Hi, I'm Melanie Schwindt I currently work at Swatfame as an Associate Designer for Kids Dresses. I am born and raised in LA, I have been surrounded by fashion all of my life becoming a designer was a no brainer. At the age of 8 I knew how to sew, embroider, and crochet all thanks to my mother and great grandmother. I began my journey by attending The Art Institute in North Hollywood, CA, majoring in Fashion Design. Within a year of being in school I got a wonderful opportunity and became an Assistant Patternmaker. I worked with several Celebrities making customized gowns and suits. I graduated 3 years later with my B.F.A and continued to flourish in my career.I have gain expertise in illustrations, graphics, patterns, fitting, textiles, and production systematics. My ultimate goal is to become a head designer and continue learning and expanding my knowledge. I am very passionate about everything I do, I put forth integrity, energy, and hard work. I absolutely love the field I am in and couldn't imagine working in any other industry.