owner and operator custom fashion design resume example with 11+ years of experience

Jessica Claire
, , 609 Johnson Ave., 49204, Tulsa, OK 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor
Home: (555) 432-1000 - Cell: - - : - -
  • Adobe: Illustrator, indesign, Photoshop, Pattern Construction
  • Planning, CAD, Production and Time Management
  • Garment Construction
  • Textile Technology Knowledge
  • Google Drive applications
  • Microsoft Office
  • Supervised team of 15 - 30 staff members
  • Achieved 20% increase in business by repurposing running designs with new embellishments and textile design with accuracy and efficiency
  • Achieved SLDF Fashion show acceptance by introducing new Raincoat Line for Avirate summer line
  • Resolved product issue through consumer sample testing
Expected in 08/2023 to to
University of Oregon - Eugene, OR
Expected in to to
: Early Childhood Education
Rasmussen University - Minnesota City, MN,
Expected in 02/2011 to to
Bachelor of Arts: Fashion Design
Northumbria University - United Kingdom,
  • Honors
Additional Information


Critiqued - Flamboyance 2011 : ‘Awurudu Kavuma’ Outstanding Authentic Avant Garde

BMW Fashion Week 2012 : Evening Wear Collection : Floating Florals

Vogue Tex: Annual Textile Show: 2013: Hip-Hop SportsWear Collection

Avirate: SLDA Fashion Week 2013, 2014 : Evening Wear Collection

Professional Summary

Ambitious individual Innovator who does not believe in ‘NO’ but ‘Rather’. I believe in hand crafting techniques+ 3R innovation could work hand-in-hand posing fresh look to styles we like to dress the future. My deep understanding of ECO-Friendly fashion industry with strong technical skills, and eye for fine detail will be beneficial for the role of kids apparel lifestyle in Nike programme. Creator of high-quality pieces utilizing comprehensive planning process to guide garment construction From sample-proto-final prog. is an everyday approach I make to keep my customers comfortable.

Work History
11/2014 to Current
Owner and Operator, Custom Fashion Design Children Of America Port Jefferson Station, NY,
  • Focused on customer’s Aesthetics correlation current RTW Women’s & Kid’s content and needs Concept, Mood, requirements and fresh designs for consideration
  • Designed and tailored over 50 pieces of custom clothing focused in Specialized evening couture and bridal wear
  • Use hand sketch drawings & computer-aided design (CAD) and draping techniques to develop ideas and communicate strategies to others
  • Developed and maintained relationships with suppliers and other industry professionals to touch base of current innovations
  • Hand embroidery, beading embellishments, and prints in cohesive collection is how approached to signature all design concepts
  • Advanced pattern making is used to embrace body shapes/ curves bringing value to every outfit
  • Textile manipulation is new approach I've been taking in recent years. As it has been almost forgotten nature in Fashion Design for many years.
06/2016 to 03/2020
Lead Teacher Kindercare And Bethany Village Montessori City, STATE,
  • Developed and implemented individualized learning plans, group lesson plans and classroom activities consistent with instructional guidelines for 20+ students each term
  • Informed students and families of classroom activities and student progress and identified methods to involve parents in student education
  • Adhered to licensing policies and procedures to help classrooms run smoothly
  • Guided students to develop social, emotional and physical skills
06/2013 to 02/2014
Fashion Designer Avirate City, STATE,
  • Drove brand awareness by organizing VM display setups and assisting in merchandising
  • Analyzed trends to developed innovative concepts through online research, magazines, competitive shopping and runway styles.
  • Manage all aspects of fashion design development of 15+ new evening wear design collections for Avirate mature women’s clothing collection. Where it generated $10,000 in season of summer 2013 revenue. Our main focus was on evening gowns, and suites
  • Coordinated Project based on garment construction and QA, collaborate Pattern efficiency to utilize maximum of fabric resource of past collections, and identify opportunities to reduce waste and bring revenue by 20%
  • Oversaw +150 Design Protos and Merchandised, sourced and costings for salesman production 3 times annually
  • Led team of 5+ fashion designers and 2 graphic designers, on brand development by providing constructive feedback on creative designs, and delivered ongoing coaching and mentorship
  • By weekly shop visits to maintain and assess visual merchandising aspects of all outlets. Maintained seasonal promos and visual merchandise
  • Conducted Virtual meetings on Market Research with overseas buying offices for new fashion trend concepts and designs
  • Always maintained update CADs with buyers during rush seasonal times to reduce wastage and manage consistency of factory allocation time to meet lead time
  • Sourced and introduced new trims and embellishments for buyer visits and repurposed them for running styles to feed in seasonal RTW concept
  • Adobe Creative suites used during time of all design render and construction, conceptual process till green seal Protos. This improved 17% accuracy and reduced errors.
03/2011 to 06/2013
Design Source Manager Vogue Tex City, STATE,
  • Spearheaded design process to align with buyer specifications & assigned resources of materials
  • Researched design trends, technology and processes and directed work of design team
  • Planned, created, tested and deployed systems methodology to produce high quality production with factory resources meet and exceed customer expectations
  • Launched quality assurance practices for each phase of development
  • Trained personnel in equipment maintenance and enforced participation in exercises focused on developing key skills.
  • Successfully managed budgets and allocated resources to maximize productivity and profitability

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School Attended

  • University of Oregon
  • Rasmussen University
  • Northumbria University

Job Titles Held:

  • Owner and Operator, Custom Fashion Design
  • Lead Teacher
  • Fashion Designer
  • Design Source Manager


  • Bachelor of Arts

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