1. What year did you graduate?
2. Describe your current position and responsibilities?
W.R.K. Shop Assistant Designer for Vince Camuto
- Trend Research
- Development Management
- Hand Illustration
- C.A.D. Illustration
- Collection Presentation
- Collection Management
- Technical Package
- Sample Analysis
- Design Development Fittings
- Production Management
- Client Communication & Visitation
3. Favorite memory or memories from your fashion studies at CMU?
As most alumni would say, Threads Student Run Fashion Show will
always come to mind as a favorite memory from CMU’s fashion program. The
opportunity to explore oneself as a creative, aids in the development on one’s
confidence, skills and experience. Without this opportunity, a professional and
creative voice would be minimally developed.
Additionally, the personal mentorships from the faculty members were
and are highly valued. The faculty always took time to work with and
accommodate to the needs of the students who yearned for further educational
development. The relationships built through these in-depth interactions provided
a collaborative and healthy environment, making educational achievement natural.
4. What advice would you like to give FMD students regarding a future in the realm of fashion merchandising and design?
A career in fashion requires determination and hard work, as the
industry is highly competitive. Compare the presentational quality of your work
to that of the brand and company for which you are applying. This will provide
a better idea of what is expected from the candidates and employees of that
company. Similar to the ever-changing fashion industry, your portfolio should
continue to change. As a living
representation of yourself, your portfolio should be updated continuously with
relevant information and imagery.