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Full name

Grace Hsieh

Title

Fashion Designer

Biography

I graduated in 2013 with a BFA in Fashion Design with honors from Otis College of Art and Design. I’ve designed under the instruction of designers from Nike and Stewart and Brown in the mentor project offered by my school. Through the school, I’ve had experience in pattern-making and garment construction along with fashion illustration for both woven and knit garments. I have also participated in the summer internship program at Hurley and continued on to work at Abercrombie and Fitch in the Men’s Rugged Knits department as an assistant designer.

Education

Fashion Design

Otis College of Art and Design

Los Angeles, CA · 2009 – 2013

BFA in Fashion Design, Graduated with Honors
Designed and constructed garments under the direction of designers from:
Nike – Basketball uniforms for the 2012 London Olympics USA team
Stewart and Brown – Designed versatile spring dresses and jackets using
organic materials
Christoper Wicks – Designed men’s suits inspired by the Beatles and 60’s
fashion
Bob Mackie – Designed women’s eveningwear with stretch velvet
inspired by art deco jewelry pieces

Experience

Assistant Designer

Abercrombie and Fitch

Columbus City, OH · February 2014 – February 2015

•Assistant designer for A&F Men’s Rugged Knits department
•Participated in sales meetings, fittings, merchandising meetings, and vendor
meetings
•Designed an assortment of men’s short sleeve and long sleeve tees along with
lightweight hoods
•Constantly doing trend research from runway, competitors, and street fashion

Design Intern

Hurley International

Costa Mesa, CA · June 2011 – August 2011

•Design intern in the Young Contemporary department
•Participated in sales meetings, fittings, merchandising meetings, and trade
show booth at Agenda in Long Beach
•Updated CADs with new colors and prints along with coloring prints and
patterns for the new season
•On-site trend research at USO of Surf
•Presented in front of Nike and Hurley Executives and other major figures in
the industry about pushing a new retail model

Elsewhere