A fashion designer with a love for graphic design and illustration. My interests came from a constant need to create and learn during middle school and onto my high school career where I dual enrolled with Kendall College of Art and Design, taking classes focused on color development, drawing, and painting, as well as 3-D sculpture. I am a recent graduate of Columbia College Chicago and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design.
After graduating, I became a freelance assistant designer at Claire's and Icing for the Over 12 team. My job consisted of tech packs, product design, comment sheets, line sheets, and working directly with both domestic and international vendors. I assisted in the design and product development of handbags, small leather goods, hats, scarves, and seasonal apparel such as kimonos and hoodies. My position taught me a significant amount of meeting deadlines, time management, and communication within a team environment. I am a firm believer that good design is dependent on hard work, dedication, and a lot of coffee.
My work has been exhibited at Columbia College Chicago, Neiman Marcus, and is archived with the Driehaus Museum. I am a winning competitor in Driehaus Design Initiative and Autohaus on Edens 2018.
WHY I LOVE FASHION+APPAREL:
Over my college career, the people that I have met and the things I have been taught have shown me the significance of apparel design. From volunteering at events such as Fashion Empowers, a program that supports young women in Heshima Kenya to taking classes in Marine Biology that revealed to me how significant the health of our planet is. My encounters with others have taught me there is room for innovation in apparel design and that fashion can make powerful changes socially, environmentally, and ethically.
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