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Lighter than air

What once lit rooms now lights imaginations.

About newgarde1986

An active learner who seeks to obtain a position in the industry. Always willing to share knowledge and work closely with others towards achieving a common goal. An innovative thinker, using current practices and historical references to design and produce the desired end product. Education: The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago Jun 2007-Sept 2010 Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design Wayne State University – Detroit, MI Aug 2005- May 2007 Completed: General Education Course Work Freelance: Kuno – Creative Director/Stylist Mar 2008-Present ➢ Responsible for artistic direction of photo shoot ➢ Coordinate and style apparel worn by models ➢ Assist in editing of production photographs ➢ Ensuring an efficient flow of media production ➢ Anticipating needs of discerning cliental Chicago Tourism Board -Fashion Concierge Sept-Oct 2008 ➢ Maintained integrity of fashion exhibit ➢ Provided general information to visitors ➢ Promoting Chicago fashion week ➢ Assisting in constructing/dismantling of fashion installation Experience: Haj Designs- Tailoring Intern July-September 2010 ➢ Performed alteration on garments based on specifications ➢ Pressed, steamed and applied notions based on garment specifications Banana Republic- Sales Associate Mar 2008-Oct 2009 ➢ Maintained hourly sales and productivity standards ➢ Offered valuable styling advice and fashion tips to customers to achieve top sales standards ➢ Provided prompt, efficient and courteous customer service ➢ Assisted fellow team members in building a stronger brand. The Illinois Institute of Art-Chicago -Resident Assistant Jan-Jun 2008 ➢ Maintained order and programs in student housing ➢ Resolving conflicts between residents and management ➢ Assist with the entrance and departure of students in student housing program ➢ Receiving/dispersing information between housing residents and management ➢ Plan/coordinating school sponsored events for student housing residents Skills: ➢ Draping ➢ Patternmaking ➢ Sewing ➢ Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop software ➢ Costuming ➢ Trend forecasting Awards: AIBI Apparel Industry Board Leadership Awards July 2010 ➢ Received Stanley Paul Scholarship for Fashion Design 9th Annual Richard Driehaus Awards for Fashion Excellence May 2010 ➢ Received Honorable Mention Scholarship

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