Experience

  • Designer

    at Victoria Dancewear

    November 2011 - January 2016

    Illinois

    www.victoriadancewear.com Co-owner, Founder, Creative Director, Designer Designed line of dance costumes from toddler to adult. Oversaw production in all aspects, including manufacturing in China. Participated in marketing at all levels and in aspects from catalog production to trade shows.

  • Designer

    at Revolution Dancewear

    April 2006 - January 2011

    Illinois

    www.revolutiondancewear.com Creative Director / Designer Started costume division for company previously only producing practice wear. Managed both design and production departments, and participated in all aspects of product development, including manufacturing oversight in China.

  • Designer

    at Leo's Dancewear

    May 1994 - March 2006

    Illinois

    Head Designer of Dancewear and Costumes. Top producer w/300+ designs submitted annually for placement in the company's catalog. Attended fabric shows and met with fabric representatives. Designed Leo's exclusive fabric patterns. Fashion illustration for marketing campaign.

  • Designer

    at Victoria March Fashions

    April 1986 - May 1992

    Illinois

    Victoria March Fashions, Chicago, IL, 1986 - 1992 Designer, Creative Director, Cofounder. Designed and manufactured boutique bound designer sportswear which included evening and special occasions while servicing 400+ accounts.

  • Assistant Designer

    at Alice Padrul Fashions, INC.

    April 1982 - April 1986

    Illinois

    Alice Padrul Fashions, INC., Niles IL 1982 - 1986 Assistant Designer Supervised pattern development and sewing room processes.

Education

  • Associate

    at Ray Vogue College of Design

    1981 - 1983 (2 years) Illinois

  • Certificate of Completion in garment construction, fashion design, and textiles.

    at House of Fashion (Trade School)

    1976 - 1979 (3 years) Misto Kyyiv

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  • English Native

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