Savannah College of Art and Design (BFA) Fibers -2013 Minor in Art History
Freelance Designer & Project Manager
Three Pears Productions 2019- Present
Responsible for creating design collections and applying them to product.
Owner Valiente Goods Co. 2017-present
Small online and brick and mortar business specializing in fair trade/ethically and responsibly sourced textiles for the home.
Researching trends in the home interiors and gift industry.
Creating concepts for each season, including color palettes and design direction.
Sourcing all goods while maintaining close relationships with manufacturers and artisans.
Associate CAD Designer Abercrombie & Fitch 2014-2017
Responsible for research and development of existing and emerging concepts and trend as inspiration relevant to brand.
Researching new and innovative fabrications, prints, patterns, colors, embroideries and technique, creating original pattern work by sketching both by hand and by computer.
Collaborate with the design and merchandising team to generate brand appropriate artwork.
Partner with Merchandising in order to get the best possible product delivered on time and on budget.
Maintain a constant knowledge of week-to-week sales and react through new designs.
Present designs and vocalize point of view regarding relevant business and market trend findings.
Associate Designer Jaipur Rugs 2013-2014
Product development and design of rugs, pillows, poufs and throws.
Researching and preparing trend presentations and color palettes.
Lead design direction for multiple projects including National Geographic License.
Sourcing new products and researching new manufacturing techniques for soft goods such as pillows, blankets and rugs.
Design specification briefings for manufacturers, communicating with factories. Help at trade shows in visual merchandising displays setup, and customer service.
Textile Design Intern Jaipur Rugs 2013
Responsible for designing surface patterns for rugs, pillows, and poufs for the Jaipur brand.
Assisting the designers in preparing trend presentations and design specifications briefings for manufacturers.
Help at trade shows in visual merchandising displays and setup.
Art Intern Kohl’s Department Stores 2012
Developed all over and placement prints for the classic women’s brand Croft&Barrow. Aided in concept building and brainstorming. Created mood boards and trend presentations. Worked closely with the trends team and a group of interns in creating a visual display of the trends reported for Spring/Summer 2013.
Print Design Intern Diane von Furstenberg 2011
Worked with a team of interns in developing placement prints for the DVF&Gap Kids collaboration. Responsible for hand dyeing yardage of fabric as well as finished samples for the Fall 2012 collection.
Computer Skills: Kaledo Print/Knit/Weave, Adobe Photoshop & Illustrator. Ned Graphics Design and Repeat. Microsoft Office.
Technical Skills: Illustration. Painting. Repeat Pattern. Trend Research. Screen Printing (pigment&dye). Fabric Dyeing & Resist Techniques. Weaving. Spinning. Felting. Crochet. Embroidery. Sewing. Printmaking. Photography. Spoken
Languages: Fluent in English and Spanish
Honors and Awards
Fibers Wearable Finalist
NICHE Awards 2013 Fashion Showdown Third Place Winner Abercrombie & Fitch 2011 International Exhibition of Contemporary Miniprints Lauderhill FL 2012 Smithsonian Craft Show Washington D.C. 2012