Ms Cathy Chen

Position

Teacher - Fashion

School /
Work Unit

Fashion & Textiles

Contact Details

+61 3 9925 9229

cathy.chen@rmit.edu.au

Location

Building: 513
Level: 03
Room: 001

Brunswick campus

College/Portfolio

College of Design and Social Context


 

Key activities

Teacher: RMIT Fashion in the following areas:

  • Curriculum development
  • Adobe CS5 Illustrator & Photoshop for Industry relevant context (i.e. drawing & design analysis)
  • Microsoft Office 2010 suite or the Fashion Industry.
  • Specifications for the Fashion Industry
  • Gerber CAD/CAM system: Pattern making, grading, marker making
  • Manual pattern making & grading.

Availability

Mon – Fri
Full time – Brunswick campus

Qualifications

  • TAE10 Cert 4 in Training & Assessment – RMIT
  • Diploma Frontline Management – RMIT
  • Masters Training & Development – University of Melbourne
  • Bachelor Education & Training – University of Melbourne (Dean’s Honours 1st year)
  • Diploma of Fashion Design & Production – Gordon Institute

Programs completed

  • 2007 Intro to Online Facilitation (Teaching & Communicating Online) – GippsTAFE
  • 2006 E-Learning Leaders – RMIT

Industry experience

10 years at various companies manufacturing women’s after five wear, women’s casual wear, children’s wear. Responsibilities included:

  • Range Development
    • Overseas travel for trends research
    • Liaison with buyers
    • Development of colour palette
    • Fabric & trim selection
    • Designing
    • Garment fitting
  • Management of design room – six pattern makers, four sample machinists
  • Pattern Making, Grading, Specification writing

14 years freelance, self-employed: designing, pattern making, grading & specification writing.

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