ABOUT ME

Hi, my name is Jared. I'm currently enrolled in the Apparel Design & Merchandising program at Colorado State University, with a concentration in Product Development. With a decade long history in landscape design and horticultural retail management, I've cultivated my sense of design through the symbiotic arrangement of forms, textures and colors found throughout the natural world.

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Science in Apparel Design and Merchandising                                                                                                                   Graduating May 2022

Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO                                                                                                                                                                                              GPA 4.0

                                                                Concentration - Product Development

EMPLOYMENT

Windemere Landscaping & Garden Center                                                                                                              August 2015 - December 2018

                                                                                                                                                                                          April 2011 - September 2013

General Manager/Buyer                                                                                                                                                Steamboat Springs, CO

  • Led a team of 6-10 employees, achieving average quarterly sales of $400,000 throughout high intensity three-month seasonal periods

  • Oversaw management of employees, improving company profits through increased productivity and a 30% reduction in payroll costs

  • Collaborated with senior buyer and business owner to determine appropriate product lines/price points

  • Accompanied senior buyer to trade shows, assisting with vendor negotiations and order placements

  • Facilitated the receiving, labeling and quality control process of high volume live good shipments

The Great Outdoors                                                                                                                                                                                                            October 2013 - July 2015

Floor Manager/Visual Merchandiser                                                                                                                                                      Austin, TX

  • Rapidly promoted from cashier to floor manager over the course of seven months by proactively seeking additional responsibilities 

  • Voluntarily assumed the role of visual merchandiser for 3/8 of the store’s departments

  • Worked in conjunction with upper management to implement a new point of sale system

SKILLS

Adobe Suite – Illustrator | Photoshop | InDesign

Lectra – Kaledo Print | Kaledo Knit | Kaledo Weave

Microsoft Office – Excel | Word | PowerPoint

3D Design – CLO 

PLM Systems – Backbone