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178 MULBERRY STREET, APT #16 NEW YORK, NY 10012 MOBILE: (646) 484-0551 E-MAIL: NIASCHINDLE@GMAIL.COM     University of Manitoba | 09/2006 – 06/2010

EDUCATION

• Awarded Bachelor of Science in Textile Sciences (Product Development Stream)

Fashion Institute of Technology | 08/2010 – 07/2011  

• Awarded Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising Management; 3.97 GPA Summa Cum Laude

University of Indianapolis (Athens Campus) | 07/07 – 08/2007 & 07/2009  

• AHEPA Journey to Greece study abroad program; obtained 9 college credits; art history and Greek language studies

EXPERIENCE

NET-A-PORTER | Product Writer | 12/2011 – Present • Write fashion-led copy and product details for NET-A-PORTER, MR PORTER & THEOUTNET.COM; lead US-based writer for MR PORTER, attend weekly meetings with UK product editorial team, liaise with other studio departments, retail coordinators and buyers, attend designer clinics, conduct designer interviews and presentations, various ad hoc projects including rewriting the company shipping manual

Editorialist | Freelance Fashion Features Editor & Copywriter | 11/2012 - Present • Write all product descriptions and Editor’s Notes for the site launch; top edit features and conduct research interviews

MBF Trend Consulting | Trend Analyst Intern | 05/2011 – 09/2011   • Predict and translate runway trends to develop creative direction for retailers, assist in color development, create mood boards, hand-draw technical sketches, attend textile trade shows, conduct shop research, develop brand books for clients in Adobe Photoshop & InDesign

Cushnie et Ochs | Production & Design Intern | 05/2011 – 09/2011 • Report to designers and production manager; source fabric and trims, develop technical sketches for specification packages, communicate with local vendors, hand sewing, input data into Aria systems; assemble press kits and attend market appointments, fashion show production

Hearst Magazines | Fashion Intern at ELLE Magazine | 01/2011 – 05/2011 • Assist market editors, traffic samples, create line sheets & story boards, assist stylist on photo shoots, general administrative tasks

Le Château, Inc. | Assistant Manager | 05/2009 – 08/2010

  • Manage a women’s retail outlet specializing in contemporary apparel, accessories, and footwear  

DESIGN TÉLIO Design Competition 2009 | Finalist | 11/2008 – 02/2009 • Design finalist in 2009 Télio fashion design competition at Montréal Fashion Week; www.telio.com/finalists2009.html

VOLUNTEER

Ed2010 Official FIT Chapter | Publicity Manager | 08/2010 – 06/2011 • Manage publicity of club events promoting the magazine industry; launched club website

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week | Volunteer | September 2010    

• Teen Vogue Fashion’s Night Out: dressed models; assisted in fashion show production and clean-up

University of Manitoba Textiles Council | Elected Representative | 09/2008 – 05/2010   • Attended meetings to discuss programs and developments in the University of Manitoba Textile Sciences Program

SKILLS • Mac & PC OS; proficient in all social media platforms; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign; Microsoft Office, Entourage; PrimaVision, Lectra programs Modaris and Diamino, Aria Systems, Wordpress, Blogger; CAD and manual pattern drafting, sewing skills, textile testing & color management; flat & croquis sketches; developing garment specification packages; managed liveglamordie.blogspot.com (2008-2012)

NiaSchindleResume  

Overview of current and past work experience.

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