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The Fashion Alumni Podcast

Dr. Melissa Manuel

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The Fashion Alumni Podcast
37 MIN2017 JUN 27
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Ayanna Card has been an apparel technical design professional for over 15 years specifically in children's wear and women's wear. Her technical design career includes working with companies such as Abercrombie & Fitch, Hollister Co., Carters and OshKosh B'Gosh.As a technical designer, Ayanna is the architect. The architect is the one who creates the blueprint for every stitch, seam, measurement, and notion placement on every garment that you wear. Technical designers use the sketches drawn by creative designers and develop detailed instructions for garment construction. Not only is Ayanna a skilled technical designer, she is also a professional graphic design artist and entrepreneur who owns two companies, Need that Tee and Plain Jane Visuals. In this episode, Ayanna gives an insightful view into her career journey and makes it very clear that finding success doesn't always happen in a straight line. Anyone who listens to Ayanna's career journey will undoubtedly walk away with the courage to follow their passion, protect their values, and define what success means for themselves.