Merchandise Product Development
Location: Los Angeles, Kalifornien, USA
School: FIDM
Major: Merchandise Product Development


Owen Cannon
Los Angeles, CA 90015 ------------ ------------

Skills and Qualifications
Highly motivated, energetic, creative individual with a good work ethic and experience in:

Extensive knowledge of production, textiles, and technical design.
Strategic mindset with excellent research, analytical skills, and ability to identify commercial opportunities based on data analysis.
Able to make confident and independent decisions in addition to an excellent team worker. Thrive in a deadline-driven, fast-paced environment.
Highly organized while maintaining attention to detail and accuracy.
Resilient with an agile and resourceful mindset.
Able to overcome challenges by focusing on solutions.
Experienced in computer skills and knowledge of Excel, Word, CAD, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, and PowerPoint.
Strong performance in numerals, commercial awareness, and leadership.
Effective communication skills at all levels, both written and spoken.
In-depth experience and insight of market and consumer intelligence, fashion & retail trends.
Experienced in qualitative research methods and familiar with developing high value, commercial proposals.
Excellent at all forms of collaboration & communication including presentation & writing skills.
Both creative & commercial, able to deliver strategic projects across industries and categories.
Highly collaborative and used to developing relationships.
Curious, flexible and strategic thinker that can lead and inspire others as well as a team.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA Expected graduation June 2020
Associate’s Degree in Merchandise Product Development

Honor Roll GPA 3.78
Activities and Societies: Merchandise Product Development Premier Group, exclusive to the top 5% of students
Special Projects and collaborations with UNIQLO, Cotton Incorporated CottonWorksTM, Lucky Brand, Guess, G by Guess

Santa Monica, CA 90405 June-August 2019
Experiential marketing and activation content producer

Assisted in pitching developing, and executing live activations, features, and experiences for MAGIC Show that supported strategy and enhanced the attendee experience; examples include hands-on and interactive activities, installations, virtual reality experiences, curated exhibits, and other memorable formats for inspiring attendees.
Assisted in managing all facets of owned projects from concept to completion, including on-site at events.
Assisted in organizing and leading brainstorming meetings with team members, internal subject matter discussions, and to identify exciting ideas to vet for feasibility and cost.
Worked closely with the operations team to create a cohesive, well-thought-out space and experience with intent and attention to detail, encompassing space design, layout, and signage
Partnered with the Creative team, to create visually pleasing and relevant featured walls, exhibits, and displays that brought concepts to life and to excite attendee interest.
Conducted outreach and secured innovative companies, potential vendors, and other possibilities necessary to execute on projects.
Identified opportunities for incorporating multimedia, video, and experiential content into live events to enhance the live experience while educating, engaging, and entertaining attendees.
Shared progress on projects at team meetings, and ensured close collaboration with marketing and event management to promote features and activations.
Adhered to assigned budget and worked with the operations team on logistics for projects.
Consistently delivered on internal and external deadlines.
Worked on individual assignments, including potential work on creative projects for Magic
Sat-in and took part in senior-level meetings with high profile fashion industry individuals to exchange confidential information and build relationships.

Lefty Production Co.
Los Angeles, CA 90015 April-June 2019
Technical Design and Design Development

Worked closely with Production/Product Development to ensure all deadlines are met and follow up with contractors daily.
Technical design, creating tech packs, technical sketches for design/development.
Built fabric and stitch/seam class library for clientele and worked closely with fabric vendors daily.
Maintained organizing periodicals artwork in garments, and trims.
Assisted production with shipping out orders to customers and for quality control.
Assisted in the sourcing and approval of fabric samples, lap dips, and strike off.

Lucia Rocio October-February 18/19
Los Angeles, CA 90015
Assistant Celebrity Stylist

Assisted in wardrobe editing, personal shopping for red carpet events, and custom tailoring and design.
Maintained strategic and creative standards, ensuring clients are given first-rate services and solutions that build client relationships.
I have collaborated with pattern markers, designers, and logistics to develop new opportunities, exploring the client's requirements, and finding innovative solutions to client challenges.
Built strong relationships with pattern makers, designers, textile mills, and content leaders that contributed growth to the development of Lucia Rocio.
Delivered confident and inspirational presentation for press kits, mood boards, and lookbooks.

Student, Marketing, B2b, Sales