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About

Kaycee Marshall graduated Kent State University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design. As a wheelchair user herself, she understands first-hand the struggle of finding clothing that works with her disability. After struggling to find a prom dress that worked with her wheelchair, Kaycee chose to focus on an adaptive evening wear collection for women who use wheelchairs which gained national attention from The Today Show.  Disabled models are beautiful, confident, and deserve a more prominent place in the industry. Kaycee wants to increase understanding through diversity and representation within the fashion industry. In her free time, she enjoys makeup, writing, and exploring New York City.

Design Experience

Assistant Designer • Juniper Unlimited • Global Brands Group

September 2020- July 2021

•Assisted in preliminary design research; developing/sourcing trims, line sheets, and assembled presentation boards for meetings

•Created Illustrator sketches, CADs, and production detail pages for tech packs

•Worked in PLM system to prepare Tech Packs and create Bill of Materials and manage all data entry pertaining to each style

•Assisted in fittings, took fit notes, and worked closely with Tech Designer

•Researched and coordinated raw materials, trims for approval and maintain fabric/trim library

•Assisted in creating product descriptions for ecommerce website

•Conducted research on adaptive technologies, fabrics, and construction methods and maintained libraries and reference documents

Temporary Design Assistant • Olivia Palermo

February 2020

• Hand-sewed buttons, closures, and hang tags

• Assisted the design team in preparation for market week

 

Designer/Event Coordinator • Timmy Global Health

December 2016-August 2019

•Designed capsule children's wear collection

•Managed all aspects of event planning, marketing, and fundraising

Design Intern • Leanne Marshall

January 2018-May 2018

•Used patterns to cut-out skirt linings and other items

•Light to medium hand sewing (hook and eyes, labels, buttons, lace, etc)  and cut lace

•Drew technical flats by hand

•Sourced materials and communicated with vendors

•Organized fabrics, trims, and quality control of dresses

•Steamed/Fixed floor samples in Showroom

•Assisted Leanne Marshall directly

Merchandising Experience

Summer Intern • Jane's on the Square

June 2015-August 2015

•Styled Mannequins/Window Displays

•Assisted in buying dresses for the prom season

• Designed promotional posters

•Photographed and styled models for a Valentine's Day and Independence Day photo-shoot

 

Related Experience

Content Creator • Social Media Assistant • Juniper Unlimited

April 2020- July 2021

•Create and post compelling beauty and lifestyle content and work with the marketing team to create a social media strategy

•Research and recruit disability influencers and writers and manage  content creator library

•Create and mange a social media calendar and work with the creative director on assets

 

Adaptive Wear and Disability Consultant

May 2019-September 2020

•Worked with major brands such as Global Brands Group, Abercrombie and Fitch, and Finish Line

•Provided input on adaptive design, accessibility, and other issues that may affect the disability community

RESUME

 

Education

The Fashion School at Kent State University

Kent, Ohio

Bachelors of Fine Arts • Fashion Design 

 

Florence Study Away Program

Kent State University

Florence, Italy • Fall 2017

 

NYC Studio Kent State University

New York, New York • Spring 2018

 

Skills

• Proficient in PLM, Microsoft Office, Excel, and Adobe Design Programs

• Experienced in CAD Design, Tech Pack Creation, Creating Mood Boards, Line Sheets, and Trend Research

 

Philanthropy

Trustee, Secretary and Social Media  Coordinator for iSACRA  (international Sacral Agenesis Caudal Regression Syndrome Association)

April 2015-2018

•Managed Facebook and lnstagram pages •Promoted awareness through marketing for the organization

•Participated in all functions of the board

 

Awards and Achievements

2021 CFDA Adaptive Fashion Panelist

2021 SBANY Fashion Show Host and Coordinator

2020 Runway of Dreams Fashion Show Host 2019 Niche Market Innovation Award at The Fashion School's Annual Fashion Show

2019 NBC Today Show Outstanding Graduate 2019 ASOS Mentorship