1676 Bergen Street• BROOKLYN, NY 11213•DEBORAH.METTS@HOTMAIL.COM•912.604.

EDUCATION Academy of Art University, MFA (2012), Fashion Studies and Merchandising-San Francisco, CA Masters of Fine Arts with an Emphasis in Corporate Merchandising Georgia Southern University, BBA (2006), Marketing and Merchandising-Statesboro, GA Bachelor of Business Administration with an Emphasis in Brand Marketing PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE Bloomingdales.com, E-commerce Merchandise Coordinator (Freelance) –New York, NY, 10022 (May 2012-August 2012)  Generated accurate and timely upload reports resulting from weekly product approval meetings for RTW apparel and accessories.  Worked with TITAN Image program and STELLA Product platform to ensure optimum product presentation on Bloomingdales.com site.  Assisted Buying team with organizing product details and facilitating cross functional communication in regards to vendor sample tracking.  Partnered with Senior Merchandise Manager to disseminate information from weekly recap sessions and efficiency reports among Site Content Team. MaxMara Inc. USA, Marketing and Public Relations Assistant (Freelance) –San Francisco, CA 94105 (Jan 2011-June 2011)  Conducted daily market research projects on competitors and potential retail area markets for MaxMara stores.  Assisted the Regional Sales Manager in completing RAS report for the greater Honolulu, Hawaii market.  Updated media kits and organized departmental image library, collateral material, and product samples.  Planned store activities and marketing proposals to increase overall brand visibility in the San Francisco market.  Worked closely with General Manager to create and distribute brand and promotional outreach materials to the general public.  Organized staffing, catering, visuals, and media relations coverage for store event to showcase the Spring/Summer ’11 fashion line.  Formed a partnership with new target market demographic to build store clientele list and increase sales appointments.  Worked with the Stanford Young Alumni group to organize in-store private parties/networking events  Conceptualized the MaxMara Executive Styling Program to service corporate clients in their offices at local law firms, investment groups, etc Gazel Inc., Junior Merchandising Assistant - San Francisco, CA 94108 (Jan 2010 to Jan 2012)  Assisted the VP of Sales and Merchandising for the luxury bath-goods and spa clothing division in effectively organizing and executing all company objectives, daily administrative tasks, and executive meetings.  Conducted daily data entry projects and sales/product reporting per divisional needs.  Collaborated with merchant team to assist with managing gross margin goals, markdown strategy, and sales projection reports.  Developed relationships with global retailers to distribute luxury home goods in Canada and the United States.  Communicated efficiently with clients to drive the bottom line, keep abreast of order needs, and provide merchandising and product support.  Organized all annual new item shoots and provided model styling as well as overall fashion direction for campaign photos.  Worked with the web design team to give insight on product layout and assortment on Gazel.com and accompanying media platforms.  Created visual layout planograms for professional tradeshows and industry events.  Worked effectively with cross-divisional teams (Sales, Design, Production, and Buying) to finalize seasonal product selection, review competitive analysis data, and determine general creative/design direction for new line releases. Delia’s Inc., Store Sales Manager –Atlanta, GA 94108 (Dec 2005 to April 2008)  Recruited and trained management teams members for the Southeast region of company operations.  Partnered with buying office to impact product allocation based on sell through and purchase patterns.  Adapted weekly merchandising/visual plans to meet quarterly sales goals and improve overall store traffic. INTERN EXPERIENCE
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Nicole Miller-(Public Relations Assistant) New York, NY Feb 2012-Worked with the Director of Public Relations to complete all prep activities for show. Rachel Comey-(Stylist) New York, NY Feb 2012- Assisted leads stylist in organizing all looks and model assignments for evening showcase. NYFW-(Public Relations Assistant) New York, NY Feb 2011- Arranged backstage press interactions and interviews with the designers of the AAU Show. Chanel-(Stylist) New York, NY Oct 2011- Acted as a lead dresser to ensure that all models were properly outfitted and ordered for runway show . Neiman Marcus-(Events Coordinator) San Francisco, CA Sept 2010 to Sept 2011-Worked with flagship store to direct Fashion’s Night Out student interns. Walter Van Beirendonck-(Public Relations Assistant) New York, NY May 2010- Assisted with all front-of-house activities and VIP guest coordination. St. John’s Knits-(Stylist) San Francisco, CA Feb 2010-Prepared and ordered individual looks for all models according to direction of show producer. FORD Models-(Stylist) San Francisco, CA Dec 2009 to May 2011- Directed and styled photo shoots for agency photographers and models.

PERTINENT SKILLS Program Proficiency: MS Office Suite (Excel, Power Point, Word), Photoshop, QuickBooks Office, Vendor Net, POS systems, Retail Math. REFERENCES Provided upon request.