Professional info

 

I am a highly responsible and goal-oriented individual. I not only seek to accomplish tasks, but go above and beyond to maximize the success of projects. I see myself as a leader and motivator in team environments and believe communication and collaboration to be a crucial part of life.

Work experience

Designer

Kohl's Corporate

Sept 2020 – Present

- Owns product design for private label kids brand, girl sizes 4-12; strong focus on Sportswear and Active mix and match outfitting, Denim categories, and elevated Disney product capsules.

- Manages and leads team of Associate and Assistant Designers

- Compiles and edits market and trend research to drive product direction

Drives color development, concept ideation, and trend priorities for each season's development

Designs and presents merchandised assortments in working sessions; influences cross-functional partners on product direction

Designs, builds, creates, and updates tech packs, trim sheets and design packages; accurately enters information into PLM for cross functional and overseas partners.

Maintaining and updating line sheets, material recaps

Responsible for daily communication with factories and partners overseas

Associate Designer

Kohl's Corporate

March 2019 – Sept 2020

Assistant Designer

Kohl's Corporate

Nov 2016 – March 2019

Adjunct Instructor

The Art Institutes

June 2016 – Dec 2016

FD303: Advanced Concept Development for Fashion Designers
FD305: Research and Sourcing Fundamentals
FD312: Concept Development
FM220: Cost and Line Specifications

 

Freelance Designer

Kohl's Department Stores

February 2016 – Nov 2016
- Prepare line flat sketches for new apparel products and create design sketches for enhancement to existing products
- Develop line sheets and layouts of retail fixtures
- Assist with the development and preparation of seasonal presentations of proposed designs including boards, CAD's, and other sales visuals
- Assist Art Dept. in re-coloring existing prints, creating simple prints, and setting up of prints for production

 

Internship Instructor

University of Wisconsin-Madison, PEOPLE Program

May 2014 – August 2015

- Developed and implemented curriculum for summer courses focused on foundation methods of textile and apparel design
- Instructed 15-20 High School students in foundation methods of textile and apparel design

 

Technical Design Intern

Colony Brands, Inc.

August 2014 – March 2015

- Assisted in translating product designs into precise technical spec packs
- Regularly attended fit sessions, contributed to fit discussion, and took notes regarding fit sample revisions
- Experience fitting garments in Missy and Plus sizes
- Responsible for writing detailed fit comments and communicating revisions to domestic and overseas vendors
- Proficient, daily user of WebPDM and Adobe Illustrator

Teaching Assistant, DS153/154: Fabric and Apparel Structures I & II

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Design Studies

September 2012 – May 2014

Fabric and Apparel Structures I & II outline the physical and aesthetic properties of fiber and fabric and fundamentals of apparel structure in the context of apparel design. These courses explore the interrelationship of fabric, design, and apparel construction as well as the creative and expressive potential of fabric.

Textile & Apparel Design Project Assistant

University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Design Studies

September 2011 – May 2012

Work in collaboration with Design Studies professors on completing a variety of department projects including:
- Supervised, taught, and prepped for class sections
- Researched and contacted local companies to place orders for new supplies and equipment
- Assisted in the development and facilitation of UW Undergraduate Portfolio Review
- Designed web-based graphics and illustrations for websites and class presentations
- Coordinated the hiring and scheduling of student hourlies to assist in departmental building transition

CONTACT ME

lucy.jost@gmail.com

 

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Skills

 

- STRONG COMMUNICATION & PRESENTATION SKILLS

- ABILITY TO PARTNER CROSS FUNCTIONALLY

- HIGH ATTENTION TO DETAIL

- ELEVATED TASTE LEVEL

- STRONG CAD SKETCHING ABILITIES

- STRONG UNDERSTANDING OF KNIT, WOVEN, AND DENIM FABRICATIONS/PRODUCT

- ADOBE CREATIVE SUITES

- MICROSOFT EXCEL

- MAC/WINDOWS PLATFORMS

2010 - present

2010 - present

Education

 

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Masters of Fine Art, Design Studies, specialization in Textile and Apparel Design

2011 – 2014

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelors of Fine Art, Visual Art

2006 – 2011

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Bachelors of Art, Art History

2006 – 2011