To obtain a job in a dynamic work place that values creativity and encourages growth in its employees.

Awards & Recognition

“Style: Designer Dreams”, Seattle Magazine, pg. 64 10/2007
“IT’S A WRAP” Fashion Design Award , Two Cupcake Productions 06/2007
Seattle Central Apparel Design Scholarship 2006 - 2007
James Hoyt Memorial Scholarship 2006 - 2007
Dean’s List at Seattle Central Community College 2006 - 2007

Work Experience

Funxion Seattle, WA 06/07 – Present
  • Design and create custom children’s clothing, accessories and toys
  • Design and create custom men’s accessories
Tommy Bahama Denim (previously Indigo Palms) Seattle, WA 07/07 - 11/08
Woven Assistant Designer
  • Designed new styles each season (Fall ’08, Spring ’09, Fall ’09)
  • Created presentation boards
  • Developed computer coloration CADs of yarn dyes and prints
  • Researched and create new artworks for trims
  • Created sketches and specification packages
  • Communicated apparel specifications to the Hong Kong team
  • Reviewed apparel samples from the Hong Kong team against the specifications
  • Maintained apparel sample inventory
  • Reviewed bulk fabric and trim against approved standards
Opus 204 Seattle, WA 01/06 – 08/06
  • Assisted with custom orders and alteration
  • Estimated costing for custom orders
  • Assisted cutters in preparing cutting and bundling
  • Reorganized customer files
  • Maintained inventory
  • Provided customer service
Nora Carria Seattle, WA 06/06 – 08/06
  • Developed custom patterns
  • Created grading patterns
  • Altered and adjusted custom patterns
Toukai Pulp & Paper Co., Ltd Tokyo, Japan 04/98 – 03/00
Administrative & Sales Assistant
  • Managed ordering in fast paced environment
  • Coordinated ordering and shipping
  • Maintained inventory
  • Handled all incoming phone calls and provided customer service
  • Assisted sales persons and managers


Specification Packages, Technical Drawing, Garment Construction, Pattern Making, Pattern Grading, Alteration, Fashion Illustration, Freehand Sketching, Storyboard Creation
Adobe Illustrator, ModaCAD, Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft Office, OptiTex, PDS Marker
Attention to Detail, Dedication, Problem Solving, Multicultural, Self Motivated
Fluent in Japanese


Seattle Central Community College Seattle, WA 06/07
A.A.S. In Apparel Design
Highline Community College Des Moines, WA 06/01
Certificate In Production Illustration (Graduated With Vice President’s Honor)
Komazawa Women’s Junior College Tokyo, Japan 03/98
A.A. In English


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