I am an aspiring soft goods designer with a deep curiosity and passion for pattern-making and construction. Since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2018 with a BFA in Industrial Design, I have been obsessed with improving my skill and knowledge of fabric design. Sketching, prototyping, talking to the clients and manufacturers, and brainstorming about developing designs are all things I love to practice every day. I am actively looking for the next great learning opportunity that will allow me to hone my skills and craft. 

Education
BFA: Industrial Design
Minor: American Sign Language
Immersion: Ceramics
GPA: 3.5
Dean’s List
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY

Computer Skills 
Pattern Pro
Markers Program
Sketchbook Pro
Illustrator
In-Design
SolidWorks
Fusion 360
Procreate

Design Skills 
Pattern making
Human factors
Materials and process
Sewing
Sketching
Model Making

Work Skills 
Customer Service
Problem Solving
Team Management
Computer Skills
Friendly and Energetic
Creative

Soft Goods Inventory
3 backpacks
20 little poutches
3 fanny packs
7 shoulder bags
12 pairs of socks
3 aprons
5 hats
2 mittens
3 fingerless gloves
8 pairs of felt socks
1 pair of legwarmers
3 stuffed animals
1 sweater
5 scarves

Projects
Medabrace- improving an EMT bag for essay access for  medical equipment and medication 

Capstone – Merging my skills as a designer, seamstress, and maker to have a BFA exhibition by the end of my senior year.

T-minus – Annual week-long team project for all Industrial Design students. leaded a team of 5 through the stages of design to present a final product at the end of the week to a team of jurors.

Thought At Work – annual design conference rain by the students. Was part of the organizing committee and lead and oversaw many teams.

Ceramics gild – selling handcrafted work to raise money of visiting artist and class trips.

Work History

Portabrace – Intern
Bennington, VT, 2019 – current
Began on the manufacturing line and progressed to conception and hand construction of equipment specific camera and video bags.

  • Draft and build patterns for bags
  • Create Material Prep and Tec Packs
  • Work with Pattern Pro and other CAD programs
  • Modify product designs to accommodate new product models
  • Operate industrial sewing machines and assist in manufacturing

Three Looms – Intern
Brooklyn, NY, 2016 – 2017 Intersession
Provided design consulting to this high-end fabric brand specializing in traditional Japanese weave fabrics produced through an exclusive relationship at several limited-run fabric mills in rural Japan.

  • Engaged in designing commission work for Three Looms
  • Researched vintage fabrics, cutting and displaying swatches
  • Served as company liaison to produce unique, client-centric fabrics with New Era, SeaVees, Soludos, and Ralph Lauren

Thought At Work – Senior Event Coordinator
Rochester, NY, 2015 – 2017 In-Session
Oversaw the planning and production of a three-day, student-run design conference that brings together some of the best-known industry professionals and hundreds of students for a weekend of collaboration and inspiration.

  • Managed multiple student volunteers, caterers and branding groups
  • Oversaw planning and logistics of events including speaker dinners, bowling night, and lunches
  • Honed my communication, organization, delegation and leadership skills

Movies 10 – Cashier
Rochester, NY,  March-August 2018
Responsibilities include; cashier, food service, creative customer support, and inventory. Focusing on working efficiently in a fast-paced environment.

The Ski Company – Retail
Rochester, NY, October 2017 –  March 2018
Worked in the retail department selling clothing and thermal gear, base layer, and gloves.

  • Interacted with representatives of various sports brands to understand their product development process and target markets
  • Expanded knowledge of fabric options and construction techniques and strategies

Margaret’s House – Teaching Assistant
Rochester, NY, 2015 – 2017 In-Session
On campus daycare, pre-kindergarten, and kindergarten facility that serves the RIT community by caring for and helping develop the children of staff and students. 

  • I taught and cared for all age groups.
  • Worked better understand a child’s needs and play habits, for designing children toys
  • Was inspired to design a backpack for students on the autism spectrum.

Nanny
Brooklyn, NY, 2014 – 2017 breaks
I became a full-time primary caretaker of two children (ages 6 – 11)

  • Provided entertainment, preparing meals and completing homework and school projects.
  • Planned daily schedules that were interactive and engaging including day trips and social activities with their peers.

EquiCenter – Volunteer
Honeoye Falls, NY, 2016 – 2017
PATH certified therapeutic horseback riding facility.

  • Trained as a side walker, horse handler, and horse exerciser.
  • Prepped the horse for the student and assist the student during the ride.

Berle Farm – Farm Hand
Hoosick Falls, NY, 2009 – 2014
Berle Farm is a family owned self-sustaining solar-powered dairy and produce farm.

  • Handled a large range of responsibilities and chores such as, milking, animal husbandry, gardening, haying, and other odd jobs that had to be creatively solved.
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