Description

EDUCATION
Bachelor of Arts, Fashion and Textiles Option with Specialization in Fashion Design, California State University Los Angeles, California, Graduated December 2010, Cumulative GPA 3.481/4.0

Associate in Applied Science, Fashion Technology, Honolulu Community College, Hawaii, Graduated December 2007, Cumulative GPA 3.3/4.0

SKILLS
 Gerber AccuMark
 Technical Design – Spec Garments / Set-up tech packs
 Adobe Illustrator

 Excellent understanding of the garment design process; from the brainstorming and sketching phase, through flat pattern making by drafting or draping, and to the garment construction
 Experienced in various types of sewing machines: home, industrial, serger, button hole and blind hem
 Efficient in manual pattern grading using the machine
 Ability to interpret and construct client requirements and create designs that cater to the target market
 Good knowledge of fabrics and the ability to select the type that will suit the design
 Basic knowledge in Gerber Pattern Grading, Photoshop, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
 Equally skilled at performing tasks with a team as well as independently
 Outstanding communication and organizational skills
 Proficient in seeking solutions to problems that arise
 Able to work in a fast-paced environment
 Gives excellent customer service and maintains a professional behavior in dealing with customer concerns

EXPERIENCE
1st Patternmaker (Missy) – One World Apparel, Los Angeles, California March 2015-January 2016
 Created first patterns for various missy lines using Gerber AccuMark
 Created plus patterns from missy patterns
 Made flat sketches including sewing instructions
 Revised patterns and/or sketches and instructions as needed
 Worked with marker and grading department to produce accurate and cost effective fabric yield
 Released styles for costing
 Converted patterns from Gerber to Adobe Illustrator files for CAD/Graphic artists
 Provided accurate and cost effective paper size for sublimated garments
 Spec garments for costing

 

Technical Design Assistant (Missy) – One World Apparel, Los Angeles, California September 2013-March 2015
 Checking for SIP/TOP samples and fit samples daily from production
 Measuring SIP/TOP samples and making comments on, but not limited to: specs, construction, print, color, and placement
 Ensuring SIP/TOP samples are done in a timely manner
 Writing a follow-up e-mail on chain with all spec/print/nail head issues and comments
 Measuring Fit Samples, checking construction and specs, placing tags with the appropriate information, to send to Macy’s Style&Co. Technical Designers
 Tagging keep samples and placing them on appropriate racks by month
 Logging samples on Style&Co. production WIP daily
 Sending tracking e-mails of sent samples to Macy’s technical designers
 Organizing all samples and transferring them to the basement after each season ships
 Setting-up tech packs and saving guideline information
 Entering fit comments made by Style&Co. and One World Technical Designers in the tech packs
 Assisting with nail head design and template when needed

 

Spec Sheet Writer (Girls/Toddler Division) – Byer California, Los Angeles, California February 2013-August 2013
 Created technical sketches using Style Manager program for Girls division and occasionally for Missy
 Worked in partnership with patternmakers in developing tech packs for contractors to go into production
 Entered data into spreadsheet; revised and added information as needed
 Collected information for fabric content, care code, and production handling from merchandising and production staff to add to tech packs
 Wrote out detailed sewing instructions by looking at the sample piece
 Generated back sketches for more in depth instructions and visuals
 Obtained sample trim measurements and provided graded specs to submit for approval
 Updated and revised styles that have been released, when advised, making sure that each revision is added on the log and a PDF file of the revision is sent to the appropriate staff

Web Department Inventory/Customer Service Sales Representative – Ya Los Angeles, California April 2012-January 2013
 Worked with the LAMBS program
 Created an inventory list using excel spreadsheet
 Managed the inventory daily on Ya Los Angeles website and Fashion Go website
 Checked each style from the immediate section in the categories of dresses, tops, bottoms, and outerwear
 Verified that each style and color is within the required number to be on both websites
 Activated and deactivating styles and/or colors on the web using the LAMBS program, as well as checking for cutting orders, which are posted as future styles and/or colors on the web
 Added styles that are under the immediate section on the Ya Los Angeles website to Fashion Go by inputting data such as style number, amount, description, fabric content, and uploading pictures
 Confirmed that all the data on both websites are accurate, making sure that everything is inputted correctly
 Sent out marketing e-mails to customers to promote and advertise the latest fashion trends, style, and color
 Assisted in photo shoots in the areas of setting up the clothes, steaming, dressing, and organizing the style tags
 Provided customer service by calling or e-mailing to verify orders, shipping, payment, and also giving information on pending and cutting order of a style
 Accepted orders via telephone or e-mail and inputted data into the system, also informing customers whether a style is in available in stock or for a future delivery
 Sent out thank you e-mails to customers with completed orders and invited them back to order again

Front Desk/Sales Associate – Massage Envy Spa, Marina del Rey, California March 2011-April 2012
 Answered telephone calls and scheduling appointments
 Checked clients in/out before and after sessions
 Administered clients’ questions and concerns
 Performed administrative tasks such as filing intakes, pulling files, making appointments and confirmation calls
 Accommodated new guests with their needs and relaying their concerns with the therapists
 Provided new clients with information on the massage wellness program
 Ensured that supplies are stocked, such as gratuity envelopes and brochures
 Maintained clean and organized front desk area and surroundings

Bridal Consultant – Casablanca Bridal and Formal, Honolulu, Hawaii August 2007-December 2008
 Catered to the brides’ needs and ensured that they have a remarkable experience
 Performed consultations to get to know the bride in the areas of personality, type of wedding, styles of dresses in mind, and budget
 Presented the brides with their selected gowns and suggested others that may work
 Helped envision the overall look by putting all the head to toe pieces along with a quick hair do
 Demonstrated different ways of modifying the design of dresses to meet desired style
 Assisted in selecting dresses in terms of fabric, color, and style for bridesmaids and flower girls
 Acquired accurate body measurements in order to know the proper size to order
 Managed transactions and filing
 Arranged appointments for consultations and fittings
 Participated in bridal expos and collaborated with the displays to promote the salon
 Assisted in alterations from time to time
 Kept track of the inventory and checked for any discrepancies
ACTIVITIES
 Fashion Society, Member and Secretary August 2005-December 2007
 Fashion Show Production, Backstage Assistant Manager January 2007-May 2007
 Nu’uanu Fashion Show, Street Wear Garment Entry October 2006 & 2007