It is with GREAT interest that I write to apply for any available employment opportunity you see best fit for me. I, Shantel Taylor, have the ability to become a valuable member of your company. I recently graduated from Cal State University of Northridge and have obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with an emphasis in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. The time is finally here where I can apply all the knowledge I have gained through school, internships, past employment, travel, and everyday social interactions and become an asset to your company. I have much office experience and am proficient in all the duties associated with it. I am very familiar with MS software such as word, excel, PowerPoint, as well as adobe illustrator and Photoshop. I have worked in the administrative field for about five years and have acquired much knowledge and skill that gives me the confidence I need to succeed in such position. I have completed many courses associated with the business and creative side of the fashion industry and have also worked with apparel manufactures where I learned very well the process of apparel design and merchandising from concept to sales. I am currently responsible for a men's dress/casual sock line, where I handle all marketing, social media, inside sales, etc. I cannot yet say that I have mastered the fashion industry, but I do believe that I am accelerating up the ladder. With first hand experience in apparel construction, textile analysis, forecasting, planning and allocating, customer/client relations, retail, sales, and marketing; I have an excellent foundation to build upon and the eagerness to represent a flourishing company. I have been responsible for the managing of the financials in regards to the buying and selling of apparel from manufacture to vendor and end user. I do have experience with design software such as Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, where I was responsible for editing and sizing artwork on the computer to produce graphic tees. Through the years I have improved my customer service skills by working retail and through my internships dealing with client/vendor relations and outsourcing. I have shadowed many entrepreneurs that have instilled in me the fundamentals of sales and marketing and the importance of understanding your role and responsibilities as well as establishing goals and achieving them. I am a team player with great people skills, a self-starter and an extremely motivated individual seeking to grow from whatever opportunity comes my way. To further acquaint you with the specifics of my background and experience, I have enclosed my resume. I am open to any position that you feel I am qualified for. I do hope for your consideration for this position and look forward to hearing from you soon. Thank you so much for your time.