Fashion Graphic Designer
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Location: Mililani, HI, USA
School: Academy of Art University
Major: Fashion Design (Focus on Technical Skills)

Fashion Graphic Designer

95-295 Waimakua Dr. Mililani, HI 96789 • cell------------
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EDUCATION Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California
Master of Fine Arts in Fashion Design, Dec 2016

University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii
Bachelor of Science in Apparel Product Design & Merchandising, May 2007

WORK Freelance in Fashion Illustration, Technical Flat Sketches, and Design, June 2015 to Present

Design & Merchandising Assistant, Tori Richard, Honolulu, HI Jan 2017 to March 2017
-Created technical flat sketches of new styles in Adobe Illustrator
-Created CADs for digital and print purposes in Photoshop & Illustrator
-Maintained Tech Packs, Line Charts and Purchase Orders in Excel
-Spec/measured garments at every stage from sample to top of production
-Assisted in fitting sessions and maintained a record of fit/sewing issues
-Communicated with Production Department, Art Department and Designer
and relayed information as needed
-Assisted in studio photoshoots

Instructor, Fashion Design & Merchandising (FDM) Department
University of Hawaii at Manoa, HI Fall 2013 to Fall 2015
-Train students the use of sewing machines and sergers; teach garment
construction and pattern adjustments according to industry standards
-Supervise/lead a classroom where students are inspired and feel driven to
excel; equip them to solve construction problems on their own

Sewing Machine Operator, Lion Apparel, Marine Corps Base, HI (MCBH) 2007 to 2012
-Repaired Marine combat gear according to company and government standards
-Operated various industrial sewing and overlock machines
-Administered help to other departments by learning the company’s computer system and warehouse inventory control

Sewing Teacher’s Assistant Intern, Chic Mode, Aiea, HI Summer 2006
Sewing Teacher’s Assistant Intern, University of Hawaii, HI, Summer 2005

SKILLS Conducting trend and market research for specific purposes in the fashion industry
Exceptional skills in Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop for fashion design, graphics,
technical flats and textile prints
Skilled in industrial sewing techniques, patternmaking and draping to create garments
from concept to finished product

SCHOLARSHIPS Awarded Watumull Scholarship by CTAHR of UH Manoa, Fall 2005
Awarded four-year scholarship to UH Manoa by West Oahu Realty, Inc., 2002-2006
Awarded New Student Scholarship by CTAHR of UH Manoa, 2002

REFERENCES Yasuko McBride, Lion Apparel, Supervisor of Repair Dept. at MCBH Kaneohe Bay Individual Issue Facility
IIF Business phone: ------------ Cell: ------------
Dr. Shu Hwa Lin, Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
Fashion Design and Merchandising Department, Office phone: Mon-Fri ------------

Graphic, Illustrator, Designer, Adobe, Fashion