Résumé: Mercy McClung

Objective

Diligent, dedicated, and driven fashion design major seeking internships in performance wear

Education

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY: Bachelor of Arts, Fashion Design, anticipated May 2022. GPA: 3.991

Fashion Design Coursework Completed: Fashion Fundamentals, Fashion Visuals with Lab, Basics of Apparel Construction, Fashion Fabrics with Lab, Intro to Fashion Technology with Lab, Foundations of Fashion Drawing, Fashion Drawing 1, Flat Pattern, Draping, Fashion Technology Applications, Fashion Drawing II, History of Costume, Junior Studio 1.

Costume Design Coursework Completed: Art of Theatre, Makeup for Stage and Screen, Fundamentals of Production II, Fundamentals of Production Laboratory III: Costumes, Practicum II: Design and Technology (in costuming) .

Design Internships

COSTUME DESIGN INTERN: Theatre Macon, GA. Costume department. Summer 2016 & 2017

Assistant: shadowed head designer for fabrics, patterns, fittings, design, and production.
Stitcher: worked closely with design team to construct costumes for productions, participated in design production meetings for 42nd Street, Driving Miss Daisy A, A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.

COSTUME DESIGN INTERN: Cumberland County Playhouse. Costume shop. Weekly 2014 – 2015

Stitcher: Worked with design team to construct costumes, make alterations, solve construction and performance issues for productions of Shrek, Anne Frank, Beauty and the Beast, Mary Poppins

Related Experience

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY FASHION COLLECTIVE: Co-Founder and Organizer. 2019 – Present
– Founded a student-led organization to collaborate with Fashion School faculty to raise awareness of
and find solutions to fashion student needs, strengthen existing activities, and start new ones.
– Built organizational plan and ensured compliance with university administrative requirements.
– Created an online community for fashion school faculty and students to share ideas and collaborate.
– Cochaired 9 Fashion Collective board meetings and initiated 4 student-faculty discussions.
– Managed organization’s social media marketing on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and website.
KENT STATE MOOD BOARD COLLECTIVE: Creator & Founder. 2018 – Present

– Identified and solved magazine resource challenge for freshman Fashion Visuals class.
– Initiated, secured, and coordinated magazine publisher donations to the Fashion School.
– Program provides critical design resources to freshman Fashion Merchandising and Design class.

KENT STATE WOMEN’S SOCCER CLUB: Player and Team Manager. 2018 & 2019 Season

Managed, tracked and fundraised team operational season budget of over $5000.
– Designed team spirit wear and uniforms. Developed club advertising. Recruited new players.
– Assisted in coaching planning and running team practices. Set up joint co-ed club indoor practices.
– Worked with university recreational services to fulfill administrative club requirements.

Skills

DIGITAL: Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop/Premier, MS Office, WordPress CMS, social media.

FASHION DESIGN: Design and conceptual skills, construction techniques, fashion illustration and flats, flat patternmaking, colorways, sewing, textile/print design.

PERSONAL: Leadership, team building, problem solving, organization, communication, time management.

Other Work Experience

KENT STATE ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT: Equipment Manager. Kent, OH. 2018 – 2021

– Provided time critical maintenance and distribution of women’s soccer, track and field,
women’s softball, women’s field hockey team athletic equipment and uniforms.
– Inventoried uniforms and coordinated changing team gear requirements with the department.

YOUTH REC AND CLUB TEAM SOCCER CAMPS: Coach and Assistant Coach. Cookeville, TN. Summer 2018 – 2019

– Trained and coached underdeveloped youth recreational players and D2 club level soccer players.

TREE OF LIFE BEAUTY SUPPLY COMPANY: Fulfillment Support. Crossvill, TN. 2018 – 2019

– Packed and shipped market leading beauty supplies to thousands of customers nationwide.

Awards & Recognition

KENT STATE UNIVERSITY:

– President’s List: Fall 2018 – 2019. Dean’s List: 2018 – 2020.
– Scholarships: President’s, Trustee, Pollock, and University Award.

Coursework

Fashion Design (Major)

Introduction to the global fashion industry. Analysis of the business of fashion how it is conceived marketed and sold. Overview of important resources, companies and personnel who impact the industry.

The study of fashion information, research sources, color theory, two-and three-dimensional design and visual presentation formats as they apply to the fashion industry. Laboratory applications in the study of fashion information, research sources, color theory, two-and three-dimensional design and visual presentation formats as they apply to the fashion industry.

Introduction to sewing techniques and application processes using industrial sewing machines and other related equipment in basic garment construction. Development of fundamental patternmaking skills.

Study of fabrics, focusing on differentiating between fibers, fabric construction, and fabric names. The student will study fabric properties and how they relate to fabric end usage. Laboratory applications in the study of fabrics, focusing on differentiating between fibers, fabric construction, and fabric names. The student will study fabric properties and how they relate to fabric end usage.

Introduces students to the fundamental concepts, procedures, and techniques used in digital imaging software and information database software. A survey of current and emerging technologies used in fashion design, merchandising and production contexts is presented. Laboratory applications of fundamental concepts, procedures, and techniques used in digital imaging software and information database software. A survey of current and emerging technologies used in fashion design, merchandising, and production contexts is presented and applied.

Introduction to fashion drawing. Concentration on communicating through drawing the fashion figures and technical flats, accurate garment proportion and construction.

Advanced study of design illustration techniques as applied to the fashion figure through the use of live model drawing. Concentration on fabric rendering and drape as illustrated on the fashion figure. Introduction to technical flats used for illustrating garment construction.

Development of basic muslins and slopers. Patternmaking principles of dart manipulation and added fullness. Construction techniques for bodice, skirt, sleeve, collar, and pant variations.

A continuation of content related to technology within the fashion industry. Pattern manipulation, basic technical packages, garment measuring specs, print design and computerized fashion illustration is addressed with the use of industry-specific and off-the-shelf software packages.

Continued study of fashion illustration techniques through the use of Croquis books and figure layouts. Introduction to different design markets and research and how illustration reflects different markets. Instruction on stylizing according to market.

Development of basic garment shapes using draping techniques. Emphasis placed on torso development, contouring principles and design development on the form. Construction techniques for boned bodice garments and using knit and bias cut fabrics.

Chronological study and research of historic costume from the origin of clothing through the French revolutionary era, 19th and 20th century designers, and the influence on contemporary fashion.

Open fashion studio concept to support the creative process of croquis sketching and construction in the production of design work. Students explore markets, selling seasons, and specific construction techniques; and they further develop fashion design process approaches.

Costume Design

Using the life-centered nature of theatre as a medium of analysis, this course is designed to develop critically engaged audience members who are aware of the impact, significance and historical relevance of the interconnection between culture and theatre performance.

Study of stage, TV and photographic makeup techniques and materials. Four lecture demonstration laboratory hours per week; special projects as assigned.

An introduction to professional theatre production principles and practices in the areas of costumes, lighting and projections.

Practice in theatre production techniques in the area of costumes.

Advanced practical experience in theatre production under faculty supervision.