PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

CHANEL

Associate, Retail Development & Store Environment

Liaise between the Operations, Visual Merchandising, Store Planning, and other teams for Chanel Fragrance, Beauty, and Skincare.

Personal Assistant to the Head of Retail Development & Store Environment.

Manage and track all incoming data to organized and implement into company-wide presentations.

KENNETH COLE PRODUCTIONS

CFDA Innovation Fellow, Concept Designer

Designed a capsule collection of eco-conscious sport sneakers for the Kenneth Cole New York label. Developed the shoes from concept to inception.

Worked with the Design Services team to develop seasonal concepts - trend forecasting, graphics design, color theory and fabric research, create company-wide presentations.

Assisted with photo shoots for marketing and social media platforms.

3.1 PHILLIP LIM

Women’s Ready-to-Wear Design Intern

Collaborated with the Women's RTW team on the Holiday 2015, Pre- Spring 2016, and 2016 Capsule Collections.

Shadowed and created mock-ups, technical flats sketches, and patterns for each season.

Prepared inspiration boards, fitting room set-up, and organization of archives.

Atelier Design Intern

Aided with plotting patterns, sample making, tech packs, hand sewing, maintaining supplies and fabrics, and communication with factories.

Accompanied the atelier team during the Fall 2015 Women’s RTW collection.

 

 

THE FASHION SCHOOL STORE                        

Fashion Designer

Designed and marketed a clothing line using my own prints and styles by sewing, laser cutting, and digital printing.  

T-shirt design.

 

 

POP LAMPSHADES

Personal Assistant, Jackie Noreña

Graphic web designer, textile design, custom clients coordinator, and set design assistant.

 

DASH HUDSON

Style Editor

Writing blogs to update clients on the latest and classic looks trending on Instagram.

Developed the app with the creator through trials and perfecting the customer’s experience.

 

NORDSTROM

Sales Associate

FASHION SHOW PRODUCTION

RODARTE

Fall 2015 Fashion Week Intern

IMG

Sponsorship Seating Volunteer, Mercedes Benz Fashion Week

AMY KIRCHEN BOUTIQUE

Assistant, Sales Associate

Backstage coordinator, managed buying, merchandising and selling of custom-wear clothing and personal appointments.

KARA KROEGER 

DESIGNER

September 2016 - September 2017

January 2015 - June 2015

February 2015

January 2014 - May 2014

Summer 2013

May 2012 - December 2012

May 2010 - January 2016 (Seasonal)

January 2014 - January 2016

February 2013 - September 2014

 

CONTACT

Phone

513.543.9436

Email

kara.m.kroeger@gmail.com

EDUCATION

The Fashion School, Kent State University

Fashion Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

AWARDS

Kenneth Cole Footwear + Accessory Innovation Award - CFDA                      

Best In Show Award  - KSU                             

Supima Design Competition Finalist      

Knitwear Design Award - KSU

 

 

SKILLS

Illustration

Technical Flats

Draping

Print Design

Adobe

Microsoft Office

                           

                  

 

 

 

Hand Sewing Techniques

Digital Printing

3D Printing

Laser Cutting

Pattern Making

Technical Packages

2016

2016

2016

2016

2015

February 2018 - Present

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