Skidmore Design
Samantha Skidmore Sullivan



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Wedding-obsessed designer with a passion for detail. Computer-savvy with experience in Adobe Creative Suites. Highly organized and out-of-the-box thinker. Great interpersonal skills.


Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA–Bachelor of Science, 2014, Cum Laude

  • B.S. Apparel, Housing, and Resource Management
    • Apparel Product Development and Merchandising Management
  • Minors: Business, Theatre Arts (Costume Design Emphasis)
  • GPA: 3.84 Major, 3.54 Overall, Awarded Apparel Outstanding Senior

Work Experience

event assistant, bliss weddings & events; Chicago, iL – 2017-Present

  • Provide day-of assistance for wedding and event planners at Bliss as well as at their sister company, Wrap It Up Parties. 
  • Assist with set-up, logistics, maintaining the schedule, and other duties as needed.
  • Directly assisting the bride and groom, as well as the wedding party and parents as needed.

Customer service representative, Bruske products; tinley park, il – 2017-Present

  • Provide B2B customer service in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Maintain files and assist in administrative and office duties.
  • Streamline and update forms with Adobe Acrobat.

Counter Staff and Manager, Climb On Rock Gym; Homewood, IL  — 2016-2017

  • Created safe and enjoyable experiences by providing effective climbing instruction, facilities orientation, equipment rental, and other customer services as needed.
  • Helped clients choose the best climbing package for them to help maximize their chance of becoming repeat customers or members. 
  • Modernized and managed comprehensive online presence, including website and social media.
  • Led hiring decisions, and implemented new staff scheduling, policies, and training. 
  • Managed customer communication and special event planning and implementation.

Designer, Grand and Rush; Chicago, IL — 2015

  • Designed line of women’s winter wear along with men’s and women’s accessories for high-end fashion startup.

Data Entry, E-Learn Partners; Chicago Heights, IL – 2015

  • Data entry for an online learning portal. 

Merchandising Assistant, University Girls Apparel; Chicago, IL — 2014-2015

  • Created Illustrator artwork for each style and color, worked within school branding guidelines, edited product photos, and marketed via social media.
  • Assisted with various administrative tasks related to marketing, licensing, and design.

intern, Fighting Gravity–Spring 2011-Fall 2013

  • Need-based Stitcher and Costume Intern

staff, Interlochen Center for the Arts–Summer 2010, 2011

  • Costume Stitcher–Summer 2011
    • Assisted with constructing costumes for two productions
    • Backstage wardrobe manager for the musical, Carousel, with thirty teenage cast members
  • Props Assistant–Summer 2010
    • Assisted with building props for two productions, including puppets for Comedy of Errors
    • Served as a stagehand for the musical, Aida, with thirty teenage cast members


Computer Skills:

  • Adobe CC: (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Lightroom, Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Office: (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook)
  • Mac OS, Windows XP-current
  • Social Media: (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, Google+, Pinterest)
  • Website Editing: (Squarespace, Wordpress)


Apparel Construction Skills:

  • Draping
  • Alteration
  • Stitching
  • Apparel Construction
  • Basic Pattern Making

Other Experience

Student Leadership Fall 2013

  • Fashion Merchandising and Design Society (FMDS) Faculty and Student Panel member
    • Invited to be the student speaker on a Q&A panel with faculty members about internship and design experiences
  • Student Speaker
    • Invited to speak in freshman experience course about collegiate apparel, internship, and design experiences

FMDS Annual Fashion Show Spring 2012, 2013, 2014

  • “Urban Jungle”: Spring 2014
    • Submitted three original collegiate designs–a business dress, formal gown, and "Super Hokie" costume
    • Won “Best Overall Designer” award
  • “Sinful… A Fashionable Affair”: Spring 2013
    • Submitted eleven original collegiate designs ranging from casual to semi-formal
    • Won “Best Overall Designer” award
  • “Iconic Elegance”: Spring 2012
    • Submitted four original designs
    • Won “Best New Designer” award

VT Theatre Productions:

  • Almost, Maine: Costume Designer, Fall 2011
  • The Fantasticks: Assistant Costume Designer, Spring 2011
  • Sylvia (by A.R. Gurney): Costume Designer, Fall 2010

“Super Hokie”–

  • Designed and constructed new costume from fabric, leather, and sequins inspired by Wonder Woman and Thor for 2013-2014 school year
  • Cassell Guard General–Basketball Student Section Leaders, 2012-Present
  • Duct-tape costume wore to VT Football and Basketball Games–2012-2013
    • Entered in Duck Brand Duct Tape School Spirit Competition (Fall 2011)


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