Product Development & Merchandising- Assistant (2017 – Present)
True Measure Man J.L.Powell L.L.C, Santa Barbara CA

  • Communicate and follow up with vendors and factories to ensure adherence to deadlines
  • Update Tech Pack documents when needed according to design requirements
  • Assist with the Merchandising and Creative Teams with outfitting and styling sessions
  • Identify any color or detail changes that need to be made in post-media production
  • Update catalog sales reports for post-mortem product sales review
  • Assist the Merchant using the Delphi updates to ensure that the most accurate information is current for styles, colors, pricing and pagination
  • Coordinate and track fabric mill swatch requests at the beginning of each season per selection
  • Proofread and comment on all following catalog drafts from the graphic designer 
  • Create initial InDesign spreads and pagination sequence with the Merchant for hand-off to the Catalog Designer for final pagination and color correction 

Product Development & Design Intern (2016)    
Patagonia Headquarters, Ventura CA

  • Aided designers and developers with evaluating check runs, prototypes, counter-samples and production approvals to ensure the company’s quality standards 
  • Provided day to day support to category developers in creation and maintenance of accurate product specifications, BOMs and PLM system tasks
  • Observed how design and development cooperate and communicate to engineer the most efficient product
  • Supported designers and developers in illustrating product information through detailed drawings to ensure that prototypes and bill of materials could be created and sent to the factories
  • Effectively assisted in establishing a relevant, and consistent method of measuring garments in the companies Point of Measure Manual  
  • Communicated design concepts in a concise and professional manner graphically through tech packs 
  • Assisted developers and designers with factory communication for the development and execution of prototypes
  • Worked with the design and product team members to ensure feasibility of designs which met price points, merchandising needs and product creation timelines
  • Ensured that the Company standards for quality, function and reducing environmental impacts are met
  • Informed how to evaluate design trend reports that show clear diagnostics of global trends in the sportswear category 
  • Experienced how to accommodate developers and designers in creating relevant and original concept
  • Observed the fit process in collaboration with design and pattern making

Front Desk Agent- Full Time (2008 –2014)    
Coast Village Inn, Santa Barbara CA

  • Provided outstanding guest service
  • Responsibilities included hotel operator, and concierge duties
  • Acclimated to working in a fast paced environment and learned to adapt to new challenges daily
  • Performed each service at the hotel thoroughly and focused on being detail orientated
  • Supported staff in other departments of the hotel while multi-tasking front desk duties
  • Developed problem solving skills to effectively deal with internal and external customers

Designer- Internship (2011 – 2013)
3PennyDesign, Los Angeles CA

  • Organized information for commercials, music videos, or films
  • Delivered and completed multiple props and scenes used for footage 
  • Performed the basic functions of a sewing machine
  • Researched and collaborated on multiple story lines for each project, pertaining to costume and prop timeline and history
  • Supervised how to manage each job with successful time management skills
  • Consulted on the design and function of the props to ensure feasibility due to project budget