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Experience

Adidas AG (Herzogenaurach, Bayern, Germany)

Apparel Designer (Training), Oct ’15 – Present

Created and initiated iconic bonded no-sew waistband for short franchise with our team and Bemis Associates, ltd.

Refreshed and redesigned shorts franchise with cross-functional team ($2M pred. revenue)

Responsible for selecting and briefing fabrics and overseeing strategic use in range (F17-forward)

Eager participant in several MakerLab workshops

Designed franchise short S18 and Training Clima hoodie for F18 range

Reebok International, LTD (Boston, MA)

Designer I (Running & Spartan), April ’15 – Oct ’15

Responsible driver of creative apparel direction for the Spartan/running category

Associate Apparel Designer (CrossFit & Spartan), Sept ’13 – April ’15

Create compelling consumer stories to support and sell product collection at design, marketing, go-to-market, and retail floor environments.

Responsible for creating and ensuring the accuracy of 40+ tech packs for FW15

Designed special collection under the Spartan collection at high and commercial price points

Provide guidance to Apprentices and Interns

Apparel Design Contractor (Freelance/Temporary), Jul ’13 – Sept ‘13

Responsible for attending all team meetings including fit sessions and communicating revisions to the cross-functional running team (marketing, development, pattern and materials)

Produced the designs for SS15 Spartan performance collection (40+ tech packs)

Consistently meet deadlines in a fast-pace environment while balancing multiple projects and roles

Present compelling product stories to directors on direction, materials and details in the collection

Maintain clear verbal and written communication in order to follow through with outstanding issues

Apparel Apprentice (12 months), Jul ’12 – Jun ‘13

Managed the input of PLM system data across 5 training categories including SMU

Pitched design concepts to senior manager with supporting research

Presented Dance, CrossFit and Outerwear personal projects to senior design

Strong Arm Technologies, Inc. (Boston, MA)

Freelance Lifting Vest Designer, Aug ’12 – Feb ‘13

Worked with the Mass Challenge winner to create softer prototype of existing lifting vest

ISAORA (NYC)

Menswear Intern, Feb ’12 – May ‘12

Conducted wear tests, presented concept research, sourced outerwear material and trim, completed marketing and production deliverables, local factory troubleshooting

Theory (NYC)

Fabric Intern, Sept ’11 – Dec ’11

Identified tendencies of various luxury textiles, created prints on Photoshop, created color & mood boards, oversaw swatch libraries

Threads For Thought (Sustainable Apparel) (NYC)

Design Intern, Aug ’09 – Dec’10

Aided the merchandising and graphic team in preparing photo shoots, measuring specs and presenting product to vendors

Education

North Carolina State University

Master of Textiles, Jan ’13 – Present

Focus on Sustainability.
Past courses completed include studies in both textile technology and management: Management of Textile Product Development, Materials, Polymers, and Fibers used in Nonwovens, Strategic Planning for Textile Firms, Climate Communication, Independent Study: Sustainability in the Textile Supply Chain, Business of Design, Global Textile & Apparel Business Dynamics.

Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC)

BFA International Fashion Design, May ‘12

While at FIT, I minored in History of Art and took additional coursework outside my major area such as Color & Light and Quality Assurance for Textiles.

Magna Cum Laude (GPA 3.7)

Politecnico di Milano, (Milan, Italy)

Performance & Outerwear Design, Sept ’10 – Jun ‘11

During my 3rd year at FIT, I had the opportunity to study knitwear, outerwear, swimwear and performance wear in Milan. During this time I also traveled to Sweden, Czech Republic, France, UK, Malta, and Germany.

Certifications

CrossFit Level 1 Trainer

Wilderness First Aid (WFA) Certified

Honors/ Memberships

FIT Presidential Scholar

Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society

Gold Key Award, “Wisdom Jacket”

Skills/Training

Web PDM; Pattern making; Garment prototypes; Sewing; Draping; Construction; Mac OS X; Adobe Suite; Microsoft Office;
Grading; Mood; Concept development; Color; Merchandising; Conversational Italian; Basic German

Involvements

FITSA (Student Government)

Secretary Sep ’10 – Jun ‘11

Planned annual events, budget distribution, sent weekly reports to student body, listened to students to initiate activities

Workshops/Tradeshows

ISPO, Munich, ‘11, ’16, ’17

Outdoor Retailer Winter Market, Salt Lake City, UT, ’12, ‘13

Performance Days (Fabric Fair), Munich, Germany, ’16, ’17

Volunteering

React Group (Green Team) Member/Designer, Reebok International, Ltd, 2014- Present

Volunteer, Klean Kanteen for 5 Gyres Fundraising event, Jan ‘13

Job Shadow, Nike, Inc. Materials Library, Ann Desimone (Manager), Jul ‘10

Personal Interests

Cycling, running, CrossFit, triathlons, skiing, hiking, cooking, sustainability