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Tatum Reusser

Fashion Design

Phone:

316-249-1315

Email:

Location:

Wichita, Kansas

Date of Birth:

June 21st, 1997

A Bit About Me

I have wanted to be a fashion designer since I was in grade-school. I grew up in Wichita, Kansas and went through years of Catholic school education. I was constantly sketching girls with dramatic clothing. This sourced from my utter amazement at fashion magazines. I wore a uniform five days a week, so sketching was the only way I could express creativity with clothing at the time.

Picking my major in college was extremely easy. During my time in the Kent State University fashion program, I began to grow as a designer and a creative. After I got my education, I moved to New York City and started my career in the fashion industry. I continue to grow and form through pushing the boundaries of what is expected in fashion and of myself.

The main source of my motivation and drive is the peace that comes from helping others and doing a job well done. I am thankful for every person and place that has contributed to the point I am at.

Skills:

  • Adobe Illustrator

  • Adobe Photoshop

  • Excel/ Microsoft Office Suite

  • Pattern making

  • Draping

  • PLM

  • Garment Construction

  • Digital & Hand rendering

  • Tech Packs

  • Fabric Composition Knowledge

  • Trend Research

  • Machine & Hand Sewing

Education:

Kent State University- Kent, OH

Bachelor of Fine Arts

 

Work Experience

October 2021 - Current

January 2020 - October 2021

July 2019 - December 2019

August 2017 - December 2017

​Philomena LLC

Fashion Designer for Wovens, Knits, and Accessories

  • Creates Tech Packs/ CADs/ Flats/ & Specs

  • Creates fabric print designs and handles orders for production

  • Communicates with vendors and factories in design development process

  • Handles trade show planning and set up

  • Updates inventory files

  • Updates expense files

  • Writes expense reports for design development

  • Hand sews and knits details for samples

GIII- DKNY Sportswear (New York, NY)

Assistant Designer for both Woven and Knit Teams

  • Worked across teams to communicate with local and international factories and vendors regarding showroom sample construction and status updates

  • Proactively reached out to supervisors for weekly and monthly goals in order to accomplish them in a timely manner

  • Anticipated design timeline and follows through with third party vendors to ensure deadlines on design calendar are made

  • Completed Tech packs/ Cads/ Flats/ & Specs

  • Developed and ordered trims for showroom samples

  • Wrote expense reports for design development

  • Hand sewed details for showroom samples

  • Updated excel charts for fabrics, trims, notions, and contacts (Lock in charts/ design boards/ digital fabric boards/ trim development chart/ factory- supplier contact list)

  • Organized incoming and outgoing shipments of reference samples/ tech packs/ showroom samples

  • Filed commercial invoices for shipments/ fabrics/ samples

Monica Byrne Masion (New York, NY)

Freelance Fashion Design Assistant

  • Communicated with local and international vendors and fabric mills regarding production and development samples

  • Implemented new systems for sample tracking

  • Implemented new system for sample inventory

  • Wrote purchase orders for design development

  • Updated Line Sheets for current season

  • Updated Line Charts for current season

  • Hand and machine sewed details for development samples

  • Illustrated designs for Line Chart and Line Sheets

Brandon Maxwell (New York, NY)

Fashion Design Intern

  • Assisted with preparation and execution of NYFW SS 18 Show

  • Responsible for organization of sample archives

  • Sourced images, colors, and fabrics for collection development

  • Assisted with sample shipments

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