Isma Sarwar has been working as a freelance Artist since 2011. offering design consultations to independent brands, creating installations, and fine art for personal and professional purposes.
TECHNICAL DESIGNER, LAT APPAREL - BALLGROUND, GA APRIL 2019 - CURRENT
Working with the designer to help execute and assist with each collection. Overseeing entire design process from initial sketches to sample development process - making sure design reflects the brand indentity and aiding with all aspects of the design process. Creating tech packs and technical sketches to aid factories in executing garments. Performing fit tests and resolving fit issues and coming up with solutions. Styling and creating visual shoots used for marketing purposes.
FASHION DESIGN ASSISTANT, SID & ANN MASHBURN - ATLANTA, GA OCTOBER 2016 - MARCH 2017
Assisted with sample fittings; taking note of all changes to be made to samples, followed
up with updated and completed tech packs to aid factories in sample development. Creating tech packs and sketches to correspond with the collection. Assisted with visual merchandising monthly store sets to showcase new collection to the rest of the team. Extensive work with tailored menswear - including working with digitizing traditional patterns into Gerber Tech. - resolving any fit issues.
VISUAL MERCHANDISER, BCBGMAXAZRIA - ALPHARETTA, GA MARCH 2016 - SEPTEMBER 2016
Gained valuable exposure to sales and marketing, identifying brand image and giving clientele the best guest experience. Forming relationships with clientele and providing efficient and quality customer service. Personal stylist for clientele giving them the BCBG brand experience. Executing and finishing all floor sets in a timely fashion.
SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART & DESIGN - ATLANTA, GA BFA FASHION DESIGN W/ MINOR ART HISTORY 2011 - 2016
LANGUAGES - English, Arabic, Urdu, & Punjabi