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Fashion Designer Resume Sample

736 Mike Shapiro Drive • Clinton, MD 66633 • (001) 910-4109 • Email

To work for Haute Couture as a Fashion Designer. Utilizing imaginative and creativite ideas as well as knowledge of current fashion trends in order to create novel clothing items.
• Over two years of experience as a Fashion Designer
• Highly skilled in designing both apparel and textiles
• Hands on experience in providing clothing guidance and support for high end fashion and official wear
• In depth knowledge of previous styles and current trends along with proficiency in fashion history
• Able to use computer programs for the creation of designs
• Strong team player with excellent communication skills
• Able to meet deadlines
• Profound ability to follow and understand trends
• Knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication and sewing machines
• Designed a complex wardrobe for the play based on Phantom of the Opera running at Auditorium
• Wrote a paper on the past, present and future of the American fashion industry published in Fashionista of March 2011
Catwalk – Clinton, MD
Fashion Designer                                                     September 2010 – Present
• Develop and design fashion collections
• Work with the stitching staff to ensure design protocols are being followed
• Create graphic designs for store display
• Develop design schedules for team members
• Assist in styling of garments at photo sessions and shoots
Maryland State University – Clinton, MD
Bachelor of Fine Arts – 2009
Major: Fashion Design
GPA: 3.6

123 Main Street • Atlanta, Georgia • 30339
Home: (555) 555-1234, Cell: (555) 555-1235
[email protected]

Objective:   Seek the Position of Fashion Designer

SUMMARY:   Highly talented, skillful and efficient Fashion Designer with great experience creating clothing and accessory designs.

Summary of Qualifications
  • More than six years experience.
  • Exceptional knowledge of design techniques, principles, tools and instruments involved in the production and use of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Profound ability to generate a number of different approaches to problems.
  • Immense ability to work with new material and information to grasp its implications.
  • Great ability to analyze need and product requirements to create a design.
  • Uncommon ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, and to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
  • Strong ability to develop an image of how a system should work under ideal conditions.
  • Solid ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Excellent sense of line, color, form; a sense of balance and proportion, and an eye for detail.
  • Excellent communication & follow-up ability.
  • Profound ability to multi-task and meet deadlines.
  • In-depth ability to research and source in European markets.
  • In-depth knowledge of the sourcing and fabric
  • Proven ability to work independently.
  • Excellent time management skills.
Professional Experience

Royal Fashion Place, Minneapolis
2002 - Present

Fashion Designer
  • Draw and cut patterns to create sample garments.
  • Select fabric and trimmings.
  • Combine basic dressmaking and tailoring principles with flat pattern work and draping techniques.
  • Fit and modify the finished garment.
  • Arrange showings for press and buyers when the sample garment line is ready.
  • Compare merchandise with those of the competitors.
  • Keep current on trends by reading trade magazines and attending fashion shows.
  • Visit textile showrooms to keep up to date on latest fabrics.

Royal Fashion Place, Minneapolis
2000 - 2002

Fashion Designer Trainee (under supervision)
  • Responsible for all phases of sample development including material research and sourcing, design tech packs, sample approval comments, etc.
  • Sourced and trimmed fabrics.
  • Communicated and met with vendors.
  • Researched and identified trends.
  • Created new designs as per head designer's direction.
  • Gave design input and new ideas/concepts.
  • Sketched all designs and created line sheets.


Diploma in Fashion Design
Jack Tailor Fashion Institute (2000)


-Professional with 6 years of experience in Textile clothing & Fashion designing.
-Proven track record of top performance in all aspects including sales promotions, brand management and market development for brand named “Vastra”.
-Consistently successful in building sound customer relationships that yield unparalleled loyalty and herald long term revenue growth.
-Handled various fabrics and machine types used in garment manufacture
-Designed for important clients and won applause for tasteful designing, and increase client base
-Used experimenting ideas for the designs and colour combination.
-Exposure to textile / clothing development; expertise in garments, pattern making, draping, and establishing measurement specification.

