OBJECTIVE

Employment or contract assignments that will expand my experience in the costume industry

HIGHLIGHTS OF QUALIFICATIONS / ACHIEVEMENTS

  • Costume manufacturing and design experience
  • Awarded Fur Council of Canada sponsorship, 4th year Costume Line
  • Customer service oriented with strongly developed interpretation skills
  • Art Work sales: sold 3 pieces to separate clients along with 1 commission
  • Received the Bridal & Tuxedo House Fashion Award and the Award for Design Excellence In Fashion Design
  • Colour studies have been accepted for publication in text on colour theory
  • Bilingual in French and English, written and oral

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Fashion Design

Ryerson University, Toronto, ON Expected Date of Completion: April 2010

Summer Studies

Red Deer College Residential Art Studies Summer 2004 and 2005

WORK EXPERIENCE

John Fluevog Shoes and Boots - Toronto, ON

Retail Summer 2008, 2009, Part-time: Fall 2008 - Fall 2009

John Fluevog Shoes is a well recognized Canadian shoe designer with locations and recognition across North America. As a small, tight knit company working in their Toronto location allowed me to gain experience not only with customers, but with other fashion designers, stylists, and film stylists. Specific responsibilities included:

  • Senior sales associate, specific knowledge of production, capable of opening and closing the store
  • Received shipments from multiple factories, able to identify defects and construction errors

International Mascot Corporation - Edmonton, AB

Costume Assembler / Seamstress Summer 2007

International Mascot Corporation (IMC) is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of high quality mascot costumes and has costume production and marketing facilities in Atlanta, New York, Edmonton and Madrid. This position allowed me to gain experience in the commercial use of industrial equipment along with drafting and construction techniques in a wide variety of forms and materials. Specific responsibilities included:

  • Sewing and assembly of multiple costume components on time with consistent quality
  • Manufactured 3 costume models from start to finish in multiples ranging from 10 to 80

ArtWorld Studio Productions - Toronto, ON

Costume Designer (Volunteer Internship) Spring 2007

ArtWorld Studio Productions staged an original cultural-anthropological drama based on Southern Italian life, staged in both Toronto and New York. As part of a team of 3 students, I was responsible for the design, manufacture and keep of the costumes for the performances. Specific responsibilities included:

  • Collaborated with the Director to ensure designs fit the vision of the play
  • Researched appropriate depictions for apparel in 1940's Southern Italy
  • Purchased materials for all required items with budget constraints of the community studio
  • Produced costumes with a series of fittings for the stage

Fabricland - St Albert, AB

Sales Associate Summer 2006 and Semester Break 2006/07

Sales and customer service for retail fabric store. Specific responsibilities included:

  • Assisting customers with fabric and project selections
  • Cutting and preparation of fabric for customers
  • Ensuring fabric presentation is tidy and attractive
  • Inventory and stock

VOLUNTEER HISTORY

Girl Guides of Canada

Fall 1993 - 2007

Experiences with Girl Guides of Canada include responsibility for creating programs for younger girls, financial management, outdoor skills and leadership skills.

  • Selected to represent Alberta at camps in Quebec and Ontario
  • Awarded Provincial Scholarship
  • Delegate to Alberta Girls Parliament, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006

SUNIA - Seminar on United Nations and International Affairs

Summer 2005

Delegate to weeklong residential simulate United Nations Session, including sessions run by representatives from the United Nations and from the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade.

References and Portfolio available on request.