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Mary Sheaffer
Brooklyn, NY
Neighborhood: Bushwick



ARTIST STATEMENT: I am a Brooklyn artist/designer currently working as a home interiors print designer in Manhattan. I am constantly creating, from textile prints to doodles, painting on instruments and shoes, to human canvases!
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ARTIST RESUME:


Mary R. Sheaffer sheaffer2025@gmail.com


80 Grove Street | Brooklyn | NY | 11221 | 570.575.8308


OBJECTIVE: To obtain a full time or freelance position within the Textile Design industry specializing in Print Design.


EDUCATION: Philadelphia University Philadelphia, PA
Bachelor of Science, May 2015
Major: Textile Design

Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels Scotland, UK
International Exchange Student, September 2013- December 2013
• Provided cultural experience
• Gained experience with different materials and equipment
• Studied under some of the most renowned Textile Design professors





PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: Duralee Fabrics, New York, NY July 2015- Present
Assistant Designer
∙ Creating print designs using CAD systems, manipulating purchased and original artwork
∙ Developing designs for contract assignments
∙ Documenting and copyrighting original designs
∙ Organizing all files and archives for designs and artwork
∙ Assisting in product selections for open number collections from converters
∙ Correcting strike-off samples from mills and communicating with engravers
∙ Researching trends in interiors and fashion to develop inspiration for new collections
∙ Assisting in concept development with design team


Colette and Blue Print Studio, West Chester, PA September 2014- December 2014
Design Intern
∙ Researched trends using WGSN and StyleSight for new print inspiration
∙ Participated in presale organization including patterning and sewing print samples in preparation of trade shows and client meetings
∙ Assisted in website design and maintenance, updated photos and sales info while correcting software errors


SKILLS: Abilities: Print design and pattern making by hand as well as digitally, Loom Work, Domestic and V-Bed Knitting Machine, Textile Dyeing, Finishing, Weaving, Knitting, Concept Development, Trend Research

Programs: Adobe: Illustrator, Photoshop, NedGraphics
Microsoft: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word




Portfolio available at https://www.behance.net/Sheaffer
 








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