SAMI FAUSTINO
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Location: San Diego, CA, USA
School: Rhode Island School of Design
Field of Study: Textile Design

SAMI FAUSTINO

EDUCATION
Rhode Island School of Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Textiles 2019
Travel Course Winter 2019 Mexico: History, Pre-colonial, Colonial, and Contemporary Arts
Brown University
Poetry (Spring 2018)
History: Edo Period Japan (Fall 2016, 2018)
LEADERSHIP
Pastoral Council, Events Coordinator
Planned community events, communicated and organized.
2017-2018
ACHIEVEMENTS
Mary Hartwell Mavor Scholarship (2016, 2017,2018, 2019)
Athena Awards Scholarship Fund (2016, 2017)

SKILLS
Textiles:
NedGraphics
Pointcarre (Jacquard)
M1plus (Stoll)
Weavepoint 7
Tajima DG/ML
weaving (Dobby & 4harness hand loom)
industrial knitting (double bed & single bed)
screen printing
fiber dyeing (natural, acid & MX)
hand knitting
crochet
pattern making & garment construction
hand embroidery & sewing
digital embroidery & sewing

Computer:
Photoshop
Illustrator
InDesign
Premiere
Lightroom
Bridge
Acrobat Pro
Microsoft Windows
HTML/CSS
Javascript (basic)
P5

Fine Arts:
paper making
print making
ceramics
plaster casting
woodworking
upholstery
collage
letter press
linocut & block printing
illustration
hand drawing &sketching
oil painting

WORK EXPERIENCE
All Across Africa
Design Intern
Responsible for creating design specs via Illustrator, researching natural material for products, and creating mood boards for collections
San Diego, CA Summer 2018
Rhode Island School of Design
Knitting Monitor/Technician
Responsible for maintaining knitting machines, organizing yarns, and assisting students.
Providence, RI
Fall 2018-Spring 2019
LOFT by Ann Taylor
Retail Associate Part time
Drives revenue by providing clients exceptional services through relationship building, sharing style/product information, and presenting a clean, and a safe well-maintained store.
Escondido, CA
September 2019- Present
Calit2 Qualcomm Institute, UCSD
Media & Technology Intern
Provided technical support, responsible for media equipment and facilities, assisted in streaming live 4k footage
San Diego, CA Summer 2014
STUDIO EXPERIENCE
Jacquard for Pattern
Using the NedGraphics software for pattern and Point Carre jacquard software for drafting woven structures, I developed patterns through experimentation with material and color.
CAD in Textiles
Using NedGraphics software, Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, I designed repeated patterns of my own artwork. In addition I learned how to color separate, create multiple color ways, and create application sketches.
Textiles Transforming into Furniture
In this research course, I focused on experimentation with soft materials utilizing techniques of textile construction to create furniture with structural integrity. This was a collaboration project between two Furniture Design students and myself. We worked as a team and took advantage of each other’s expertise in furniture making and textile construction.
Knitted Fabrics
I learned advanced construction techniques and knitted structure drafting and shaping. I explored ideas about color, pattern, texture, drape, concept and working large scale by creating fabric swatches. Fully-fashioned garments were the primary three-dimensional forms to which I applied my ideas.

textile design, design assistant, interiors, woven, apparel, knits