Creative Designer and Embroiderer with a strong background in fashion and costume design, pattern-making, construction, alterations and hand embellishments. Detail-oriented and dedicated to surpassing customer expectations. Cross-functional expertise in couture costume design and construction highlighted by intricate hand embroidery and bead-work while consulting with clients to achieve desired results.


• Wardrobe Development and Design
• Hand Embroidery and Embellishments
• Garment Aging and Distressing
• Custom Fabric Dying
• Textile Design
• Fashion Sketching and Illustration

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


Assistant Costume Designer/
Principal Cast Embroiderer

New Haven

Producer: Chip Hourihan
Director: Robert L. Jones


Sibongile Mlambo, Actress
New Haven

Sam Brinton, Activist
The Trevor Project


Owner/Principal Designer
Faden Design Studios

The Woodlands, TX
2002 – Present

Costume/fashion designer with emphasis in hand embroidery and embellishments. Specializing in film, screen accurate, historical replicas and original designs for international client base.

Fashion Designer
Private Label Sourcing

New York, NY
2001 – 2003

  • Aided in the development and design of the Missy, Juniors, Plus size and Maternity cut and sew woven and knit labels carried by large department stores thorough the US.
  • 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
Nah Nah Collections

New York, NY
1992 – 1994

  • Liaison between head designers, pattern drafters, sample room staff, production and sales staff.
  • 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.

Apprentice/Assistant Designer
Tait Mates

1988 – 1992

  • 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.
  • Responsible for production specs, technical flats and post- production lot inspections.
  • Assisted in sample and production fittings.
  • Aided in product development and design of all garments and textiles produced by the studio and factory.


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

Graduated August 2001