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Kathleen P.

Hart
515.867.7996 kphart12@gmail.com k-hart.wix.com/portfolio
November 6, 2016
Human Resources
Eddie Bauer Corporate Headquarters
10401 NE Eighth Street, #500
Bellevue, Washington 98004
To Whom It May Concern,
I would like to be considered for an Associate Designer position in the area of Womens Knits and Sweaters. I was
informed of this opportunity through your job posting on your website. My design work experiences and education at
Iowa State University as a creative and technical design student have prepared me for this excellent opportunity and
make me an ideal candidate for a position with Eddie Bauer.
My current position as a Designer at John Boyt Industrial Sewing has been a very rewarding experience as a creative
professional. I managed a high level of responsibility as I handled all areas of the design process and beyond, including
customer consultations, custom design work, prototyping, patternmaking, specification development, costing, and
material sourcing. The products I designed, though not apparel, were performance-driven, and I am confident in my
abilities to merge and balance both the creative and technical facets that are required in Eddie Bauers garment design.
The design team at John Boyt serves both end consumers and other businesses, so I have been fortunate to work with
and effectively communicate with a variety of people. I am a very flexible and versatile individual and pride myself on
my ability to problem-solve, take initiative, self-teach, and excel in any situation.
In my academic program, I took several courses and participated in many activities that relate to this position. For my
capstone design course, I created an outdoor activewear line that was featured in our annual fashion show. I was the
only student to pursue activewear and knits and researched this type of design, patternmaking, and sewing entirely on
my own. Trend research was a vital part of every design project, and I continue to love finding new inspiration sources,
utilizing exciting forecasting technology, staying updated on apparel companies, and following consumer behavior. The
apparel design program at Iowa State is also integrated with the merchandising and product development programs,
and I have worked with these students to develop lines and become confident as both a leader and a team player. I am
a hardworking individual who enjoys learning from and collaborating with others.
I have always had love and respect for this brand as it has been a longtime companion in my own outdoor adventures
and sustainability practices. The outdoor lifestyle Eddie Bauer promotes has brought me personal growth, joy, and
vitality, all of which I hope to spread through my work. My valuable work experiences, quality education, and drive to
go above and beyond on the tasks presented to me would make me a valuable addition to your company. Thank you for
this meaningful opportunity.
Sincerely,
Kathleen P. Hart

Kathleen P. Hart
904 SE Third Street Ankeny, Iowa 50021 515.867.7996 kphart12@gmail.com k-hart.wix.com/portfolio
EDUCATION
Iowa State University
Bachelor of Science
Apparel Merchandising, Design, and Production
Emphasis: Technical Design, Creative Design
GPA: 3.45
RELATED COURSES
Textile Science
Quality Assurance of Textiles & Apparel
Product Development & Manufacturing

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Ames, Iowa
May 2013
Minor: Entrepreneurial Studies
Deans List: 5 semesters
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Technical & Creative Design Processes
Flat Patternmaking & Draping
Sourcing & Global Issues

ISUs Fashion Show


Designed and constructed a collection of active outdoor apparel submitted to industry judges
EXPERIENCE
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Designer
June 2013 Present
John Boyt Industrial Sewing
Urbandale, Iowa
Custom, short-run company designing and manufacturing a wide variety of sewn products including bags,
equipment covers, and strap assemblies to serve industries such as agriculture and transportation
Designed products by either working directly with the customer and developing custom specifications or
by utilizing customer-provided engineering drawings and specifications
Developed technical packages for each project containing a bill of materials, order of operations,
technical drawings, photos, measurements, and any government or military specifications to be met
Drafted CAD patterns or draped and digitized patterns, maintained CAD models, created markers for
optimal fabric utilization, and adjusted digital cutting settings
Estimated project costs to communicate quotes to customers and determine suitability for our facility
Sourced textiles and hardware to meet quality and cost standards
Conducted time studies and developed time standards and work methods
Trained operators for each project and implemented motivation techniques
Textile Science Research Assistant
January May 2013
Iowa State University Department of Textiles and Clothing
Ames, Iowa
Completed an independent study of testing athletic active apparel for thermal properties
Operated equipment and conducted American Society for Testing and Materials test methods
Submitted an abstract to present at the International Textile and Apparel Association 2013 conference
PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
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Alterations and Fit Specialist Intern
May 2012-August 2012
The Bridal Connection
Ankeny, Iowa
Designed and constructed a collection of bridal sashes to be sold in-store
Assisted seamstress with a wide variety of alterations and design changes to bridal gowns and tuxedos
Conducted initial and return fittings with customers and managed alterations contracts
KEY SKILLS
Gerber AccuMark, Gerber Cut Works
Microsoft Office
Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator

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Juki PM-1
Optitex, WebPDM
Digitizing and plotting