Name

Alyssa Lichtenstein

About

As a passionate specialist in fashion textiles, I offer expertise in design and production techniques. My outstanding computer skills include a deep knowledge of Photoshop, Illustrator, NedGraphics, and AVA.

EDUCATION:

London College of Fashion
M.A. in Digital Fashion

University of California, Davis
B.S. in Design, concentration in Fashion and Textiles, June 2007, GPA: 3.96

EXPERIENCE:

Oct 2014-Present
Textile Designer
Edge Accessories, London, UK
• Designing textiles for soft accessories
• Building customer relationships
• Preparing for customer meetings
• Working with factories overseas
• Quality and technique sourcing
• Managing interns and junior designers
Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, AVA

May-Oct 2014

Textile Designer
Mirjam Rouden Studio, London, UK
• Designing textile prints
• Amending screen print artwork
• Colour separation of designs
• Building customer relationships
• Managing interns and junior designers
Software used: Photoshop, Illustrator, AVA

June 2012-June2014

Textile Designer, Sanders Textiles, London, UK
• Developing or altering surface designs
• Creating colour separated CADs
Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, NED Graphics

Feb 2012-Present

Noname Designs, London, UK
Freelance Textile Print Designer
• Developing surface designs to fit a variety of briefs
• Hand drawing and painting design elements
Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

Jan 2012-June 2012

PRISM, London, UK
Freelance Textile Designer/Developer
• Researching fabric
• Developing surface treatments and designs
• Contacting textile suppliers
• Maintaining library of fabric swatches
Software used: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Excel, Adobe Illustrator

Aug 2011-Present

The British Museum, London, UK
Samsung Digital Discovery Centre Facilitator
• Leading creative digital technology based workshops for kids
• Quickly learning to use software and equipment
• Remaining calm in stressful situations
Software and technology used: Adobe Photoshop, scanners

Sept 2010-Dec 2011

Digital Print Bureau, London College of Fashion, London, UK
Intern
• Creating colourway swatches for clients
• Putting designs into repeat
• Engineering prints
• Monitoring digital textile printers
• Loading and setting up printers
• Steaming printed fabric
• Scheduling client appointments
Software used: Adobe Photoshop, AVA, Gerber

ADDITIONAL EMPLOYMENT:
Costume Design
Companies including Samba Mundial, Arclight Repertory Theatre
Duties: research, design, and construction

Pattern Cutting
Companies including Flavia Dawson Designs, UC Davis
Duties: instruction in PAD for CAD System, painting, drawing, sewing, and pattern cutting

Freelance Artist
Clients including The Olive Crush, private individuals
Duties: design and creation of commissioned murals, watercolour and acrylic paintings, wirework jewellery

ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND EXPERTISE:
• Optitex
• Silk Screen Printing
• Hand Sewing
• Dyes and Pigments
• Weaving
• Tech Packs/Specs

HONORS AND AWARDS:

2014, Pilgrim, 780 km, 30 days, El Camino de Santiago, Spain

2010, Exhibitor, “Art At Axis” Art Display, Axis Luxury Condos

2009, Exhibitor, “Textile Fusion” Fashion Show, Surface Design Association

2007, Departmental Citation For Outstanding Undergraduate Accomplishment in Design, UCD

2007, Excellence in Design, UCD Design Department
2007, Outstanding Contribution to Design, UCD Department

2007, Design History Award, UCD Design Department

2007, First Place, Design By Design Show, UCD Design Museum

2007, Best of Show, First Place in Category, UCD Fashion Research Conference

2006, Recipient, President’s Undergraduate Fellowship

2006-2007, Presenter, UCD Undergraduate Research Conference

2005, Honorable Mention for Art to Wear, Pacific International Quilt Festival

2005, Exhibitor, International Textile & Apparel Association

2005, Second Place, UCD Fashion Research Conference

2005, Exhibitor, Design By Design Show, UCD Design Museum

2005-2007, University of California Regents Scholarship

2005, Member, Phi Kappa Phi

2005, Member, Golden Key

2004, Member, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars

2004-2005, Jack T. Pickett Scholarship

2004-2005, Edward Kraft Prize Scholarship

2003-2004, Henry A. Jastro Scholarship

Specialties

  • textile design
  • fashion design
  • costume design
  • digital imaging
  • fashion illustration
  • murals
  • tech packs
  • colour separation

Skills

  • textile design
  • weaving
  • Adobe photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • colour separation for screen print
  • PAD for CAD system
  • lampworking
  • adobe styledraper
  • surface design-dyes and pigments
  • digital inkjet printing
  • pattern drafting