About


Design Process

Developing concepts, color stories and silhouettes

Trend research and analysis

Flat pattern design and draping

Garment alterations/garment construction

Operating home & industrial sewing machines, sergers, buttonhole machine, professional steam press

Textile and Dyeing techniques: Knitting/screen printing/batik/tie dye

Metalwork: plasma cutting and welding

Woodwork: carving and engraving

 

Visual Communication

Advanced rendering in various mediums

Oil Painting

 Figure drawing

Creation of mood and concept boards for design presentations

 Applying CAD and animation software to the rendition of technical flats and illustrations

 

Technology

Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher)

Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, In Design, Flash) and Motion

AutoCAD

Adobe Flash and Dreamweaver

 

EDUCATION

Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA  

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising & Apparel Design, December 2014

Bachelor of Fine Arts, emphasis on drawing and painting, May 2014

Bachelor of Arts, Art History, May 2014

 

RELATED Experience

D.I.M.E.S. Fashion Organization

(August 2009 - August 2012)

Fashion Chair, 2011-2012

·         Head designer for the D.I.M.E.S 2012 Spring Fashion Show “Storia de’Amore: The Romance of Art and Fashion”

·         Created garments for showcases

·         Managed and maintained social media (Twitter/Facebook/BlogSpot/Tumblr)

·         Organized and inventoried samples and actual garments

Fashion Chair, 2010-2011 

·         Co-styled 10 fashion photo shoots

·         Networked with photographers

 Fashion Committee member, 2010

·         Assisting in styling garments for three fashion shows

·         Assisted with fittings & dressing

Fashion Design

(August 2010-Present)

“Storia de’Amore: The Romance of Art & Fashion,” Spring Fashion Show, 2012

·         Head Designer: created 12 looks for the renaissance segment of the show

 “Junk to Funk,” Recycled Design Fashion Show, 2011

·         Created a garment out of repurposed clothing

“Africa Couture Fashion Show,” Fall Fashion Show, 2011

·         Designed and styled multiple looks

“A Night at the Circus Fashion Show,2011

·         Designed and styled looks inspired by circus characters

Ms. Phi Beta Sigma Scholarship Pageant, 2011

·         Designed robes for the swimsuit segment

“Unity Fest Fashion Showcase,” 2010

·         Designed and Styled looks inspired by the ocean

Other Design/Styling Experience

(August 2011 - Present)

Charleston Fashion Week, 2013

·         Assistant to Emerging Designer Hope Wallace

·         Dresser for Christian Siriano

Vogue’s Fashion Night Out (Savannah), 2011 & 2012

Served as backstage crew member, production assistant, stylist and dresser for Doug Ordway at Crazy Horse Production Company and the Dollhouse Production Company

Photo-shoot Coordinator and Stylist for Fashion Designer, Hope Wallace

Winner of the first annual “Frills 5th Avenue Christmas” window design contest, 2012 and 2nd runner up 2013

·         Worked in a team of three to design a window display at “Frills by Scott” a local boutique owned by Scott Marchbanks, 2012

·         Worked in a team of two, 2013

 

Event Production

(August 2011 - Present)

Statesboro Wedding Walk (Expo & Fashion Show)

·         Helped with model castings and scouting, liaison between boutiques and models.

·         Organized students from Georgia Southern University’s fashion program

Fashion for life Charity Fundraiser

Organized a fashion show benefiting The American Cancer Society’s effort through relay for life for the Gay Straight Alliance of Georgia Southern University

Georgia Southern University’s Evening of The Arts, 2014

·         Designed furnishings for the event

·         Served as assistant to Andrea Bennett, Creative Director

 

Leadership Experience    

Outreach Assistant for the Betty Foy Sanders Department of Art at Georgia Southern University, 2011 – present

Georgia Southern University’s Fall Leadership Conference, 2010 & 2011 - Lead icebreaker sessions and delegated tasks to volunteers

                                         

Volunteerism     

ArtsFest 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, Georgia Southern University

Worked closely with Assistant to the Chair of Georgia Southern’s Art Department with festival coordination to include: confirming performer and artist attendance, coordinating festival volunteers (schedules and placement), organizing and supplying “Art Stops”; assisted face painting and action painting Art Stops

Junk to Funk “Recycled by design fashion show 2011 & 2012 - Coordinated the show and helped backstage with last-minute alterations

Evening of The Arts 2012 & 2013, Georgia Southern University - Served as usher and bartender

 

Honors

·         Juried exhibition: 2011, 2012 and 2014

·         Dean’s List 2011

·         DIMES Certificates of Honor “Most Dedicated Member Award” 2010,” “Fire Starter” Award, 2011

·         Winner of the first annual “Frills 5th Avenue Christmas” window design contest, presented by Scott Marchbanks, owner of Frills by Scott

·         Student Employee of the Month,  Georgia Southern University, March 2014

·         Presenter, Phi Kappa Phi research Symposium at Georgia Southern University, April 2014

·         Presenter, School of Human Ecology Research Symposium at Georgia Southern University, April 2014

·         Exhibitor, Georgia Southern University Student Gallery: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014