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Katie Cooper

Katie Cooper

Owner / Designer

Cooper Jane

Mango Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

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River of Life Community Church

For the last 8 months I have been interning at River Of Life community church. This role as aloud me to expand my outlook on life. I have had the opportunity to;

Work with teenage girls mentoring them through life situations
Do missions and work in low socioeconomic communities
Head up stage artwork for a large community church
Exceed personal limits
Create large artworks to inspire teens
Work with all walks of life and ages
Visit many different towns and communities
Engage in public speaking
Experience how another culture lives

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Cooper Jane

Owner / Designer

Running a label has taught me many skills and many life lessons. I created collections for sale at selective markets and websites around Brisbane and the Gold Coast. I also did one off couture creations that were by appointment for all different clients. This would include a face to face appointment for a one off creation designed for the client where much of my Personal Styling skills would come into play including;

Knowledge of body types for personal design
Knowledge of runway styles
Forecasting trends to keep ahead in retail fashion
Excellent communication skills
Excellent personal appearance
Knowledge of colour coordination
Ability to read client personality and lifestyle
Positive attitude
High level of energy
A love and passion for style and design
Ability to be self motivated
Hard working
Dedicated to making clients feel amazing
Ability to research and predict up and coming trends
Styling of photo shoots, look books and parade looks
Ability to make the most of free social medias including twitter,Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram


www.cooperjane.com

Career

Accounting and Business Consulting

O'Regan & Partners Accountants

After spending a year in working on my Fashion label Cooper Jane I found much more financial investment was needed to keep bring forth collections, so I took a job that would allow me to invest more financially in my label.


Reception & Client Management

Answering phones
Maintaining and Excellent appearance
Positive attitude, always smiling
Learning to accommodate and look after clients of all ages and walks of life
Ability to prioritise work assignments
Exceptional organisations kills
Co-ordinations appointments main partners
High computer skills
Ability to multi task
Think outside the box and problem solve
Entertain clients
Calling clients to keep them unto date on cases
Organisation of client records
Excellent written and verbal communication
Maintain a High standard of appearance
Ability to work in a team
Ability to be self motivated

Reference - Firm Partner - Anne Marie O'Callaghan
Phone 4982 4511

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Sussans Corporation Pty Ltd

Weekend Manager/ Personal Sylist

Sunday Manager / Sales Assistant

Window styling from our VM programs
Engaging customers
Keeping up with new items coming in, knowledge of stock in preparation for adding onto sales
Organising sales incentives
Counter sales and transactions
Styling outfits for Mannequins in store to promote sales
Creating an inviting and energetic atmosphere for our customers
Keeping up with trends coming through, not only in brand, but overall for the season
Motivating girls to reach sales goals
Setting personal goals to meet budget
Money and banking
Customer interaction and handling
Opening and closing of store
Appearance of stock
Keeping a high standard in personal appearance, hair, makeup and style
Excellent communication
Ability to work in a team

During my time at Sussans a position of Personal Stylist was introduced for our Flagship store. Customers were seen by appointment which included and required the following;

Assessment of customer personality and lifestyle
Assessment of body type
Working with customer on body image
Co-ordinations outfits based on personality and lifestyle
Exceptional knowledge of stock in store to make on the spot suggestions
Vast Knowledge of up and coming fashion trends and styles
A genuine love and concern for people
A love for creative styling
Ability to keep a high level of energy and happy enthusiasm
A genuine love for style and fashion trends
Ability to think outside the box
Ability to read people and tailor a sales pitch to different types of clients
Positive attitude
Excellent communication skills
Self motivated


This role also included seasonal trend updates for our retail sales girls. Presenting the up and coming trends for the season for make-up, accessories and fashion and how to transition high fashion runway trends into the stock we have in store. I also spent time with sales assistants from some of our other stores to train them on the art of Personal Styling and reading trends in order to both boost sales and better cater to our customers.

Career

Australian College of Professional Styling

Course in Professional Photo, film, TV & Personal Styling

Tutorials are based on all aspects of professional styling form film and TV to personal styling and fashion shoots.

austcollegeofprofessionalstyling.com

MSIT

Diploma in Fashion Design and Technology, Design