My background as a web designer and developer has provided numerous advantages to in my new pursuits as an apparel designer over the past two years. After completing studies at Portland’s premier apparel trade school, Portland Sewing, I have developed valuable skills including garment construction, pattern making, and an overall understanding of the apparel development process. My goal is to continue expanding my knowledge and experience in the apparel industry.
Machine Apparel | Portland, OR | Jan 2014 - Present
Owner and designer for independent women’s apparel company. Responsibilities focus on apparel development—from pattern making and prototypes, to vectorized flats and tech packs. Also responsible for project management, product development, and communication with vendors. The company’s focus is on proper fit and construction of garment prototypes, samples, and high-quality product.
Copper Union Apparel | Portland, OR | July 2015 - Present
As a Project Manager for Copper Union—an independent women’s apparel company—my tasks include organizing resources and scheduling timelines for current and future collections in development. Additional responsibilities include producing clear and detailed technical sketches and tech packs, sourcing fabrics and trimmings, product costing, inventory management, and any additional support needed during the design and production cycle.
Billy Wolf NYC | Portland, OR | Feb 2015 - Present
Billy Wolf is creates handcrafted dog coats and accessories made in America. My tasks include producing clear and detailed technical sketches, communicating technical packages to factories, sourcing fabrics and trimmings, creating moldboards, and researching trends.
Bridge & Burn | Portland, OR | Jan 2014 - Mar 2014
Assisted the apparel design team with various tasks including garment specs, fit notes, tech packs. Also managed the organization of samples for trade shows and photo shoots, concept research for Spring 2015 women’s collection.
COSTUME DESIGN INTERN
Portland Opera | Portland, OR | Dec 2012 - May 2013
Assisted full-time staff with costume construction for the 2012-13 season. Position required industrial sewing and hand sewing, material preparation, pattern making, fit and construction alterations.
Freelance | Portland, OR | Mar 2009 - Dec 2012
Freelance front-end developer with a focus on HTML5, CSS, and jQuery. Responsibilities included project management, client relations and communication, and overall product development from inception through production.
Xylem Digital | Jul 2007 - Mar 2009
Development of custom websites, micro-sites and email campaigns for various clients. Partnered with designers and developers to maintain project integrity from concept to launch. Responsibilities included quality assurance, team management, and project delivery.
B.A. English Communications, Art Minor
Fort Lewis College | Durango, CO | 2001 - 2004
Apparel Design Certificate, Fashion Forward Program
Portland Sewing | Portland, OR | 2011 - 2014
Flats & Tech Packs
Linesheet & Lookbook Design
Concept & Trend Research
Fashion Event Production
ADOBE CREATIVE SUITE
Advanced experience with
Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign.
Front-end development including HTML/CSS/JS for websites, blogs, and email campaigns.