February 2016

  • Worked with buyers, models, and clients during fittings and meetings

  • Participated in the Footwear and Women's Wear market weeks 2016

  • Coordinated the collection, organization, and dispatch of goods

  • Worked on the packaging and organization of clothing for press release

Shilo Byrd Studio

Design Intern

January - February 2016

  • Worked on products for Fashion Week 2016

  • Helped with pattern developement, sewing, and fitting of garments

  • Met with clients on and off-site for delivery and pickup of products

  • Worked with jobbers in the garment district

    • ​Sourced covered buttons

    • Selected zipper and thread colors

  • Designed the Rory Rose 2016 summer collection

    • Designed a mood board and pick out color choices

    • ​Sketched over 100 design concepts 

    • Rendered 10+ ideas to be put into final production

    • Sourced fabrics at the Premiere Fabrics, DG Expo, and Texworld trade shows

    • Worked with local fabric printing studio to make a print

  • Represented the company to buyers, clients, and manufacturers

  • Worked with Eloquii & Stone Fox Bride for plus-sized bridal collaboration

UAL: London College of Fashion

Footwear Summer Intensive

Summer 2015

Iowa State's Project Runway

Decades: 1st Runner Up

Spring 2014

Iowa State's The Fashion Show

Art Committee Member

Spring 2014

The Vinyl Studio & Bling Boutique

Sales Associate / Designer

May 2013 - June 2014

  • Designed custom graphic art in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator

  • Managed myself and the store during the weekend hours

  • Provided customer service in response to unique apparel and product requests

Sigma Kappa's Ultraviolet Fashion Show


Spring 2013

Iowa State's Project Runway

Postapocolyptic World

Fall 2013

Stacey's Prom


January - April 2013

  • Coordinated the Face of Stacey's Fashion Show 2013

    • ​Ran model calls for local high school students

      • ​Selected dresses and photograph 3 looks for later reference

        • ​Picked the best dresses and different color choices for each model

      • Designed and organize photo release forms and waivers

      • Followed up with each student regarding important information and times for the show

    • Released promotional advertisements to local high schools, radio stations, and newspapers

    • Worked with special guest, and designer judge Johnathan Kayne (Project Runway season 3, Project Runway Allstars season 2)

    • Updated the social media accounts with promotional information using Hootsuite

    • Worked with party planners and vendors for rentals and services

    • Designed tickets and flyers

    • Worked with and hire a professional photographer 

    • Selected seating chart and VIP ticket options

    • Planned the layout and show theme

    • Oversaw show run-throughs with models

    • Coordinated hair and makeup for the models

  • Sold prom and special event clothing in personal consultations

  • Handled paperwork and day-to-day tasks for myself and others

  • Helped in steaming and alterations with beadwork, closures, and finishings

  • Attended Bridal ExCYtement (2014), and Bridal Forum (2013) as a special event vendor

  • Attended Bridal ExCYtement (2013) and Bridal Forum (2015) as a model

  • Attended New York International Bridal Week (2016) as guest buyer

Iowa State's TREND Magazine

Photography Committee

Fall 2012 - 2013

Iowa State University

Apparel Design

August 2012 - December 2015

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Accessories To Go


July 2011 - 2013

  • Created custom jewelry designs through Adobe Illustrator

  • Worked at Kansas City and Dallas wholesale gift markets

  • Sold Adornables under personal label of ElinEstelle

  • Marketed and sold Johnston Jewelry for high school dance team

New York Art Institute

Summer Fashion Intensive

June 2011

Designer Shoe Warehouse (DSW)

Sales Associate

August 2010 - May 2011

  • Provided customer service to 100s of customers weekly

  • Operated computerized cash registers

  • Actively sought out customers' membership into rewards program

  • Cleaned and organized showroom floor daily

  • Dropped off weekly business income at local bank

  • Looked up and ordered products through online inventory database

Des Moines Central Campus

Fashion Design and Merchandising

August 2010 - May 2012

Participated in the Central Campus Fashion Show 2011 & 2012

 Completed sewing excercises including pajama pants, button-up shirt

Researched and analyzed past fashion decades

Competed in fashion challanges including the use of bubble wrap, paper, and fashion scraps

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