Elza Burkart

Location Los Angeles
Bio

Illustratrice in Los Angeles

Creative Director Visual Artist
Projects
6 Projects

Work History

Supervisor
Zadig & Voltaire
Jun 2018 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Specialist
SANDRO
Feb 2015 - Present
Greater Los Angeles Area
Sales Team Lead
SMCP - Sandro, Maje, Claudie Pierlot
Feb 2015 - Jun 2018
Greater Los Angeles Area
Met personal sales goals Cultivating my client book to exponentially grow my client sales each quarter. Follow day to day procedures including shipping and receiving, inventory control, sales reports etc. Interviewed and train new sales associates. Serve as brand ambassador and conduct seasonal PK training for Bloomingdales Stylists. Meticulously merchandise the store to maintain our brand's vision.
Owner/Curator
Fauve & Hunter
Jan 2012 - Mar 2016
Los Angeles CA, Austin TX
Online vintage boutique featuring clothes and accessories 1920's to 1970's. I sourced all the vintage, managed the e-commerce site, organize pop-up events at festivals and shops, and also produced seasonal look books. Fauve&Hunter grew its clientele by over 250% after it's first year and our customers were very loyal, we had clients from the 4 corners of the world!
Assistant Production Manager
Dust&Drag
Apr 2014 - Aug 2014
Greater Los Angeles Area
I was the liaison between the production house and the designer and was there to make sure that every single garment sewn was up to the designer's standard, to examine each garment and send the inadequate ones back to the sewing table, but also to be there for the workers so they could perform their work comfortably and communicate with me if they were having difficulties.
Set Costumer
Down The Aisle
Apr 2014 - May 2014
Greater Los Angeles Area
On set costumer for Down The Aisle. Involves documenting actor's wardrobe changes, updating the continuity book, making sure everyone is set ready and collecting accessories after scenes end.
Correspondant
The Manifold Magazine
Feb 2012 - Jan 2014
Hawaiian Islands
Freelance writer/ journalist for The Manifold, a magazine focused on indie artists, surfing, travel and fashion.
Assistant Buyer/ retail stylist
Prize LLC
Jun 2011 - Mar 2013
Austin, Texas Area
Prize is a high end gifts/ interior design boutique in downtown Austin, known for it's bespoke customer service and exclusive brands from around the world. As a retail stylist I was responsible for performing opening and closing procedures,receiving shipments and entering all new stock into quickbooks, complete markdowns and sales and ensure that sales & stock is accurate. Managing day to day stock replenishment, maintaining the visual flow of the boutique, providing excellent customer service, being knowledgable about our products, whether it be fragrance, art books or decorative light fixtures. I later moved up to assistant buyer for existing accounts, where I worked with the senior buyer to develop buying strategies for the store's three departments. I helped coordinate budgets, analyze sales data, create trend reports that reflected the store's vision, and maintained relationships with our existing account's representatives, researched new brands and designers to consider when visiting trade shows like Magic, Pool, Capsule and the Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market.
Stage Manager
SXSW
Jan 2011 - Mar 2011
Austin TX
Stage Manager for official SXSW showcases over the music portion of Austin's huge multimedia trade show.
Assistant Buyer
Social Industries
Jun 2008 - Dec 2010
Hampstead Heath London, West Hampstead London
Social Industries is an independent boutique with two locations in London, selling both high- end vintage and current lines such as Religion, Revolution, Firetrap, Obey, French Connection, and also smaller indie brands sourced from trade shows. I started as a sales supervisor and moved up to assistant buyer in eight months, until finally moving on to being 2nd buyer for both boutiques in another 6 months. As an assistant buyer I would scout new lines and review the best to present to the buyer, and coordinate appointments and the budget. Occasionally I would come to appointments to help buy. As 2nd buyer I would meet with the executive buyer every two weeks to develop seasonal marketing plans and pick a general direction for the shops, in terms of trends, and which lines would go to which shops. Every quarter we would analyze seasonal and hindsight information, analyze sales data, trends and competition to develop the strategies necessary to make our brand grow. Every season I would travel with the executive buyer to shows such as BBB, Pure, and Who’s Next, scouting upcoming trends, fresh designers, and keep up with our house brands to assemble next season’s collections.

Education

BTS Design Graphique
Ecole Superieur Des Métiers Artistiques
2006 - 2008
2005 Graduate of Drake Highschool, San Anselmo California, Communications Dept
2002 - 2005

Skills