Melissa Kubik

Melissa M. Kubik

Objective
To obtain an entry-level designer position using strong fashion design experience and knowledge.

Education
Bachelor of Arts, May 2010
Kent State University
Major: Fashion Design

Professional Experience

Liz Claiborne, New York, New York						June 2009- August 2009

Design Intern
 Assisted handbag designer with concepts, sketching, trend research, sourcing, and concept boards.
 Created a full merchandised line for each of the three handbag divisions for an intern project, then presented to VP Design and design team.
 Worked with design team on the Transition 2010 line from start to finish, including design research, concepts, and proto reviews.

Tad B, New York, New York
Assistant Designer (Intern)							    January 2009- June 2009

 Assisted designer with design ideas and sketches, concepts and layouts, technical flats, tech packs, embellishment layouts, and showroom organization
 Organized and kept international relations with overseas productions

Express, Boardman, Ohio							        March 2006- January 2010
Brand Sales Representative

 Increase daily and projected income by providing excellent customer service
 Serve as an exceptional team member and fashion coordinator for customers by using strong fashion knowledge
 Rewarded by store and district management multiple times for top selling and credit goals
 Referred by management and transferred to many stores for superior sales

Leadership Experience

Delta Gamma, Gamma Epsilon Chapter					    September 2006-present
Vice-President Membership

 Organized superior fall recruitment for over 300 potential new members, assisted to President for membership needs, and used many public relation skills to create an outstanding outcome.

Fashion Student Organization
September 2006-present

 Work with many fashion students to create extra rewarding activities for the fashion design and merchandising school

Miss Ohio Teen USA November 2005
Miss Mahoning County Teen USA
 Represented Mahoning county in the national state pageant

Honors/Skills
 Recipient of Dana Buchman Critic's Award for an outstanding collection in the 2010 Kent State Re:CREATE Fashion Show.
 Volunteered with IMG for the Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
 Proficient in Photoshop, Illustrator, and U4ia
 Rewarded for an excellent design in the Little Black Dress competition and showcased in the Portfolio 2007 fashion show for outstanding work
 Showcased and rewarded at the Butler Museum of American Art for superior artwork
 Volunteered with Shop 10018 for the Spring 2009 Market Week

Excellent references available upon request

Specialties

Fashion Design

Skills

Photoshop Illustrator U4ia