Syracuse University 3.9 GPA College of Visual & Performing Arts, 2012, B.F.A. Fashion Design
Martin J. Whitman School of Mgmt, Minor, Entrepreneurship
University of the Arts London London College of Fashion, Spring 2011, Study Abroad
Pratt Institute Pre-college, 2007 Fall Program, Portfolio Development - Fine Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology Pre-college, Spring 2007, Fall 2006, Intro to Draping, Fashion Illustration I, II
- Associate Designer, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. - June 2012 - May 2015
Role: Trend research, creative direction, sketching, fabric/trim/color/pattern direction, block development, tech packs, fits, submit approval, maintaining linesheets & style folders; presenting in meetings & line reviews, working closely with directors, merchants, sourcing, and design counterparts on a daily basis. Managed 2 direct reports.
Hollister Co. Girls Dresses, Rompers, & Jumpsuits - October 2014 - May 2015
Hollister Co. Girls Skirts, Sets, & Shirting - April 2014 - October 2014
Created presentations that anchor the store themes each season on a fast-paced, trend-focused team covering dresses/ jumpsuits/ rompers, skirts, sets, fashion bottoms, and shirting. Covered both knits & wovens
Abercrombie & Fitch Women’s & Kids’ Activewear & Knit Bottoms - June 2012 - April 2014
Introduced high-quality activewear line to A&F and abercrombie kids utilizing technical fabrications, finishes & construction. Designed impactful presentations of tops, bras, and knit & woven bottoms. Sourced and developed specialty trims & techniques for each season.
Updated the core fleece & leggings assortment by delivering new, on-trend packages. Worked in a variety of knit fabrications, utilized specialty yarns, multiple print, graphic, dye & wash techniques, and designed specialty trims & embellishment layouts.
- Design Intern, Abercrombie & Fitch Co. - Summer 2011
Recruited for competitive internship: sketching, tech packs, mock-ups, research, presentation boards, linesheets, communicating with cross-functional teams, submit-review, and fits.
- Intern, Jill Stuart - NYC Fashion Week SS ’10 & FW ‘11
Fashion Week preparations: hand sewing/embellishing, managing the look board, organization/distribution of shoes & accessories, running errands, and set up/break down back stage. Drew flats for the Fall 2011 clothing draft.
Excellence in Textiles Award CVPA. 2012- Thesis collection - hand-woven textiles
2nd Pl. Student of the Semester London College of Fashion, 2011 - Study Abroad
Gnome Awards CVPA. 2010 - Juried show - cocktail dress & mens tailored suit
3rd Pl. Finalist - University Level CVPA, 2010 - Team design charette - Urban Gardening System
Dean’s List Syracuse University - Fall 2008 through Spring 2012
EXCEL & MICROSOFT OFFICE
WEB PLM & WEB PDM
WGSN / TREND RESEARCH
KNITS & WOVENS