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Katherine Lee

Katherine Lee

New York, NY, US

 

About 

To apply my artistic experiences where I can work with a creative and dynamic team in designing high quality interiors, and to continue to expand my knowledge about interior environments

Employment 

Gap Inc., New York, NY, US, Color Analyst

• Maintained and organized color library to ensure quick and accurate access to current and past color standards (+4,000), lab dips, bulk and design materials, which improved department performance and efficiency
• Managed Color Insight (color asset management database) for CAD Team: added, optimized, edited and approved digital color standards for prints; capable of approving +40 colors within a work day, administered printer nozzle checks
• Assisted with seasonal color elections (250-400 colors) and naming of new seasonal colors (+20 colors), ensured that all seasonal colors were available in systems: Global Assortment, PLM, Color IQC, Color Insight
• Researched color trends and performed spectrophotometric readings of trend color searches
• Evaluated lab dips under the light box, performed spectrophotometer readings for numerical color differences and recorded readings, aided Designers and Product Development with color comments
• Communicated with color services partner, global offices, and cross functional partners; Design and Product Development & assisted in the development, packaging, and distribution of color standards, proofed printing sheets for color standards and design tool packaging

Sep 2015 - Mar 2020
 

The Gap Inc., New York, NY, US, Freelance, Administrative Support Assistant in Design & Production

• Supported Gap Body Design & Kids/Baby Production Teams, by organizing samples daily and updating PLM by requesting fabric from our global partners
• Coordinated with Gap Body Design Team, by revising seasonal color schemes using Illustrator and preparing InDesign presentations for merchants
• Assisted in updating PLM with all marketing features for Gap Body styles (+50 styles), inclusive of creating key templates
• Assisted Senior Manager of Girl Knits Global Production at design pass-off meetings and recaps

Aug 2013 - Sep 2015
 

Phipps & Co., New York, NY, US, Assistant Project Manager

• Supervised two clients’ projects: (1) Stone Client (five items, $80,000): managed various deadlines per week, offered options between granite & quartz countertops/ backsplashes, sent out quotations and final purchase invoices, (2) Hotel developer (20 items, $1.5 million) collaborated with architects and provided all interior finishes, furniture, and fixtures
• Assisted Project Managers and developed intricate and accurate project matrices in Microsoft Excel (take-offs) and all-item specification lists (+50 items including interior finishes, furniture, and fixtures: apartments & hotels)
• Communicated with CEO on a daily basis to discuss projects and to receive quotation mark-ups & regularly communicated with our China office to advise project specifications
• Completed and calculated quotations: mark-ups/margins, purchase invoices, and profit details
• Managed and revamped materials library (consisting of accessories, hardware, stone, tile, vinyl, wood) and requested for project samples from our China office/ vendors

Oct 2014 - Mar 2015
 

Carnegie Fabrics Creative, New York, NY, US, Design Intern

• Worked with Xorel Design Team and created names for latest Xorel collection print styles
• Developed presentation renderings, using Photoshop (hospitality, health care, retail)
• Created color palettes of Xorel styles and organized test samples into color schemes for final selection
• Worked with Textile Design Team to create material palettes & complementary textile palettes, concentrating on color and pattern, for promotional tactics
• Communicated with Executive Vice President (Creative) & Designers to create inspiration, mood board, trend presentations to be sent out to clients/reps

Nov 2013 - Sep 2014
 

Eagle Wood-Work & Construction, Inc., Long Island City, NY, US, Freelance, CAD Drafter

• Communicated with and aided Director of Operations with custom furniture shop drawings
• Created and revised drawing set per client’s specifications to be submitted for fabrication

Mar 2014 - Jun 2014
 

The Gap Inc., New York, NY, US, Fabric Research & Development Intern

• Worked with Fabric Research & Development Department (Trim, Knits, and Wovens)
• Developed new season concept boards (Finding inspirational pictures and new trim and fabric)
• Assisted in finding specific types of trim and fabric to provide for designers’ needs and requests
• Attended vendor meetings and assisted in choosing new innovative samples
• Organized and created new sourcing libraries for all three departments

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Joyce D. Silverman Interiors, Brooklyn, NY, US, Interior Design Intern

• Researched and selected finishes and furniture for interior specifications, while working closely with Principal, consultants, and various vendors
• Aided Interior Designers with drafting and assembling, proposals and presentation materials
• Attended project site meetings to confirm measurements of clients’ homes
• Developed custom furniture designs with clients to meet their specifications
• Coordinated the materials and resource libraries for the Interiors Department

May 2011 - Jul 2011
 

Education 

Fashion Institute of Technology, State University of New York, New York, NY, US, Business & Design Certificate: Color Specialist

Apr 2015 - Jul 2017
 

School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York, NY, US, Bachelors, Interior Design

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

Awards 

New York Eleven Plus 2013 Exhibition - Albany & New York City Exhibitions, Nomination

Nominated to represent the School of Visual Arts Interior Design Program

2013
 

Gap Inc. Farbric R&D Intern Award and Applause Recognition, Honorable Mention

2012
 

Areas of Specialization 

Skills