APPAREL & PRODUCT DESIGNER

About

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ANDY Yu Tao An

EDUCATION

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence RI, 2019
Bachelor of Fine Art Honor student: Industrial Design Major, Apparel concentration RISD European Honors Program: Semester in Rome

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Curators’ Assistant
RISD Museum: Costume and Textiles Department, Providence RI, 2018 - Present
Assisting with collections care, exhibitions preparation, and conservation of costume and textiles. Specifically with documentation, preparation, conservation, organization.

Gallery Installer
RISD European Honors Program, Rome ITL, 2018 Assisting with planning, installation and organizing events.

Branding and Merchandise Intern
WaterFire Providence, Providence RI, 2017
Branding and merchandise management, product and package design for art organization events.

Design and Production Intern
Headmaster, Providence RI, 2017
Design graphic layout, branding and print issue, web content and publication.

STUDIO EXPERIENCE

Apparel Design, RISD Apparel Design, 2017- 2019
Manufacture drawings and design with photoshop and illustration rendering. Pattern design with draping, fitting, tailoring, handwork.

Textile Design, RISD Apparel Design, 2018- 2019 Embroidery, beading, quilting, dye and fabric manipulation. Pattern design with draping, fitting, tailoring, handwork.

Shoe Exploration, RISD Industrial Design, 2017
Leatherwork, industrial sewing, and product design shoemaking.

Ability Cup, RISD Design Principle, 2017
Product design with model base on research, 3D print prototype and digital rendering. 2017 James Dyson Award US National Winning Project

SKILLS

Design
Industrial sewing, Pattern Design, Textile Design, Hand sewing, Leatherwork, Embroidery, Digital Embroidery, Tailoring, Fashion Illustration, Prototyping, Woodwork, Metalwork, Product Design

Digital
Advance Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign; Advance CAD, Rhino, Solidworks Final Cut Pro, Photography, Laser cutter, After Effect, 3D printer, Microsoft Office

Professional
Leadership, Management, Communication, Problem-solving, Time management, Collaboration

Language
Chinese, English, Beginner Italian

RECOGNITION

AMP, December 7, 2018. Clothier, Mari. “Changes to product design due to aging of baby boomers”. Taiwan International Student Design Competition Finalist 2018
ETFashion Global Design Award Finalist Haute Couture Design 2018
James Dyson Award US National Winner 2017