Melissa J. Kennelly
170 Westminster Street #703 • Providence, Rhode Island 02903
Current Junior at RISD seeking design internship in the apparel industry to gain skills and knowledge.
Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI
BFA Apparel Design, 2020
Seamstress skills: Women’s tailoring, patternmaking, pattern drafting
Textile Skills: Knitting, machine knitting, weaving, felting, crocheting
Computer skills: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, flat development, Microsoft Excel
Women’s Tailoring – Spring 2019, Barsom, Maha.
Shoe Design and Craft – Spring 2019, Marika Chasse.
Knitwear Development – Fall 2018, Kawenski, Mary.
Pattern Making – Fall 2017 Canada, Maria.
Fashion and Photoshop – Fall 2017, Van Den Eijnde, Gwen.
RISD Picture Collections Providence, RI
Paid Monitor, Collection Assistant, September 2018 - Present
Manage collection of over 500,000 hardcopy images
Urban Outfitters Providence, RI
Sales Associate, August 2017 – December 2017
The role of a Sales Associate at Urban Outfitters was to create an engaging shopping experience for our customers while working in a very fun creative space.
A fantastic way to view the retail end of the fashion industry.
Anthropologie Natick, MA
Customer Associate, May 2016–December 2016
A Customer Associate provides services on the sales floor - greeting customers, selling, product knowledge, styling, cash wrap, restock and overall shopkeeping.
Freelance Costume and Apparel Design
Designer and Seamstress, September 2014–Present
Design and creation of costume and apparel for various theater productions.
The Lyric Theater, Boston, MA.
Mad Generation Theater, Middletown, CT.
The Poets Theatre., Harvard University.
Concord Academy Theater.
Fashion, textiles, design, feminist