Working as Fashion Designer in “ABC Trading Company”
Duration: 2008-present
-Designed for the company buyers complete ladies wear
-Provided consultation on choice of fabric and color for a new women’s clothing line called “MANGO, DEBENHAMS, JAKPOT”
-Sketched designs and created patterns for airline staff
-Handled woolen, knits fabrics and designed accessories
-Handled work in sewing machine and also worked with fur machines
-Designed wardrobe for key clients of this fashion house
-Was in-charge of organizing the designs to be used in the winter collection

Project 2: Worked as a free-lancer and promoted brand name “PQR” in domestic market
Duration: 2006-08
Team size: 4
Roles & Responsibilities
-Freelancer Fashion Designer
-Business partner and freelance contractor for design and production of women, men, and children’s clothing lines for boutiques and individual orders
-Oversee all aspects of planning, design, and production of style and clothing concepts
-Built strong customer base at various boutiques
-Responsible of meeting all customer order deadlines, including presentation of concept ideas that require utilizing my flat sketch, Adobe Photoshop, and Adobe Illustrator capabilities


-MS Office Applications- MS Office, PowerPoint

Honours & Achievements
-Participated for a fashion show in AB annual design awards June 2005 and awarded 2nd prize.

Extra-Curricular Activities
-Organised Blood donation camp in the campus.

Personal Details:
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Klara Jones
1234 Jackson Drive
Brooklyn, NY 64000
Home: 404-555-5555
Cell: 404-555-5556
Email: Klara [email protected]
Seeking to obtain a challenging position as a Fashion Designer in a professional, artistic environment where I can use my ten years of experience in the fashion field to benefit the company and its clients.  

Qualifications Summary
Certified knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
·         Extensive knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services, including marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
·         Able to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
·         Strong ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
·         Creative, determined and result-oriented individual with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  

Pennsylvania Institute of Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA

·         Master of Arts, Majoring in Fashion Design (May 1997)
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

·         Bachelor Degree in Fine Arts (June 1996)

Work Experience
Fashion Designer: June 2003 - Present,  DKNY House, Brooklyn, NY
Design clothing and accessories, creating original garments or design garments that follow well established fashion trends.
·         Develop the line of color and kinds of materials.
·         Confer with sales and management executives or with clients in order to discuss design ideas.
·         Set prices for styles, developing a group of products and/or accessories, and marketing them through venues such as boutiques or mail-order catalogs.
·         Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments.
·         Identify target markets for designs, looking at factors such as age, gender, and socioeconomic status.
·         Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows.
·         Activity in purchasing new or used clothing and accessory items as needed to complete designs.
·         Read scripts and consulting directors and other production staff in order to develop design concepts and plan productions.  
Fashion Designer/Consultant: May 1998 - May 2003, ELLE, Manhattan, NY
Responsibilities included:
Researching the styles and periods of clothing needed for film or theatrical productions.
·         Sewing together sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles, using sewing equipment.
·         Visiting textile showrooms to keep up-to-date on the latest fabrics.
·         Testing fabrics or overseeing testing so that garment care labels can be created.
·         Attending fashion shows and reviewing garment magazines and manuals in order to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences.
·         Designing custom clothing and accessories for individuals, retailers, or theatrical, television, or film productions.
·         Drawing patterns for articles designed; then cutting patterns, and cutting material according to patterns, using measuring instruments and scissors.
·         Examining sample garments on and off models; then modifying designs to achieve desired effects.
·         Sketching rough and detailed drawings of apparel or accessories, and writing specifications such as color schemes, construction, material types, and accessory requirements.   

Camille Carle
3399 Green Street
Nashville, TN 37211
[email protected]
Job Objective: Seeking a position as a Fashion Designer where I can apply my skills and knowledge in the field towards the growth and development of the company.

Highlights of Qualifications:
Huge experience in designing active wear
Familiarity with fittings, approvals, patternmaking and garment construction
Exceptional knowledge of the active wear trends and colors
Huge knowledge of silhouettes, fabrication, color ways, sewing techniques, graphics and trim
Strong product design, textile pattern design, and graphic design skills
Proficient with Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator
Strong design and conceptual skills

Professional Experience:
Fashion Designer
Zumba Fitness, Nashville, TN
April 2006 - Present
Created designs for clothing and accessories for men, women and children.
Researched design and color trends and predictions for each season.
Researched and compared prices and products.
Designed all graphics for screen-printing and embroidery for clothing and for promotional materials and accessories.
Reviewed and critiqued samples from manufacturers.

Fashion Designer
MS Fabrics, Nashville, TN
June 2002 - March 2006

Created tech packs, reviewed and evaluated lab dips.
Maintained quality standards for production and fit.
Evaluated prototypes, pre-production and production samples.
Created new designs for each season (both menswear and womenswear).
Made specification sheets with measurements of graphics and garments and Pantone colors.

Bachelors Degree in Fashion Design
Great Lakes Christian College, Michigan, MI

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