Name

Madison Lee Geroski

About

...EDUCATION...
Kent State University, The Fashion School, Kent, Ohio
Graduated May 2010
Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design

KSU Florence, Kent State University Fashion School, Florence, Italy
Fall Semester 2008
-Critically studied the fashion and culture of European countries and participated in study tours
in Paris, France and London, England

KSU New York, Kent State University Fashion School, NY, NY
Spring Semester 2009
-Gained knowledge and experience of the fashion industry while studying in the garment district

...COMPUTER SKILLS...
Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, CAD u4ia, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Office

...WORK EXPERIENCE...
Natori, New York, New York November 2010
Freelance Design Assistant
-Compiled trend and market research, created technical flats and bead layouts using Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator, prepared tech packs, re-developed lace and embroidery patterns

...INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE...
Tracy Reese, New York, New York December 2010, Assistant to Design team
-Filled flats according to specified prints, patterns, and colors for presentation use, dyed fabrics to color specifications

Victoria’s Secret Direct, New York, New York Summer 2009
Assistant to Product Development team
-Actively assisted in preparing and executing sketch and style review, first fit, and hand-off while maintaining samples and compiling trend and market research
-Designed a top for Spring collection that was sold online and featured in Life & Style magazine

Tibi, New York, New York Spring 2009, Assistant to Design and Merchandising teams
- Influential in trim sourcing, pattern sorting, hand sewing, and organization of files and samples
-Contributed to fashion show preparation and worked back stage during spring show at Bryant Park

Rad Hourani, New York, New York February 2009
Backstage Assistant
-Accurately styled three models in layered ensembles and sorted garments in a fast-paced environment while maintaining organization and composure

...HONORS & AWARDS...
Deans List, Spring 2010, Fall 2006
Frances Kleibacker Endowed Scholarship, March 2010
Jo Ann Fabrics Scholarship, March 2009
George Stravrapolous Scholarship for Promise in Design, April 2008
National Society of Collegiate Scholars member, 2007- present

...ORGANIZATIONS...
Fashion Student Organization member, 2008
Kent State University Fashion Museum member, 2008
Kent State Intramural Volleyball Team member, 2008
Kent State University Rock the Runway Fashion Show Designer, 2008
Teens Encounter Christ Retreat Team Leader in Carey, Ohio, December 2006-2009
Dunbar Hall Publicity Director and Hall Council member, 2006-2007

...TRAVEL...
Italy (Florence, Rome, Milan, Cinque Terre, Volterra, Lucca, Pisa, Tuscany,
Verona, Prato, Positano, Sorrento, Capri, AnaCapri, Pompeii, Torino)
France (Paris, Versailles)
England (London)
Ireland (Dublin, Glendalough)
The Netherlands (Amsterdam)
Greece (Paros, Platka, Naoussa, Athens, bordering islands)
Austria (Salzburg, Vienna)
Spain (Barcelona)
Costa Rica (Guanacaste)

...EUROPEAN FASHION EXCURSIONS...
ITALY
Ferragamo Museum, Florence
Corso Como 10, Armani Superstore, Via Montapoleone, Milan
ENGLAND
Victoria & Albert Museum, Kensington Palace (including Fashion & Style
Exhibit),Liberty of London Department Store, House of Victor & Rolf Exhibit,
Zandra Rhodes personal studio, Portobello Road Market, lecture by Prudence
(Couture Millinary Designer)
FRANCE
Colette,attended lecture by Madame Picot (former head draper at House of
Gres),attended Li Edelkoort trend forecast presentation at Li Edelkoort
headquarters, Musee d'Orsay,Premiere Visione-The World’s Premiere Fabric
Show, Galeries Lafayette, Musee des Arts Decoratifs- Guided visit of Special
Exhibition:Aussi rouge que possible

Specialties

  • Fashion Design

Skills

  • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
  • CAD u4ia
  • Microsoft Office