Rhode Island School of Design • Providence RI • Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design 2009
Merit Scholarship • Ann Taylor/Piselli Scholarship • Dean’s List • Published Illustrations: AVA Series: Fashion Drawing by John Hopkins
East Coast Embroidery • Providence RI
Graphic Designer 2013
Create and modify logos for clients, prepare client artwork for lazer etching, screenprinting, and embroidery using specialty software.
VonJai Children’s Wear Line • Providence RI
Designer, Sample Maker and Graphic Designer 2012
Designed and created samples for a children’s wear line. Created print for garments, patterns and slopers for production, sketches and flats, logos and graphics for the website, and hangtags.
Marshall Color Studios • Belchertown MA
Graphic Production Artist 2010
Assisted in print design and development for a variety of apparel companies including Justice, logo creation, shirt graphics for Hasbro and licensed products, graphic set ups and color separations for college sports apparel, set up stitch configuration and jersey numbers for Reebok using Adobe Creative Suite.
Wilbraham & Monson Academy • Wilbraham MA
Fashion Drawing Weekend Workshop 2010
Provided a drawing workshop for students, in which they were taught to draw their own fashion croquis and concepts for a collection.
Nanette Lepore • New York NY
Assisted design team in delivering and sourcing materials to garment district for samples, mood boards, dyed garments and trims for runway pieces, antiqued belt buckles and hardware, completed pattern trace offs, and assisted models at New York Fashion Week.
Apparel Department, RISD • Providence RI
Technician Assistant and Sewing Machine Maintenance 2007 - 2009
Maintained machines [knitting machines, sergers, cover stitch, button hole, and industrial sewing machines] and trained students in proper use of equipment.
Computer Skills: Experienced in using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator [completed additional course RISD 2013], InDesign, Excel, Microsoft Office, Permaboss Lazer etchnig and embroidery software on PC and Mac platforms.
Surface Design: Exposed to professional fine art printmaking (transfer, photopolymer intaglio, etching, engraving, drypoint, aqua tint, and woodblock), as well as screen printing and developing screens through photo emulsion, waterbased and plastisol ink, and digital cmyk color seperation.
Apparel Design: Experienced in creating concept and mood boards, pattern drafting, draping, machine knitting, private tutoring, freelance construction, creating spec sheets and spec packaging using Illustrator for production.
Webs America’s Yarn Store • Northampton MA
Shipper 2011 - 2012
Ship orders from the company’s online store and inventory system. Also knit samples for the store front.
Residence Life Office, RISD • Providence RI
Pre-College Resident Assistant 2007, 2008
Created programs and activities, mediated problems, served as a resource for student questions, and worked as a team with residence life staff.
Continuing Education Office, RISD • Providence RI
Teaching Assistant for Pre-College Apparel Program 2007, 2008
Assisted instructor and taught basic knowledge of the apparel industry, drawing, and aided in the construction of final garments.
Admissions Department, RISD • Providence RI
Tour Guide/Orientation Leader 2006
Promote RISD through a tour of campus buildings and knowledge of RISD disciplines, social activities, and academic offerings.
LeaderResources • Leeds MA
Freelance Illustrator, Office Assistant 1999 - 2002, 2009, 2012
Created new logos for the company website, print material and mailings, and book covers. Provided office support.