I LIKE TO REINVENT MYSELF. IT’S PART OF MY JOB.
— Karl Lagerfeld

About

Hello! I’m Sara, the founder of Build & Company is a custom handbag company launching in 2017. Build & Company empowers their clients to become the designer, build for their needs, and inspire others around them. Step one, DESIGN what fits into your lifestyle and ascetic. Next, BUILD and change your style just as life does with a modular format. Lastly, INSPIRE the community with your values by creating handbags from 90% sustainable materials, upcycled fabrics, and one of a kind pieces of art. 

Competencies 

Fashion Design, Team Management, Mood Direction Boards, Color Palettes, Silhouette Forecasting, Hand & CAD Illustration, Branding, Technical Garment Construction, Tech Packs, Draping, Textile Design, Textile Science, Costing Efficiency, Overseas Communication, Lookbook Photo Shoot Management/ Styling, Pre-Production  Fitting, Licensed Apparel and Soft-good Products, Detail Oriented, Time Management, Leading a Team, Presenting to Large Groups, Graphic Design, Structured Wovens, Cut & Sew Knits, Sweaters Knits, Hosiery, Tailored Outerwear, Design Experience in Men’s, Women’s, Junior, Tween, Girl’s, Boy’s, Toddler, and Infant, User Research, User Testing, Rapid Prototyping, Hi-Fidelity Prototypes, Wireframes, Iconography, User Interface Design, Information Architecture.

Education

General Assembly, Santa Monica, CA

User Experience Design Immersive

Obtained May 2016

Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major - Fashion Design

Obtained May 2006

Software

MAC & PC.

Abode Illustrator, Abode Photoshop, Abode InDesign, Abode Experience Design,

Invision, Keynote, Pop App, Brand Comply, Full Circle, and Microsoft Office Suite

Contact Me:

saragracecoon@yahoo.com

 

Experience

Build & Company. - Los Angeles, West Coast USA 2016

       - Founder / Owner / Creative Director (Start -up) Build & Company empowers their clients to become the designer, build for their needs, and inspire others around them. Step one, DESIGN what fits into your lifestyle and ascetic. Next, BUILD and change your style just as life does with a modular format. Lastly, INSPIRE the community with your values by creating handbags from 90% sustainable materials, upcycled fabrics, and one of a kind pieces of art. 

America Learns - Los Angeles, CA 2016

     - UX Designer Timesheet app for Americorps

Mattel - El Segundo, CA  2012/2016

     - Kid's Design Manager Licensed Apparel, soft-goods & home decor: Mens, Juniors, Girls, Boys, Toddler, Infant, Brand Collaborations

Mattel - El Segundo, CA  2012/2013

     - Sr. Designer Licensed Apparel & soft-goods: Juniors, Girls

Blend - Los Angeles, CA 2013/2014  

     -Creative Director (Freelance) Start-up Tween Bra Company

K .Bell - Inglewood, CA 2010/2012

     -Sr. Designer Hosiery Company

LA Made - Los Angeles, CA 2012

     -Creative Director (Freelance) Tween & Mini Spring Collection

Juicy Couture - Arleta, CA 2008/2010

     -Sr. Associate Designer All Girl's Knit Categories

Juicy Couture - Arleta, CA 2007/2008

     -Associate Designer All Girl's Knit Categories

Quiksilver - Huntington Beach, CA 2006/2007

     -Assistant Designer All Girl's Categories

Es - Lake Forest, CA 2006

     -Assistant Designer (Freelance) Men's Holiday Collection

Pamela Barish - Venice Beach, CA 2002/2006

     -Assistant Designer Woman's Contemporary