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TAN LI WEN JOLENE

CURRICULUM VITAE

Personal Particulars
Age:
23 years old

Sex:
Female

Marital Status:
Single

Nationality:
Singaporean

Contact Details
Mobile Phone: 82234910

Email: joleneliwen@gmail.com

Languages proficient in
Chinese oral and written

English oral and written

Academic education
1999 to 2004
2005 to 2009
2010 to 2012
2012 to 2013

Primary School Certificate


O level
Diploma in Fashion Design
Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design

Professional Skills acquired from 3 years of tertiary education in fashion design

Draping
Pattern Making
Computer-Aided Design (CAD)
Sewing
Fashion Communication
Fashion Marketing
Colour Theory
Fashion Sketching and Illustrations
History of Costume
Contemporary History
Design Application
Design Futures
Study of Subculture
Sustainable Designs
Fashion Pattern Grading
Gerber Technology
Adobe Photoshop
Adobe Illustrator
Adobe InDesign

Ethnicity:
Chinese

Cedar Primary School, Singapore


Yuying Secondary School, Singapore
Raffles Design Institute, Singapore
Raffles Design Institute, Singapore

TAN LI WEN JOLENE


CURRICULUM VITAE

Participation in Competitions and Awards Received

Raffles Privato Spring Summer 2014 Fashion Show in Paragon


Star Awards 2014 Red carpet gown for Mediacorp Artiste
Bonia Pop-up Store 2013 Fashion Event
Samsungs Fashion Steps Out 2013 doll costume making live demonstration
Post-It Fashion Competition in 2012
Uniform design for HomeFix in 2011

Through the participation in these events, I learnt important skills which helped me to have a better understanding of the fashion industry. I
have also learnt the importance of mutual understanding of teamwork such as communication including both verbal and non-verbal
aspects, Sharing our knowledge, time, skills, respect, participating when making decisions when organizing major projects. The experience
of doll costume making live demonstration has helped me gain more confidence, allowing me to react fast in terms of creativity and also
enhance my soft skills of interacting with the public and conveyed my design philosophy and ideas.

Work experience
April 2015 to July
2015
Part Time Job

Design and Client Service assistant at Bridal Boutique


Duties include:
Designing evening gown off the rack
Administrative work including scheduling appointments
Sewing (Full gown and hand-stitching details on gown)
Assisting Executive serving customers

Working in Bridal Boutique allowed me to work with different people and helped me understand more of the
bridal industry. By assisting Executive serving customer allowed me to interact and understand what a customer
wants . Administrative duties have also allowed me to improve my management skills.
August 2014 to
August 2015
Freelance Job

Fashion designer for Local brand Ready-to-wear boutique


Duties include:
Develop sketches of collections
Pattern making of garments
Determine measurements of prototype
Propose color palettes for collection
Materialized fabrics, trims, colors palette and style of collection
Study fashion trends and research on designs that will appeal to targeting market and consumers.
Technical drawing for production
Sewing of samples, participate in fittings and detailing and correction of pattern draft if needed
As a freelance designer in a local ready-to-wear brand , the greatest thing I have got is learning. This gave
me the opportunity not only to learn how to draft and design according to different types of body types,
but also trying out all different styles and silhouette to adapt to different body shapes. Other than just
thinking the design, I have also learn to think in the client's perspective in terms of the silhouettes, little
details such as sleeves, neckline or even pleats and darts. In terms of design, I have learnt to try out all
different styles and details to allow consumers to try out and also pursue their own individual identity in
fashion choices. By producing samples from drafting to sewing and corrections of pattern draft allow me to

September 2013 to
Present

improve my drafting and sewing skills and allowing to react to any changes if needed and understanding the
sizing and cuttings that suitable to all different body types. As for production, I have learnt to communicate with
the factory helpers including details such as technical drawing, pattern making, trimmings and sizing. It also
helps me understanding more of how the factory system works in this fashion industry.
Designer for Raffles Privato
Duties include:

Develop sketches of collections


Pattern making of garments
Determine measurements of prototype
Propose color palettes for collection
Materialized fabrics, trims, colors palette and style of collection
Study fashion trends and research on designs that will appeal to targeting market and consumers.
Technical drawing for production
Sewing of samples, participate in fittings and detailing and correction of pattern draft if needed
Evaluate the price points of each garments
Grading of different sizes
Proposal of collections
Branding philosophy
Backstage preparation, make-up and hair selection for fashion shows

As one of the designer in Raffles Privato allowing me to be independent from designing to communication of the
marketing team. From the process of producing my own branding in Raffles Privato helps me understand more
about my target customers first then making every decision to proceed by producing sketches, designing, pattern
making, grading and sewing all by myself. I have also learnt how to calculate the price points to ensure that it
covers my investments and also a affordable price for my customers. During the process of producing, allowing
me to understand the importance of that workmanships and working with all different types of fabrics.
February 2014 to
April 2014

Gown design for Mediacorp artiste for Star Awards 2013 Red carpet
Duties include:
Understanding the requirements and advising on how to choose a suitable gown for the artiste
Produce designs and fabrics samples
Taking measurements
Produce paper pattern and sample for fittings
Machine sewing and hand sewing (beading and patches laces)
Prepare the whole look including accessories and suitable heels.
The work exposure allowing me to produce a statement piece to accentuate the artiste feminine silhouette,
featured hand beaded lace, crystals and pearls, giving a three-dimensional look that sparkled under the spotlight
and on camera. It took months of hard work and patience on my part to come up with for a grand event. I have
challenged my old habits and departed from my usual style, choosing instead on soft fabrics to produce a
feminine and sophisticated look for the artiste. Despite many trials and errors in the process of making, I believe
mistakes are the totals of discovery. I am satisfied with the final look of the final look of the gown and be it
negative or positive comments, I will accept them and continue to work hard and improve myself.

October 2012 to
October 2013

Freelance Job

Personal Assistant to a Mediacorp artiste


Duties include:
Assist the artiste on filming set (both indoors and outdoors).
Prepare her wardrobe for her upcoming films and each work day and work assignments to ensure
everything goes smoothly and there are no hitches
Communicate with make-up artist and director assistant to ensure every look is continuous in every
episodes.
The work exposure makes me more sensitive to what clothing, accessories and make-up are most appropriate for
what occasions and at the same time can stand out and outshine others. I have also learnt the importance of
communication of the filming team to ensure there zero mistakes.

April 2012 to June


2012

Internship

Fashion Journalist and Fashion stylist for local Chinese Magazine Fashion Trends Page for Singapore Press
Holding, SPH
Duties include:
Styling of latest trends every week
Prepared loan garments for photo-shoot
Editing through the use of Photoshop and illustrator work for page designing

researching on latest trends

generating ideas and stories include writing and editing.

attending seminars, conferences and fairs (some magazine publishers hold exhibitions and events to
allow advertisers to meet their readership)

sourcing images to accompany written pieces


create attractive layouts of text and pictures for publication

Working as a magazine fashion trend page journalist and stylist allowing me to understand the importance of
research on the latest trends, to be different and outstanding than the other publication. I have also learnt to put
the readers in priority, to give them the best and latest information on todays fashion. By writing and editing
improve my language and on how to attract the attention and entertaining them with the fullest information. I
have also improved my Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign to create attractive layouts of text and pictures for
publication. As for fashion styling, it allows me to understand the importance of interaction of the model and
make-up artist to result in the final look I want. By attending conferences and fairs allowing me to enhanced my
confidence to communicate and ineteract with the marketing team and also to understand the products to allow
my readers to get the information too.