Denay Franks

Apparel Designer and Illustrator

Denay Franks

Denay Franks

Apparel Designer, Illustrator, Student, Austin, TX

Apparel Designer and Illustrator studying at Baylor University. Originally from Austin and currently in Waco, Texas with the desire to gain design experience.

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Denay Franks is an impending graduate of Baylor University in August 2016, with a Bachelors of Science in Apparel Design and Product Development, with minors in Business Administration and Italian language.

Born and raised in the surrounding Austin, Texas area with great exposure to a vast variety of arts in all mediums from fashion to painting to visual, a desire to develop and utilize a passion for creativity blossomed at a young age.

With experience in areas such as market sale, bridal show event production, Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week volunteering, and a recent internship at Zac Posen, it is her ambition to travel the world, working amongst fashion greats and absorbing inspiration from life experiences.


Experience

ZAC Zac Posen Design Intern at Zac Posen
May 2015 – August 2015 New York, NY
Show Assistant at “With This Ring” Bridal Show
March 2015 – March 2015 Waco, TX
Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Volunteer at Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
February 2015 – February 2015 New York, NY
Family and Consumer Sciences Student Assistant at Baylor University
September 2013 – Present Waco, TX
Market Intern at D2 Drysdale Showroom
January 2013 – February 2013 Dallas, TX

Education

General Studies Courses at McLennan Community College
May 2015 – August 2015 Waco, TX
Italian Language and Literature Courses at Centro Fiorenza
May 2014 – July 2014 Florence, Italy
BS in Apparel Design and Product Development at Baylor University
August 2012 – Present Waco, TX
General Studies Courses at Austin Community College
August 2011 – August 2013 Austin, TX

Awards

2015
Casual/Career First Place Winner, FGI Dallas
2012 – Present
Deans Gold Scholarship, Baylor University

Specialties

  • Illustration
  • Apparel Construction
  • Pattern Design
  • Hand Beading
  • Embroidery

Skills

  • Fashion Design
  • Adobe Design Programs
  • Customer Service
  • Social Media
  • Pattern Design
  • Textiles
  • Styling
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Microsoft Office
  • Fabric Design
  • Gerber PDS
  • Optitex 3D Product Creation Suite
  • Apparel Construction