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 education/

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

UNDERGRADUATE

August 2014 - May 2018

-Bachelor of Applied Arts

-Honors College

-Fashion Design Major

-Visual Merchandising Minor

-Graduated Magna Cum Laude

-GPA 3.80/4.00

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

GRADUATE

August 2017 - May 2019

-Masters of Science

-Apparel Product Development & Merchandising Technology

-Accelerated Masters Program

 skills/

-Textiles

-Apparel Design / Construction

-Flat Patternmaking / Draping

-Fashion Illustration

-Computer-aided Design

-Visual Merchandising

-Mockshop Visual Retailing

-PLM software

-Adobe Creative Suite

-Lectra Modaris Software

-Lectra Kaledo Series

-Product Development

-Collection Development

-Rhinoceros 3D Printing

-Screen Printing

-Footwear Design & Construction

-Business & Design of European Fashion

 awards & publications

-2017, Undergraduate Provost Award

-2018,(dis)ABLED Beauty Design competition. Awarded 1st place design & Viewers' Choice Award

-2018, graduated Central Michigan University Magna Cum Laude

-2018, pieces from "Cassiopeia & Aster" collection featured in August issue of Shuba Magazine

-2018, pieces from "Cassiopeia & Aster" collection featured in Solstice Magazine social media

 international experience/

LONDON STUDY ABROAD INTERNSHIP

London, England // May 2017 - July 2017

-International design internship with Liquorish fashion business

FLORENCE UNIVERSITY OF ARTS

Florence, Italy // June 2016

-Course discussed the history, design, and construction of footwear

PARIS AMERICAN ACADEMY

Paris, France // May 2015 - June 2015

-Learned intricate haute couture design techniques & merchandising skills

 professional experience/

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Graduate Assistant / Aug 2018-December 2018

-Assist professor in preparing, teaching, and grading

GYPSY BRIDE

Design Intern / New York, NY / May-August 2018

-Designing, pattern making construction, & photoshoots

ANTHROPOLOGIE

Sales Associate / Hoboken, NJ / May-August 2018

-Cash wrap, fitting room, markdowns, sales room

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY

Student Aid / Mt. Pleasant, MI / Apr 2015-May 2018

-Assisted professor in preparing & grading

SPECTRUM HEALTH / EMBRACE

Seamstress / Mt. Pleasant, MI / Sept-December 2017

-Embrace is a start-up company custom creating thermal bras for breast cancer survivors who have had a double mastectomy & breast reconstruction

-Worked as a seamstress & problem solver to construct bras

LIQUORISH / DOLLHOUSE FASHIONS, LTD.

Design Intern / London, England / May-July 2017

-Trend forecasting, fit sessions, photoshoots, & order forms

-Created the Look Book for the Fall/Winter 2017/18 collection

-Ran the brand's social media

CENTER FOR MERCHANDISING AND DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

Student Aid / Mt. Pleasant, MI / Nov 2016-Oct 2017

-Assist professors working on research projects

HOLLISTER, CO.

Brand Representative / Flint, MI / May-July 2016

-Cash wrap, sales floor, store updates, & dressing mannequins

 

 

 fashion shows/

VEHICLE CITY FASHION WEEK

Fashion Against Violence

Flint, MI / November 2018

-Production Assistant for Fannie Lucille's Fashion Against Violence Fashion Show

FASHION SPEAK

Detroit Garment Group

Detroit, MI / October 2018

-"Cassiopeia & Aster" exhibited at Detroit Fashion Speak conference

FIRE UP FOR EXCELLENCE

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, MI / April 2018

-Showcased "Cassiopeia & Aster" at University fundraising campaign

THREADS FASHION 2.0

"Cassiopeia & Aster"

Mt. Pleasant, MI  / April 2018

-Created ten-look bridal collection meshing traditional techniques & modern, sexy silhouettes

ART PRIZE

Central Michigan University

Grand Rapids, MI / October 2017

-"ONE WAY" exhibited at alumni event

THREADS FASHION EXPEDITION

"ONE WAY"

Mt. Pleasant, MI / April 2017

-Created seven-look collection with original digitally printed fabric

ART PRIZE 

Central Michigan University

Grand Rapids, MI / October 2016

-"Sous Le Peau" exhibited at alumni event

PINS & NEEDLES

Brainchild Events

St. Louis, MO / August 2016

-Showcased "Sous Le Peau" collection at annual competition

THREADS FASHION SHOW

"Sous La Peau" 

Mt. Pleasant, MI / April 2016

-Created four-look collection using traditional haute couture techniques

THREADS FASHION SHOW

Central Michigan University

Mt. Pleasant, MI / April 2015

-Showcased garments at pre-show and modeled

 

 

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