89 south 10th st. suite 100 / minneapolis mn 55403


rhode island school of design, providence ri
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Apparel Design ‘03

minnesota center for arts education, minneapolis mn
Graduated from statewide Arts High School with specialty in Media Arts ‘99

apparel job experience:

k.gerdes design company, minneapolis mn
Dec 2006 to current: Owner and founder of “katherine gerdes” apparel brand

kohl’s corporation, milwaukee wi
May 2006 to current: Freelance Textile/Graphic Designer

target corporation, minneapolis mn
March, 2005 to Dec 2006: Promoted to Associate Designer, Men’s textiles, outerwear, active and knits, Softlines

target corporation, minneapolis mn
July, 2003 to March 2005: Assistant Designer, Men’s and Special Holidays, Softlines
Assists design team with all creative execution of product and design process:


Macintosh & PC: Adobe Design Suite (emphasis in Photoshop CS and Illustrator CS), Microsoft Office, Text Design (CAD), Freeboarders “Karat CAD,” Macromedia Flash, QuarkXpress, U4ia (CAD) by Lectra Systems. Experience with U4ia design packages in: painting, graphic art, stitches, repeats, wovens, knits, re-coloring, and texture mapping.

apparel design
Able to work a design or collection from concept to finish including sketching, fabric rendering, technical flats, presentation boards and knowledge in creating garments (drafting, draping, knits, tailoring and construction). Skilled on a variety of machines: industrial straight stitch, and industrial over lock. Experienced in creating knits by hand or by use of knitting machines.

Avid snowboard for 13 years. AASI/ PSIA certified snowboard instructor, currently teaching with a local children’s ski/board school.

awards / recognition:

References available upon request.


Katherine Gerdes

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If you're interested in finding out more about what makes me tick check out my journal where I write about fashion design, snowboarding, and other things that I'm interested in.

If you want to see what kind of work I do you should check out my portfolio. and my resume.

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