RYAN CRUZADO G. GANGAN





PROFILE
Persevering and practical Fashion Design student, studying at Northumbria University, with a positive attitude towards a given responsibility and who works well in teams. I am flexible, reliable, self motivated and pay attention to details. Confident in Photoshop, Illustrator, Microsoft Office and both Mac and PC computers. My visual curiosity leads me to seek inspiration from eclectic sources and I value in-depth research to development and effectively communicate my ideas. I enjoy garment construction and have developed strong sewing and pattern cutting skills. I have a thirst for learning and I am keen to gain more experience in the fashion industry to strengthen my design skills and career development.

EDUCATION
2012 – Present BA (Hons) Fashion Design, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne
2010 – 2012 Foundation Degree in Fashion, Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne
2007 – 2009 National Diploma in Graphic Design, Newcastle College, Newcastle upon Tyne
2000 – 2004 High School National Diploma, San Mateo Isabella, Philippines

FASHION EXPERIENCE

  • McQ Alexander McQueen Design Studio Assistant
  • Dunhill Live brief project to produce garment and portfolio
  • London Fashion Week (Feb 2012) an independent study visit attending Corrie Nielsen and Jeff Garner fashion show
  • Paris Fashion Week (Mar 2011) an independent study visit attending Alexander McQueen fashion show
  • Participated in Newcastle Fashion Week 2012
  • Organised Newcastle College fashion show 2012 from model casting, run through, stage set and music
  • Hand embellishment (beads and sequins) for my Little Black Dress and Warrior Dress
  • Live Brief to produce Steampunk shirt for a client
  • Created my own website containing personal blog and portfolio development.
  • Student rep during my Foundation Degree in Fashion improved my communication skills

SKILLS

  • Confident in Photoshop and Illustrator
  • Sewing and pattern cutting skills. Toiling and sampling.
  • Create color/material stories/research
  • Developing designs from sketch to garments
  • Strong communication and organisational skills
  • Hands-on mentality, initiative, and self-motivation

WORK EXPERIENCE
CUSTOMER SERVICE ASSISTANT, WAITROSE, ELDON GARDEN, JUNE 2008 – PRESENT

  • Communicating well and assist customers to provide good customer service
  • Managing food service section, ensuring that tasks are done and provide help to peers
  • Date coding, stock rotation, reducing stock, control of wastage
    Stock control – stock counting, stock transfers
  • To attend to the needs of the customers maintaining high standard of service
  • Recommend, select, and help locate or obtain merchandise based on customer needs
  • To ensure tickets are correct at all times
  • Follow correct health & safety procedures to ensure welfare of both staff and customers

REFERENCES
AVAILABLE ON REQUEST