Berea Thornton- Resume
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Location: Atlanta, GA, USA
University: Rhode Island School of Design
Major: Apparel Design

Berea Thornton- Resume

EDUCATION
Apparel Design | Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) | 2019
Providence, RI

Bachelors of Fine Arts
Honors


EXPERIENCE
INTERFACE (CARPET & FLOORING DESIGN COMPANY) | DESIGN INTERN LAGRANGE, GA | SUMMERS, 2017, 2018

Gained knowledge of interior design, large scale prints, and new materials research
Attended design briefs and presentations, interacted with clients
Helped train new interns
Packaged and helped with shipping products and samples to clients
Used Photoshop and ViR software to edit stock images for the company and for clients
Used Backstage software to generate edited photos for client portfolios

RISD APPAREL DEPARTMENT | TECH MONITORING PROVIDENCE, RI | 2018- CURRENT

Helped students with technical problems with the machines in the apparel department

RISD (APPAREL, FOUNDATIONS, CONTINUING EDUCATION) | TEACHER’S ASSISTANT PROVIDENCE, RI |2016- CURRENT
Photographed and documented student work
Assisted teacher in managing and organizing classroom discussions, participated in student art critiques
Taught students how to use various machines needed to make garments as well as demonstrations on machines
Assisted students in critical thinking for their upcoming projects week to week, helping them to make thoughtful and more resolved art as well as facilitated in discussions with the teacher and each student about how to proceed with ongoing projects
Worked with students ranging from high school to adults

FREELANCE STYLING | ATLANTA, GA| 2018
Helped style a client for a cover and article in a business magazine
Coordinated multiple outfits for client to choose from and aided in selecting the final outfits
Selected accessories to go with each outfit and suggested hairstyling

CRAWFORD COUTURE BRIDAL ALTERATIONS | Atlanta, GA | Summer 2019
Assisted in altering bridal gowns, bridesmaids, and flower girl dresses
Created custom flower girl dresses for clients
Managed and scheduled client appointments and fittings
Learned couture hand sewing techniques and garment construction for formalwear
Altered casual apparel for clients

OBJECTIVE
Highly motivated, skilled and customer service focused designer looking for an opportunity to work with an exceptional team and organization.


SKILLS
Design: Experienced in drafting & patterning garments, draping, sewing, using industrial grade machinery
Ability to plan, illustrate, design, construct, and display final garments
Experience with textiles and surface design as well as color and materials research
Experienced in tailoring/ fit process

Computer: Adobe Suite software, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Publisher), Backstage, ViR software

Organizational: Exceptional Customer service skills
Ability to analyze and synthesize data
Efficient while maintaining the integrity of the work scope with accuracy
Exceptional styling coordination of displays for marketing products

AFFILIATIONS
RISD Apparel Model Call Committee
National Honors Society
Black Artists and Designers (B.A.A.D)
Beta Club
National Art Honors Society
NAACP Fayette Youth Chapter

Fashion design, Apparel design, Apparel,