April Lee

www.aprilleedesign.com
aprilleedesign0312@gmail.com

Print / Graphic Designer

Education


Rhode Island School of Design
BFA Textile Design
Class of 2019

Experience


Selvedge
Associate Print/Graphic Designer
2021—present

  • Design, rework and recolor original prints for major fashion brands like Anthropologie and Misa using adobe and Nedgraphics.
  • Create original exclusive prints in house for clients.
  • Work closely with production and mills to prepare print files for both screen/digital printing, fabrication, quality control and color matching.
  • Meet with clients and print studios to curate seasonal designs.
  • Design and update company website with print archives.
  • License and copyright artwork created and purchased.

Lovestitch
Freelance Print Designer 
Jan-Mar 2023

  • Helped develop print for spring collection.
  • Collaborated with client to design woven garment.
  • Prepare digital files to scale for production.

Studio Chic
Junior Graphic Designer
2020-2021

  • Designed collections and tech packs for interior home goods.
  • Curated a library of fonts for typography going on decorative pillows, throws and pet products.
  • Prepared files for embroidery, printing and production on illustrator.

Weaving Water
Social Media/Marketing
2019-2020

  • Designed weekly newsletters.
  • Created social media posters for marketing.

Forms & Surfaces
Architectural Surfaces Design Intern
Jun-Aug 2018

  • Helped design team develop color palettes for new powder coat collection.
  • Designed surface textures by hand using various materials to develop printed laminate tile.






Languages


  • English (native)
  • Korean (fluent)


Skills


  • Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Nedgraphics
  • Procreate
  • Indesign
  • Industrial Sewing
  • Stoll/Machine Knitting
  • Weavepoint/Pointcarre
  • 4-Harness/Compu-Dobby Loom
  • Digital Embroidery
  • Rhino 3D
  • Microsoft
  • Silkscreen/Dyeing
  • Garment Construction


Awards & Exhibitions

New Talent/ NYC Design Center, 2019

New Contemporaries/ Gellman Gallery, 2019

Harry & Elizabeth Guny/ Scholarshipn RISD

Academic Award/ 2017-2019

Perpetual Motion Machine/ Performance, 2015

DownCity Design Mural/ Work Featured, 2014

Using Format