EDUCATION

Auburn University Auburn, Alabama                                                                                                                                                           2012-2015

B.S. in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management                                                                                                      GPA: 3.6

The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                   2010-2012

AA Merchandise Product Development                                                                                                                                                       GPA: 3.8 

 

WORK EXPERIENCE

Gypsy & Magnolia

Owner / Textile Designer                                                                                                                                                                      2013-Current

Create and sell handmade clothing and jewelry. Source materials, design and create garments, costing and pricing. Manage Etsy website. Marketing, including active social media and regular photoshoots. Set up pop up shops at music and art events. 

Johnny Was Atlanta Showroom
Showroom Assistant                                                                                                                                                                                 Seasonal
Assist in the Showroom during Wholesale Market Weekends. Present lines to potential buyers, maintain and manage client relationships.

Jennythreads

Asheville, North Carolina                                                                                                                                                                               2015

Internship. Managed online sales activity, and social media and marketing interactions. Worked on technical design including patternmaking and sewing. 

Behind the Glass

Auburn, Alabama                                                                                                                                                                                          2013-2015

Manager / Senior Visual Merchandiser / Stylist 

Store Manager roles including managing other employees, opening and closing the store/registers, and handling customer relations. Managed in store visuals and displays. Styled weekly photo shoots. 

Aldo Shoes

Los Angeles, California                                                                                                                                                                                2011-2012

Sales Associate and Visual Merchandiser 

Helped a range of clients, including international customers and television stylists. Met weekly and monthly sales quotas to maintain number one district status amongst all Aldo stores internationally. 

Ground Floor Fine Art Gallery

Los Angeles, California                                                                                                                                                                                2011-2012

Managed client relations through phone calls, emails, and personal interactions. Planned monthly art shows and organized opening and closing exhibit events. Maintained social media interactions through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and blogging. 

Culture & Leisure Magazine

Huntsville, Alabama                                                                                                                                                                                     2006-2010

Associate Fashion Editor 

Helped with a variety of tasks including creating media packets, making and editing layouts, writing articles and reviews, and many other daily tasks. Planned regular fashion shoots, including contacting designers, logging and handling samples, booking models, photographers, locations, ect. 

 

SKILLS

Sewing

Pattern Making

Textile Dyeing

Technical Design

Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator

Microsoft Office

Customer Service

Organization

Management