Nicole Ognibene Resume


Oregon State University

Major: Bachelors of Science in Apparel Design and Merchandising Management

Graduated: Spring 2012


  • Advanced Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator
  • Advanced Microsoft Suite
  • Excellent Customer Service
  • Extensive Material Construction/Trim Knowledge
  • Trend Research/Trend Forecasting
  • Proficient in project management systems (IE: PDM, Matrix, Hyperion)
  • Manage large quantities of inventory
  • Illustrated, drafted, and created one of a kind designs
  • 14 years Sewing Experience
  • Proficient in Tailoring/Fit

Work Experience:

  1. Oakley, Jr. Trim Developer (Foothill Ranch, CA)——————————————-Nov 2012-Present
    • Manage seasonal trim lab dips, correspond with vendors over seas, develop seasonal trims, manage trim library, assist in trim direction, research new and inspirational trim, assist in increasing BOM accuracy, product management systems (MatrixOne), manage special projects.
  2. CachCach, Design and Product Assistant (Santa Ana, CA)——————————-Jun 2011-Nov 201
    • Assist Designer in design process, Technical Design, Line sheet creation, Order fabric for production, Print and embellishment design, Prepare samples for Trade Shows, Plan delivery schedules/order forms for season, Assist in the development/launch of webstore.
  3. ProUnlimited, Nike Apparel Materials Library Assistant (Portland, OR)—————Jul 2012-Oct 2012
    • Manage library inventory and organization, input new stock, graphic design, customer service, problem solving, data entry, product management systems such as PDM and Hyperion, assist in inspirational design direction, assist material developers/designers in fabric selection, and manage special projects.
  4. Department of Recreational Sports, RecServices Assistant (Corvallis, OR)————-Sept 2010-Jun 2012
    • Interdepartmental communication, Retail Sales, Participant Registration for events, programs, and memberships, Customer Service
  5. Anita G, Intern (Costa Mesa, CA)———————————————————–June 2011-Sept 2011
    • Responsibilities: Design/Create presentation to pitch to Costco, Product Development, Manufacturing Assistant, Pattern Maker

Other Work Experience:

  1. Palmer/Pletsch Intern (Portland, OR)—————————————————————-Jul 2010-Aug 2010
  2. Teacher Assistant at Oregon State University (Corvallis, OR)———————————–Sept 2009-Dec 2010
  3. Westberg + White, Inc. Receptionist (Tustin, CA)————————————————–Jul 2007-Sept 2010
  4. Pac Sun, Sales Associate (Tustin, CA) —————————————————————-Apr 2006-Jul 2007


  • Portland Fashion Week Volunteer ‘10-‘12
  • Recycle Fashion Show ’10-‘12
  • Peer mentor ’10-‘11

 Fashion Organization/Activities

  • OSU Fashion Organization Vice President ‘11-‘12
  • OSU Fashion Organization Fashion Show Coordinator ‘10-‘11
  • OSU Fashion Organization Assistant Fashion Show Coordinator ‘09-‘10
  • Member of the OSU Fashion Organization ‘08-‘12
  • Designer Coordinator for the OSU Spring Fashion Show ‘11


  • Most Innovative Use of Material 2012 Recycle Fashion Show
  • Best Overall Collection 2011 Spring Fashion Show
  • DHE Chair and Schilling Scholarship Recipient 2012
  • Chairs Choice Award 2011 Recycle Fashion Show
  • FireDex Firemen Turnout Gear 1st place Design Winner 2011