Experienced apparel designer and creative professional. Highly skilled in Adobe Creative Suite, flats and tech pack creation, garment construction, color design, and trend research. PENSOLE Design Academy graduate.
Freelance - Boulder, CO - Jan 2019 - Present
As a hybrid technical and creative designer, I offer a range of services in apparel design, color development, trend research, flat illustrations, and tech packs. Additional services also include website design, email marketing, and social media content creation.
PRODUCT DESIGNER - APPAREL
SIDFACTOR - Boulder, CO - April 2018 - Dec 2018
My role as Product Designer was to focus on the design and development of women’s technical apparel, accessories, and soft goods for top outdoor brands. Core responsibilities included creating product tech packs, working in collaboration with developers to review prototypes and fabrics, color design, and trend research.
ASSISTANT COLOR DESIGNER (CONTRACT)
The North Face - Alameda, CA - Feb 2018 - April 2018
My focus was to build and maintain seasonal color files in collaboration with Design and Color teams, as well as creating documents to support the color process (grids, visual color boards, etc.). I designed and maintained category visual tools for key meetings and communicated progress and plans with Product Line Managers, Product Designers, and the Color team.
APPAREL DESIGN INTERN
Machine Apparel - Portland, OR - Jan 2014 - Sept 2017
Owner and designer of independent women’s apparel company. Responsibilities focused on all aspects of product development; from designs, patternmaking, and prototypes, to flats, tech packs, and production sewing. Also responsible for project management, marketing, and costing.
Enjoy the Weather - Portland, OR - June 2016 - Sept 2017
Focused on maintaining efficiency of the office on a daily basis. From operations to accounting, responsibilities required flexibility, organization, and collaboration. Was often tasked with additional responsibilities including project management, production, and strategy for specific projects. Clients include Nike and TEDxPortland.
APPAREL DESIGN INTERN
Bridge & Burn - Portland, OR - Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Assisted the apparel design team with various tasks including garment specs, fit notes, and updating tech packs. Also managed the organization of samples for trade shows and photo shoots, concept research for Spring 2015 women’s collection.
COSTUME DESIGN INTERN
Portland Opera - Portland, OR - Dec 2012 - May 2013
Assisted full-time staff with costume construction for the 2012-13 season. Position required industrial sewing and hand sewing, material preparation, patternmaking, fit and construction alterations.
Freelance - Portland, OR - Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
Freelance front-end developer with a focus on HTML5, CSS, and jQuery. Responsibilities included project management, client relations and communication, and overall product development from inception through production.
Xylem Digital - Denver, CO - Jul 2007 - Mar 2009
Development of custom websites, micro-sites and email campaigns for various clients. Partnered with designers and developers to maintain project integrity from concept to launch. Responsibilities included quality assurance, team management, and project delivery.
PNCA x PENSOLE Design Academy
Functional Apparel & Accessories
Brand: The North Face
Sept 2017 - Dec 2017
Portland Fashion Institute
Apparel Design Certificate,
Fashion Forward Program
Portland, OR - 2011 - 2014
Fort Lewis College
B.A. English Comm, Art Minor
Durango, CO - 2001 - 2004
Flats & Tech Packs
Linesheet & Lookbook Design
Concept & Trend Research
Fashion Event Production
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
Advanced experience with
Beginner experience with
CLO 3D garment simulation
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