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chelsey burgess fashion design | university of cincinnati | daap

chelsey burgess university of cincinnati | daap Cincinnati, OH College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning Fashion Design Major Member of Dean’s List GPA : 3.8 Class of 2016

4247 Swigart Rd. Dayton, OH 45440 | | 937.903.9858


nicholas k

New York, New York - January 2015 - April 2015 Design Intern : Assisted with Fall 2015 Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week, made design and organizational updates to e-com website, helped with all model castings, fittings, and photoshoots, prepped and sent out all press pulls for magazines, bloggers, celebrities, etc., researched for upcoming season and various products throughout fashion week prep, assisted designer on a daily basis

zac posen

New York, New York - May 2014 - August 2014 Design Intern : Draped on form for current season inspiration ideas, assisted with photoshoots, styling, and fittings, created design mood boards/trend forecasting boards for upcoming seasons, assisted with fabric/trim sourcing, helped pattern makers with pattern adjustments, performed necessary hand sewing/hand work, transported samples/fabric to vendors, communicated with vendors daily

aeropostale corporate office

New York, New York - September 2013 - December 2013 Production Intern : Assisted supervisor with costing and communicating with vendors, created charts to organize vendor-specific/season-specific fabrications, organized all samples, graphic submits, and trims received daily, presented graphic submits and findings to supervisors, assisted designers, merchandisers, tech team, and trims team when needed, attended line review and sell review meetings with team and executives

internship experience

saro couture | designer : sandro schwyzer

New York, New York - November 2013 - December 2013 Design Intern : Assisted with pattern development and adjustment, performed necessary hand sewing/hand work, gave insight to design ideas and inspiration, helped organize and carry out fittings/photo shoots

abercrombie & fitch home office

Columbus, OH - January 2013 - April 2013 Technical Design Intern : Created/edited tech packs, prepped fit samples received from vendors, presented fit samples to supervisors and outerwear team, developed construction detail pages for styles, compared home office’s patterns to vendor’s patterns, wrote comments from fittings about styles being sent to vendors


CAD skills with Kaledo progams, PLM, Web PDM, Gerber Pattern Design in Accumark/PDS Adobe : InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator Microsoft Office : Word, PowerPoint, Excel


Draping and tailoring skills, machine sewing, hand sewing, pattern making (by hand and computer), machine knitting, fashion illustration drawing, technical flat sketching, photography skills



Excellent time management, leadership, communication, speaking/presenting, problem solving, teamwork, positive attitude, organization, proactive self-starter/initiator, Spanish speaking/reading skills


Freelance model | Walked in DAAP Fashion Show 2014, Go Red Fashion Show, Azhand Shokohi’s Fall 2014 fashion show, and more Made Dean’s List all years, member of The National Society of Leadership and Success

co-op availability : fall 2015

activities & achievements

cfda project | mood

cfda | draping

cfda | print-making

cfda | illustrations

draping | pattern making | sewing


muse mood board | see collection on next two pages

rococo architecture inspired designs

watercolor | print-making


aeropostale “I was very impressed with Chelsey’s professionalism and maturity. She is very dependable and hard working. I really liked how eager she was to learn and the help at all times. “Chelsey is very creative and made good suggestions while working on projects for us. Everyone on my team loved having her around because she’s a very nice person to work with and always positive. Overall I highly recommend her for any design or fashion related job.” Kristin Eggl - Product Manager “Chelsey was a great asset to our team during her internship at Aeropostale! She showed genuine interest in the product and was always eager to learn and ask questions. Although she is a design major, her internship at Aeropostale gave her visibility to what goes on in production. She is now more aware and knowledgeable of costing and everything that happens from development to production which will be very beneficial to her in the future. Chelsey was a great worker and is very missed by our team, any company would be lucky to have her!” Amber Perel - Product Manager Assistant

abercrombie & fitch “Chelsey has been a pleasure to work with! She worked extremely hard and played a critical role during our busiest seasons (BTS/XMAS 13) in female outerwear. Chelsey was dedicated solely to our team. She helped to write fit comments, prepped fit samples, and attended fittings. She quickly learned how to use all our computer systems (PLM, Web PDM, Gerber Accumark/PDS).” “Throughout the day, Chelsey managed her time well and made sure to always prioritize workload in order of urgency. She is a self starter, and always came to her team members to ask for more work when completing a task.” “Not only is Chelsey a hard worker, she also has a very positive attitude and is a team player. She was extremely reliable, and her laid back approach made her a relaxing person to work with. I am very proud of the skills she has acquired and all she has accomplished in helping contribute to our team. I am happy to have had the opportunity to work with her.” Kristy Whitehouse - Senior Technical Designer - Supervisor of Lendrell Martin (Chelsey’s Direct Supervisor)

thank you! Chelsey Burgess 937-903-9858 4247 Swigart Rd. Dayton, OH 45440

Fashion Design Portfolio 2015-2016  
Fashion Design Portfolio 2015-2016