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Experience

My work experiences have given me a well-rounded understanding of the junior, kids, missy and contemporary markets. I am proficient with Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator, as well as basic PC skills. I love researching on print and fashion trends (via social media, WGSN, Trendalytics), and creating trend and concept boards. Work aside, I challenge my creativity by creating graphics and patterns for fun! 

Freelance Textile Designer
Los Angeles, CA
Jan 2016 - Present  

Services: 1. Creating original prints and patterns, as well as graphics and engineered prints 2. Working with clients on the conceptualization of themes, to print development 3. Concept trend and retail research / analysis 4. Creating trend boards and layouts 5. Scanning, cleaning and recreating vintage artworks 

Skills: 1. Traditional hand-painting (watercolor, inks, markers, gouache) 2. Digital illustration 3. Creating presentations and organizing information 

Software: Adobe Photoshop, Indesign and Illustrator

Associate Textile Designer
Avalon Apparel, LLC
Los Angeles, CA 
Oct 2018 - Jul 2020

Responsibilities: 1. Creating original prints, plaids, stripes, knits, etc. 2. Creating prints from vintage fabrics 3. Cleaning and recoloring vintage fabrics 4. Production packages for overseas 5. Print trend research and creating trend decks 6. Color matching to standards and Pantones 7. Assisting with CADS 

Accounts: Wild Fable, Knox Rose, Art Class, Nordstrom Rack, BP, Leith, Who What Wear, Rent the Runway, No Boundaries, Society + Stitch, JCP Arizona, Stitch Fix

Software: Photoshop, InDesign & Illustrator 

Concept & Trend Intern
Old Navy
San Francisco, CA 
Jun 2016 - Sep 2016

Learning Outcomes: 1. Concept Development and Trend Research for Summer 2017 2. Researching and creating fabric boards for F/W 2017 3. Assisted in coordinating final Kickoff Presentation for Summer 2017

Textile Design Intern
BCBG

Los Angeles, CA
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015  

Responsibilities: 1. Worked on concepts/artworks for BCBG and Herve Leger 2. Scanned and cleaned up artworks/vintage garments and then put them into rotary repeat sizes 3. Color pitched to fabric boards and made color palettes for the design and merchandising team

Textile Design Intern
Pottery Barn

San Francisco, CA 
Jun 2015 - Aug 2015

Responsibilities: 1. Maintaining the fabric and artwork library 2. Color pitched to artworks and organized Pantones 3. Assisted in making color charts / pitch sheets for vendors 4. Created and presented a bedding collection to the Textile/Print department 5. Participated in a group project with other interns to create and pitch a proposal to the VPs on how to make Pottery Barn more accessible to Millennials

Additional Projects1. Assisted the Pottery Barn at Chestnut retail team in, customer service, payroll and live inventory 2. Contribution of department knowledge, Millennial trend and lifestyle insights for a new e-commerce marketing plan 3. Conceptualized and executed a collaborative Pottery Barn Capsule Collection that included a new visual merchandising arrangement proposal for Pottery Barn stores


Education

Academy of Art University
BFA Textile Design
San Francisco, CA
Sept 2013 - Aug 2018

I have a formal training in traditional silkscreen and worked as a textile lab technician while obtaining my textile design degree. Therefore I understand the process of color separation, screen limitations, pigment mixing and color payoffs. Through my studies, I learned to work with various fabrics and materials, which gave me a love for experimenting with fabrics. 


Skills

PRINT & PATTERN

  • Hand-drawing (pen & marker)
  • Painting (watercolor, ink, gouache)
  • Screen-printing on fabric and paper

SOFTWARE

  • Photoshop
  • Indesign
  • Illustrator
Using Format