christen m. ruff profile
Ambitious fashion designer, trend interpreter, and style visionary. Seeking employment in a challenging and positive atmosphere. Values sustainable practices. Interested in learning new skills and collaborating with an inspiring community. e d u c at i o n
UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI BS FASHION DESIGN DAAP 2016 College of DESIGN, Architecture, Art, and Planning
Illustrator InDesign Photoshop PLM + PDM technical flat sketches draping/patternmaking garment construction concept development trend forecasting brand identity
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ENTREPRENEUR CHROMADE CO. FOUNDED JULY 2016 | DENVER, CO
Manage all social media platforms and marketing. Communicate with suppliers and manufacturers. Design men’s and women’s apparel. Create brand identity and ethical awareness.
WHITE HOUSE | BLACK MARKET BOTTOMS + DENIM DESIGN INTERN JAN - MAY 2015 | FORT MYERS, FL
Aided in the design of bottoms using Illustrator + PDM. Prepared sketches, garments, + boards for reviews. Produced denim destruction layouts + wash call outs. Attended cross functional team + business meetings.
DELIA’S TREND + CONCEPT INTERN MAY - AUG 2014 | NEW YORK, NY
Assisted in creating trend + concept packages. Worked closely with the artist to create graphics. Produced seasonal color palettes with Pantone. Established organizational + interpersonal skills.
AZHAND SHOKOHI ACTIVEWEAR DESIGN INTERN AUG - DEC 2013 | CINCINNATI, OH
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CHAARG women’s health group VP of media + leader
RUFF TRANSPORT animal rescue organization freedom ride volunteer
DAAP AMBASSADOR class of 2016 alumni contact communicate + organize
Developed new concepts in an intimate business setting. Produced hand sketches + Illustrator flats. Manipulated vintage patterns into modern looks. Constructed garments from pattern to finished product.
GILLY HICKS: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH LINGERIE DESIGN INTERN JAN - APRIL 2013 | COLUMBUS, OH
Aided in the design of products using Illustrator + PLM. Attended fit sessions + fabric vendor meetings. Constructed garment samples + displays for meetings. Conducted trend + market research.