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Skillful Costume Designer resume

Nyssa Lowenstein
Summary
I am an ambitious theatre professional that is proactive, hardworking, reliable, self-driven, and a fast learner. I have experience in scheduling, phone communications, and professional event hosting and coordinating. As an artist, I am always dedicated to my work and how to make it the best it can be.
Education and Training
Bachelor of Arts, Acting 2017 Northern Illinois University
Graduated summa cum laude, 4.0 G.P.A., intensive professional acting training program that included a semester abroad in Moscow.
Awards: Dean's Award (Academic Achievement) and Colleen Gormaly Award (Exceptional Talent in Theatre)
Skills
  • Public Speaking
  • Organization
  • Deadline Driven
  • Detail Oriented
  • Quick Learner
  • Computer Proficient 
Experience
Artistic/Education Intern Sep 2018 to Dec 2018
Writers Theatre Glencoe, IL This internship had 
Overnight Counselor/Theatre Teacher Jul 2016 to Jul 2017
Northern Illinois University Office of External Programs DeKalb, IL This is a two-week overnight summer camp for young theatre artists, working with pre-teens and teens. It entails leadership skills, organization and planning, fast thinking, positivity, memory skills, advice, teaching and coaching.
Costume Designer May 2016 to Mar 2017
Organic Theater Company Chicago, IL I have worked freelance costume designer for Organic twice; a production called Out of the Blue and Phantom Pain. These positions required research, task fulfillment, direction, attention to detail, and self motivation. 
Costume Designer/Wardrobe/Assistant Stage Manager May 2015 to Sep 2015
Notre Dame Shakespeare Company Notre Dame, IN I designed one production at Notre Dame for the Young Company production of Love's Labour's Lost. I also took on more positions with the company as Assistant Stage Manager and Wardrobe Head for a touring production of William Shakespeare's Long Lost First Play. It required memory skills, sewing skills, and knowledge of style. 
Senior Showcase Coordinator Jan 2015 to Apr 2017
Northern Illinois University DeKalb, IL This was a position as an assistant to the producer of the NIU Senior Showcase annually exhibited in Chicago each April. It would entail meetings, calendar management, creating deadlines, communication, invites, printing, task management, overseeing mailing lists, production/catering planning, independence, attention to detail, and house managing the event.
Costume Stock Coordinator Jan 2015 to Aug 2016
Northern Illinois University SOTD DeKalb, IL This job entailed cleaning, delivering, and organizing over 10, 000 pounds of costumes from all periods and styles. It required fast learning, stitching skills, lifting, independence, task management, problem solving, management and organization of costume stock.
Lead Hostess/Waitress May 2012 to Jan 2014
The Delectable Egg Denver, CO This job included being a welcoming force of a busy restaurant. Skills included: customer service, hosting, memorization, phone calls, phone orders, cash/money handling,  and scheduling parties.
Barista Oct 2018 to Current
Peet's Coffee Chicago, IL Cutomer service, cash handling, drink knowledge, barista certified, task driven
References
Geoff Button
  • Writers Theatre Casting Director
  • Office: 
  • Email:
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    Kay Martinovich
  • NIU Head of Performance
  • Office: 815-753-8269
  • Email: kaymartinovich@niu.edu
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    Alessandra Cadelli
    Highlights
    • Fashion Sketching
    • Garment Fitting
    • Knowledge of Garment History
    • Trend and Emerging Brand Awareness
    • Visual Merchandising & Window Displays
    • Familiar with Silhouettes
    • Apparel Styling Techniques
    • Knowledge of Fabrics and Textiles
    • Spec Measurements
    • Pattern Making
    • Jewelry Making
    • Experience Designing Dance Costumes & Accessories
    • Dance Performance Experience
    • Professional Fashion Show Experience
    • Professional Photo shoot Experience
    • Excellent verbal & written communication skills in both English & French
    • Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Suite (Illustrator & PhotoShop), WMS, CCB, Social Media
    • Undergraduate Sociological Studies: Ability to Observe, Conduct Interviews and Analyze Data
    • Goal Setting/ Achieving
    • Self- Motivating
    • Problem-Solving
    • Listening
    • Able to work under minimal supervision
    • Quick learning skills
    • Organizational Skills
    • Critical Thinking Skills
    • Disciplined
    • Creative Ideas
    • Detail Oriented
    • Deadline Driven
    Education
    2012
    Bachelor of Arts: Sociology Concordia University Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Won a Hubbell Inc. Scholarship in 2010.
    2008
    College Diploma: Fashion Design LaSalle College Montreal, QC, Canada
    • Women's & Children's Wear Collection featured at the Signature Fashion Show in 2008.
    • Selected Models and Coordinated Fashion Show.
    Experience
    01/2010 to 06/2014
    Dancer & Costume Designer Volunteer Samia Dance Troupe Montreal, QC
    • Performed dance shows at various venues for charity and special events.
    • Bought, rented, borrowed, ordered or created dance costumes and accessories based on inventory and budget.
    • Researched fabrics, trims and notions for dance costumes.
    • Looked for costume and fabric sales and bargains.
    • Measured each dancer and ensured costumes fit properly for each performance (Safety, Comfort & Move Ability)
    • Sewed & adjusted costumes
    • Designed and created accessories and jewelry.
    • Researched makeup colours and applications for each performance.
    • Organized costumes backstage in dressing rooms to ensure quick costume changes.
    • Ensured costumes were clean and steamed before and after each performance.
    • Attended numerous dance rehearsals and dress rehearsals.
    • Attended dance workshops to improve dance performance, musicality, improvisation, selection of appropriate makeup and dance costume.
    09/2012 to 02/2014
    Receptionist Carpet Art Deco LaSalle, QC
    • Provided general administrative support, such as- filing, scanning, email, sorting, answering, and directing inbound phone calls.
    • Provided assistance to the Vice-President of Sales by coordinating all travel details.
    • Expedited approximately 20-25 samples and documents per week.
    • Completed and submitted contracts, testing forms and item agreements to various customers and testing facilities.
    • Data-Entry: Entered all product and supplier information in clients' system, WMS and CCB
    • Followed up on deadlines and commitments.
    • Accepted letters & packages delivered at the front desk and distributed to appropriate staff.
    • Handled delicate situations, such as- customer requests, special needs & complaints.
    09/2008 to 09/2012
    Fashion Consultant Femme De Carriere Montreal, QC
    • Consulted with clients in a timely manner to understand their needs and ensure customer satisfaction.
    • Placed special orders and called various stores to find desired items.
    • Organized visual displays and appearances of the store to attract prospective customers into the premises.
    • Performed inventory duties, responsible for processing sales, balancing the cash transactions and reconciling daily sales totals and reports.
    Additional Information

    Marketing Intern at La Prep Restaurant- Montreal, QC, 2014 

    • Involved in professional food and beverage photo shoot for La Prep's new menu, website and posters.

    Volunteer at Montreal Fashion Week - Montreal, QC, 2007- 2010 

    • Organized and placed garments at the correct location backstage to ensure quick garment changes.
    • Helped models with garment fit and adjustments.

    Additional work experience and references available upon request. 

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