design assistant resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - -
Professional Profile
Extremely detail-oriented and organized design assistant who successfully manages multiple projects at once and   
  • Excellent Communication skills
  • Meticulous Attention to detail
  • Microsoft Office proficiency
  • Pleasant Demeanor
  • Resourceful
  • Results oriented
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem solver
02/2008 to Current
Design Assistant Great Northern Corp Racine, WI,
  • Worked as a design and personal assistant for a successful interior designer.
  • Responsibilities included going to multiple showrooms as well as the D&D building to pick out fabric memos, wall coverings and other aspects of the interior.
  • Kept consistent communication with contractors to make sure they were on schedule and that their work was up to standard
  • Also, running errands and making several phone calls to companies for follow ups on orders.
  • Took care of all administrative tasks daily
  • Bi-weekly or weekly visits to the homes we designed
  • Regular appointments with clients to update them on the status of the project and to discuss creative direction
  • Worked closely with the designer to come up with ideas, color schemes and designs for mostly large estates and townhouses.
07/2007 to 01/2008
Temporary Assistant Buyer Expeditors International Of Washington, Inc. Streamwood, IL,
  • Worked as an assistant buyer for Bendels Designer and Ready to Wear department.
  • Responsibilities included keeping in close contact with the top vendors, generating reports for them as needed along with weekly selling reports.
  • Entered new items in the database along with creating and taking on all responsibilities for the current and upcoming season's purchase orders for the entire store from line sheet selection was a usual task.
  • A few key tasks performed daily for my responsibility over all purchase orders entailed entering the data from each purchase order into two separate database systems, and generating skus for each individual item off of every PO from each individual vendor our department store carried.
  • In conjunction with keeping the purchase order books updated in addition to making any changes needed to existing purchase orders.
  • Created all look books for the upcoming seasons as well as viewing boards of all the designers' new collections.
  • Created all expense reports and sent them to the home office.
  • Identified and resolved system and account issues.
  • Made weekly visits to the store to make sure the floorplan of the displays and layout of clothing were placed in an optimal fashion for maximum visual recognition by customers
06/2006 to
Internship Floor & Decor Gaithersburg, MD,
  • Internship (publicity).
  • Interned for a fashion and lifestyle public relations firm in the accessories department.
  • Responsible for selecting press samples for publications and stylists.
  • Carefully managed tracking samples for on-time delivery and return.
  • Maintained press books for clients including Uggs, Converse, Lacoste brands.
  • Organized and maintained press sample rooms.
  • Assisted in day to day public relation duties.
  • Served as a team member to facilitate coordination and seating for 7th on 6th fashion shows of H&S clients including Peter Som, Rock & Republic, and Catherine Malandrino runway shows.
06/2003 to
Showroom Assistant Service Corporation International Sun City, AZ,
  • Internship (sales).
  • Assisted Sales Director of Italian showroom for sales management of brands such as Brunello Cuccinelli, Rivamonti, and Gunex.
  • Provided necessary support to sales team during sales campaign, organizing all necessary supplies including linelists with wholesale/retail pricing, developing all fabric swatch cards, sample management and dressing model for sales appointments.
  • Observed multiple meetings with upper department store management during sales campaigns.
04/2002 to 07/2002
Event Planner Associated Catholic Charities Glen Burnie, MD,
  • Worked alongside Elizabeth Allen in support of all efforts in organizing and designing events such as weddings, fundraisers and other large corporate affairs.
  • Specific responsibilities included detail follow-up to ensure client satisfaction.
  • Worked closely with the team to make sure events ran smoothly and in accordance with the schedule.
  • In charge of invitations being selected and sent out to guests for all events
  • Successfully developed streamlined system to better access and maintain all client data.
03/2002 to
Assistant Teacher Great Northern Corp Allentown, PA,
  • Worked as an assistant teacher with 12 children ages three and four.
  • Provided support for team of 3 teachers in all activities pertaining to the daily routine of the children to support them as they began to understand how to interact within a community.
  • Activities included art, music, free-time and focused on creating smooth transitions for the children.
06/2000 to 02/2015
Design Assistant Skrapbooc Inc City, STATE,
  • Worked as an assistant to president of boutique graphic design firm specializing in special events.
  • Created and designed various invitations, stationary, personalized collages and centerpieces for various clients.
  • Developed new system for organizing all catalogs and other reference materials necessary for in-house design library.
Expected in 2007
Bachelor of Arts: Studio Arts
Wheaton College - Norton, Massachusetts
Minors: Psychology and Art History
Senior thesis sculpture was selected for a group show at the prestigious Beard Gallery.
Expected in June 2002
Birch Wathen Lenox School - New York, New York
Sales: Special events, Photoshop, art, catalogue, clients, database, delivery, designing, , expense reports, fashion, graphic design, home office, interior designer, Italian, Director, materials, meetings, access, Excel, MS Power Point, MS Word, organizing, pick, press, pricing, public relations, publications, publicity, retail, selling, Sales, sales management, sculpture, store management, teacher, phone
Additional Information
  • Comissioned by the Giants Organization to create a sculpture for their private charity auction
  • Honors Exhibited Sculpture for a show which lasted 3 months at the Prestigious Beard Gallery in Norton, MA 2006 Marymount College recognized excellence of final art sculpture for display in front showcase for two-year exhibit, 2006.
  • Editor of the Literary Magazine junior and senior year of high school. Editor of the yearbook junior and senior year of high school.
  • Many photographs and poetry published in various literary magazines and publications.
  • Philanthropy Worked with the elderly at Lenox Hill Hospital for two years.
  • Volunteered at Beth Israel Hospital in the Terminal Children's Ward for one year.
Avid traveler, creative endeavors using different mediums, art history, creative writing, hiking and camping, cooking, reading, going to concerts, volunteering, meditating, running, pilates

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School Attended

  • Wheaton College
  • Birch Wathen Lenox School

Job Titles Held:

  • Design Assistant
  • Temporary Assistant Buyer
  • Internship
  • Showroom Assistant
  • Event Planner
  • Assistant Teacher
  • Design Assistant


  • Bachelor of Arts
  • GED

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