Textile and Surface Pattern Design Resumé — Kathy Canfield Shepard

Objective: To obtain a position in the textile and surface pattern design industry. I specialize in custom designs, and can provide a wide variety of special-order coloring and branding for any company's image.

Professional portfolio of original computer-aided and hand-painted designs, including:
• Color combinations—weighed-in, color changes, reductions
• Repeats
• Various mediums and techniques—gouache, watercolor, ink, dyes, crayon
• Engineered designs
• Marketable color palettes
• Precise color matching
• Coordinates
• Knits, weaves & plaids
• Contemporary and traditional designs

Computer Design Experience:
Fully trained in all versions of Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, specific to textile and surface pattern design.
• Creating original designs from start to finish
• Hybrid design–scanning painted or drawn motifs, editing and manipulation on the computer
• Watercolor techniques done solely in Photoshop
• Product design
• Story boards and other graphic design projects
• Advanced skills in Live Trace, repeats, color matching and indexing, spot channels

Professional Qualifications:
• Experience working long-distance via email, phone, and Skype
• Effective communication and listening skills
• Can meet precise deadlines
• Punctual & efficient
• Works well within clear direction and constructive criticism

Specific Knowledge of Textile Specialties Includes:
• Weaves and knitted fabrics
• Yarns and fibers
• Synthetic and natural fabrics
• Fabric identification and characteristics
• Aesthetic and functional finishes
• Dyes & dying of fabrics

Markets Include:
• Domestics
• Carpeting and rugs
• Apparel and accessories
• Tabletop
• Juvenile
• Dinnerware
• Paper products
• Wall Coverings
• Home furnishings
• Packaging

Managerial Skills:
• Working within tight budgets and contracts
• Effective team leadership
• Teaching and training, specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, & Watercolor
• Art & design direction
• Project management & troubleshooting


Canfield Design Studios, Inc.—President & Design Director.
Responsibilities include managing all facets of running a full-service graphic and website design firm including managing a staff of up to five independent contractors.
canfielddesignstudios.com    2000-Present

The Swimming Paintbrush®—President.
Responsibilities include managing all facets of running an online stationery and gift store, including trade show exhibition.
swimmingpaintbrush.com    2006-Present

Bitflip Interactive—Web designer at an interactive design agency    1999-2000

Pegasus Internet—Web Design Associate at a web design and development firm    1998-1999

Tumble Interactive—Web Design Associate at an interactive design agency    1996-1998


California School of Professional Fabric Design
Two-year education program and certification, two-year apprenticeship, Berkeley, CA. Specializing in mass-produced textile industrial print design    2014

Pratt Institute
Certficate in Interactive Multimedia Design    1996

The Juilliard School—Master's Degree    1989

Schoolcraft College—Certificate in Mechanical Drafting, Livonia, MI    1987

University of Michigan—Bachelor's Degree    1986

References and a portfolio of designs & professional skills are available upon request

CONTACT KATHY:   212.243.5295  •  Kathy@CanfieldDesignStudios.com

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