Nikki Paz DeBenedetto 845-325-6655 / nikkilunapaz@gmail.com / www.nikkilunapaz.com
45 Linden Blvd, Brooklyn, NY 11226

Summary & Skills
Nikki is a creative professional with varied experience in fashion and art.
Skills include Adobe Suite, writing, fashion & costume design, and teaching.

Experience
Costume, Wardrobe, & Wig Apprentice / Sleep No More
December 2017 - Present. New York, NY
● Assist in construction of costumes for Sleep No More and other events at The
McKittrick Hotel
● Prep & mend costumes, do laundry, and pre-set costumes for shows

Creative Director / Meli Luna
January 2014 - Present. New York, NY
● Owner of small fashion brand with cult following
● Create eco-friendly clothing, textiles, and fabric dyes
● Run creative workshops, website, and blog

Sewing & Craft Instructor / Brooklyn Craft Farm
● October 2017 - Present. Brooklyn, New York

Visitor Experience / Franklin Park Conservatory
February - June 2016. Columbus, OH
● Educated guests about exhibits in a popular art museum & botanical garden


Costume Maintenance / Costume Specialists, Inc.
August - January 2016. Columbus, OH


Assistant Designer Lingerie & Lounge / La Senza
October 2016 - January 2017 Columbus, OH
● Researched and used trend projection to design clothing
● Utilized Adobe illustrator and Photoshop to sketch new designs


Art & Sewing Instructor / The Fashion Class
February - December 2014. New York, NY
● Developed and taught classes to engage students in drawing, sewing, and branding.


Assistant Designer Active & Loungewear / Love by Design
July 2013 - March 2014. New York, NY
● Designed Juniors Active and Loungewear for private label clients
● Managed showrooms and assisted in buyer meetings
● Supervised fittings and implemented social media presence


Education

  • Parsons The New School for Design / BFA Integrated Design (Fashion and Media), Certificate in Costume Design Coursework / New York, NY
  • University of the Arts London / Certificates in Fashion Design & Culture Studies at Central St. Martins / London, UK
  • American Public University / Continuing studies in Art & Psychology (online)

Freelance & Short Term

  • Wardrobe / Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade 2017
  • Clothing Alteration & Customization / Nike SoHo
  • Assistant Wardrobe Manager / Just Off Broadway, Inc. F ootloose & Grease
  • Arts Event Coordinator / CBGB Music Festival
  • Design and Textile Assistant / Christian Joy Costumes
  • Design & Production Assistant / Daryl K. S/S 2011 Collection
  • Virtual Assistant / Starry Night Artist Retreats
  • Stylist Assistant / Righty Righty Right Magazine
  • Event Assistant / The Blogcademy Workshop
  • Events Volunteer / Creative Babes
  • Events & Childcare Volunteer / Ohio Worker Center
  • Art Therapy Volunteer / Love Yourself Project
  • Communications Volunteer & Contributing Artist / We Speak in Art & African Impact
  • Children’s Theatre Volunteer Costume, Sets and Props / PS 8 Charter School