Trained and talented designer and merchandiser familiar with current trends: sketching, ideation, color theory, use of texture, spacing and scale, visual presentation development and layout. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft and Adobe. Experience in corporate retail math, planning, and buying; product data research, development processes and marketing principles of the apparel and home industries. Ability to understand challenges and concerns, provide a point of view, and develop effective responses. Solves complex problems; highly organized. Strong written and verbal communication skills, interpersonal skills, and information-seeking skills; builds trusting relationships easily. Projects an image of professionalism with enthusiasm, creativity, and credibility.