MARINA GIRGIS 

Education

B.F.A. in Fashion Design • 2018 • 3.5 GPA
University of North Texas (UNT)

73 Credit Hours in Visual Arts • 2010-2012
American University in Cairo (AUC)

Fashion Styling & Art Direction Course • 2012
The Fashion Studio, Cairo

Skills

  • Adobe Illustrator + Photoshop
  • Microsoft Office
  • Technical Flats 
  • Hand Illustration 
  • Pattern Making
  • Color + Trend     forecasting
  • Industrial Sewing
  • 3D Resin Printing
  • Laser Cutting
  • Marketing + Image Creation 
  • On-Set Creative Direction
  • Fashion Styling
  • Luxury Client Experience 

Experience

Fashion Show Assistant
Jan Strimple Productions 
Sep 2018- Present

  •  Fitting & dressing models during fashion shows
  • Hand sew garments for fit when needed 
  • Fashion show set up & break down

Founder & Creative Director 
Marina's Beauty Studio
Oct 2015-Present

  • Freelance creative visual marketing services for local companies & photoshoots 
  • Editorial fashion styling
  • Makeup services for shoots, bridals & commercial jobs  

Dresser, Social Media & Makeup Assistant
New York Fashion Week 
Fall 2017

  • Assisted the Rochambeau brand with their collection prep for runway show
  • Dresser at Rochambeau 
  • Social media content & makeup assistant for Bobbi Brown Pro Team backstage 

Creative Director & Ambassador Manager 
CURLS LLC, Global Beauty Brands, Texas 
May 2017- Jun 2018

  •  Source & budget all fashion & decor merchandise
  • Collaborate with Event Director to design the look for major company events & annual retreats in the Bahamas & the Dominican Republic 
  • Manage a database of over 50 ambassador teams around the U.S 
  • Direct trade show booth design via working with vendors locally & overseas 

Researcher
The Texas Fashion Collection
Fall 2017 

Freelance Content Creator & Makeup Artist
Shop Miss A, Texas 
2015-2016

Languages

  • English - Fluent
  • Arabic - Fluent
  • Spanish - Basic 

Awards & Exhibitions

  • 2nd Place Best Collection Award, ARTWEAR Senior Fashion Show, UNT, Spring 2018
  • 1st Place Menswear Award, Fashion Group International Scholarship Competition, Dallas, 2018
  • Honorable Mention Award, 58th Annual Voertman Competition, UNT, 2018
  • Selected Group Exhibition, Coalesce; Art & Fashion Exhibition, UNT Union Gallery, 2018  
  • Selected Designer, Texas Fashion Collection Juried Exhibition, UNT, 2017
  • Curator/Collaborative project, Soiree Salon art show, Denton, 2017                            
  • Recipient, Mary Jo Rawlins Scholarship in Fashion Design, UNT, 2016                          
  • Recipient, College of Visual Arts and Design Transfer Student Scholarship, UNT, 2014  

Press

Leadership & Volunteer 

  • CURLS on Campus UNT ambassador program team lead, 2017 
  • Co-chair of Education and Advocacy, UNICEF, 2015
  • Dresser at Fire and Ice Fashion Show benefiting women of domestic abuse, 2014
  • Exchange Program Director, AIESEC, AUC, 2012
  • Volunteers in Action, AUC, 2011 
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