Experience

Experience

Work 

Apparel Department Merchandiser

OSU Beaver Store | Summer 2015 to current

  • Providing creative direction for women's and University Threads, as needed for Men's, Nike, and Kid's
  • Create expressive and lifestyle focused display tables and outfit combinations to connect to customers, specifically highlighting styles that may need more floor exposure

  • Report to apparel buyers monthly to bimonthly how products are preforming, how they are being received, and what should be considered when choosing the next purchase

  • Tailor customer relationships and suggestions to provide for wide variety needs such as prospective students, fans, professors, and alumni

Sales Associate

Lane Bryant | Fall 2013 to Summer 2014

  • Developed relationships with repeat customers to better understand and provide for their needs
  • Suggested styling additions for increased outfit variations

Sales Associate

Claire's Boutique | Fall 2013 to Summer 2014

  • Provided styling suggestions, stock replenishment, and cashiering 

Education 

Bachelor of Science

Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR | Expected Summer 2018

Majors: Apparel Design and Merchandising Management

Minor: Business and Entrepreneurship 

Current OSU GPA: 3.87

Associates of Arts

Clark College, Vancouver, WA | Received Summer 2013


Projects

Aurora Fashion Show: design and development

Aurora Fashion Show| Fall 2016 to Spring 2017

  • Analyzed current and future trend information to create a plus size line for the Aurora Fashion Show
  • Identified 5 categories and brainstormed 7-10 designs per category in Adobe Illustrator 

  • Developed 5 designs, one from each category, through trend and brand analysis, flat patterning, and prototyping as a starting point for the line

  • Finalized the line and began development and fitting of three looks, a jacket, bralette, tank, and leggings, a maxi dress and bralette, and a bodysuit and skirt

  • Created and graded bodysuit from a size 16 to a size 22 using Optitex 

  • Presented line for judging on May 13th to multiple industry professionals, Bethany Imperial 3D Apparel Development Specialist for Browzwear North America , Ameeta Larson Head Apparel Designer and Creative Director Sporthill, Sarah Moore 3D Project Manager at Columbia Sportswear, Meghan Collins Technical Developer II  Nike Mens Running, Angel Snow Vice President of Design Culture & Community l Nike inc, and Kathleen McNally - Creative Director of Saxx Underwear

  • Presented line at Aurora Fashion Show May 20th

  • Received Judges Choice Award


Design Brief and Line Plan

Boohoo Night+ | Fall 2016

  • Created a line plan report including company research, target market research, design brief, and trend forecasting of general theme, color, material, and style
  • Built concept boards using Illustrator, and Photoshop for each trend forecasting category
  • Identified, using this data, thirteen forecasted style designs and developed three original designs, presented in Illustraor color and pattern filled flats, for the final line plan 

Service Redesign

OSU Beaver Store | Spring 2016

  • Redesigned the OSU Beaver Store shopping experience with a team of five as a three-month project
  • Researched service design challenges through customer interviews, and personal and group walkthroughs with reflections
  • Focused on improving the satisfaction of the customer by creating higher awareness of the "back to beavs" program, moved sales sections from near the cash registers to the men's and women's departments and added more signage for easier navigation 

Nike Swim: before, during, and after

Jantzen Swimwear | Spring 2016

  • collaborated with two other designers to create a concept to creation before, during, and after competition line for Nike Swim consumer as a three-month project
  • Using OSU swim athlete's inputs and suggestions, along with current trend analysis and consumer research, we designed three looks and prototyped four items
  • Increased flexibility while updating designs to newly introduced needs late in the project
  • Proposed the line at Jantzen headquarters in June 2016
  • Understanding of our customer and creating a strong and descriptive store with print resulted in positive feedback from Jantzen

Nike Swim: pattern development

Jantzen Swimwear | Spring 2016

  • Researched Nike Swim customer and trend data to develop two multifunctional patterns through Illustrator pattern tools
  • Prototyped pattern prints, received from Spoonflower company 
  • Developed patterns were used to further tie together the story of the Nike Swim line

Service Redesign

OSU Valley Library | Winter 2016

  • Redesigned the OSU Valley Library study room reservation experience with a team of five
  • Providing currently attainable design concepts and ease of use future designs resulted in positive feedback from OSU Valley Library Staff 

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Apron Design

Coffee Culture | Fall 2015

  • Redesigned the employee apron to be better suited to their needs
  • Created a design that better embodied the color and style of the company, allowed for better fit of different body types, and ease of use and movement