AR Anna Robertson CONTACT 40 Deepwoods Lane Old Greenwich, CT 06870 401 East Hull Street Savannah, GA, 31401 firstname.lastname@example.org 415-298-7325
SKILLS Direct Sales Soft-Selling Product Merchandising International Trends Fashion Style & Aesthetics Visual Merchandising Color Theory Elements of Design Textiles & Apparel Seasonal Patterns Public Speaking & Presenting Rapport-Building Photography
SOFTWARE Adobe InDesign Adobe Illustrator Adobe Photoshop Microsoft Word Microsoft Excel Microsoft PowerPoint Inventory Systems Mac & PC
AWARDS Dean’s List / Academic Honors SCAD Career Fair Committee IACD Gymnastics Medal Gymnastics All-Around State Team
PROFILE Fashion Merchandising & Marketing student seeking sales associate or assistant buyer role with a luxury retailer in need of an attentive, style-conscious employee. Up-to-date on fashion trends due to extensive travel in US and Europe, internship in New York, and near-obsessive trend-watching via traditional and social media. Well-equipped to pick out collections for high-end customers according to their interests, body shape, size, age, concerns, and goals. Extremely tactful and discreet.
EDUCATION Savannah College of Art & Design (Sept 2014 to Present)
BFA Fashion Merchandising & Marketing (Graduation May 2018) – Picked out six collections for fictional customers, creating profile boards aligned with trends by age, culture, occupation, and interests. DESIGN PROJECT – Designed seasonal outfits working with Winter, Beach, Classic Professional, Bohemian, and Fairytale themes. RETAIL RESEARCH – Evaluated trends, history, and market position of a high-end global brand (Kate Spade) and progressive sustainable lifestyle brand (The Row). COLLECTIONS
The Harvey School (Sept 2010 to June 2014)
Diploma – AP & Honors / Transferred from Greenwich High School CAMPUS LEADERSHIP – Organized group volunteer activities with Habitat for Humanity, Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund, Susan B. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, and Blythedale Children’s Hospital.
EXPERIENCE Kasper LLC, Jacksonville, FL (June 2016 to Sept 2016)
Paid Internship/Merchandise Coordinator Responsible for all merchandising and visuals at six Steinmart stores for three brands (Kasper Women’s, Petites, Ladies; Anne Klein and Nine West). Met with each location store manager to review all aspects of business operations. Developed weekly “Store Visit Recaps” with photos for each store to communicate with corporate office.
Takeout Sweaters, New York, NY (June 2014 to Aug 2014)
Paid Internship Gained big picture perspective on the Manufacturing-Design-Retail ecosystem during summer internship, assisting Takeout with preparation for the deployment of 20 seasonal collections aimed at Millenials. Provided visual merchandising for extremely high-volume “market week” showroom under the guidance of two talented and experienced Takeout buyers and one women’s fashion designer before taking on the role autonomously. Assembled tech packs indexed by buyer, organized 8-12 color swatch sheets by season via Order Management System, and created Excel spreadsheet to track seasonal collections. Regularly delivered samples to NYC-based in-store buyers including JCP, Kohl’s, Macy’s, American Eagle, and Burlington Coat Factory. Worked as a liaison between buyers and designers, coordinating shipping/receiving of samples to/from New York, LA, Hong Kong, Chicago, Ontario, and Toronto.
YMCA / Camp Jewell, Colebrook, CT (June 2012 to Aug 2012)
Summer Camp Counselor Wrangled cohorts of rambunctious 5-year-olds for summer series of YMCA overnight camps, offering horseback riding and other indoor/outdoor activities, as well as 24-7 lodging and three meals a day.