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The Bow Tie Shoppe - Fashion Designer Resume Example

Evelyn Howard
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and creative retail manager with a solid history of achievement in sales, merchandising and team development. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include leading a team, customer service and merchandising.

Skills
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Administration and Management
  • Active Listening
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Operations and Inventory Control
  • Design
  • Merchandising 
  • Problem solving
  • Leadership and Management
  • Coaching and Developing
Experience
Fashion Designer 06/2013 to Present
The Bow Tie Shoppe Minneapolis, Mn
  • Direct and coordinate workers involved in drawing and cutting patterns and constructing samples or finished garments.
  • Attend fashion shows and review garment magazines and manuals in order to gather information about fashion trends and consumer preferences,
  • Select materials and production techniques to be used for products.
  • Provide sample garments to agents and sales representatives, and arrange for showings of sample garments at sales meetings or fashion shows.
  • Design custom accessories for individuals, retailers,television, or film productions.
  • Determine prices for styles.
  • Develop a group of products and/or accessories, and market them through venues such as boutiques or mail-order catalogs.
  • Sew together sections of material to form mockups or samples of garments or articles, using sewing equipment.
Market Visual Manager 11/2011 to Present
Brooks Brothers Minneapolis, Mn
  • Oversee all merchandising and visual presentation for Minnesota market. Create and maintain visual displays in store windows and on the sales floor. 
  • Lead weekly conference calls for the district.
  • Participate in and  lead in the planning, process and placement of merchandise. 
  • Contribute to the profitability of the store through analysis of the business and merchandise movement. 
  • Communicate merchandise needs and trends for the store based on customer segmentation. 
  • Build effective relationships with store team to grow and maximize the presentation of the store environment.  
  • Participate in and lead new store openings.   
Visual Stylist 08/2010 to 11/2011
Neiman Marcus Minneapolis, Mn
  • Responsible for visually presenting the Neiman Marcus look and current trends through merchandising, windows, and in-store displays.
  • Maintain and style women's couture, designer apparel, contemporary, windows and all mannequins.  
  • Interpret the current trends.  
  • Event and fashion show coordination.  
  • Exceptional presentation skills, process management and creativity.  
  • Daily interaction with department managers and vendors.
Store Director 09/2008 to 09/2010
J. Crew St. Paul, MN
  • Direct and supervise employees engaged in sales, inventory-taking, reconciling cash receipts, or in performing services for customers.
  • Responsible for all hiring, training and recruitingMaintain and uphold the JCrew aesthetic through effective merchandising.
  • Increased sales in 2009 by 5% and was the leader in the market for increase in all KPI's. (UPT, ADS, Conversion).
  • Maintain and develop clientele program with personalized service and exceptional customer relations.
  • Responsible for all daily store operations and communication including opening and closing, payroll, making business decisions based on our P&L statement to positively impact our overall business and profitability and all merchandising 
Store Manager 02/2006 to 07/2008
Anthropologie Minneapolis, Mn
  • Developed and promoted several associates into management roles within the company. 
  • Increased store sales by $1 million in 2007.
  • Responsible for all store operations including opening and closing, making   business decisions based on information on the P&L statement, payroll control and all product placement decisions based on sell thru.
  • Participated in three new store openings and led one.
  • Ran our Las Vegas Forum Shoppes store in the interim of a store manager.
  • Developed several tools for our district to positively impact business.
  • Hire and train associates and managers within my store and our district.
  • Involved in all merchandising and display direction, art installations from conception to execution, styling forms and window installations with little to no direction.
  • Maintained a schedule for 35+ associates.
  • Responsible for all daily store operations.
Associate Manager 11/2003 to 02/2006
J Crew Edina, MN
  • Responsible for all hiring, training and recruiting.
  • Maintain and uphold the JCrew aesthetic through effective merchandising.
  • Maintain and develop clientele program with personalized service and exceptional customer relations.
  • Responsible for all daily store operations and communication including opening and closing, payroll, making business decisions based on our P&L statement to positively impact our overall business and profitability and all merchandising 
Education
Bachelor of Arts: Visual Arts and Jewelry Design May 2006 University of North Dakota - Grand Forks, ND
Affiliations
  • Makers Row American Made Maker
  • Pianos on Parade Artist
  • NEMAA, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association memberEAC.
  • Edina Art Center member                                          
  • Mnartists.org, A project of the McKnight Foundation and the Walker Art Center, member
Awards
  • Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation Community Challenge Winner 2015.
  • Brooks Brothers Golden Fleece Foundation Community Challenge Winner 2013.
  • First Place Window Design for Brooks Brothers/St Jude US 2012.
  • First place Peoples Choice Award, Fall Fine Arts Show 2010, NEMAA, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association.
  • Third Place Peoples Choice Award, Fall Fine Arts Show 2009, NEMAA, Northeast Minneapolis Arts Association. 
Publications
Personal Designs featured in Mpls, St. Paul Magazine,  Le Petit Connaisseur, Star Tribune, VitaMn, City Pages, Minnesota Monthly, Envision 2012 , Le'toile, bronette, Pop Fizz Daily, Pioneer Press, Style Me Pretty, Lavender Magazine and Art-A-Whirl 2004-2012.Public Works of Art  Pianos on Parade Artist 2011-2015 (Linden hills,City Center Downtown Minneapolis, Rosedale Mall, Calhoun Square and Brooks Brothers)
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Previous Companies:

  • The Bow Tie Shoppe
  • Brooks Brothers
  • Neiman Marcus

Previous Job Positions:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Market Visual Manager
  • Visual Stylist
  • Store Director
  • Store Manager

Schools:

  • University of North Dakota

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts

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