f a s h i o ne x p e r i e n c e

will.i.am's Fashionology                  Los Angeles, CA                         12/2014 – 2/2015

Assistant Designer

·      One of three chosen to collaborate and help fabricate will.i.am's clothing brand for a 3 month project.
        Design development including creating technical flats, pattern drafting and sewing sample garments.
        Projects include: creating costumes for 2015 NBA playoff commercial starring Black Eyed Peas and Pitch Perfect 2 cast.

 

Ace Rivington Menswear                   Los Angeles, CA                         11/2013 – 10/2014

Assistant Designer

·      Design development including creating technical flats, tech packs, hand

sketches for designs & communication between vendors in the U.S.

 & overseas.

 

Jade Thompson Designs                     Los Angeles, CA                         3/2014 – 9/2014

Freelance Designer

·       Designed a one-of-a-kind wedding suit for a LGBT wedding, contracted a

 seamstress and coordinated the fittings and finishing of the suit.

 

FIDM & FIDM Fashion Club            Los Angeles, CA                          6/2013 – Present

Freelance Fashion Designer

·       Fashion Designer for various projects including representing FIDM at
         Westfield Mall Topanga public draping competition, Fashion Club Prom

         Dress Challenge, web projects with Nick Verreos, and creating a unique
         painted pair of Levi Jeans for Macy’s Beverly Center display.

 

Civil Society Menswear                      Los Angeles, CA                         3/2013 – 7/2013

Design Assistant

·       Technical flats, organizing showrooms, tagging & labeling garments,
         organizing backstage at runway shows & photo shoots (product shots
         & editorial), creating guest lists and press lists for runway shows.

 

Bert Keeter                                         Los Angeles, CA                          8/2011 – 10/2011

Design Assistant

·       Cutting, hand sewing, organizing at photo shoots & runway shows, assistant duties

 

Demiloca Productions                         Los Angeles, CA                         10/2011 – 11/2011

Illustrator / Artist

·       Illustration for the cover of Lost in Manhattan, a published novel by Moreen Littrell


s u m m a r y

A creative, independent, and innovative Fashion Designer offering the following strengths:

Hard Skills:
·      Artistically advanced in design, regular & computer mediums
·      Effective pattern drafting & industrial sewing practices
·      Leading departments and teams

Soft Skills:
·      Planning and organizing
·      Strong work ethic
·      Critical thinking skills


e d u c a t i o n

FIDM / Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising Los Angeles, CA
Associate of Arts Degree, Major: Fashion Design, Magna Cum Laude  Grad Date: June 2012

 Advanced in the areas of:
·      Fashion Sketching and Illustrating
·      Creative Design Applications & Analysis
·      Pattern Drafting
·      Computer Proficient in Microsoft Word, Gerber Technology, Excel, Adobe Illustrator & Photoshop
·      Public Speaking
·      Collection Development


a d d i t i o n a l  i n f o r m a t i o n

·      FIDM scholarship award winner
·      FIDM 2011 Fall Orientation guest speaker


r e f e r e n c e s / p o r t f o l i o

 Available upon request.        LinkedIn | www.linkedin.com/in/jadethompsondesigns