OBJECTIVE EDUCATION ... while completing projects that will further both our goals

17736 Dorcas Circle, Omaha, NE 68130
Phone: 402.237.6557
Email: [email protected]
To grow and thrive as a web developer with a dynamic company utilizing concepts I have learnt
while completing projects that will further both our goals
Interface: The Web School • Omaha, NE
Intensive 10 week course in Web Development •
HTML, CSS, jQuery, JavaScript, Ruby on Rails
Fall 2014
Fashion Institute of Technology • FIT • New York, NY
B.S. in Visual Art Management • 2004 - 2007
Parson’s School of Design • New York, NY
Pre-College Intensive Fashion Design Summer Program
Sales Lead
White House Black Market • Omaha, NE • 2013 - Present
 Key holder with managerial duties
 Supervise and help lead 8 – 10 other employees
 Provide top notch customer service to discerning clients
 Meet challenging sales and unit goals daily
Trend Consultant, Photographer, Fashion Stylist, Costume Designer, Producer
Nitsirk • Global • 2000 - 2013
 Street style + retail editor for Racked.com
 Founder and creator of fashion/art/design/technology blog: Shootnup.com
 Producer for print/video shoots including concept, budget, set design, casting and editing
 Stylist for musicians: PJ Harvey, The Roots, Cat Power, The Faint and Live
 Fashion editor for international art/fashion magazines: Jalouse, Nylon, Oyster, Doingbird + S
 Assistant costume designer for Amy Roth on “Lying”, with Chloë Sevigny and Jena Malone
Designer Sales Specialist
Agent Provocateur • New York, NY • 2011 - 2012
 Contributed to achieving top national sales at global flagship on Madison Ave.
 Serviced clients such as: Madonna, Beyonce, Patricia Field and Sheikha Mozah Queen of Qatar
 Played key contribution to visual merchandising team at flagship location
Manager + Buyer
Harlem Flo Boutique • New York, NY • 2010 - 2011
 Instrumental in creating look and feel of boutique for its opening
 In charge of PR and social networking
Articles featuring boutique ran in New York Magazine, Time Out New York and Harlem Bespoke
 Established relationships with local artisans and designers to buy from local community
 Hosted trunk show shopping events with hundreds of people in attendance and increased sales
Fashion + Culture Editor
Stylesight • New York, NY • 2008 - 2010
 Created global trend forecasts and reports covering retail, trade shows, runway and streets
 Photographer and writer for website: Stylesight.com
 Researched and traveled internationally to pivotal events photographing street style
Designer Sales Specialist
Marc Jacobs • New York, NY • 2008
 Consistently met challenging sales goals
 Contributed to the visual merchandising team at flagship boutique
 Developed relationships with clients: Brana Wolf, Gerard Butler and Alister Mackie
 Assisted celebrities and musicians: Sofia Coppola, Carine Roitfeld, Winona Ryder,
Elijah Wood, Kim Gordon
Trend Reporter
Intelligence Group • New York, NY • 2006 - 2007
 Spotted and documented trends to be utilized in reports for clients: Nike, Nokia, Sony, Coca
Cola, Revlon
 Captured video and photography of style on the street
 Contributed to NY City Guide for clients
Trend Analyst
Skyelab: Cultural Currency
• New York, NY • 2006 - 2007
 Photographer and editor for Skyelab’s website and blog: www.skyelab-ny.com
 Qualitative research, brand identity and strategy for clients: Levis, Microsoft,
Pepsi, Absolut, Tropicana, Trident
 Assisted with ethnographies, recruited people, found locations, transcribed notes
 Created and started developing Weathergirl: an online trends magazine
Makeup Artist/Sales Specialist
MAC Cosmetics at Macy’s Herald Square • New York, NY • 2004 - 2006
 Played key role in Macy’s achieving top sales for MAC Cosmetics in USA
 Created new makeup designs for the MAC look book
 Perfected 10 min. makeup makeover for hundreds of clients
Surdell and Partners
Photo Stylist • Omaha, NE • 2001 - 2003
 Awarded “work of the week” recognition for ad cover styled for Martha Stewart
 Collaborated with creative directors and photographers to achieve clients’ goals
 Bought and selected props and accessories for fashion, home interior and exterior shoots
Makeup Artist/Sales Specialist
MAC Cosmetics at Dillards • Omaha, NE • 2003 - 2004
 Consistently met challenging sales goals at a new MAC cosmetics location
Created new makeup designs for MAC look book
 Applied and perfected 10 min. makeup makeover for numerous clients
Fashion Editor’s Assistant
DuTch magazine • New York, NY • 1998 - 2000
 Managed NYC office, assisted the fashion director, Joanne Blades
 Developed relationships with designers and showrooms in the US, Europe and Japan
assistant stylist for Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Lopez, Macy Gray
 Prepared fashion advertising for clients such as Nike, Kenneth Cole, Oil of Olay and H&M
 Aided in execution of fashion shows for BCBG, Ecko, Lawrence Steele and Rebecca Taylor
Trend Forecaster’s Assistant
Coats • New York, NY • 1997 - 1998
 Attended industry trend and color presentations
 Researched trends and assisted in selecting colors for future seasons
 Prepared presentations and displays on trends of colors and silhouettes
Trend Forecasting Creative Director’s Assistant
ESP Trendlab • New York, NY • 2005
 Researched global fashion, home and object trends
 Assisted in preparing and assembling hundreds of trend books created by ESP
Member of the Space Tourism Society
Supporter of the Space Frontier Foundation
Selected for exhibition at TZ’Art Gallery, NYC group show among artists: Warhol, Avedon,
Mapplethorpe, Yoko Ono
Member of American Marketing Association, FIT • 2004 - 2006
Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society, FIT • 2004 - 2006
Ran and completed Omaha Marathon 1995 and NYC Marathon 2000
Awarded trip to Orlando, FL when qualified for nationals in 4-H for clothing project • 1996
Awarded trip to Reno, NV for National Make It With Wool Contest, placed in top 13th for my
original design • 1995
Teamwork, Event Planning, Photography, Editing, Writing, Sewing, Alto Sax Player, Microsoft
Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, Adobe Photoshop, Quark, Illustrator, InDesign, POS Systems
HTML, CSS, jQuery,JavaScript, Ruby on Rails