Professional Experience

 

Kensie

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

    • OurTime.com

    • 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

Eloquii

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

Halston

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

Participant

Spring 2013

Iowa State's Project Runway

Postapocolyptic World

Fall 2013

Stacey's Prom

Intern

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

 

Accessories To Go

Designer

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