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freelance fashion designer and pattern maker resume example with 6+ years of experience

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Jessica Claire
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor (555) 432-1000, resumesample@example.com
Summary

Dedicated to realizing designer visions by applying attention to detail, problem-solving skills and communication strengths. Skilled at sewing, draping, designing by hand or computer, flat patterns and grading by hand, and writing pattern specifications. Familiar with using the TukaTech system to produce patterns, as well as Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to produce detailed tech packs, designs and mood boards. At the moment I am teaching myself Clo to design 3D clothes. I learn extremely fast and I am fluent in Spanish and know basic Italian and French enough to hold a conversation.

Skills
  • Adjusting patterns
  • Fitting understanding
  • Draping skills
  • Sewing expertise
  • Assisting production
  • Styling pieces
  • Working with designers
  • Fashion Sketching both by hand and by computer
  • Tech Pack Designer (Adobe Illustrator)
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Master pattern creation
  • 2D Vector Illustrations
  • Digital Illustration
  • Trend Monitoring
  • Pre-Design Consulting
  • Originality and Creativity
  • Hand Sketches
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Microsoft Office
  • People Skills
  • Critical Thinking
  • Data Management
  • Relationship Building
  • Computer Skills
  • MS Office
  • Sewing Expertise
  • Adjusting Patterns
  • Draping Skills
  • Fitting Understanding
  • Flat Pattern and pro efficient in TukaTech
  • 3D Designer (Clo)
Experience
10/2020 to Current Freelance Fashion Designer and Pattern Maker Leslie's Pool Supplies | Hampton Bays, NY,
  • Produced pattern specifications and wrote instructions for sewing pieces.
  • Interpreted designer sketches to drape and sew initial samples.
  • Worked with designers to set first patterns and achieve desired styling.
  • Used flat pattern skills by hand to produce patterns.
  • Corrected patterns to fit proper sizes and meet quality standards.
  • Created master patterns for each size of every garment by using standardized charts and measuring systems.
  • Drew details on outlined parts to show accurate join points and positions of pockets, buttonholes and other features.
  • Created patterns free-hand and with TukaTech after reviewing design concepts and blueprints.
  • Matched cloth pieces in correct sequences prior to sewing and verified correct dye lots and patterns.
  • Conferred with designers to translate garment models into reproducible patterns.
  • Read and interpreted work order to uphold specific guidelines and produce high-quality pieces.
  • Worked successfully with diverse group of coworkers to accomplish goals and address issues related to our products and services.
02/2020 to Current Founder, Creative Director and Designer Doll Phase | City, STATE,
  • Created marketing plans and devised strategic communication approaches.
  • Met customer needs and accomplished creative visions by overseeing strategic, focused campaigns.
  • Provided direction and supervision for team of art directors and designers.
  • Led startup and opening of business and provided business development, creation of operational procedures and workflow planning.
  • Constructed and styled garments by hand and by machines.
  • Collaborated with photographers and stylists to effectively capture Doll Phase label and merchandising standards.
  • Juggled multiple projects and tasks to ensure high quality and timely delivery.
  • Created production patterns from initial designs and incorporated subsequent changes.
  • Interpreted designer sketches to drape and sew initial samples.
  • Produced pattern specifications and wrote instructions for sewing pieces.
  • Corrected patterns to fit proper sizes and meet quality standards.
  • Created master patterns for each size of every garment by using standardized charts and measuring systems.
  • Calculated complete dimensions of patterns by factoring in aspects such as size, dye absorption and expected material stretch.
  • Developed unique concept designs that drove company forward in industry.
  • Attended casting calls, fittings, shows and shoots.
  • Cultivated relationships with over 20 professional photographers.
  • Wrote specifications for garment prototypes for new lines.
09/2017 to Current Tradeshow Contemporary Women’s Apparel Specialist Freelance Wholesale | City, STATE,
  • Initiated key strategic partnerships for clients with key decision makers and executives of large companies looking to optimize their return and improve their ROI
  • Increased sportswear apparel client sales by 54% through soliciting robust business opportunities (e.g.,prospecting, cold calling, trade shows, networking, etc.)
  • Implemented new strategies as a way forward to obtain new and improved results (e.g,planning,research, well developed questions, etc.)
  • Collaborated with sales managers and conducted competitive analysis to maintain awareness of the marketplace, position, and pricing for new start up
  • Assessed customer needs, generated quality leads, researched accounts, maintained and expanded client database
  • Produced and executed 5-6 sample sales annually for wholesale client, resulting in $8k-$15k per sale.
02/2016 to 08/2017 Wholesale Sales Representative Agent R.E.D | City, STATE,
  • Managed 7 brands both on the road and in the showroom
  • Was in charge of the following territories; New England and the Tri-State Area, along with other states along the East Coast.
  • Followed up on sales leads to establish new accounts for wholesale orders.
  • Developed new customer base via past relationships, telemarketing and networking.
  • Collaborated with sales manager and customer service to schedule deliveries for new clients.
  • Resolved customer issues with missing products and account payment status to maintain satisfaction.
  • Completed daily call reports, weekly work plans and monthly analyses to submit to territory manager.
  • Performed sales presentations at trade shows to generate new business.
  • Implemented sales strategy and marketing plan to maximize revenue opportunities.
  • Generated sales of wholesale products and related merchandise to existing customers as well as potential customers.
  • Made recommendations to customers to promote brand effectiveness and product benefits.
  • Generated sales by prospecting leads, cold calling and negotiating advantageous deals.
  • Exceeded sales goals using consultative sales talents and effectively explaining programs and services to generate interest.
  • Scheduled and attended 30 appointments per week on the road and in the showroom.
Education and Training
Expected in 08/2015 Associate of Applied Science | Fashion Design Santa Fe Community College, Santa Fe, NM GPA:
  • SFCC Fashion Club President from 2013-2015
  • Founded the SFCC Model Club in 2015
  • Student Ambassadors Member
Expected in Bachelor of Science | Fashion Design Fashion Institute of Technology, New York, NY GPA:
Expected in Bachelor of Arts | Fashion Design Parsons The New School For Design, New York, NY GPA:

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Resume Overview

School Attended

  • Santa Fe Community College
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Parsons The New School For Design

Job Titles Held:

  • Freelance Fashion Designer and Pattern Maker
  • Founder, Creative Director and Designer
  • Tradeshow Contemporary Women’s Apparel Specialist
  • Wholesale Sales Representative

Degrees

  • Associate of Applied Science
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts

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