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About me

Rossana Naum-Stoian grew up in a home of fine art and world culture. She is grateful to have the opportunity to explore the world and to be encouraged by her family to develop her imaginative expression. Since childhood she has dreamt of making her creative vision into her life's passion and profession. Through the experience of many creative channels, Rossana determined Fashion Design to be a truly satisfying artistic field to which to dedicate her life. She is proud to create pieces that present extensions of the body and spirit of her customer. Rossana is an Artist and Designer living in London, England, after recently moving from San Francisco, California. She formally studied studio art for four years at the University of California Santa Cruz, where she received two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Art and Business Management Economics. She continues to ambitiously create for over 11 years. Her artistic mediums include, but are not limited to: paint, illustration (both physical and digital), wood sculpture, intaglio print, lithographic print, wood block print, screenprint, photography, and fashion design. Most relevantly, fashion design has become her true life's work passion and recent study focus over the past two years. Rossana is formally trained in Fashion Design at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in San Francisco where she gained technical skills, industry knowledge, and confidence in her product and business identity.


  • Apparel
  • Art Direction
  • Buying
  • Design
  • Fabric
  • Pattern Making
  • Product Development
  • Sewing
  • Shows
  • Technical Design
  • Digital art
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Fashion Illsutartion
  • Digital Drawing

Work history


Fashion Designer

Self Employed

Sep 2012
  • Image and inspiration collage, trend, competitive and market research, fabric experimentation, collection design, production planning, technical design, pattern making, sewing, fabric embellishment, trim design, garment construction, sewing, fit adjustments, styling and curating, product photography, digital design and web layout curation


Assortment Analyst

Ross Stores, Inc

Mar 2014 - Mar 2015
  • Assortment data accumulation, organization, and analysis done daily to create company wide "treasure hunt" experience for customers at every location belonging to the off-price retailer, Ross Stores, Inc.. Partnering with Merchants and Planning teams to ensure the most ideal assortment in each Ross Dress for Less Store location. Ownership and responsibility of business categories (Ladies Outerwear, Swimwear, Activewear, Contemporary Front of Store, and Better Related Product) in all locations. I am an experienced Analyst who enjoys a reputation for producing high quality work in the most efficient manner. From this position I have had the opportunity to do a great deal of individual and team work with recognition from upper management.


Production Assistant

De Rosairo

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014
  • Contacting vendors for sourcing , developing relations with sample trim and fabric vendors, curating and updating social media platforms, product development, textile print creation, logistics management.


Anthropoligie Sales Associate

Urban Outfitters, Inc

Sep 2012 - May 2013
  • Greeting & guiding customers through the store experience, assisting customers in location of merchandise, styling, and filling orders, completing store transactions with complete cash register training.


Subject Tutor & MSI Learning Assistant

University of California Santa Cruz Learning Support Services

Sep 2010 - Mar 2011
  • Assisting students in the understanding of statistics and calculus applied economics. Fulfilled tutor training course.



Pattern Making, Fashion Illustration, Garment Making, Adobe Creative Suite, Art History, Theory of D

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

Aug 2012 - Dec 2013
  • Fashion Design


Economics of Film, Visual Arts

University of East Anglia

Aug 2011 - Dec 2012
  • Business & Art


Studio and Theory Printmaking, Painting, Drawing, Marketing, Macroeconomics, Microeconomics, Econom

University of California Santa Cruz

Aug 2008 - Apr 2012
  • Business Management Economics & Art Bachelors of Arts Degree