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Devan Bridson

Major: Apparel, Merchandising, and Design



Company/Organization: Coalition Snow
Company/Organization website: http://www.coalitionsnow.com
Destination: Lake Tahoe, CA
Timeframe: Summer

Advisor/Coordinator Email: annthye@iastate.edu

I was responsible for...
I was in charge of creating 4 editorial garments that "solved" problems that women face in today's society. I created the storyboard, mood boards, illustrations, technical flats, patterns, finished garments, and photographs of each piece.

I accomplished...
I created a jacket with this huge cape out of completely recycled outdoor, rain resistant fabric. It was basically couture for the outdoors, which was pretty cool.

I learned...
I learned how to work independently. I was working remotely, so I really had to be self-disciplined and determined to finish all of my work.

Advice for others...
I would say, don't be afraid to reach out to unconventional companies. I worked for a feminist ski and snowboard company and worked remotely. It was very much "out there", but it ended up being a great experience for me. I learned that I would love to continue working remotely and freelancing.

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