Katie Schmidt

New Orleans, Louisiana

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EDUCATION
2010- 2011 Masters of Science: Fashion and Luxury Management Sophia Antipolis, France
Sep-April SKEMA Business School
Courses Completed: Brand Management, Finance, Pricing & Distribution, Communication & Promotions
Speaker Series Attended: Gucci, Christian Dior, Nike, Richard Mille, Cartier

2003- 2007 Bachelor of Arts: Drama, Honors: Costume Design Irvine, California, USA
Sep-May University of California, Irvine: Dean’s Honor List, GPA 3.6, Minor: Anthropology
• Special Projects: Head Costume Design (7 productions) & Assistant Costume Design: (6 productions)

2004, 2006 Summer Programs Abroad: Courses in Textiles & Drama
Jun-Aug 06 UC Davis Abroad Program Cuzco, Peru & La Paz, Bolivia
Jun- Aug 04 University of Sussex Brighton, United Kingdom

EXPERIENCE
2010 Head of Production and Fashion Design Grasse, France
Oct-Dec Fashion Show: French Olympic Committee & SKEMA Business School
• Organized and planned Indian themed fashion show
o Researched Indian culture, designed fashions, purchased and sewed clothing
o Recruited 20 models, measured them for garments and fit clothing
o Managed a team of 10 students, delegated varies tasks and headed internal communication

2010 Head of Creative Arts New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
May- July Isidore Newman Summer Camp
• Created and implemented the creative arts program: drama, dance, creative writing
• Directed and assigned jobs to a group of five counselors
• Prepared and coordinated two theater performances with the children

2009-2010 Costume Designer Orange County, California, USA
Dec 09- Feb 10 The Chance Theater: Merrily We Roll Along
Apr 09- Nov 09 Chapman University: Ladyhouse Blues, Psycho Beach Party
• Budgeted the design account while collaborating with the director
• Designed costumes and shopped for fabrics based on prior research of periods of fashion

2008- 2010 Assistant Costume Designer Orange County, California, USA
Sep 08- May10 Chapman University: Cosi Fan Tutti, Annual Gala
Oct- Dec 09 South Coast Repertory: Christmas Carol, Saturn Returns
• Consulted on design and aesthetics & assisted in the fitting process
• Shopped & purchased fabrics and garments, dyed fabrics, constructed garments and hats
• Taught students basic sewing skills and supervised their work (only at Chapman University)

2007 Internship: Assistant Costume Designer Orange County, California, USA
May- Jun South Coast Repertory: The Only Child
• Shopped garments, assisted in the fitting and organization processes

VOLUNTEER WORK
2006 Teacher: Bruce Peru, O.N.G (1 month) Chimbote, Peru
2003 Teacher: Local School (1 month) Antigua, Guatemala

SOFTWARE
iWeb (website building), iMovie, Excel, Word, Powerpoint

LANGUAGES
English: Native speaker
Spanish: Fluent (English teacher in Madrid, Spain for 1 year, travels around South & Central America)
French: Intermediate

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