Eileen Fisher wearing a jacket I worked on!

Eileen Fisher wearing a jacket I worked on!

 
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Eileen Fisher Inc

Irvington, New York

Freelance Copywriter (April 2019-Present)

Technical Designer & Patternmaker (March 2013- Present)

Associate Tech Designer (June 2010 - March 2013)

At Eileen Fisher I’ve spent most of my time working on domestically made product (NYC & LA). When I work on NYC product I also do production patterns and work with our in-house grader to get the grade juuust right for every size.

I work on petite, missy (size 8) and women’s (size 16) styles and patterns.

I create clear but detailed construction sketches for the factory to refer to in the pre-production and production stages.

Since April 2019, I have also been assisting the writing team in gathering the correct fit, fabric and styling information for the product descriptions on the website.

 

App To Succeed

Stamford, CT

UX/UI Designer (January 2019- April 2019)

App to Succeed is a non-profit organization with the goal of providing accessible financial information to teenagers so that they can make smart decisions as they embark on their adult lives, careers and education.

As a volunteer UX/UI designer with this organization I’m working ten hours a week on various projects, using Jira collaborative software.

 
A&F Men’s Henley

A&F Men’s Henley

Abercrombie & Fitch

New Albany, Ohio

Associate Tech Designer (May 2009 - June 2010)

Assistant Tech Designer (June 2008 - May 2009)

I started my corporate fashion career at Abercrombie & Fitch in the Men’s Fashion Knits department. What are men’s fashion knits, you say? Great question. Men’s fashion knits are all those cut & sew knits that don’t really fit into any other category (like graphic tees or hoodies) because they are a little different. The items I worked on included things like (cut & sew knit) shawl collar cardigans, henleys (as shown on the left), long sleeve textured men’s crewnecks, fashion forward tees (garment dyed, garment washed!), and so on.

At Abercrombie & Fitch I learned what a well oiled machine looked like. I learned how to write a visually appealing email that gave key people the information they needed in just a glance. I learned that no detail was too small to be overlooked. It was the best school I ever attended.

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C.D. McClatchey Tailoring

Ann Arbor, MI

Seamstress (June 2006 - May 2008)

I started to work for Connie McClatchey on summer afternoons after spending my mornings coaching a swim team. It was the perfect, quiet, afternoon job to after a morning of chaos. Swimming and sewing, two of my favorite things.

I continued to work for Connie between classes during my senior year at the University of Michigan (where I was studying costume design).

After graduating from U of M in August of 2007, I worked about 30 hours a week for Connie while I applied for jobs and figured out what was next for me.

It was at C.D. McClatchey Tailoring that I saw the love and importance people place on their clothes. There was something so rewarding about fixing someone’s favorite sweater, or fixing the fit on someone’s suit so they felt that much more comfortable and confident in their job interview.

I also learned how to be a perfectionist when it comes to sewing. Every detail, inside and out, needs to be neat and tidy.

I started out doing lots of hems: pant hems, skirt hems, and sleeve hems. With Connie as my teacher, I learned how to properly take in the waist of a pant (you have to adjust the rise and inseam as well!) and even do alterations on a suit jacket. It was a lovely two years.

 
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Skills

Adobe Creative Suite: There is nothing I enjoy more than a lovely sketch in Illustrator, as you can see to the left. I also know and love Photoshop, Dreamweaver & XD.

Other Programs & UX Skills: Jira, Sketch, Slack, basic HTML coding, wireframes,

Sewing: my Saturday activity

Music: I am taking jazz voice lessons and loving every minute of it.

 
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Education

BFA Theater Design & Production

University of Michigan School of Music, Theater & Dance

Ann Arbor, MI

2003-2007

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Further Education

General Assembly, New York City

Part-Time User Experience Design Class

Sept 22, 2018- Dec 1, 2018