Curriculum Vitae


DANIELLE SPONDER TESTA

International merchandising professional with recognized achievements in sustainability and supply chain planning. Experienced in inventory management, sales optimization, trend analysis and new market merchandise planning. Expert level skills on Microsoft Office programs and experienced user of Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator and Flash.

 

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE
MERCHANDISING AND BUYING

Topshop London, England, February 2012 – January 2013
International Merchandising Assistant – Nordstrom Partnership, September 2012 – January 2013
Formal Tailoring Merchandising Assistant [MAA], February 2012 – September 2012

Foundation Agency, London, England, AW11 and SS12
Freelance Assistant Account Executive – Premium Brands

Target Corporation, Minneapolis, MN, USA, Summer 2008/ Summer 2009
Business Analyst Intern – Ready to Wear and Men’s – focus on regional/seasonal/climate product trends
Business Analyst Intern – Performance Wear – focus on reducing unproductive inventory in various store sizes

 

FREELANCE PROJECTS AND POST-GRADUATE RESEARCH INITIATIVES

The Flourish Approach, London, England, 2011 – 2012
International Brand Development and Global Sourcing Research Lead

Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London, England, 2010 – 2011
Freelance Contributor and Office Assistant

RITE (Reducing the Impact of Textiles on the Environment) Conference, London, England, Fall 2011
Organization Volunteer

Community Repair: Strategic Skill Mobilization, London, England, 2011
Research Participant

Kolding DesignCamp: Innovative New Ways of Transportation, Kolding, Denmark, November 2010
Design Participant

Fashion Futures 2025 | Forum for the Future and Levi Strauss & Co., London, England, Fall 2010
Scenario Designer

Pierre Garroudi, London, England, Summer 2010
PR and Marketing Assistant

 

EDITORIAL FASHION

Centre for Sustainable Fashion, London, England, 2010 – 2011
Blog Contributor

Womens Wear Daily (WWD), New York, New York, USA – Spring 2008
Fashion Editorial Lead Intern

Iowa State University’s Trend Magazine, Ames, Iowa, 2006 – 2009
Fashion Director

 

EDUCATION

LONDON COLLEGE OF FASHION
MA Fashion and the Environment – Sustainable Apparel Development – Brand Development and Global Sourcing
Masters with Merit (Honors)
2010 – 2012

IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY
B.S.Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production; Business Marketing; Spanish Minor
College of Human Sciences and College of Business
Magna Cum Laude, Student Marshall and Graduation Speaker
2005 – 2009

ISU ON THE MEDITTERRANEAN – UNIVERSITAT DE VALENCIA
Spanish Language Emersion program
Summer 2007

 

ADDITIONAL LEADERSHIP EXPERIENCES

YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund, Mentor to Intern Students
Sustainable Design Society, London College of Fashion, Secretary
TREND Magazine, Iowa State University, Fashion Director
PLEX Fitness Center, Iowa State University, Public Relations Director and President
MODA Fashion Club, Iowa State University, President
Community Advisor, Iowa State University
Fashion Group International Trip Coordinator, Iowa State University