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Bree Lena Woolstenhulme Wilkins

45-38 42nd Street Sunnyside, NY 11104 (801) 472-4363 · bree.w.wilkins@gmail.com EDUCATION Brigham Young University Provo, UT Bachelor of Science, Business Management: Marketing Dec 2014  GPA: 3.7/4.0  College tuition paid through Brigham Young Scholarship (merit based)  Relevant Coursework: Business Finance, Financial and Managerial Accounting, Business Writing, Marketing Management Fashion Institute of Technology New York, NY Associate in Applied Sciences, Fashion Design Aug 2009 - Apr 2010  GPA: 3.7/4.0  Graduated Magna Cum Laude  Comparative International Apparel; Study Abroad to Paris, France and Milan, Italy. Incorporated design elements and inspiration from each city to produce a fully rendered wedding gown line which was presented to professors in Italy and Manhattan EXPERIENCE aBree Original Orem, UT Designer and Founder May 2006 – Present  Design custom wedding gowns; sketch, select fabric, flat pattern and drape, fit bride, and sew, for clients  Designed and produced a ten piece collection for a runway fashion show that was featured in the local newspaper  Produced over 30 custom creations, either for myself, for contests, or for customers. Becoming a trusted source for custom design by applying skills from FIT to create pieces that are specific for the customer and their desires  Fashion style blogger of aBree Fashion, put together unique outfit combinations to inspire creativity in dressing Avenía Bridal Orem, UT Design and Seamstress Assistant / Sales Consultant / Blog and Online Marketing Specialist Mar 2011 – Present  Manage stressful situations, follow specific instructions, and adhere to strict deadlines while sewing custom gowns and alterations  Carry the unique background of sewing, design, and fabric knowledge which provides a distinct asset to the company  Increased traffic flow to website, blog, and store through bi-weekly blog posts, and website updates which increase SEO  Develop lasting customer friendships by contacting past brides to personally thank them and to accumulate information and pictures to showcase on Avenía’s blog, this produces brand loyalty and customer satisfaction which increases referrals  Intern at New York City Bridal Market, speaking with over 50 designers about the unique, specific guidelines of the Utah market, attending showroom meetings and runway shows, and providing the ‘youthful’ perspective by helping select over 75 bridal gowns Brigham Young University Provo, UT Jazz Dance Professor Aug 2011 – Present  Teach and evaluate students at the beginning and intermediate level, class size of 15-25 students  Spend out-of-class time assisting students one-on-one to develop trusting relationships and help each student learn and improve immensely while in a safe encouraging environment  Learn how to take charge and make hard and fair decisions in difficult situations while remaining patient and composed J.Crew, Columbus Circle New York, NY Sales Associate Sept 2010 – Dec 2010  Helped numerous customers find and select clothing by becoming passionate and familiar with J.Crew and its inventory  Established loyal customers by remembering faces, understanding personal style, and being approachable and excited to help  Learned to be responsive and calm in all situations by not letting the stress of juggling many customers distract me  Showed versatility and was trained to be a cashier along with the normal roles of Sales Associate Kaleidoscope Eclectic Boutique Provo, UT Sales Associate May 2008 – Aug 2009  Trusted key holder, head cashier, single-handedly managed store during shifts, helped with purchasing decisions  Became familiar with all merchandise and brands in order to provide excellent customer service ADDITIONAL INFORMATION  Computer Skills: Competent in Adobe CS4 Photoshop and Illustrator, PowerPoint, and Excel  Dance: Member of a highly competitive, traveling Company at The Dance Club 2004-2008, qualified for Outstanding Dancer at New York City Dance Alliance, Dance Sterling Scholar 2007-2008 at Orem High School, member of the FIT Dance Team  Other Interests: Traveling, reading, volunteering at local church, DIY projects, blogging, photography, and weddings