Jessica Claire
  • Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
  • Home: (555) 432-1000
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Professional Summary

Creative fashion professional with experience showcasing a variety of fashion looks for garment designers, buyers, sales personnel and customers.

Results-oriented fashion industry professional skilled at leading teams and revitalizing and launching products.

Designer who provides innovative fabric, trend and theme inspiration and direction for leading design corporations.

Competitive fashion professional who values innovative fashion without compromising the ultimate goal of increasing retail revenue.

Member of IAPO (International Association of Professional Fashion Designers)

 Member of ASDP (The Association of Sewing and Design Professionals)

  • Fashion styling
  • Sewing
  • Trend forecasting
  • Superb eye for style
  • Tailoring and accessorizing
  • Visual composition
  • Product development
  • Embroidering expert
  • Mac OSX platform
  • Excellent time management
  • Patternmaking
  • Design management
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Passion for design
  • Proficient in Adobe Illustrator
  • Expertise in print and textile design
  • Quality control
  • Outstanding leadership techniques
Work History
Fashion designer, 03/2003 to 09/2007
Fashion ForwardCity, STATE,
  • Repaired and replaced defective garment parts, including pockets, pocket flags and coat linings.
  • Let out and took in seams in suits and other garments to improve fit.
  • Positioned master pattern in clamp of grading device and set device to specified size.
  • Drew garments and patterns and wrote instructions for use in reproducing commercial patterns.
  • Marked finished patterns with garment size, section and style information.
  • Posed and strutted to demonstrate features such as garment quality, style and design.
  • Took up and let down hems to shorten or lengthen garment parts.

Fashion Overseer, 10/2007 to 06/2010
Style IconCity, STATE,
  • Drew garments and patterns and wrote instructions for use in reproducing commercial patterns.
  • Examined sketches, sample articles and design specifications to ascertain number, shape and size of pattern parts.
  • Negotiated with vendors on availability, product specs, distribution, delivery deadlines and price.
  • Achieved costing and aesthetic goals for the seasonal fabric palette.
  • Suggested style changes to the creative team.
  • Suggested merchandising and flow strategies based on current data, trends and forecasts.
  • Discussed style lines, details and revisions with designer.
  • Coordinated the design process for multiple brands from concept sketches through final adoption.
  • Supervised the design staff through product creation and release.

Fashion Manager, 07/2010 to Current
Trending TrendsCity, STATE,
  • Clearly communicated design revisions to all members of the fashion team.
  • Computed dimensions of patterns according to size and stretch of material.
  • Traveled to store locations to review product mix, obtain feedback and share information.
  • Developed partnerships with internal groups such as packaging, visual and e-commerce.
  • Trained assistant buyers to help achieve established development goals.
  • Gathered information from vendors regarding market trends and competitor activity.
  • Assessed merchandise mix to continually broaden and improve assortments.
  • Managed pricing decisions to achieve competitive position.
  • Followed up with vendors and distribution centers to track ad preparation and sales results.
  • Negotiated strategies relative to product costs, terms and return issues.
  • Supervised the design staff through product creation and release.

Bachelor of Arts: Business and Marketing, Expected in 2010
Parsons, The New School For Design - New York, NY
  • Recipient of Fashionista Scholarship
  • Advanced Fashion Marketing course
  • Coursework in Fashion Merchandising
  • Coursework in Accounting
Master of Arts: Fashion Design, Expected in 2013
Pratt - Brooklyn, NY
  • Top 20% of class
  • Recipient of Top Designer Scholarship
  • Trend Forecasting seminar
  • Course on Communication Design
  • Liberal Arts coursework
  • Coursework in Fashion Photography
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