Seeking entry level visual display design position

Posted July 12, 2010
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V I C T O R I A S. K R A W I E C
Los Angeles, CA
(814) 460-4305 vkrawiec@gmail.com
portfolio can be viewed at http://www.coroflot.com/vkrawiec
S U M M A R Y
An ambitious, dynamic and forward thinking Visual Communications Professional offering the following strengths and skills:
 Knowledge and utilization of basic visual display techniques (signage, mannequins, materials and props)
 Rendering and hand illustration ability, Conceptual design, Knowledge of retail environment, Networking and research skills
 Ability to analyze and forecast trends
 Adobe Photoshop CS4, Adobe Illustrator CS4, MS Word, Excel and Power Point
 Age Technology Clic Design Photoshop Plug-Ins: Plaid Maker, Style Draper and Quick Repeat
 NedGraphics Vision CAD Software; Fashion and Print Studio Software: including: Color Separation & Cleaning Pro, Design &
Repeat Pro, Easy Coloring Pro, EasyMap, and Storyboard & Cataloging, U4ia Software

E D U C A T I O N
FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising Los Angeles, CA
Associate of Arts Major: Visual Communications / GPA 3.52 Grad: July 2010

State University of New York College at Buffalo Buffalo, NY
Bachelor of Science Major: Fashion and Textile Technology: Textile Design / GPA 3.74 Grad: May 2007

FIT/Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY
Summer Internship Program and Nature Studies Surface Design class Program Completion: July 2006

W O R K E X P E R I E N C E
Anthropologie Los Angeles, CA October 2009- December 2009
Visual Display Intern
 Operated power sander to remove screen prints off of boxes and in turn assisted in the creation of the shape of a pine tree for a holiday display
 Fabricated small crafts such as tissue paper flowers, clustered paper plates, wax strips, yarn poufs and spray glued artificial snow to styrofoam cups
 Assisted designing a composition of wall clocks and applied artificial snow to in-store displays

Potratz Floral Shop and Greenhouses Erie, PA August 2001- July 2009
Floral Designer Assistant
 Prepared floral arrangements, customer service, special event preparation and merchandising
 Designed and arranged displays in the floral shop and greenhouse

American Eagle Outfitters (Aerie) New York, NY January 2008 - March 2008
Pre-production Intern
 Handled pre-production submit correspondence between designers and oversea vendors and factories
 Conducted research on specific styles with Web PDM
 Assisted designers with approval of submits utilizing an industrial light box
 Inventoried and organized samples for monthly buyer presentations

Papyrus New York, NY September 2007- December 2007
Sales Associate
Coordinated daily cash reconciliation at high volume Flagship location

Love Brigade Brooklyn, NY Fall 2007
Fashion Promotion Intern
 Performed office duties and conducted sales and trend research
 Created mood boards and Roto-scoped model images utilizing Adobe Photoshop, hand screen printed canvas bags and T-shirts
 Facilitated company related events including the Spring 2008 fashion show and the Love Brigade CO-OP grand opening

Office of Corporate and Foundation Relations at SUNY Buffalo State College Buffalo, NY October 2003- May 2007
Work Study Student; Office Assistant to Event Planner
 Performed office duties including creation of promotional materials in Adobe Photoshop
 Solicited auction donations for the Buffalo State College’s Honor Student Scholarship fund
 Packaged donated items and designed display boards for items showcased in silent and live auctions

Angel Textiles New York, NY Summer 2006
Textile Design Intern
 Organized and maintained the fabric library, tracked fabric samples and ran errands between clients
 Scanned, cleaned and re-colored prints in Adobe Photoshop

S P E C I A L P R O J E C T S
FOCUS Trade Show volunteer, Current ║ Museum of Contemporary Art Volunteer, Current ║ Fashionclub.com Photo Shoot Volunteer, Current ║ “Serendipity” Production Assistant, October 2009 ║ Print Sublimation Graphic T-shirt independent study project, May 2007