Melissa J. Kennelly
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Location: Providence, RI, USA
University: Rhode Island School of Design
Major: Apparel Design

Melissa J. Kennelly

170 Westminster Street #703 • Providence, Rhode Island 02903
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Objective ​
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

Relevant Coursework
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.

Work Experience​
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.
Clients include:
The Lyric Theater, Boston, MA.
Mad Generation Theater, Middletown, CT.
The Poets Theatre., Harvard University.
Concord Academy Theater.

Fashion, textiles, design, feminist