Jennifer Poage

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

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About me

 

I've just arrived in London from the US (Boston, MA) to complete an MA in Fashion Design Management from the London College of Fashion and am hoping to stay and work as a design manager in UK next year. I previously studied fashion design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York City and also have degrees in art history and business essentials, which help to round out my skill set in fashion design, visual studies, research, process and operations, and project management. Most recently I co-authored a book entitled "Flair: Design your Daily Work, Products, and Services to Energize your Customers, Colleagues, and Audiences," which will be published by Maven House Press in March 2016. Before that, I did apparel technical design for several years for Reebok and adidas for men's and women's fan gear, performance, pro athlete uniforming, and lifestyle. I thrive in the fast-pace of the innovative performance apparel world, so my goal is to remain in that field, but working for the adidas group gave me a taste of the dynamic global market so I now wish to expand my horizon to beyond just the US.

Skills

 

  • Apparel
  • Art Direction
  • Author
  • Editing
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Production Management
  • Sewing
  • Technical Design
  • Creative Direction
  • Fashion Design
  • Illustrator
  • Photoshop
  • Process Development
  • Mentoring Creatives

Work history

Currently

Post Grad Student

London College of Fashion

Sep 2015
  • MA candidate for Fashion Design Management, expected date of graduation Sept 2016

2015

Author

Maven House Press

Jun 2014 - Jul 2015
  • co-authored "Flair: Design your Daily Work, Products, and Services to Energize your Customers, Colleagues, and Audiences. to be published March 2016

2013

Technical Designer

Reebok

Mar 2007 - Jun 2013
  • Sports licensed apparel technical design for fan gear, lifestyle, performance, and pro athlete uniforms. Worked on flats, construction, trims, graphic applications, process and calendar.

2007

Design Assistant

Briggs NY

Mar 2006 - Jan 2007
  • Design Assistant for casual women's wear - generated flat sketches, designed merch boards, created pattern repeats and embroidery design.

2005

Design Intern

Jeffery Chow

May 2005 - Jul 2005
  • General design assistance to designer Jeffery Chow - luxury women's wear.

2004

Office Manager

Lyons/zaremba Inc

Mar 2002 - Dec 2004
  • Boston area exhibit design firm - Drafted project proposals and walk throughs, maintained digital library, assistant to the principal.

Education

2016

MA Fashion Design Managment

London College of Fashion

Aug 2015 - Aug 2016

    2015

    Business Essentials Certificate

    Kenan Flagler Busines School

    Aug 2013 - Nov 2015
    • Certificate granted in Business Essentials, Economics, Finance, Operations, Marketing, and Business Writing.

    2005

    Fashion Studies

    Parsons the New School for Design

    Jan 2005 - Dec 2005

      2001

      BA Art History

      Drew University

      Aug 1997 - Apr 2001

        Awards

        2005

        Graduated with Honors

        • Parsons the New School for Design

        2001

        Honors in Art History

        • Honors for Senior Thesis, Drew University

        2001

        Phi Beta Kappa

        • Drew University

        2001

        Summa Cum Laude

        • Drew University