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Phone: (716)335-6285 Email:


A creative individual who aims to inspire and motivate through creative, elegant, innovative designs. Highly proficient in draping,

patternmaking and woven garment construction, with a proven ability to spot and translate trends with strong hand sketching and

tech pack skills. Team player and independent thinker. Early career experience includes embroidery design, graphic design, and

small business management.


Designer For RTW Womenswear Collection September 2019

NYFW MFA Graduate Fashion Show

Created tailored womenswear collection “Blooming In The

Shadows,” incorporating an innovative approach and in-depth

research of sustainable fashion practices, including zero waste

pattern cutting, creative pattern cutting, fabric waste reduction,

labor and energy reduction, and textile development.

Associate Designer/Design Department Lead July 2018 - December 2019

TexereSilk by New England Mercantile Group, LLC

• Responsible for trend analysis, sourcing, design development

and seasonal tech packs for a $24M


• ntroduced Organic Pima Cotton line, increasing company’s

sustainable fiber selection by 20%.

• Collaborate with cross-functional teams and vendors

overseas through clear communication on design and development

process to ensure eciency and productivity in sourcing, purchase

order issuance, and line merchandising.

• Significantly improved quality standards, product development

eciency, and production quality by establishing an Apparel Vendor

Guide to communicate company’s standards to vendors.

Assistant Designer January 2016 - June 2018

TexereSilk by New England Mercantile Group, LLC

• Managed full cycle of

sustainable product design and development process including

trends, sourcing, market research, fitting, approving prototype

samples, and following up with vendors.

• Played a lead role in establishing company’s design and

development processes by establishing target customer image,

streamlining design aesthetics, flats standards, and establishing a

comprehensive Tech Pack structure.

Design & Customization Specialist February 2015-December 2015

Bridals by D

• Worked closely with clients restyling and redesigning luxury bridal

wear. Fitted and customized high end bridal gowns to ensure a

high-level of customer satisfaction.


Trends Analysis

Hand Sketching and CAD Illustration


Flat and Creative Patternmaking

Garment Construction

Fitting and Comments

Tech Pack

Adobe Photoshop

Adobe Illustrator

Adobe InDesign

MacOS and Microsoft Windows

Microsoft Windows, Excel, Outlook,

Oce 365


Master of Fine Arts

December 2019

Academy of Art University

San Francisco, CA

Major: Fashion Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts

December 2015

Villa Marica College

Bualo, NY

Major: Fashion Design


Portfolio web:

Instagram: @yarynazhuk

LinkedIn: yarynazhuk


LICC 2019 London International

Creative Competition

Honorable Mention

NYFW Graduate

Collection Showcase 2019

Georey Beene

Scholarship Award

Nominee 2019

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