PROFESSIONAL SUMMARY

Detail-oriented Creative Designer and Textile Artist dedicated to surpassing client expectations with cross-functional expertise in couture costume and fashion design, precision patternmaking and couture construction, highlighting a mastery of intricate hand embroidery and beadwork.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

• Wardrobe Development and Design
• Special Occasion and Red Carpet
• Hand Embroidery and Tambour Beadwork
• Garment Breakdown/Aging and Distressing
• Custom Fabric Dying
• Textile Design
• Sketching and Illustration

• Draping and Patternmaking
• Costume Construction
• Garment Fittings
• Wardrobe and Set Wardrobe Styling
• Production Support
• Project Budgeting

FILM

Costume Designer

Postman (2019)
Director: Minkyu Kang

Assistant Costume Designer/Principal Cast Embroiderer
Producer: Chip Hourihan

New Haven (2017)
Director: Robert L. Jones

TELEVISION

Wardrobe Stylist

East West Bank (Commercial, 2019)
Fortune Communications

THEATER

Costume Design for Ms Trunchbull

Matilda The Musical (2019)
Director: Keith Brumfield

Costume Design for Mad Hatter, Queen Lillian, King Harold

Shrek The Musical (2019)
Director: Keith Brumfield

CELEBRITY CLIENTS

Sibongile Mlambo, Actress
Luke Forbes, Actor
Sam Brinton, Activist

Prema Cruz, Actress
Guyviaud Joseph, Actor

FASHION AND COSTUME DESIGN

Owner/Principal Designer
The Woodlands, TX

Faden Design Studios
2002 – Present

IMDB recognized couture costume design and hand-embroidery artist for film, television, and private commissions.

Fashion Designer
New York, NY

Private Label Sourcing
2001 – 2003

  • Designed and developed over a dozen labels of ready-to-wear womenswear.
  • Created presentation boards, trend layouts, line sheets, technical flats, factory specs, colorways, printed and embroidered textile options, as well as graphic artwork for other embellished designs.
  • Acted as Color manager, responsible for color/lab dip and printed pattern approvals for overseas factory production and maintained color archives.

Assistant Fashion Designer
New York, NY

Nah Nah Collections
1992 – 1996

  • Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
  • Assisted head pattern maker during pre-production fitting.
  • Aided in product development and design of high end Petite, Missy and Plus size evening wear.
  • Liaison between head designers, pattern drafters, sample room staff, production and sales staff.

Assistant Designer
Connecticut

Tait Mates
1988 – 1992

  • Aided in product development and design of all garments and textiles produced by the studio and factory.
  • Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
  • Assisted in sample and production fittings.
  • Designated cutter for all sample garments of high end Petite, Missy and Plus size evening and special occasion wear.
  • Maintained fabric, trim and embellishment library for studio.

EDUCATION

Savannah College of Art and Design – Savannah, GA
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Fashion Design
Minor in Art History