Obtain a Costume Design/ Crafter position. Consisting of ideation, design, creation, and execution of the garment process. As well as education oriented work focused on sharing the knowledge of everything from safely working with Thermoplastics and electronics to classical sewing techniques.
BS: Design, Fashion Concentration
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Strawberry Paper Doll
Educator/Designer/Owner July 2016-Present
Using my accumulated knowledge and interest in different fashions and cultures to educate others on sewing and other costume production. Also creating a fashion line based on personal designs and style. Maintaining my own finances as well as tax information. Keeping up to date on community focused events that cater to and serve my consumer base. Create social media and physical media to be used both in classes and as marketing tools. Work with a variety of customers assessing their personal learning styles and finding helpful ways to make their time fulfilling and rewarding. Using a hobby based class to create meaningful connections between hobbies, fashion, and life skills.
Educator November 2015-June 2016
Work with the education department of a nonprofit to hold organized events with optimal educational focus. Produce quality programming for teaching safety, fun, and creativity through costume building. Also teach how costume can help with basic life skills such as leadership, project management, time management and organization. Help lead classes with groups of younger students through the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization.
- Public Speaking
- Pattern Drafting
- Pattern Modification
- Thermoplastic work
- Textile Knowledge
- Design by Draping
- Computer aided Design Knowledge