DB Sweets Custom Crafted Cakes －
Baker/Creator/Decorator of specialty cakes and custom, classic baked goods for private clients. Responsible for working with client from concept to completion of all custom baked creations. Duties include: ingredient and supply procurement, all client communications, illustration of concepts for client approval, creating all cakes, fillings, icings and decorative elements from scratch, execution of client design requests, preparation/design of mountings and displays for final presentation, delivery and set up of all finished work. Specializes in confectionery mediums including:rolled fondant, gumpaste, royal icing, modeling chocolate and marzipan.
Jan 2001－Mar 2001
Eleven Madison Park －
Worked in a busy pastry kitchen of a Michelin star-rated restaurant. Duties included: production of dessert items such as ice cream, pastry dough, crepes, souffles, cookies, sauces and garnishes for brunch and dinner service. Plated desserts on the line for brunch and dinner service.
Sep 2000－Jan 2001
Windows on the World - World Trade Center －
Worked in the largest pastry kitchen in NYC doing high volume produsction of dessert items for two large, reknown restaurants (Windows on the World and Wild Blue). Assisted with production and plating of desserts for banquets for up to 3000 guests. Plated desserts on the line for brunch and dinner service.
Jun 1997－Mar 2000
Bureau de Style －
Consulted for a number of international clients comprised of leading companies in several market sectors including: womenswear, menswear, active sport and textiles. Developed seasonal color and trend products. Created and presented audiovisual forecasting presentations for clients, press and others in creative design communities. Conducted research and executed creative work for special project clients. Headed a team responsible for conceptualizing, developing and presenting new ideas to companies for New Business Development. Coordinated and participated in all activities of Trending Division including: marketing and sales of color and trend books and reference materials, creation of yearly event calendars, maintenance of potential client database, upkeep of all client services, writing and editing of monthly newsletters, design of promotional mailings and invitations for special events.
Color and Trend Division
Jun 1995－Jun 1997
Adidas International －
Worked together with the Diector of the division to tackle the global reorganization of colors and trends for an iconic active sport brand. Created and produced seasonal color stories, concepts, multimedia presentations and color and trend referencing tools for internal company use. Interfaced with colleagues in the USA and Europe in all areas including: design, development, marketing and sales. Conducted meetings with designers, developers and business unit managers to further apply color and concept ideas into seasonal strategies. Acted as liaison between adidas Color and Trend Division, adidas International Headquarters in Germany and adidas America in Portland, Oregon for all communications pertaining to adidas color and trend issues.
Jan 1995－May 1995
Promostyl USA-Trend Forecasting －
Worked with a team of stylists and consultants to create multimedia trend forecasting presentations for clients.
May 1994－Dec 1994
IN.D.EX Design Consultancy －
Conceptualized and created original image spreads for UK-based trend forecasting books.
Mar 1994－Apr 1994
Melvin Anderson Designs －
Responsible for designing and hand painting original textile designs to be sold in the global marketplace.
Jan 1994－Mar 1994
Trend Union/Studio Edelkoort －
This temporary position was the very first for an American. Duties included: creating image spreads to accompany trend ideas printed in View Magazine, working togther with a team of stylists to help create the multimedia experience showcased at Premiere Vision in Paris, assisting with the organization of studio supplies and materials.
Jun 1992－Aug 1993
Springs Industries, Inc －
Worked together with Director of Promotions Division and participated in all aspects of promotions for Springs' OTC home sewing fabrics. Major duties included: daily communications with out-of-house designers, small manufacturers and professional crafters to develop, coordinate and track promotional garment and craft programs for retailers across the USA, design and create props for use in seasonal trade shows, represent Springs Industries at US tradeshows.
Grand Diploma in Pastry Arts
French Culinary Institute
Bachelor of Fine Arts
Fashion Institute of Technology
Associate of Applied Science
Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Fashion Institute of Technology