Independent Designer And Seamstress resume example with 20+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 (555) 432-1000,
Professional Summary
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
  • Embroidery
  • 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
  • Computer literate: Word, excel...
  • Fashion styling
  • Product development
  • Excellent interpersonal skillsExcelle interpersonal skills
  • High-end residential work
    • High-end residential work
    • Positive learning 
    • Positive learning 
  • 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
  • Management experience
  • 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
Work History
03/2010 to Current Independent Designer and Seamstress 2K | , , 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.
05/1996 to Current Artist; painting, design consultation, faux finishes, specialty props Gabrielle Carey, Muralist Gabrielle McLean 949-514-1593 | City, STATE, 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.
04/1996 to 09/2012 Artist; faux painting and plaster finishes Design By Touch, Suzi Kokenda 818-599-4926 | City, STATE, 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.
03/1996 to 07/1997 Artist Mural Environments, Roger Dolin 818-902-1218 | City, STATE, Entry level position assisting with basic painted finishes, mural backgrounds, and wall preparation in homes, hospitals, and retail stores.

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