Dependable, creative, enthusiast artist with 10 plus years work experience in specialty clothing design looking to establish myself in the field of high-quality design. Utilizing a unique skillset of creating a;uthentic historical clothing and accessories. I bring willingness, enthusiasm and a positive attitude along with experience in a variety of artistic fields to my work.
Advanced sewing skills
Tailoring, fitting, and alterations
Good understanding of pattern drafting
Strong knowledge of historical clothing design and fabrics of the Middle Ages.
Excellent color matching/paint mixing skills with sensitivity to subtle differences
Skilled in interior/exterior specialty finishes in a variety of mediums
Power tools: drill; rotary, table, miter, band, jig, reciprocating saws; Roto-Zip, Dremmel; sander; nail gun
Works well with others
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Dependable, willing, and teachable
Genuine concern for client satisfaction
Pride in workmanship
Flexible schedule capability
Willing to travel, drivers license, passport
Independent Designer and Seamstress04/2010
to Current Ravenild Clothiers, owner Designed and constructed custom costumes for individuals and families, toddler to adult, mostly for Renaissance and medieval reenactment: unique cloaks, gowns, hoods, hats, spats. Also, have created clothing based on others' design, including pattern drafting and fitting, alterations. Consulted on interior design.
Artist; painting, design consultation, faux finishes, specialty props06/1996
to Current Gabrielle Carey, Muralist Gabrielle McLean 949-514-1593 – 2930 Grace Lane,
Costa Mesa CA Artist associate in creating custom murals, mostly children's rooms and nurseries, but also in hospitals, offices, retail stores, and homes. Color consultation, party decor & signage, antique finishes, custom themes with 3-D elements, from simple cutouts to elaborate sewing design and ainted details.
Artist; faux painting and plaster finishes05/1996
to 10/2012 Design by Touch, Suzi Kokenda 818-599-4926 – 7100 Beckford Ave.,
Reseda CA 91335 Assisted in all areas of job preparation, execution, and clean up: interior and exterior painted faux finishes on walls and furniture, acrylic and alkyld based products, linseed oil, shellac, varnish, and stains, as well as Venetian plaster finishes.
to 08/1997 Mural Environments, Roger Dolin 818-902-1218 – P.O.Box 8235,
Van Nuys CA 91409 Entry level position assisting with basic painted finishes, mural backgrounds, and wall preparation in homes, hospitals, and retail stores.