Fashion Designer, Creative Entrepreneur, and Communications / Marketing Specialist for RTW and luxury womenswear companies.
Highly skilled Communications Specialist and Business Strategist who changed careers during the pandemic to pursue lifelong love of fashion design. Completed intensive program that included garment construction, collection development, mood boards and image research, technical drawing, trend analysis and forecasting, materials and textile research, product development, and illustration in Italy. I learned in a very short amount of time how to utilize style direction and codes of a brand to create collections.
As Miuccia Prada says that "fashion is an instant language," and I believe words are equally as powerful with branding, messaging, and connecting with a product's consumer. My attention to detail with marketing and proofreading for public relations companies and ability to fact-check quickly has helped companies with marketing collateral and press releases.
Creative Entrepreneur and Upcycling Product Innovation: upcycled denim products that are re-imagined into one of a kind, upcycled statement pieces. We sell to two boutiques in Marin County, California currently and are growing our online presence on Instagram @jaclynomaradesigns
Fashion Design | Womenswear | Menswear | Collection Development | Design Research | Market Trends | Consumer Analysis | Mood Boards | Inspiration Boards | Written and Verbal Presentations | Business Strategy | Codes of the Brand | Commercial Component Development | Merchandising Strategy | Materials Research | Fabric Knowledge | Draping and Hand Sewing | Garment Construction Knowledge | Pattern Making | Creative Innovator | Sketching | Illustration | RTW Design Techniques and Processes | Embellishments | Trims | Style and Color | Luxury | Haute Couture | Alta Moda | Product Development | Marketing | Communications | Project Management | Content Creation | Project Management | Business Strategy | Product Innovation | Upcycling | Zero Waste | Adobe Photoshop | Adobe Illustrator | Adobe InDesign | Fashion History | Art History | Style Direction |
Open to relocation
Open to Full time or Part time work
Jaclyn O'Mara Designs
Mar 2023 - Present
Designer & strategist for womenswear brands | Upcycling entrepreneur
- Concept and design development for startup womenswear brands.
- Performs business strategy for brands including trends, consumer ...
Feb 2022 - Feb 2023
Retail store selling international luxury brands with $1M in annual sales
- Analyzed clients and trends of womenswear to assist with buying, merchandising,
and curating stylistic direction of brand p...
Fashion Product Development Intern
Oct 2021 - Nov 2021
Buying house specializing in collection development and sourcing for Italian brands
- Contributed key concepts for 3 lines of Relish girls clothing fall/winter collection.
- Researched images for fina...
Jaclyn O'Mara Consulting
Aug 2019 - Aug 2020
Founder of consulting company to innovate operations for nonprofits and businesses
- Saved a department 500+ hours annually by consolidating 6+ systems into 1 to streamline data.
- Consulted for major...
District Sales Director
Jan 2017 - Aug 2019
SaaS company with events-driven software for nonprofit fundraising
- Increased new business SaaS sales 91% YOY in 2017 and 75% YOY in 2018.
- Identified high ROI product innovations from analysis that...
Product Design Support
Region of Tuscany, Italy
2021 to 2021
Diploma - Fashion Design
2020 to 2021
University of California, Berkeley
Bachelor of Arts
2003 to 2007
Universidad de Granada