Career Profile

A versatile and innovative fashion professional with a Bachelor of Applied Design, Fashion Design, and Technology (Honors) and 10+ years of industry experience in apparel and footwear design, technical design, product development, quality control and production. 

Committed to ethical design standards with a focus on sustainable practices and systems.

3+ years experience managing design teams using empowerment to foster a collaborative environment. Motivational team leader who inspires hard working creative staff to produce successful department store brands.

A talent for understanding target customers and translating the trends to create salable items. Works well in a team environment and confidently in areas requiring independent work. Works flexibly with a keen ability to multi-task and prioritize to deliver cohesive collections under tight deadlines with cost constraints.

  • Sustainable fashion blog
  • Design direction
  • Line building and merchandising
  • Hand Sketching
  • Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop cads and line drawings
  • Sample development
  • Communicating with and traveling overseas for sample development
  • Correcting proto and fit samples
  • Tech packs and spec sheets
  • Color palette development for each season
  • Trend and color research
  • International and domestic travel for trend research and development
  • Fabric and PU sourcing and development

Resume

FOUNDER AND EDITOR 

Zoe's Fashion Fix, 2015-Present

FOUNDER AND EDITOR

Zoe's Fashion Feed, 2013-2015

LEAD FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

ESOriginals (Women’s Private Label – Karen Scott), NYC    May 2012-Present

  • Managed a team of designers to design Karen Scott (exclusive to Macy’s) as well as other private label brands.

FOOTWEAR DESIGNER

Jimlar, Li & Fung USA (Women’s Private Label - Kohl’s division), NYC    Oct. 2010-Apirl 2012

  • Designed shoes for Simply Vera, Jennifer Lopez, Lauren Conrad and Dana Buchman brands.

QUALITY ASSURANCE AND PRODUCTION COORDINATOR

Dish Jeans Ltd. Vancouver, BC.   2009

PRODUCT LINE COORDINATOR

Robeez Footwear, Stride Rite Ltd., Vancouver, BC.   2008-2009

PRODUCTION COORDINATOR/ASSISTANT DESIGNER

Twice Shy and Fig Organic Kids Fashions, Vancouver, BC.    2006-2008

EDUCATION

Resolving Conflict in Groups Level 1: Effective Team Dynamics    2008

Justice Institute of BC

Bachelor of Applied Design, Fashion Design, and Technology (Honors)    2007

Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond, BC.

Negotiations, Level 1    2005

Justice Institute of BC

Dealing with Interpersonal Conflict    2005

Justice Institute of BC

1st Year University Transfer to Bachelor of Design    2001

Medicine Hat College, Medicine Hat, AB.

ACHIEVEMENTS AND AWARDS

President’s Honor Role, Kwantlen University College    2003-2007

Simon Chang Foundation Award, Awarded for Highest GPA

Kwantlen Polytechnic University    2006