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Kirsten Houseknecht

Kirsten Houseknecht

Student

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

owner at Fabric Dragon Designs

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Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Independent Contractor

i am a vendor at many of the SCA's events. (this is much like having a booth at a trade show). Since the SCA is a medieval recreation society I am primarily selling supplies to other artists.

I also teach at SCA events. I have taught embroidery, spinning, knitting, basic clothing construction, and jewelry making.

I have taken classes to further my professional development at many of these events.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 02

Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.

Independent Contractor

i am a vendor at many of the SCA's events. (this is much like having a booth at a trade show). Since the SCA is a medieval recreation society I am primarily selling supplies to other artists.

I also teach at SCA events. I have taught embroidery, spinning, knitting, basic clothing construction, and jewelry making.

I have taken classes to further my professional development at many of these events.

Career

Seller / Buyer at ETSY.COM

Store Owner

I have several store fronts on Etsy.
While a bit neglected owing to school at the moment, this does provide an online shopping option as opposed to the trade shows and conventions.

Career medium 02
Career

Rennaissance and Fairy Festivals

Vendor

I occassionally vend at both Rennaisance fairs and Fairy festivals.
Some of these are large events rivaling most trade shows, others are quite small.

Fabric Dragon Designs

Owner

Transitioning from being primarily a supplier to other design professionals to primarily accessory design.

Design and produce custom jewelry
Design and produce textiles (custom spinning/weaving)
Design and Produce clothing (historic, fantasy, and bespoke)

Resale: Beads (pearls and semi-precious stones), Textiles, and supplies for knitting and spinning

Instruction: Knitting, Embroidery, Jewelry, Historic Costuming

Career medium 06
Career
Career medium 05

Scinece Fiction Fandom

Vendor

This is very much like working the Trade Show circuit. I vend at a number of science fiction and fantasy conventions. Currently many of these events are Steampunk oriented.

Notable conventions have included:
Arisia, Dorian's Parlor, Geek Creation Convention, Icon, Steampunk World's Fair, Philcon, Wicked Winter Renaissance Fair (Wicked Fair)

Career

Arisia, Inc.

independant contractor

Arisia is a Boston area Science Fiction convention held yearly, usually in January.
I am a vendor at this event, and meet both suppliers and resellers here as well.
I have occassionally taught jewelry making, knitting, or other design crafts at this event.

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 05

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Student

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design.
Expected graduation Spring 2014

Recipient of Presidential Scholarship.

Multiple "Best of Quarter" awards.
The "Best of Quarter" is an award which may be given to the best project in a class in that quarter. These awards are submitted by the teacher and reviewed by the director of the department.

I maintained a 4.0 for 2 years, currently a 3.8 ...

Career

Rennaissance and Fairy Festivals

Vendor

I occassionally vend at both Rennaisance fairs and Fairy festivals.
Some of these are large events rivaling most trade shows, others are quite small.

Career medium 03

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

Student

Pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design.
Expected graduation Spring 2014

Recipient of Presidential Scholarship.

Multiple "Best of Quarter" awards.
The "Best of Quarter" is an award which may be given to the best project in a class in that quarter. These awards are submitted by the teacher and reviewed by the director of the department.

I maintained a 4.0 for 2 years, currently a 3.8 ...

Career

Seller / Buyer at ETSY.COM

Store Owner

I have several store fronts on Etsy.
While a bit neglected owing to school at the moment, this does provide an online shopping option as opposed to the trade shows and conventions.

Career medium 05
Career
Career medium 03

Fabric Dragon Designs

Owner

Transitioning from being primarily a supplier to other design professionals to primarily accessory design.

Design and produce custom jewelry
Design and produce textiles (custom spinning/weaving)
Design and Produce clothing (historic, fantasy, and bespoke)

Resale: Beads (pearls and semi-precious stones), Textiles, and supplies for knitting and spinning

Instruction: Knitting, Embroidery, Jewelry, Historic Costuming

Career

Scinece Fiction Fandom

Vendor

This is very much like working the Trade Show circuit. I vend at a number of science fiction and fantasy conventions. Currently many of these events are Steampunk oriented.

Notable conventions have included:
Arisia, Dorian's Parlor, Geek Creation Convention, Icon, Steampunk World's Fair, Philcon, Wicked Winter Renaissance Fair (Wicked Fair)

Career medium 01
Career

Kirsten Houseknecht

Author

not yet published.

Kirsten Houseknecht

Author

not yet published.

Career medium 05

Arisia, Inc.

independant contractor

Arisia is a Boston area Science Fiction convention held yearly, usually in January.
I am a vendor at this event, and meet both suppliers and resellers here as well.
I have occassionally taught jewelry making, knitting, or other design crafts at this event.

Career

Bollman Hat Company

Intern

Create a design contest using up-cycled manufacturing waste.
Develop alternate uses for Manufacturing waste.
Work on improving the company's internet presence.
Find sales outlets and advertising venues for the company.

Career medium 04
Career
Career medium 06

Bollman Hat Company

Intern

Create a design contest using up-cycled manufacturing waste.
Develop alternate uses for Manufacturing waste.
Work on improving the company's internet presence.
Find sales outlets and advertising venues for the company.

Career

Oscar de la Renta

student intern/ fashion show

Asissted with buyers show after New York fashion Week

Oscar de la Renta

student intern/ fashion show

Asissted with buyers show after New York fashion Week

Aphrodite's Dove Inc.

President

Buyer: acquired gift lines through representatives and at gift shows in New York and Philadelphia
Store Merchandiser: planned and designed all displays
Sales Manager: sales, oversight of sales associates, development of gift package concepts
Teacher: taught classes and arranged for guest teachers and workshops

Career medium 03
Career
Career medium 04

Aphrodite's Dove Inc.

President

Buyer: acquired gift lines through representatives and at gift shows in New York and Philadelphia
Store Merchandiser: planned and designed all displays
Sales Manager: sales, oversight of sales associates, development of gift package concepts
Teacher: taught classes and arranged for guest teachers and workshops

Career

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

BS, Fashion Design

BeadFest and BeadFest Wire

non degree study, Metal and Jewelry Arts

Dale Cougar Armstrong

individual classes non degree program, wire jewelry work

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

BS, Fashion Design

BeadFest and BeadFest Wire

non degree study, Metal and Jewelry Arts

Dale Cougar Armstrong

individual classes non degree program, wire jewelry work