Brendan W. Kuletz
Portfolio @ Bkuletz.com
To follow my passion and become a contributing designer with a cross-functional creative team responsible for taking a product from design concept to market for a growing company in the fashion industry.
Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), Savannah, GA. Major: BFA-Accessory Design (June 2013)
Northern Virginia Community College: Graphics Arts (2005 to 2008)
Passion for the creative design process and the accessory fashion industry.
Solid sketching and graphic skills include visual presentation development using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, Romans C.A.D, Dreamweaver.
Strong understanding of mood and/or color boards, pattern development, and prototype/mock-up construction.
Ability to think three-dimensionally and visualize product concepts.
Problem solver who works well with a team and enjoys people.
Ability to identify market/fashion trends based on personal observation skills.
Adapts quickly to feedback and recommendations through peer interaction.
Hands on learner, willing to lean and do whatever it takes to meet deadlines.
Skilled in using machine skiver-splitter, cylinder-arm, and post-bed industrial sewing machines.
Recognized as one of the leading accessory design students by peers, faculty and administrators at SCAD
SCAD Fashion Show 2013, three (3) Senior Collection Accessory pieces “Kinfolk” featured on the runway
Products selected to be a representative of the quality and type of work being created and produced by SCAD students in the Accessory Design Department film
SCAD entrant in the International Talent Support 2013 YKK Project
SCAD Seen Gala 2013-Atlanta, Student Representative for Accessory Design Department
SCAD Static Accessory Show 2013
Interviewed by Juxtapoz Magazine for the 2013 September issue, pages 63-64, the first issue to include fashion
Graphic Poster Designer for the Virginia Ballet Company’s Spring 2007 and 2008 Performances
Critiques and Reviews by: SCAD President Paula S. Wallace, Ralph Rucci, Rafé Totengco, Carlos Falci, Juxtapose Creative Consultant – Suzanne Williams, Emily Blumenthal Author of Handbag Designer 101, Master Shoe Maker Marcel Marsan
Worked alongside Miss J. Alexander @ SCAD Fashion Show 2013
SCAD Press Luncheon and discussions with: Cindy Weber-Cleary Editor at Instyle Magazine, Jane Bishop Editor at the New York Times Magazine as well as Andrew Bevan style editor at Teen Vogue.
Selected for a private critique with Betsy Johnson
Art Development Education:
Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC:
Classes: Website Design-Dream Weaver, Adobe Photoshop & Adobe illustrator
Torpedo Factory/Art League, Alexandria, Virginia:
Classes: Sculpture I and II (clay, wood, casting, stain glass, stone)
Classes: Welding (Tig, Mig, Spot, Oxy Acetylene)
Classes: Painting (watercolor pastel oil acrylic)
Classes: DC Marvel Workshop (Drawing/Sketching)
Bartender / Security: ( 2014 -2015) Barrel House South, Seed Eco Lounge, Rougewater Tap House
Repair Tech: (2005-2007) Sun Sew Vac
Independent Contractor: (2005 to present) Graphic design including posters and flyers for community organizations and non-profit companies including UCM Community Solutions, Alexandria, VA and Virginia Ballet Company, Fairfax, VA.
Veterinarian Assistant: (2003 to 2005) Ft. Hunt Animal Hospital, Alexandria, Virginia
Volunteer Experience: UCM Food Bank: (2002 to 2005) Assisted in food pick-up and delivery for community food bank. Helped stock shelves and distribute food.
References and portfolio available upon request:
See Juxtapoz Magazine, September 2013 Issue, pages 63-64 for an insight on my accessory design path.