NEW YORK ,NY
Summary: Experienced creative working as a Design Assistant and retail manager with a demonstrated history of working in the wholesale and the retail industry. Skilled in Trend Analysis, Retail, Sales, Team building, Textiles, and New Store Openings. Strong arts and design professional with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) focused in studio arts
Objective: The opportunity to make an enormous impact on company growth as well as gain exposure and development.
2019 – 2020
Design Assistant /Juniors division/ Rare Editions, New York NY
Involved in the design development from conception to finished products. Assist the designer in daily organizational tasks such as samples, merchandising, and tech packs. Attend fittings, photo shoot, and buyer meetings. Assist with onboarding new employees and interns. Work closely with the design team to ensure all design details are properly communicated to all collaborating teams.
2010 – 2015/ 2018-2019
Store manager /merchandiser /Lucky Brand Jeans, NY
Opened new store locations and assisted in recruiting and training new employees. Directed and supervised employee’s engagements in sales, inventory-taking and reconciling cash receipts. Determined staff promotions and demotions and documented employees when need. Completed weekly schedules according to payroll policies. Trained all new managers on store procedures and policies. Worked closely with VP of merchandising and sales to formulate and build the store brand. Met and exceeded quarterly sales quotas. Ran weekly and monthly strategy reports to analyze business trends and make recommendations
Employee Experience /Warby Parker, Chicago IL
Planned quarterly store meetings to discuss successes and opportunities. Organized and budgeted outings and celebrations. Collaborated with public organizations for monthly volunteer opportunities. Planned collaborations with neighboring small shops to introduce new collections. Occasionally helped with store operations.
Design intern/ Modernplum, Chicago IL Assisted with design ideas and color story for new collection. Pitched new fabric techniques. Merchandised product to better appeal to buyers. Attended local market events as a seller. Incorporated a costing and an inventory system through excel.
Fiber Lab Technician/School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
Maintained efficiency throughout the department through maintaining resources & equipment used in all studios. This includes the print studios, dye lab, weaving studio, and sewing lab. Inventory supplies and restock. Mix dyes and other chemicals from concentrate. Performed demos to students for authorizations. Reported to management through weekly reports. Worked closely with upper management to formulate and build the department
BFA/Studio Art /Fibers and material studies
School of the Art institute of Chicago, Chicago IL
SkillsFluent in Spanish
Proficient in Microsoft office suite , outlook and adobe suites
Creativity & innovation
Adaptability & flexibility Interpersonal skills
Leadership & management
Customer service skills
Fabric dying and manipulation